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Young Dentist Conference 2018

  • Webinar: Partial dentures – strategies, techniques and alternative treatments

    Dates: 24 – 24 Apr, 2019

    Date:  Wednesday 24 April 2019
    Time:
    19.00 – 20.00 AEST
    Suitable for: All Australian dental practitioners, especially those who treat patients who are partially dentate
    Cost: Free for members

    The number of partially dentate adults is increasing, with many patients requiring replacement of missing teeth. Depending on the needs of the patient, partial dentures have pros and cons, so it’s increasingly important to understand the design and risk factors associated with different treatment options.

    Join Dr Graham Stokes, board member for Dental Protection Limited for this interactive webinar as he reviews the recommended treatment plan, maintenance programme, and alternative treatment modalities available for patients with partial dentures.

    Designed for all dental practitioners, especially those who treat partially dentate patients, this live one-hour webinar will help you confidently facilitate treatment discussions with your patients, so they can make an informed treatment choice for their partially edentulous spaces.

    With an opportunity for real time questions and answers during the broadcast, this is the ideal way to have the expertise of Dental Protection brought directly to you.
     
    By the end of the webinar you will:

    • understand the importance of design and preparation of the mouth
    • develop a correct treatment sequence for the partially edentulous patient
    • learn the risk factors associated with different treatment modalities for the partially edentulous space
    • better understand advanced prosthodontic options and alternative treatment modalities
    • develop a maintenance regime for partially edentulous patients
    Speaker

    Dr Graham Stokes

    Dr Graham Stokes is a Non Executive Director of Medical Protection Society and sits on the board of Dental Protection Limited. He is also the clinical lead at LHDP Smilecare Implant and Referral Centre in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire in England.

    Dr Stokes is a past member of the Principal Executive Committee of the British Dental Association and a special adviser and clinical lead for the dental charity Bridge2Aid, providing education and dental care to some of the poorest people in the world.

    With over 20 years experience educating, mentoring, lecturing and small group teaching, Dr Stokes is passionate about the development of dental care professionals.

    He is committed to postgraduate education, obtaining a Diploma in Implant Dentistry (with advanced certificate in sinus lifts and bone grafts) from the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners and was honoured to be awarded a Fellowship by election from the Faculty in 2018.

    Dr Stoke’s session will be facilitated by an experienced Dentolegal Adviser for Dental Protection Australia.


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  • Webinar: Periodontics 2 – classification and active therapy

    Dates: 04 – 04 Apr, 2019

    Date:  Thursday 4 April 2019
    Time:
    19.00 – 20.00 AEST
    Suitable for: All dental practitioners
    Cost: Free for members

    The new periodontal classification

    Due to overwhelming interest in periodontitis, Dr Christopher Barker, Specialist Periodontist is delivering a second webinar on the topic. 

    The first webinar, held on Thursday 28 February, focussed on the current thinking about how periodontitis develops, and the symptoms and risk factors you need to be aware of when diagnosing and treating your patients. 

    This periodontal webinar focuses on the new classification and active therapies available.

    Designed for all dental practitioners, particularly those in the early stage of their career, this live one-hour webinar will provide an update about the new classification scheme for periodontal and peri‐implant diseases and conditions, and how it applies to you in practice. 

    With an opportunity for real time questions and answers during the broadcast, this is the ideal way to have the expertise of Dental Protection brought directly to you.
     
    By the end of the webinar you will:

    • Understand how the new classification affects your practice
    • Be aware of active therapies available for your patients
    Guest speaker

    Dr Christopher Barker

    Dr Christopher Barker is a Specialist Periodontist and Principal of Proactive Perio. He completed his Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry, specialising in Periodontology, at Griffith University in 2014.

    Dr Barker is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, and has completed the Long Surgical Course Certification from Implant Team International (ITI). He recently became one of a handful of periodontists certified to be a Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) instructor at the Swiss Dental Academy.
     
    Dr Barker is an active advocate of continuing education. He is currently the President of the Australian Osseointegration Society (AOS), Queensland Branch and sole director of Implant Team Internationale (ITI) Sunshine Coast.

    He was a former president of the Australian Society of Periodontology (ASP), and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP) and the Australian Dental Association (ADA).

    Dr Barker’s session will be facilitated by Dr Annalene Weston, experienced Dentolegal Adviser for Dental Protection Australia.

    The views, information, or opinions expressed during this webinar are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Dental Protection Limited Australia and its employees.

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  • UNDER PRESSURE

    Dates: 18 – 27 Mar, 2019

    A lecture on the internal and external pressures of being a dental practitioner and how to recognise and manage them

    Presented by
    Dr Annalene Weston, Dentolegal Adviser
    Dr Samantha King, Medical Adviser

    Has concern or worry for a patient, a colleague or your workplace bothered you outside work hours in the last month?

    The answer is probably yes. Anxiety like this is common, affecting a surprisingly large percentage of dental practitioners.

    This state of mind can also lead to burnout, something which poses a serious threat to dentists worldwide.

    Join us at Under Pressure, where we’ll explore the causes and consequences of this strain, both from the pressure cooker of the surgery and our own internal stresses. We’ll also look at how to identify signs of stress and burnout, and give expert advice on how to manage these issues.

    Pressure does not discriminate, so the lecture is essential advice for all dental practitioners.

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    DETAILS

    Cost
    Free for Dental Protection members and their support staff as well as University staff and students
    $220 for non-members

    Timetable
    18.30 Registration opens and refreshments served
    19.00 – 21.00 Lecture with a 15 minute break
    21.00 Drinks

    18 March – Cairns
    The Cairns Institute, JCU Campus, 105 McGregor Rd, Smithfield QLD 4878
    *VIDEO-CONFERENCING AVAILABLE*

    19 March – Brisbane
    Edwin M Tooth Auditorium, RBWH Education Centre, Bowen Bridge Road, Herston QLD 4029

    20 March – Sydney
    The Theatre, Australian National Maritime Museum, 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney NSW 2000

    21 March – Melbourne
    The Peter Doherty Auditorium, 792 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000

    25 March – Hobart
    Edwardian Room, Rydges Hobart, Crn Argyle & Lewis Street, North Hobart TAS 7002

    26 March – Adelaide
    Lecture Theatre 1, Ground Floor G030, University of Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences Building, Cnr George St and North Tce, Adelaide SA 5000

    27 March – Perth
    McCusker Auditorium, Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, 6 Verdun St, Nedlands WA 6009
    *VIDEO-CONFERENCING AVAILABLE*

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  • Webinar: Periodontics – where are we now?

    Dates: 28 – 28 Feb, 2019

    Date:  Thursday 28 February 2019
    Time:
    19.00 – 20.00 AEST
    Suitable for: All dental practitioners, particularly final year students and those who graduated in the last five years
    Cost: Free for members

    Everything you need to know about contemporary periodontal practice

    What is your understanding on the current thinking on periodontal disease? Things have changed – like to know more?

    Join Dr Christopher Barker, Specialist Periodontist, as he provides the current thinking about how periodontitis develops, and the symptoms, risk factors and guidance you need to be aware of when diagnosing and treating your patients.

    Designed for all dental practitioners, particularly those in the early stage of their career, this live one-hour webinar will discuss how periodontitis develops, and the symptoms and risk factors you need to be aware of when diagnosing and treating your patients.

    With an opportunity for real time questions and answers during the broadcast, this is the ideal way to have the expertise of Dental Protection brought directly to you.

    By the end of the webinar you will:
    • Understand how periodontal disease develops and the risk factors influencing progression
    • Learn how to assess the condition and what records should be taken
    • Be aware of treatment options available for your patients
    • Understand how the new classification affects your practice
    Recommended pre-reading

    Periodontal diagnosis in the context of the 2017 classification system of periodontal diseases and conditions – implementation in clinical practice.

    T. Dietrich, P Ower, M Tank, N X West, C Walter, I Needleman, F J Hughes, R Wadia, M R Milward, P J Hodge, I L C Chapple, in behalf of the British Society of Periodontology.

    British Dental Journal, Vol 226 No 1, January 11 2019

    Guest speaker

    Dr Christopher Barker

    Dr Christopher Barker is a Specialist Periodontist and Principal of Proactive Perio. He completed his Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry, specialising in Periodontology, at Griffith University in 2014.

    Dr Barker is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, and has completed the Long Surgical Course Certification from Implant Team International (ITI). He recently became one of a handful of periodontists certified to be a Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) instructor at the Swiss Dental Academy.
     
    Dr Barker is an active advocate of continuing education. He is currently the President of the Australian Osseointegration Society (AOS), Queensland Branch and sole director of Implant Team Internationale (ITI) Sunshine Coast.

    He was a former president of the Australian Society of Periodontology (ASP), and is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP) and the Australian Dental Association (ADA).

    Dr Barker’s session will be facilitated by Dr Mike Rutherford, experienced Dentolegal Adviser for Dental Protection Australia.

    The views, information, or opinions expressed during this webinar are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Dental Protection Limited Australia and its employees.

    How to register for this webinar on Prism

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  • Webinar: If I could turn back time – what I wish I knew as a young practitioner

    Dates: 07 – 07 Feb, 2019

    Date:  Thursday 7 February 2019
    Time:
    19.00 – 20.00 AEST
    Suitable for: Dental practitioners who graduated in the last five years and final year students
    Cost: Free for members

    Pearls of wisdom – what I wish I knew

    “8 years ago, I finished dental school as a fresh-faced 20 something. Since then I’ve learned many lessons through trial and error. I was lucky to avoid some common pitfalls with the welcome advice of mentors along the way. I only wish I could turn back time and share these lessons with the younger me.”

    Join Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen, final year Oral Medicine Registrar, as she gives insight into the common clinical and personal pitfalls facing young practitioners.

    Designed for dental practitioners in the early stage of their careers, this live one-hour webinar will feature insights and advice collected from experienced practitioners, to help you learn from their mistakes and triumphs.

    With an opportunity for real time questions and answers during the broadcast, this is the ideal way to have the expertise of Dental Protection brought directly to you.


    Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. Vernon Law

    By the end of the webinar you will:

    • Identify common clinical and personal pitfalls facing young practitioners
    • Learn from the past experiences of established practitioners
    Guest speaker

    Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen

    Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen is a final year registrar in Oral Medicine at the UWA Dental School, University of Western Australia. Before undertaking specialist training, Amanda graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dental Science degree, served in the Royal Australian Navy as a Dental Officer and worked in both public and private practice in Western Australia.
     
    Amanda completed her Membership in the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (General Stream) in 2016 and serves as a mentor in the MRACDS program.

    She conducts research in Oral Oncology and Orofacial pain and is one of the Oral Oncology research group members at the UWA Dental School. In 2017, Amanda completed her Certificate of Advanced Dental Leadership.

    Amanda is editor of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons College News, and holds positions on the Western Australia Regional Committee for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, the Australian Dental Association WA Dental Continuing Professional Development Committee, the UWA Dental School Research Committee, the Health Engine Advisory Board and is Treasurer of the local organizing committee of the International Association for Dental Research.

    She is also a member of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia and the Australasian Sleep Association. In her spare time, she volunteers for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, fundraises for the Cancer Council and supports various other organisations.

    Dr Phoon Nguyen’s session will be facilitated by Dr Annalene Weston, practising dentist and experienced Dentolegal Adviser for Dental Protection Australia.

    The views, information, or opinions expressed during this webinar are those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Dental Protection Limited Australia and its employees.

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  • Webinar: When is a consent form not enough? (WA members)

    Dates: 26 – 26 Nov, 2018

    Time: 18.30 – 19.30 AWST
    Suitable for: Dentists, Oral Health Specialists, Hygienists, Therapists, Specialists
    Cost: Free for members

    Many issues arise not from the treatment itself, but the pre-treatment phase, namely, the conversation of consent. Informed consent is a complex and challenging issue for dental practitioners, and so we are all constantly seeking ways to improve our consent process, often mistaking consent forms as the best way to ensure this.

    Join Dr Annalene Weston, practising dentist and Dentolegal Adviser for Dental Protection Australia, as she gives insight into why a consent form alone is not enough, and may in some situations, do more harm than good.

    Designed for Dental Protection members, this live one-hour webinar will review the current guidance and provide advice to help you gain the skills to protect yourself and your patients.

    With an opportunity for real time questions and answers during the broadcast, this is the ideal way to have the expertise of Dental Protection brought directly to you.

    By the end of the webinar you will:

    • Better understand what consent is
    • Know how best to document patient consent 
    • Know when and how to use a consent form 

    Presented by:

    Dr Annalene Weston
    Dentolegal Adviser

    Dr Annalene Weston graduated as a dentist from Cardiff in 1999, and worked in both private and NHS practice in the UK before moving to Australia.

    She worked on the eastern Australian seaboard, in both public and private practice and completed a Masters in Health Law from Sydney University in 2008. Following this, Annalene worked on a local Health Complaints Commission before commencing work as a Dentolegal Adviser for Dental Protection in 2010.

    Annalene is a practising dentist and in 2016 was awarded a Fellowship of the American College of Dentistry. The Fellowship was awarded in recognition of the work she does with young dental practitioners, particularly in ethics, and often through group presentations and forums.

    How to register for this webinar on Prism

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  • Webinar: When is a consent form not enough?

    Dates: 23 – 23 Oct, 2018

    Time: 19.00 – 20.00 AEST
    Suitable for: Dentists, Oral Health Specialists, Hygienists, Therapists, Specialists
    Cost: Free for members

    Protect yourself – learn how to make your consent process ‘bullet proof’

    Many issues arise not from the treatment itself, but the pre-treatment phase, namely, the conversation of consent. Informed consent is a complex and challenging issue for dental practitioners, and so we are all constantly seeking ways of making our consent process ‘bullet proof’.

    Join Dr Annalene Weston, practising dentist and Dentolegal Adviser for Dental Protection Australia, as she gives insight into why a consent form alone does not provide enough protection, and may actually do more harm than good.

    Designed for Dental Protection members, this live one-hour webinar will feature cases and scenarios to help you gain the skills to protect yourself and ‘bullet proof’ your consent.

    With an opportunity for real time questions and answers during the broadcast, this is the ideal way to have the expertise of Dental Protection brought directly to you.

    By the end of the webinar you will:

    • Better understand what consent is   
    • Be able to document patient consent 
    • Know when and how to use a consent form 

    Presented by:

    Dr Annalene Weston
    Dentolegal Adviser

    Dr Annalene Weston graduated as a dentist from Cardiff in 1999, and worked in both private and NHS practice in the UK before moving to Australia.

    She worked on the eastern Australian seaboard, in both public and private practice and completed a Masters in Health Law from Sydney University in 2008. Following this, Annalene worked on a local Health Complaints Commission before commencing work as a Dentolegal Adviser for Dental Protection in 2010.

    Annalene is a practising dentist and in 2016 was awarded a Fellowship of the American College of Dentistry. The Fellowship was awarded in recognition of the work she does with young dental practitioners, particularly in ethics, and often through group presentations and forums.

    How to register for this webinar on Prism

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  • Webinar: Ethical vs commercial challenges in general dental practice

    Dates: 17 – 17 May, 2018
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    Understand ethical decision making and manage potential patient conflict
    Join Dr Raj Rattan, Dental Director for Dental Protection, as he gives insight into the challenges of ethical decision making. Learn how to better manage the potential patient conflict that can impact reputation, business profitability and compromise patient care.

    Designed for Dental Protection members, this live one-hour webinar will feature cases and scenarios to help you gain the skills to avoid potential patient litigation and scrutiny from Boards.

    With an opportunity for real time questions and answers during the broadcast, this is the ideal way to have the expertise of Dental Protection brought directly to you.

    Webinar objectives:

    • Increase awareness of the ethical and legal challenges
    • Understand the psychological drivers behind ethical decision making
    • Explore the ethics of evidence-based care versus the commercial aspects of general practice.
    Speaker:

    Dr Raj Rattan graduated from University College Hospital in London. He has worked in general dental practice for over 30 years during which he was the principal and co-principal of a group of practices. Dr Rattan combined this with his role of Strategic Associate Dean in the London Deanery. 

    Dr Rattan first worked as a part-time Dentolegal Adviser for Dental Protection in 1993 before becoming a Senior Dentolegal Consultant in 2011. He became Dental Director in 2016

    Dr Rattan has been an adviser/consultant to a number of NHS and private sector organisations and was also a Policy Adviser at the UK Department of Health.

    He has authored / co-authored several text books including titles on clinical governance, quality assurance and business management, and has published numerous articles in the dental press as well as contributed to a number of e-learning initiatives.

    Dr Rattan has examined nationally and internationally for the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP) and has lectured widely in the UK and overseas. In 2008, he was appointed MBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours List for services to dentistry.

    Existing Prism users:

    If you have already registered on Prism simply click here to login and register for this webinar and select your appropriate session. 

    New Prism users:

     If you don’t already have a Prism online learning account

    1. Firstly click here to activate your Prism account
    2. Then either click ‘Find courses’ and select ‘Webinars’ or click here to go directly to the webinar registration and select your appropriate session. 

    For registration enquiries email apeducation@dentalprotection.org

  • Webinar: Ethical vs commercial challenges in general dental practice

    Dates: 15 – 15 May, 2018

    This event has now passed. Members can view the webinar recording via their Prism account. Log-in here. Alternatively check all our upcoming events and workshops.

    Understand ethical decision making and manage potential patient conflict

    Join Dr Raj Rattan, Dental Director for Dental Protection, as he gives insight into the challenges of ethical decision making. Learn how to better manage the potential patient conflict that can impact reputation, business profitability and compromise patient care.

    Designed for Dental Protection members, this live one-hour webinar will feature cases and scenarios to help you gain the skills to avoid potential patient litigation and scrutiny from Boards.

    With an opportunity for real time questions and answers during the broadcast, this is the ideal way to have the expertise of Dental Protection brought directly to you.

    Webinar objectives:

    • Increase awareness of the ethical and legal challenges.
    • Understand the psychological drivers behind ethical decision making.
    • Explore the ethics of evidence-based care versus the commercial aspects of general practice.
    Speaker:

    Dr Raj Rattan graduated from University College Hospital in London. He has worked in general dental practice for over 30 years during which he was the principal and co-principal of a group of practices. Dr Rattan combined this with his role of Strategic Associate Dean in the London Deanery. 

    Dr Rattan first worked as a part-time Dentolegal Adviser for Dental Protection in 1993 before becoming a Senior Dentolegal Consultant in 2011. He became Dental Director in 2016

    Dr Rattan has been an adviser/consultant to a number of NHS and private sector organisations and was also a Policy Adviser at the UK Department of Health.

    He has authored / co-authored several text books including titles on clinical governance, quality assurance and business management, and has published numerous articles in the dental press as well as contributed to a number of e-learning initiatives.

    Dr Rattan has examined nationally and internationally for the Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP) and has lectured widely in the UK and overseas. In 2008, he was appointed MBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours List for services to dentistry.

    Existing Prism users:

    If you have already registered on Prism simply click here to login and register for this webinar and select your appropriate session. 

    New Prism users:

    If you don’t already have a Prism online learning account

    1. Firstly click here to activate your Prism account
    2. Then either click ‘Find courses’ and select ‘Webinars’ or click here to go directly to the webinar registration and select your appropriate session. 

    For registration enquiries email apeducation@dentalprotection.org

  • Webinar: Recording your way out of trouble

    Dates: 05 – 05 Dec, 2017

    This event has now passed. Members can view the webinar recording via their Prism account. Log-in here. Alternatively check all our upcoming events and workshops.

    Protect yourself with best practice patient record keeping.

    Join Dr Annalene Weston, practising dentist and dentolegal adviser for Dental Protection Australia, as she gives insight into current good practice in record keeping. 

    Designed for Dental Protection members, this live one-hour webinar will feature cases and scenarios to help you gain the skills to maintain a high standard of records and their importance in ensuring continuity of patient care.

    With an opportunity for real time questions and answers during the broadcast, this is the ideal way to have the expertise of Dental Protection brought directly to you.


    Research shows that poor quality records are present in 66% of cases where damages are awarded

    J Health Risk Management 1998 (Bunting)

    Webinar objectives:

    • Review and update your knowledge on record keeping.
    • Apply this knowledge to enhance the quality of record keeping in your practice and reduce the risk of successful complaints, or claims for compensation, being made against you.
    • Understand what the Dental Council expects to see in a dental record.
    Speaker:

    Dr Annalene Weston graduated as a dentist from Cardiff in 1999, and worked in both private and NHS practice in the UK before moving to Australia. 

    She worked on the eastern Australian seaboard, in both public and private practice and completed a Masters in Health Law from Sydney University in 2008. Following this, Annalene worked on a local Health Complaints Commission before commencing work as a Dentolegal Adviser for Dental Protection in 2010. 

    Annalene is still a practising dentist and in 2016 was awarded a Fellowship of the American College of Dentistry. The Fellowship was awarded in recognition of the work she does with young dental practitioners, particularly in ethics, and often through group presentations and forums. 

    How to register for this webinar on Prism:

    Existing Prism users:

    If you have already registered on Prism simply click here to login and register for this webinar and select your appropriate session. 

    New Prism users:

     If you don’t already have a Prism online learning account

    1. Firstly click here to activate your Prism account
    2. Then either click ‘Find courses’ and select ‘Webinars’ or click here to go directly to the webinar registration and select your appropriate session. 

    For registration enquiries call 07 3511 5005 or email education@dpla.com.au

  • Webinar: Recording your way out of trouble

    Dates: 21 – 21 Nov, 2017
    This event has now passed. Members can view the webinar recording via their Prism account. Log-in here. Alternatively check all our upcoming events and workshops.

    Protect yourself with best practice patient record keeping.

    Join Dr Annalene Weston, practising dentist and dentolegal adviser for Dental Protection Australia, as she gives insight into current good practice in record keeping. 

    Designed for Dental Protection members, this live one-hour webinar will feature cases and scenarios to help you gain the skills to maintain a high standard of records and their importance in ensuring continuity of patient care.

    With an opportunity for real time questions and answers during the broadcast, this is the ideal way to have the expertise of Dental Protection brought directly to you.


    Research shows that poor quality records are present in 66% of cases where damages are awarded

    J Health Risk Management 1998 (Bunting)

    Webinar objectives:

    • Review and update your knowledge on record keeping.
    • Apply this knowledge to enhance the quality of record keeping in your practice and reduce the risk of successful complaints, or claims for compensation, being made against you.
    • Understand what the Dental Council expects to see in a dental record.
    Speaker:

    Dr Annalene Weston graduated as a dentist from Cardiff in 1999, and worked in both private and NHS practice in the UK before moving to Australia. 

    She worked on the eastern Australian seaboard, in both public and private practice and completed a Masters in Health Law from Sydney University in 2008. Following this, Annalene worked on a local Health Complaints Commission before commencing work as a Dentolegal Adviser for Dental Protection in 2010. 

    Annalene is still a practising dentist and in 2016 was awarded a Fellowship of the American College of Dentistry. The Fellowship was awarded in recognition of the work she does with young dental practitioners, particularly in ethics, and often through group presentations and forums. 

    How to register for this webinar on Prism:

    Existing Prism users:

    If you have already registered on Prism simply click here to login and register for this webinar and select your appropriate session. 

    New Prism users:

     If you don’t already have a Prism online learning account

    1. Firstly click here to activate your Prism account
    2. Then either click ‘Find courses’ and select ‘Webinars’ or click here to go directly to the webinar registration and select your appropriate session. 

    For registration enquiries call 07 3511 5005 or email education@dpla.com.au

  • Young Dentist Conference 2018

    Dates: 11 – 12 May, 2018

    Handouts and presentations:

    Location: SMC Conference & Function Centre, Sydney
    Time: 08.30 - 17.45
    Networking social: 17.45 - 19.45

    VIEW FULL PROGRAMME

    Specifically curated for dentists, hygienists, therapists and OHTs in the early years of their career, the conference gives you practical skills and knowledge to practise with confidence.

    The programme focuses on how the landscape of dentistry affects you in your career, giving crucial insights from a panel of expert speakers, and attendance earns you 5.5 hours of CPD.

    Featuring talks from:

    Dr Derek Mahony
    Dr Margot Anderson
    Dr Mike Rutherford
    Dr Mohit Tolani
    Mark Doepel
    Dr Sahil Soni
    Dr Raj Rattan

  • Young Dentist Conference+

    Sydney
    Time: 08:30 – 17:45
    Networking social: 17:45 – 19.45
    Sunday session: 08.30 – 12.30
    | Dates: 19 – 20 Aug, 2017
    Booking is now open for the Young Dentist Conference+

    The conference is designed for dental clinicians in their first six years following graduation. The innovative programme focusses on how the landscape of dentistry affects young dental professionals, giving crucial insights from a panel of expert speakers.

    Your ticket also gives you access to our networking social following on from the conference, and attendance earns you 5.5 hours of CPD.

    READ THE FULL PROGRAMME 
    Tickets
    • Dental Protection members – $79
    • Non-members – $179
    BOOK NOW
    Saturday 19 August

    The full Saturday programme will be released shortly.

    Sunday 20 August

    As well as the conference on Saturday, you can also earn another 3 hours CPD at our Sunday morning event. Delivered by our expert speakers, you have a choice of two different sessions.

    OPTION 1: ENDODONTICS WORKSHOP
    *SOLD OUT*

    Suitable for: Dentists

    Time: 08.30 – 12.30
    Location: SMC Conference & Function Centre

    Tickets:

    Dental Protection members – $180
    Non-members – $280

    Limited spaces available. Only those attending the Young Dentist Conference+ on Saturday can attend this workshop.

    Brought to you by Dr John McNamara, Dr Jonathan Moore and Dr Bayardo Martell from Endodontic Group Brisbane, and Dr Alan Nerwich from Sydney Endodontists.

    This is a unique opportunity to apply your skills with instruction and close supervision and assistance from four experienced endodontists. A fully hands-on workshop, you will be tasked with preparing two molar tooth models. As 3D prints of real teeth, you’ll be confronted with some technical challenges, simulating the difficulties of everyday practice.

    Come armed with plenty of cases and questions. Over the morning you’ll be encouraged to discuss any aspect of endodontic treatment with the experienced specialist clinicians.

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    OPTION 2: COMPLAINTS AND CONSENT SEMINAR

    Suitable for : Hygienists, therapists, oral health therapists, and dentists.
    Time: 08.30 – 12.30
    Location: SMC Conference & Function Centre

    Tickets:
    Dental Protection members – Free
    Non-members – $220

    Dr Annalene Weston from Dental Protection presents Why Didn’t You Say So? from the Sliding Doors seminar series.

    Join us as we address the most commonly occurring complaints which arise in practice. Using anonymised cases from the Dental Protection library, you’ll discover the key learning points from real-life situations, gaining the skills to effectively handle difficult situations.

    Why Didn’t You Say So? focusses on consent, giving you key insight into the complexities of obtaining and recording valid consent.

    REGISTER NOW
    Please note that depending on your credit card provider a small conversion charge may be added to your booking. If you have concerns you will need to call your credit card company before finalising your payment.

    For more information contact the registration team:

    Email: education@dpla.com.au
    Phone: 07 3511 5005

    To find out more about becoming a Dental Protection member, contact Kara Stokes:

    Email: kara.stokes@dpla.com.au
    Phone: 07 3511 5075
    Freecall: 1800 444 542

    Enter the Young Dentist Award for Professional Excellence

    The winner will receive two complimentary tickets to the Young Dentist Conferencealong with a cash prize of $1500.

    Find out more
  • Tales of the Unexpected Seminar Series

    Dates: 17 – 23 Oct, 2016
    For this year’s Dental Protection roadshow seminar series we have persuaded our recently retired Dental Director Dr Kevin Lewis to impart his knowledge of the industry.workshops_banner_button

    Kevin’s presentation draws from a 45-year career in dentistry, and more than 25 years associated with the dentolegal field and offers insights, information and entertainment – and not least a bucketful of really practical advice so that you are better prepared for the unexpected and know how to steer a safe and successful course through it all.

    The seminar is accredited for 2 hours of clinical CPD.

    Online booking is now open... BOOK NOW

    Dates & Venues

    Monday 17 October 2016 - PERTH
    Octagon Theatre, University Theatres (M416)
    The University of Western Australia

    Tuesday 18 October 2016 – ADELAIDE 
    Lecture Theatre H2-O2, Basil Hetzel Building
    University of South Australia

    Wednesday 19 October 2016 - MELBOURNE
    Deakin Edge Theatre
    Federation Square

    Thursday 20 October 2016 - BRISBANE
    Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Education Centre
    Bowen Bridge Road

    Monday 24 October 2016 - SYDNEY
    Powerhouse Museum
    Ultimo

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    The Speaker

    Dr Kevin Lewis

    Kevin Lewis qualified from The London Hospital in 1971. He spent 20 years in full time general dental practice and 10 further years practising part time. He became involved in the dentolegal field in 1989, firstly as a member of the Board of Directors of Dental Protection, then (1992) as a full time dentolegal adviser and from 1998 as Dental Director. He stepped down from this role in June 2016 having been involved in Australian cases for 21 years. Including several landmark cases.

    For 25 years from 1981 to 2006, Kevin was the Associate Editor of the UK publication Dental Practice. He has been the Consultant Editor of Dentistry for 10 years and continues in that role. He has written two textbooks on dental practice management. He is still writing and lecturing in many parts of the world, having been an invited speaker at seven FDI World Dental Congresses since 1995 and a guest speaker at the conferences of 14 national dental associations.

    Kevin enjoys the unique distinction of having been awarded Honorary Membership of the British, Irish and New Zealand Dental Associations.

    Programme Timings
    • 5.15 pm Registration and refreshments 
    • 5.45 pm First session
    • 6.50 pm Break
    • 7.00 pm Second session
    • 7.45 pm Questions
    • 8.00 pm Close and refreshments
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    Booking & Enquiries

    Online booking is now open... BOOK NOW
    Telephone: 1800 444 542 
    Email: membership@dpla.com.au

    Cost

    DPL members attend free of charge as a benefit of membership.

    Non-DPL members to pay $220 at the event (online payment not available).

    If you are not already a DPL member and would like to join, email membership@dpla.com.au to apply. The seminar fee ($220) will be fully reimbursed if you become a DPL member before 30 June 2017.

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  • Young Dentist Conference

    Sydney | Dates: 20 – 20 Aug, 2016
    Time: 08:30 – 17:30
    Networking social: 17:30 – 19.30

    Dental Protection is pleased to present the 5th annual Young Dentist Conference. Designed for dentists in their first six years following graduation, the conference is a must for dentists in the early years of their career, offering an innovative and entertaining program that is unlike any other.


    YDC 2016 will deliver challenging ideas, facts and practical tips with an emphasis on how various issues impact upon young dentists, providing powerful insights from a panel of top speakers.

    Speaker sessions
    • Dr Jonathan Moore –  The “root” to success in endodontics
    • Dr Annalene Weston – Light-bulb moments
    • Stephanie Lorenzo – Unlocking purpose driven leadership
    • Dr Andre Bendyk – Periodontics and implant dentistry: Stand with solid footing
    • Dr David McIntosh – Why every dENTist needs an ENT
    Download speaker notes

    YDC Australia 2016 - Dr Jonathan Moore
    YDC Australia 2016 - Dr Annalene Weston
    YDC Australia 2016 - Dr Andre Bendyk
    YDC Australia 2016 - Dr David McIntosh

    View the full programme
    Discounted rate for Dental Protection members –$70
    Non-member – $170
    EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR NON-MEMBERS – Join Dental Protection before 30 June 2017 and we will refund $100 of the ticket price
    Book now
    For more information contact the Registration Team at education@dpla.com.au or call 0735115005
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  • Sliding Doors Seminar Series

    Dates: 24 Feb – 11 May, 2018

    Designed specifically for hygienists, therapists and OHTs

    Find out how to protect yourself when facing challenging situations with the Sliding Doors seminar series.

    Get the guidance you need to manage difficult scenarios to ensure a better outcome for both you and your patients.

    Each of the seminars in the series focusses on common situations reported to us by hygienists, therapists and OHTs. By using real-life scenarios, the seminars provide you with the skills and understanding to manage similar problems in the future.

    Cost and booking:

    Dental Protection members: FREE
    Non-members: $220

    Each seminar provides three hours of clinically-based CPD.

    These seminars are free for members of Dental Protection. Practitioners who are not members pay $220 to book their place.

    However if you buy your ticket and then join Dental Protection before 30 June 2018, the cost will be deducted from your membership fee for the year.

    Speak to us now about becoming a member of Dental Protection by calling 1800 444 542 or contacting membership@dpla.com.au

    The five different seminars in the series are: 
    1. Why didn’t you say so? Consent
    2. Which side are we on? Wrong tooth, wrong site
    3. Gobsmacked Allegation of rough handling or abuse
    4. Stretching the boundary Working beyond the scope of practice
    5. Dirty stories Infection control breach

    The five different events take place around the country. Not all of the five topics are scheduled for each state, but you can contact us if  you would like to request a particular seminar for your state.

    Please contact membership@dpla.com.au for further information or to express your interest in any of the upcoming events.

    We have already visited:

    Saturday 21 February 2015, Brisbane, Why didn't you say so?
    Saturday 21 March 2015, Toowoomba, Why didn't you say so?
    Saturday 23 May 2015, Perth, Gobsmacked
    Saturday 20 June 2015, Sydney, Gobsmacked
    Saturday 25 July 2015, Melbourne, Gobsmacked
    Saturday 31 October 2015, Tasmania, Gobsmacked 
    Saturday 13 February 2016, Darwin, Gobsmacked 
    Saturday 20 February 2016, Adelaide,Why didn’t you say so?
    Friday 13 May 2016, Townsville, Why didn’t you say so?
    Saturday 10 September 2016, Melbourne, Which side are we on?
    Saturday 11 March 2017, Rockhampton, Gobsmacked
    Saturday 13 May 2017, Perth, Why didn't you say so?
    Sunday 20 August 2017, Sydney, Why didn't you say so?
    Saturday 14 October 2017, ADIA Dental Show, Brisbane, Gobsmacked
    Saturday 8 March 2018, Perth, Dirty Stories
    Friday 11 May 2018, Sydney, which side are we on?
    Saturday 14 July 2018, Townsville, Dirty Stories


WORKSHOP SESSIONS

As well as the conference on Saturday 12 May, you can also earn another 3 hours CPD at our Friday evening event. Delivered by our expert speakers, you have a choice of two different sessions.

Date: Friday 11 May 2018
Location: 
SMC Conference & Function Centre, Sydney

Workshop timings:

17.30-18.00 Registration
18.00-19.30 Workshop part 1
19.30-20.00 Refreshments
20.00-21.30 Workshop part 2

Option 1
ENDODONTICS WORKSHOP

Suitable for: Dentists

Dental Protection members – $200
Non-members – $300

SOLD OUT
Places on the waiting list are available.

Limited spaces are available for the endodontics workshop, so book now to avoid missing out.

Brought to you by Dr John McNamara, Dr Jonathan Moore and Dr Margot Anderson from Endodontic Group Brisbane.

This is a unique opportunity to apply your skills with instruction and close supervision and assistance from three experienced endodontists. A fully hands-on workshop, you will be tasked with preparing two molar tooth models. As 3D prints of real teeth, you’ll be confronted with some technical challenges, simulating the difficulties of everyday practice.

Come armed with plenty of cases and questions. During the session you’ll be encouraged to discuss any aspect of endodontic treatment with the experienced specialist clinicians.

Option 2
SLIDING DOORS SEMINAR

Suitable for: Hygienists, therapists, oral health therapists, and dentists

Dental Protection members – FREE
Non-members – $220

Dr Annalene Weston from Dental Protection presents Which side are we on? Wrong tooth, wrong site from the Sliding Doors seminar series.

Join us as we address the most commonly occurring complaints which arise in practice. Using anonymised cases from the Dental Protection library, you’ll discover the key learning points from real-life situations, gaining the skills to effectively handle difficult situations.

The seminar explores the breakdowns in procedures and protocols that can lead to a failure to provide the correct treatment, the consequences, and how to protect yourself in your day-to-day practice.

The Young Dentist Award

Take part in this year's Young Dentist Award for professional excellence for your chance to win $1500.

Find out more

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DPL Australia Pty Ltd (“DPLA”) is registered in Australia with ABN 24 092 695 933. Dental Protection Limited (“DPL”) is registered in England (No. 2374160) and along with DPLA is part of the Medical Protection Society Limited (“MPS”) group of companies. MPS is registered in England (No. 36142). Both DPL and MPS have their registered office at Level 19, The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG. DPL serves and supports the dental members of MPS. All the benefits of MPS membership are discretionary, as set out in MPS’s Memorandum and Articles of Association. “Dental Protection member” in Australia means a non-indemnity dental member of MPS. Dental Protection members may hold membership independently or in conjunction with membership of the Australian Dental Association (W.A. Branch) Inc. (“ADA WA”).

Dental Protection members who hold membership independently need to apply for, and where applicable maintain, an individual Dental Indemnity Policy underwritten by MDA National Insurance Pty Ltd (“MDA”), ABN 56 058 271 417, AFS Licence No. 238073. DPLA is a Corporate Authorised Representative of MDA with CAR No. 326134. For such Dental Protection members, by agreement with MDA, DPLA provides point-of-contact member services, case management and colleague-to-colleague support.

Dental Protection members who are also ADA WA members need to apply for, and where applicable maintain, an individual Dental Indemnity Policy underwritten by MDA, which is available in accordance with the provisions of ADA WA membership.

None of ADA WA, DPL, DPLA and MPS are insurance companies. Dental Protection® is a registered trademark of MPS.