november, 2021

202127nov9:00 am5:00 pmCracked and Split Teeth - A Diagnostic and Restorative Challenge9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST(GMT+11:00) View in my timeMelbourne Dental School Event Organized By: ADA VB Discipline:General Restorative,ProsthodonticsFormat:Hands-on,In-Person

Cracked and split teeth: A diagnostic and restorative challenge

Event Details

The Cracked Tooth Syndrome and split roots are common but can be difficult to diagnose and treat. This course will give practitioners an understanding of these problems, and provide practical experience in prevention and management.

The program will consist of lectures on the biomechanics of tooth fracture, clinical signs and symptoms and endodontic considerations. Practical sessions will be held on the placement of amalgam overlays, amalgam cores and preparations for metal and ceramic onlays.

Major Topics

  • Biomechanics of teeth
  • Clinical signs and symptoms
  • Endodontic considerations
  • Hands-on sessions on amalgam cusp overlays, amalgam cores, onlays and crown preparations
  • Choice of materials

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the course, participants should be able to:

  • appreciate the factors which contribute towards teeth sustaining cracks
  • differentially diagnose cases of ‘cracked tooth syndrome’
  • understand the reasons for possible endodontic intervention
  • prepare affected teeth for protective restorations
  • appreciate the factors which contribute towards teeth sustaining cracks.



Speakers for this event

  • A/Professor John Boucher

    A/Professor John Boucher


    A/Professor John Boucher AM graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1978. He is an Associate Professor of the University of Melbourne, having taught and examined for the University of Melbourne in Clinical Dentistry for 39 consecutive years. John served on the ADAVB Defence and other Committees and is a former co-chair of eviDent, Australia’s first ever Dental Practice Based Research Network (UniMelb, ADAVB, CRC-OH). He has been a clinical examiner for the ADC since its inception, having previously examined for ADEC since 1993. He is a General Practitioner dentist of over 40 years and has lectured to ADA State and National conferences on Dental Records, Restorative Dentistry and CAD CAM Dentistry. John has made four trips to Vietnam as a volunteer providing dental services in rural areas to school age children with the Rotary Australia Vietnam Dental Health Project. He is a past president of the Dental Practice Board of Victoria and past president of the Victorian Notifications and Registration Committee of the Dental Board of Australia. He is past President of the Australian Dental Council, a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists, a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


  • Dr Ahmad Mekkawy

    Dr Ahmad Mekkawy

    General Dentist

    Dr Ahmad Mekkawy is a general dentist in Melbourne CBD private practice. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree of Dental Surgery and Medicine in 2003. His work experience included private, public and military sectors in both Australia and overseas. He received his Masters in Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics (MClinDEnt) and was awarded an honorary associateship (AKC) from King’s College London. As well as being a dedicated clinician, Ahmad is also a passionate educator and mentor. He has been part of mentorship programs helping recent graduates develop their dental careers. He is currently a preclinical and clinical Fixed Prosthodontics demonstrator for the DDS program at Melbourne Dental School. He is also member of the British Society of Prosthodontics, the Australian Prosthodontic Society and the Australian Dental Association.

    General Dentist

  • Dr Kenny Chong

    Dr Kenny Chong

    Specialist Prosthodontist

    Dr Kenny Chong is a specialist prosthodontist in both the private, tertiary and public sectors. He graduated from The University of Otago (NZ) with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2001. He began his career at the Maxillofacial Department of Waikato Hospital in New Zealand as the Dental Registrar in 2002. While there, he treated medically compromised and trauma patients. Kenny furthered his studies at the University of Melbourne where he gained a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry in 2005. He finished his specialist prosthodontic training with the degree of Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry in 2012. Kenny is the convener of the DDS Fixed Prosthodontics program at Melbourne Dental School where he is involved in the lead role of educating and training the next generation of dental graduates. He is also involved in the management and delivery of the graduate dental continuing professional development program with the Melbourne dental school. Amongst his other commitments he maintains his role as a consultant prosthodontist at the Royal Dental Hospital. He is an active member of the Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontists (AANZP) and the Australia Dental Association (ADA).

    Specialist Prosthodontist

  • Dr Oliver Pope

    Dr Oliver Pope



  • 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)


ADA VBThe 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.[email protected] Level 3, 10 Yarra St, South Yarra VIC 3141


(Saturday) 9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST(GMT+11:00) View in my time


ADA member: $997.00 Non-member: $1,246.00

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