ADOHTA NSW and DHAA NSW Professional Pride 10 July

202110jul9:00 am5:00 pmADOHTA NSW and DHAA NSW Professional Pride 10 July9:00 am - 5:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time Event Organized ByAustralian Dental and Oral Health Therapists' Assoc, Inc. (ADOHTA)DisciplineAirway and Sleep Apnoea,Infection Prevention,Orthodontics,PeriodonticsFormatIn-Person

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It’s white and opaque, so what do I do?

This lecture explores the clinical topic of enamel white spot lesions, beginning with some recent research into the importance of developmental enamel defects as a caries risk factor, and then moving into the recognition of different conditions which can cause a number one spot lesions to develop both prior to and following tooth eruption. Armed with this information, the lecture then moves on to discuss treatment strategies for reducing the visible appearance of white spot lesions, including microabrasion and the use of topically applied CPP-ACP (Tooth Mousse), giving examples of various clinical protocols and where and when they are used. The lecture will also include discussion of the role of a varnish delivery system for CPP-ACP and how this can address issues around patient compliance.

Key learning objectives

  • Developmental defects of enamel and their impact on caries risk
  • Aetiology of pre-eruptive enamel opacities
  • Treatment approaches using micro abrasion and topical CPP-ACP
  • Treatment approaches using CPP-ACP-containing fluoride varnish
  • Mechanisms by which lifestyle factors cause chemical and microbial imbalances
  • Legal addictive substances and their oral health impacts
  • Street drugs and their oral health impacts
  • Consequences of oral piercings
  • Respectful language in the LGBTIQA+ community
  • What is being done in Universities to foster education and acceptance of people with different sexual orientation and gender diverse backgrounds
  • Compliance and Risk management in the Dental Environment
  • Acknowledge the correlation in disease pattern and treatment impacts between periodontal disease and various systemic conditions with focus on metabolic conditions, cardiovascular disease, arthritis and pregnancy
  • Optimize clinical practice in patient screening and be able to treatment plan for periodontal disease patients with the medical conditions discussed
  • Participants will learn the definition of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.
  • Participants will learn what orofacial myofunctional disorders are and know what to look for clinically.
  • Participants will understand the adjunctive role OMT plays in the treatment of the orthodontic and SDB patient


Speakers for this event

  • Andrew Terry

    Andrew Terry

    Lecturer in Dental Hygiene

    Andrew is a Lecturer in Dental Hygiene working for the Newly minted Faculty of Medicine of Health, School of Dentistry. He works with both the Bachelor of Oral Health (BOH) and the Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) programs since August 2015.

    He is responsible primarily for the education of Periodontal instrumentation/screening and Oral Hygiene instruction education for both the BOH1 and DMD1&2 year levels. He supervises the clinical practice of the final year BOH3 students (Dental Hygiene stream) and also the initial Clinical Periodontal treatment provided by DMD2 students. From 2017 he was appointed as a Unit of Study Co-coordinator for BOH1 students. He is responsible also for the education/appointment of Clinical Educators for DMD1&2 Periodontics department.

    Prior to attaining the role of Lecturer he has been associated with the University of Sydney as a Clinical Educator for the Bachelor of Oral Health program (BOH3) part-time between 2011 and 2015.

    Andrew still works in private practice on Saturdays and has a special interest in providing caring treatment for HIV and Hep C positive patients. He undertakes volunteer oral hygiene education sessions for various HIV and HEP C positive groups from diverse backgrounds and age groups. He has worked with ACON and Positive Life NSW, Australia.

    He has approximately 25 years’ clinical experience first qualifying as a Dental Therapist in QLD, Australia in 1993 and then as a Dental Hygienist in London, UK in 1998. He ratified his Australian and U.K education in Switzerland with the Swiss red cross and attained the protected title of “Dip. Dental Hygienist of Higher Education”. He has worked in Townsville, Brisbane, London and Zurich. He has been based in Sydney for 12 years now.

    He currently has two educational research articles close to publication and upon completion of his Masters in Education at the end of 2019 looks to embark on more Oral Hygiene Product focused research under the supervision of Professor Axel Spahr.

    Lecturer in Dental Hygiene

  • Dr Lizzy Hui

    Dr Lizzy Hui

    Bachelor of Dental Surgery

    Dr Lizzy Hui graduated from the prestigious University of Otago in New Zealand with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2010. She has since contributed vastly to Australia in both private practices and hospitals across both regional and metropolitan areas in NSW, QLD and WA for the past 11 years. During which, she has attained a Master of Medical Science in Pain Management from the University of Sydney in 2013. This as laid fundamental platform for her reputable pain and anxiety management in dentistry. In 2017, Dr Lizzy Hui sold her private practice in Wollongong and embarked on her new journey in specializing Periodontics and Implantology. She has successfully completed her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Periodontics) in 2019 from Griffith University in Gold Coast, QLD and relocated to Newcastle, NSW with her family. She has established a locally renowned specialists practice looking after the New England Hunter community. Moreover, she has been dedicating herself for education whether as a speaker at conferences, as clinical supervisor for the next generation of dentist at the University of Sydney or as an examiner of the Australian Dental Council.

    Professional Affiliations, Scientific Society Memberships and Awards:

    Dental Board of Australia, General Dentist and Specialist in Periodontics
    Member: Australian Dental Association
    Member: Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists
    Member: Australian Society of Periodontology
    Member: International Team for Implantology
    Co-Director, International Team for Implantology Study Club
    Seymour and Cullinan Research Medallion Award

    Bachelor of Dental Surgery

  • Karyn Gardner

    Karyn Gardner

    BOH, BHSc (hons)

    Karyn began working in the Dental Industry in 1990. Beginning her career as a Dental
    Assistant, Practice Manager and later qualified as a Dental hygienist from the University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Oral Health program, graduating with honours in 2009.

    Karyn has always had a passion for training and mentoring staff, maintaining compliance and high dental practice infection control standards and continuing education.

    Recently completing a Certificate of foundations in Infection and control, Karyn is a current member of Australasian College of Infection Prevention and Control, she works as an Infection Control Consultant. Karyn is a qualified Trainer and Assessor, with TAFE NSW and holds certificate in Work Health and Safety. In addition to continuing to work in Industry, she is training the next generation of Dental Assistants, Dental Radiographers and Sterilising Technicians.

    BOH, BHSc (hons)

  • Professor Laurie Walsh

    Professor Laurie Walsh

    Emeritus Professor

    Laurie is a leading international authority in the use of lasers in dentistry. He has used multiple lasers in his specialist clinical practice in special needs dentistry for over 25 years, and developed a number of innovative clinical methods for their use. Laurie has published extensively in the field of laser applications in hard and soft tissues in dentistry, and he holds patents in several laser-based technologies. He has been presenting laser training courses since 1992, and is an accredited trainer for medical staff and operating theatre technicians. His training courses are recognised by several bodies including Radiation Health Qld, the Australian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Australian College of Nursing.

    Emeritus Professor

  • Rochelle Macpherson

    Rochelle Macpherson


    Rochelle runs a private, orofacial myology practice in Sydney, OM Health, bringing a unique, holistic approach to patient care. She incorporates a team approach with other health professionals to assist in a greater level of health and well-being. Rochelle treats children of all ages through to adults. Her special interests include, Orofacial Growth and Development, Orofacial Pain and Sleep Disordered Breathing.

    Rochelle is a lecturer at the Australian Academy of Orofacial Myology. She is committed to advancing Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy in Australia through best practice and continuing education. Rochelle regularly conducts training and mentoring for other practitioners in this field.



Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists' Assoc, Inc. (ADOHTA)

The ADOHTA as a representative body promotes the development of the dental and oral health therapy profession by maintaining its goal "to achieve growth and development in dental and oral health therapy across Australia and the pursuit of excellence.

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ADOHTA Earlybird Member – $200.00 ,ADOHTA Members Non-Earlybird – $270.00, ADOHTA Student – $110.00 and Non Members – $375.00

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