december, 2021

202104dec8:00 am2:30 pmVIC - Tooth Fairy's Xmas Party & FUNdamentals of Oral Health8:00 am - 2:30 pm(GMT+11:00) View in my time489 Glenferrie Road Event Organized By: DHAA Ltd Discipline:PeriodonticsFormat:In-Person

Event Details

Lecture Synopsis:

What should oral health professionals know about Molar Hypomineralisation and chalky teeth? – Prof Mike Hubbard

Thanks to The D3 Group’s ‘Chalky Teeth Campaign’ (www.chalkyteeth.org), the public is becoming increasingly aware of molar hypomineralisation (MH) as a major and potentially preventable risk factor for childhood tooth decay.

Alas, many dental professionals aren’t up to speed on MH, at clinical level and beyond. Using straightforward “translational lingo” appropriate for the whole dental team, this presentation will cover MH basics, outline two exciting breakthroughs from 2020, and then address audience enquiries via extended Q&A

Pharmacological management of dental pain, with a focus on opioids – Dr Leanne Teoh

This talk will provide a practical update on pain relief in dentistry, discussing the appropriate role and effectiveness of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and opioids for dental pain. The focus will be on the adverse effects and recommendations of these medicines. The limitations and other issues pertaining to the use of opioids will also be highlighted

Learning objectives:

Delegates should be able to understand the rationale underpinning current recommendations for dental pain, adverse effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and opioids and the limitations of their use.

The Tooth Fairy’s best friend: embedding oral health literacy into dental practice – Cathryn Carboon

Oral health literacy has emerged as an important determinant of health. There is a growing realisation of the importance of health literacy in public health and dental settings, as research shows poor oral health literacy is linked to poor oral health outcomes.

Research has shown a gap in children’s oral health literacy regarding knowledge and understanding of fluorides for preventing dental caries. Given that the use of fluorides has the largest evidence base for any preventive oral health intervention, this presentation will explore the fluoride messages parents and children are accessing and the impact of social media on oral health literacy.

‘The Tooth Fairy’s best friend’ oral health literacy project will be discussed to show how children can engage in learning about the benefits of fluoride with fun, age-appropriate literacy resources which are linked to the child’s cognitive ability level. The resources can be shared within dental practices, schools, libraries and families, involving parents and teachers to achieve a greater oral health literacy impact.

Learning outcomes:

  • Refresh your knowledge on the core concepts of health literacy; the emerging concept of digital health literacy and the impact of Dr Google.
  • Understand why health literacy matters.
  • Review resources and strategies to embed children’s oral health literacy into your practice and community.
  • Empower participants to promote oral health literacy, as outlined in the DHAA’s strategic plan.


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Katrusha Hull

    Dr Katrusha Hull

    Specialist in Oral Medicine

    Katrusha is a Specialist in Oral Medicine having qualified from Dentistry in 2003 (BDS, University of Sydney) & completing her specialist training in Oral Medicine at the University of Sydney (2009). Katrusha has subsequently been awarded a PhD for research into the underlying mechanisms of graft-versus-host disease following stem cell transplantation (University of Melbourne, 2018). She has presented her research at international conferences & published in peer-reviewed journals. Katrusha holds specialist positions at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Monash Medical Centre & the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne. She has a particular interest in the diagnosis and management of oral mucosal diseases, potentially malignant oral lesions and orofacial pain conditions including burning mouth syndrome.

    Specialist in Oral Medicine

  • Dr Leanne Teoh

    Dr Leanne Teoh

    B,DSc(Hons) B,Pharm)Hons) PhD

    Dr Leanne Teoh is a practicing pharmacist and dentist, and a research fellow at Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne, Her research focus is on various aspects of medicine use in dentistry and dental prescribing practices, She co-authored the Therapeutic Guidelines Oral and Dental Version 2, is on the reviewer board for the journal Antibiotics MDPI, and is part of the Australian Dental Association Therapeutics Committee, She is a lecturer and coordinator for the dental therapeutics program for the Doctor of Dental Surgery and Bachelor of Oral Hygiene courses, Leanne has received several awards and scholarships, including the International College of Dentists Community Oral Health Award for 2018, and recently the Ernest Joske Award at Melbourne Dental School for research impact and publications.

    B,DSc(Hons) B,Pharm)Hons) PhD

  • Ms Cathryn Carboon

    Ms Cathryn Carboon

    Masters in Health Promotion with La Trobe University.

    Oral Health Promotion Cathryn graduated as dux of the Associate Diploma of Dental Hygiene at Gilles Plains College of TAFE in Adelaide in 1989. In 2010 Cathryn was awarded an Australian Rural and Remote Health Professional Scholarship to complete her Masters in Health Promotion with La Trobe University. Cathryn’s extensive career in dental hygiene has covered many facets of dental hygiene care including experience in general practice, orthodontics, oral surgery, periodontics and special needs dentistry. Cathryn has practiced as a hygienist in Adelaide, Brisbane, Ballarat, Wangaratta as well as Neuss (Germany) and Wellington (New Zealand). Since 2006 Cathryn has presented oral health education modules as part of the Colgate professional education network at Melbourne, La Trobe and Charles Sturt Universities. Cathryn also speaks at dental and allied health conferences throughout Australia. In 2007 Cathryn became the National Network Coordinator for Oral Health with SARRAH (Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health) and has served on SARRAH’s Advisory Committee. She is the author of an oral health promotion picture book “Who is the Tooth Fairy’s Best Friend’ which has been distributed around the world since its launch in 2017.

    Masters in Health Promotion with La Trobe University.

  • Prof Mike Hubbard

    Prof Mike Hubbard

    Founder/Director of The D3 Group

    Prof Mike Hubbard is Founder/Director of The D3 Group for developmental dental defects (D3s) and its public-facing Chalky Teeth Campaign, author of a children's storybook about "chalky molars" (molar hypomineralisation), and senior scientist behind the recent breakthrough in understanding pathogenesis of "chalky enamel spots" (demarcated opacities) – a major yet widely overlooked contributor to childhood tooth decay. After training as a dentist in New Zealand, Mike gained a PhD in biochemistry and spent most of his career as a biomedical scientist investigating intricacies of intracellular messaging (cell signalling). Recently he turned his clinical and scientific experiences towards establishing a child-health-centric translational enterprise based in Melbourne, Australia – one outcome of which is The D3 Group's research and education network embracing stakeholders from across the sector and in 46 countries

    Founder/Director of The D3 Group


DHAA Ltd PO Box 4 Crows Nest NSW 1585 AUSTRALIA


(Saturday) 8:00 am - 2:30 pm(GMT+11:00) View in my time

CPD Hours

5 hours


DHAA members – $180, DHAA Student members – $95 , ADOHTA members – $225 , and Non members – $270

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