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Modern approaches to tooth surface loss

202009oct1:30 pm5:00 pmModern approaches to tooth surface lossFacilitated by Associate Professor Michael Stubbs, Dr Graham Woolley and Dr Simon Wylie1:30 pm - 5:00 pm(GMT+11:00) View in my time Event Organized ByADA VBDisciplineAirway and Sleep Apnoea,General Restorative,ProsthodonticsFormatIn-Person

Modern approaches to tooth surface loss

Event Details

Examine clinical considerations involving bruxism and its role as a predictor for obstructive sleep apnoea; the identification, causes and prevention of erosion; and the management of the worn dentition.

An update in bruxism and parafunction

Presented by Associate Professor Michael Stubbs

What do we know about current trends in bruxism and parafunction, and how can we identify this in everyday practice? Does OSA play a role? Examine clinical considerations involving bruxism and its role as a predictor for obstructive sleep apnoea.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify types of occlusal parafunction
  • Understand the clinical diagnostic considerations, and the clinical impact of bruxism and parafunction
  • Undertake treatments for bruxism and parafunction.

Modern approaches to the prevention and management of erosion

Presented by Dr Graham Woolley

Acidic erosion is very prevalent in our modern society, and causes the most rapid rates of wear of enamel and dentine. It is seen not only in patients who have poor dietary habits, but also in those who are diligently trying to be healthy. Several preventative approaches and restorative materials can help us to deal with erosion. However, they are not always effective and some of the latest materials are themselves susceptible to degradation. Explore the identification, causes and prevention of erosion. How can we manage this conservatively and at what point should we intervene with surgical treatment?

You will learn how to:

  • Distinguish erosion from attrition
  • Identify different sources of intraoral acid
  • Select appropriate materials and techniques to restore eroded teeth
  • Understand the mechanisms by which acids degrade dental materials.

Restoring the worn dentition: Options, risks and consequences

Presented by Dr Simon Wylie

The fluoride generation often presents with a dentition that is disease free, but it has suffered tooth loss via chemical or mechanical means. The management of the worn dentition requires a comprehensive analysis that involves identifying the aetiology and determining whether intervention is required. The scope of intervention ranges from prevention of further tooth loss through to a comprehensive rehabilitation of one or both arches. There is a process that is required to be followed if a long-term successful outcome is to be achieved. There are also a multitude of patient modifying factors that can influence treatment outcomes.

You will learn how to:

  • Diagnose the various forms of tooth loss
  • Determine if intervention is required
  • Recognise various treatment options
  • Reduce the risks with treatment.


Speakers for this event

  • Associate Professor Michael Stubbs

    Associate Professor Michael Stubbs

    Experts in oral medicine, oral pathology

    Dr Michael Stubbs is an Oral Medicine specialist with interests in oral mucosal disease; oro-facial pain and temporomandibular disorders; dental sleep medicine which includes the use of mandibular advancement splints for the treatment of sleep disordered breathing and snoring.

    Experts in oral medicine, oral pathology

  • Dr Graham Woolley

    Dr Graham Woolley

    Specialist Prosthodontist

    Dr Graham Woolley worked in general dental practice for over 10 years before commencing his training as a specialist prosthodontist. He obtained a Master of Dental Science Degree in Prosthodontics from the University of Melbourne School of Dental Science in 2003. Since then, Dr Woolley has worked in specialist private practice, as a consultant for the Australian Defence Force in Victoria and as a Senior Lecturer at the Melbourne School of Dental Science where he was twice awarded the Eggleston Trust Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

    URL https://www.wyndhamperio.com.au/about-us/our-team/dr-graham-woolley/

    Specialist Prosthodontist

  • Dr Simon G Wylie

    Dr Simon G Wylie

    Specialist Prosthodontist- DClinDent (Melbourne), MDentSci

    Dr Simon Wylie studied at the University of Melbourne both undergraduate and post-graduate degrees, before accomplishing his Masters of Dental Science. Simon then went on to complete two years as an Assistant Professor role at the University of Alberta, Canada. Simon has continued to tutor at the University of Melbourne in the Specialist Prosthodontics education program. Simon is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

    Specialist Prosthodontist- DClinDent (Melbourne), MDentSci



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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ADA member: $180.00, ADA member – recent graduate : $120.00, Non-member: $310.00 and Non-member – recent graduate: $180.00

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