Aesthetic treatment planning for beginners

202101sep1:30 pm5:00 pmAesthetic treatment planning for beginners1:30 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time Event Organized ByADA VBDisciplineAesthetic DentistryFormatHands-on,In-Person

Aesthetic treatment planning for beginners

Event Details

It is not me, it is you

Presented by Dr Carolina Pérez Rodriguez

It is estimated that seven to 15 per cent of patients presenting for cosmetic procedures suffer from Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). BDD is characterised by obsession with a small or imagined flaw in physical appearance. Given the irreversible nature of most restorative/orthodontic treatment, the biological cost, and the time and financial investment for the patient, it is prudent to identify individuals who may suffer from BDD before they start treatment. Carolina will investigate patients’ cosmetic concerns and expectations, and help identify patients’ treatment needs and likelihood of being satisfied with their treatment.

You will learn how to:

  • Recognise the motivations that drive patients to seek cosmetic treatment
  • Effective communication strategies when presenting treatment plans or discussing patients’ concerns
  • Identify red flags that will alert us of a potential poor outcome or complaint
  • Understand and recognise BDD symptoms.

Learn the basics

Presented by Mr Russel Young

What is Digital Smile Design (DSD)? Why is it effective? How does it work in daily practice?

Learn how to:

  • Improve the Smile Design process
  • Transform the patient into a ‘co-author’ of their new smile
  • Develop a communication protocol that facilitates real and daily interdisciplinary dentistry
  • Increase the perceived value of dental treatment and case acceptance through the emotional dentistry approach
  • Integrate technology to generate efficient and predictable clinical procedures.

Choosing the right technique

Presented by Dr Carolina Pérez Rodriguez

Find out how to diagnose and formulate a treatment plan in aesthetic dentistry, and develop clinical skills for case documentation and presentation.

You will learn how to:

  • Improve your smile evaluation techniques
  • Identify different treatment options and their indications
  • Confidently discuss treatment options with the patient
  • Increase understanding in the integration of different dental disciplines to produce superior aesthetic outcomes.


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Carolina Pérez Rodriguez

    Dr Carolina Pérez Rodriguez

    General Dentist ,BDS (Madrid), MJDF RCS (England), Grad.Dip.Clin.Dent (Implants) (Melb),

    Carolina graduated from the University Complutense of Madrid in 2006. After completing her studies she moved to Oxford (UK), where she worked as a general dentist and undertook further studies in restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, and implants in London, Manchester, and France. During this time, she gained membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (UK).
    In early 2013 she settled in Melbourne and while working in private practice, she completed a part-time diploma in clinical dentistry in the field of implants at The University of Melbourne. Carolina also received her prosthodontics specialist training and degree at The University of Melbourne.
    In addition to working in private practice at Bayside Dental Specialists and Tasman Prosthodontics, Carolina is involved in continuous professional training as well as undergraduate and postgraduate teaching through The University of  Melbourne. She is the current president of the Australian Prosthodontic Society Victoria Branch, member of the Australian Osseointegration Society, the International Team for Implantology and the Australian Dental Association.

    General Dentist ,BDS (Madrid), MJDF RCS (England), Grad.Dip.Clin.Dent (Implants) (Melb),

  • Mr Russell Young

    Mr Russell Young

    Master in Digital Smile Design (DSD) technology

    Russell graduated from RMIT in Victoria in 1973 as Dux of Applied Science of Dental Technology. He was awarded the Overseas Foundation Scholarship by Rotary International to study Dental Ceramics in New York and Chicago. Russell founded Omega Ceramics Dental Laboratory in 1975, which is now considered one of the leading dental laboratories in the country. He is a Master in Digital Smile Design (DSD) technology and has been appointed the International Coordinator of DSD Clinics Australia and New Zealand. Russell has lectured widely in the art of analogue and modern digital dentistry in Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States. He has published articles on dental ceramics in dental journals internationally.

    Master in Digital Smile Design (DSD) technology



The Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) is the professional association of Victorian dentists. We aim to improve the dental health of all Victorians, promote the highest standards of professional dental care and enhance the professional lives of our members. We support and advocate on behalf of dentists to build a stronger voice for our profession and to promote the oral health of Victorians. We listen to the concerns of Victorian dentists, monitor the impacts on our profession and focus on the priorities identified by our members.
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(Wednesday) 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time

CPD Hours

3 clinical hours


ADA member: $180.00 , ADA member – recent graduate: $160.00 , Non-member: $390.00 and Non-member – recent graduate: $208.00

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