june, 2020

202005jun9:00 am5:00 pmProsthodontics for Practice - Day 1PRESENTED BY Dr Chris Evans, Dr Simon Wylie, Dr Gaurika Sud, Dr Dinusha Goodawardhana, Dr Nick Palfreyman, Dr Jaafar Abduo and Dr Vahed Parzham9:00 am - 5:00 pm AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my timeMelbourne Oral Health Training and Education Centre (MOHTEC) Event Organized By: Melbourne Dental School Discipline:ProsthodonticsFormat:Hands-on

Event Details

The Prosthodontics for Practice course runs over three days and aims to deal with conventional prosthodontic issues relevant to every-day practice.  The program will emphasise core issues in treatment planning for conventional prosthodontics using carefully selected cases.

The course will also focus on enhancing clinical skills required for these technique-sensitive procedures. Hands-on sessions will be structured around each of the treatment options. Individual lectures will be given in the laboratory and will be immediately followed by the appropriate laboratory exercise. The laboratory exercises will be constructed around a clinical case requiring an extensive range of treatment modalities.

The conclusion of the program will be a catch-up session in which consequences of treatment choices undertaken, maintenance and management of failure will be extensively discussed.

Major Topics

  • Treatment planning
  • Three-unit bridge design and preparation
  • Post and core preparation
  • Veneer design and preparation
  • The place of the classic metal ceramic crown in current practice
  • Anterior all-ceramic restoration
  • Adhesive bridge preparation concepts
  • Posterior ceramic inlay/only design and preparation
  • Gold inlay/onlay design and preparation

Limit of 26 Participants


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Chris Evans

    Dr Chris Evans

    Specialist Prosthodontist- DClinDent (Melbourne)

    Dr Chris Evans completed his BDSc (University of Queensland), and his MDSc in prosthodontics (University of Melbourne). He is in full-time specialist prosthodontic practice in Brighton, and has a branch practice in Albury, NSW. Chris has been involved with teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students at The University of Melbourne and has been involved in several international multi-centre clinical research trials. He has presented on implant dentistry and other prosthodontic topics throughout Australasia, Asia, America and Europe.

    Specialist Prosthodontist- DClinDent (Melbourne)

  • 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 Gaurika Sud

    Dr Gaurika Sud

    Specialist Prosthodontist- DClinDent (Melbourne)

    Dr Gaurika Sud is a registered specialist prosthodontist. She received her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics (DCD) from the University of Melbourne. Prior to specialization, she worked as a general dentist in private practices in regional Victoria and in New Zealand. Gaurika has been involved in teaching as a clinical supervisor at the Melbourne Dental School since 2012. A regular continuing professional development program lecturer, she is also an examiner for the Australian Dental Council and President of her local ADA (Australian Dental Association) group. She is a committee member of the Australian Osseointegration Society (AOS Victorian branch) and a member of Australian Prosthodontic Society. Gaurika enjoys all aspects of prosthodontics with particular interest in use of digital technology for aesthetic dental treatments. She specialises in treatment of patients with complex dental problems using crowns, bridges, implant supported prostheses and removable dentures.

    URL https://www.mdsdental.com.au/ourstaff/dr-gaurika-sud/

    Specialist Prosthodontist- DClinDent (Melbourne)

  • Dr Jaafar Abduo

    Dr Jaafar Abduo

    BDS (Otago), DClinDent (Otago), MRACDS (Pros)

    Dr Jaafar Abduo received his BDS (Otago, New Zealand), DClinDent (Otago, New Zealand), MRACDS (Pros). His current position is as Senior Lecturer in Prosthodontics and Convener of the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Implants) and Convener of Removable Prosthodontics at the Melbourne Dental school. His research interests are in the areas of CAD/CAM dentistry, removable prosthodontics, implant biomechanics and dental occlusion. Jaafar's teaching interests are in the areas of fixed and removable prosthodontics, oral implantology and evidence based prosthodontics.

    BDS (Otago), DClinDent (Otago), MRACDS (Pros)

  • Dr Nick Palfreyman

    Dr Nick Palfreyman

    Specialist Prosthodontist- DClinDent (Melbourne)

    Dr Nick Palfreyman is a specialist prosthodontist practicing in Ballarat and Melbourne. He completed undergraduate and postgraduate speciality training at the University of Melbourne. Nick has served in the Australian Defence force and been admitted to Fellowship of the RACDS. Nick is involved in teaching conventional and implant prosthodontics at the University and Melbourne and has lectured across the country in implant prosthodontics. He has a strong interest in dental implant biomechanics and conservative aesthetic rehabilitations.

    Specialist Prosthodontist- DClinDent (Melbourne)

  • 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

  • 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)


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CPD Hours

18 scientific hours


$1,931 (inc GST)

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