november, 2020

This is a repeating event

202019nov9:00 am1:30 pmI Didn't Give a Dam... But Now I Do!9:00 am - 1:30 pm(GMT+11:00) View in my timeCentre for Professional Development 1 Event Organized By: ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development Discipline:General Restorative,Infection Prevention,OtherFormat:Hands-on,In-Person

I Didn't Give a Dam... But Now I Do!

Event Details

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the essential role of the rubber dam in promoting a safe and reassuring environment for both patients and the dental team. Rubber dam reduces aerosol contamination by as much as 98%. Levels 2 and 3 restrictions mandated the use of rubber dam for ALL restorative procedure creating aerosols, not just for endodontics. COVID-19 has changed dental practice, with a much greater emphasis on infection control.

Besides greatly reducing the two-way spread of bacteria and viruses, rubber dam increases practice efficiency. It reduces stress for both patients and the dental team. It creates the optimum environment for the placement of restorative materials and ensures the highest level of medical and legal protection.

This course will teach you rapid and simplified techniques of rubber dam application from single tooth isolation to quadrant dentistry in a full ‘hands-on’ environment complemented by lectures and clinical notes. It encourages a team approach and the participation of your dental assistant is encouraged.



Speakers for this event

  • Barbara Faulkner

    Barbara Faulkner

    Dental Nurse, B.A. Arts (Hons)

    Barbara Faulkner started as a casual dental nurse in 1987 while still at school. She attained a degree in Arts B.A. (Hons) from the University of Sydney. Since the introduction of the microscope into Dr. Spencer’s practice in 2002, Barbara has helped to integrate and develop treatment protocols, including training other nurses in four handed dentistry specific to microscope enhanced practice. Also Barbara has over twenty years’ experience with routine rubber dam usage.

    Dental Nurse, B.A. Arts (Hons)

  • Dr Rick Spencer

    Dr Rick Spencer

    Specialist in Clinical Prosthetic Dentistry

    Dr Rick Spencer graduated from The University of Sydney in 1980 with honours and the K.P McKinnon Prize for Proficiency in Clinical Prosthetic Dentistry. After working in England and Rural NSW he has been working in general practice in Sydney since 1987. Rick is a presenter in The University of Sydney’s Continuing Education in Dentistry programme, in both the use of Microscopes and Rubber Dam utilisation for restorative dentistry. He is also Clinical Educator in the Dental Undergraduate Program, and has been since 1989

    Specialist in Clinical Prosthetic Dentistry

  • Dr Steven Cohn

    Dr Steven Cohn

    Specialist Endodontist

    Dr Steven Cohn AM is a specialist endodontist in Sydney. Steve has taught undergraduate and postgraduate endodontics at the University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital since 1979 and is the former Director of Postgraduate Endodontic Education at the University of Sydney. In 1998 Steve started the first microscope training courses for endodontists in Australia. In the last 10 years Dr Cohn has run more courses for CED than any other educator. Since 2009 Steve, Dr Rick Spencer and Ms Barbara Faulkner have conducted microscope courses for general practitioners. These courses have continued annually since 1998 and 2009 respectively. Steve also does hands on microscope training on an individual basis in dentist’s rooms on request. Dr Cohn also presents “hands on“ clinics on rubber dam utilisation with Dr Rick Spencer and Ms Barbara Faulkner emphasising rubber dam application in both endodontics and general practice. Steve has also made a rubber dam training video for the ADA (NSW Branch) CPD. Dr Cohn has also maintained a long interest in dental radiology. He was a consultant to the Dunvale and Rinn corporations and assisted with developing both the Rinn DS and DS Endo devices. He solely designed both the Snapex (1979) and TruView (2017) radiography systems, both specifically designed to be used with all endodontic and restorative procedures carried out under rubber dam. Steve regularly conducts “hands on” radiology workshops throughout Australia. Until recently Dr Cohn was a Federal ADA Media Advisor responsible for the development and delivery of educational content for the dental profession.

    Specialist Endodontist


ADA NSW Centre for Professional DevelopmentOur advocacy for members ensures we stay united as a profession, securing the profile, funding, support and recognition to allow us to continue advancing dentistry. As a not-for-profit organisation led by dentists for dentists, our remit is to deliver value to members and we do this in six key ways: Advocacy The strongest professions are those that are well represented Continuing Professional Development Providing comprehensive and respected CPD in world class facilities Networking and Connections Mentorship, events, local divisions and study groups Professional and Peer Advice On dento-legal matters, compliance, practice management, HR, IR, pharma News and Filtering We deliver what dentists need to know, when they need to know it Lifestyle and Benefits It's not all business. We incorporate social events and lifestyle benefits[email protected] Level 1, 1 Atchison Street, St Leonards NSW 2065


(Thursday) 9:00 am - 1:30 pm(GMT+11:00) View in my time

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

november 25, 2021 9:00 am - november 25, 2021 1:30 pm


Member Price: Dentists – $495.00, Dental Team – $250.00 . Non-Member Price: Non-Members- $594.00

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