Prosthodontics for Practice

202130jun01julProsthodontics for Practice(june 30) 9:00 am - (july 1) 5:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time Event Organized ByMelbourne Dental SchoolDisciplineProsthodonticsFormatHands-on,In-Person

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Prosthodontics for Practice

The Prosthodontics for Practice course aims to deal with conventional prosthodontic issues relevant to every-day practice. The course will 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 to be covered.

Major Topics

  • 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


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 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 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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June 30 (Wednesday) 9:00 am - July 1 (Thursday) 5:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time

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$1,650 (inc GST)

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