Common Occlusal Problems and Management of Tooth Wear in General Practice

202103marAll DayCommon Occlusal Problems and Management of Tooth Wear in General Practice(All Day: wednesday)(GMT+11:00) View in my time Event Organized ByMelbourne Dental SchoolDisciplineProsthodonticsFormatHands-on,In-Person,Online

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Recent evidence-based studies and review papers have seriously questioned traditionally held theories about the role of occlusion in restorative dentistry. Often dentists are left wondering whether occlusion has any real relevance at all. This situation is made all the more confusing because many patients seem to adapt to occlusal changes, which occur naturally over time, or which we introduce when we restore their dentitions.

However, other patients do not adapt and this can lead to pain, tooth mobility, fractured teeth/restorations and excessive tooth wear. The presence of excessive tooth wear itself usually implies a hostile oral environment, in which occlusal forces are high and teeth and restorative materials are rapidly deteriorating.

This new course discusses the management of the most common occlusal problems encountered in general practice and the main types of tooth wear. The hands-on classes demonstrate simple, practical techniques for recording, analysing and dealing with occlusal issues, including the restoration of worn teeth.

For enquiries, contact: mds-cpd@unimelb.edu.au

Program Delivery – Online Blended Learning and Hands-on Pre-clinical session

  • Online web lectures via Learning Management System, Canvas.
    A short MCQ (multiple choice questions)to cement your knowledge on the lecture topics. An additional one hour of Scientific CPD is awarded.
  • Online Live Q&A Session for follow up questions and interaction with the presenters.
  • Hands-on Pre-clinical lab session – this session is only available to participants who have first completed the online blended learning lectures, MCQ and Live Q&A session.

Major Topics

  • Common Occlusal Problems in Practice
  • The Main Types of Tooth Wear
  • Occlusal Splints
  • Treatment Planning for Worn Dentitions
  • Choice of Materials for Rehabilitation
  • Composite Resin Build Ups
  • Short Clinical Crowns
  • Understanding parafunction and its effect on treatment planning and the choice of materials

Learning Objectives

  • Diagnosis and management of occlusal problems and tooth wear in general dental practice


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Dinusha Goodawardhana

    Dr Dinusha Goodawardhana

    Specialist Prosthodontist- DClinDent (Melbourne)

    Dr Dinusha Goodawardhana is a prosthodontist that graduated from her undergraduate dentistry degree from the University of Melbourne in 2005 and from the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics, also from the University of Melbourne in 2013. Current Dinusha divides her working time in private practice in Hawthorn and Frankston and also in the teaching and lecturing program with the Melbourne Dental School at the University of Melbourne.

    Specialist Prosthodontist- DClinDent (Melbourne)

  • Dr Igor Cernavin

    Dr Igor Cernavin

    Specialist Prosthodontist

    Dr Igor Cernavin is a Prosthodontist in private practice in Melbourne and is an Honourary Senior Fellow at the Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne where he teaches part time. He is an acknowledged Australian expert on lasers in dentistry, Chairman of the Dental Defence Committee (ADAVB) and has lectured in Australia and overseas on topics related to restorative dentistry, implants, lasers in dentistry and defence matters, and has published on these topics in refereed and non-refereed journals. Igor is also the cofounder and a Director of the Asia Pacific Institute of Dental Education and Research (AIDER), an organization set up for continuing education of Australian and Foreign Dental graduates.

    Specialist Prosthodontist

  • Dr Vahed Parzham

    Dr Vahed Parzham

    Specialist Prosthodontist– DDS (SBU), DClinDent (Melb)

    Dr Vahed Parzham obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Shahid Beheshti in Tehran in 2007 and his Australian Dental Council Certificate in Adelaide in 2010, after which he worked as a general dentist in both public and private sectors in Victoria, Australia.

    Dr Parzham subsequently finished his Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics speciality at the University of Melbourne. His research project for this degree was the outcome of implant therapy in private specialist and general practices in Victoria. He presented his project at the Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists in Sydney in 2016. His study was submitted and approved for publication in the renowned International Journal of Prosthodontics.

    Dr Parzham is passionate about providing excellent care in the long-term management of worn, failing or lost teeth using crowns, bridges, onlays, veneers, dental implants, and fixed or removable prosthetic reconstructions.

    Dr Parzham is a member of the International Team for Implantology, the Australian Prosthodontic Society, and the Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists. He is actively involved in lecturing and clinical teaching in the fields of implant dentistry and prosthodontics at the University of Melbourne.

    URL https://www.smilesolutions.com.au/our-team/dr-vahed-parzham/

    Specialist Prosthodontist– DDS (SBU), DClinDent (Melb)

  • Dr Varun Garg

    Dr Varun Garg

    BDS, DClinDent (Prosthodontics)

    Have you checked out Varun’s Instagram page? If you haven’t, you’re missing out… Varun is a Specialist Prosthodontist with a focus on aesthetic and reconstructive dentistry. His passion for art is obvious through his commitment to documentation and incredible hand skills.

    BDS, DClinDent (Prosthodontics)


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All Day (Wednesday)(GMT+11:00) View in my time

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