The 2018 CERA & ADA NSW Conference on the Oral Health of Older Australians

Sydney, AUSTRALIA

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From: 9:00 AM

Thursday, 1 November, 2018

To: 5:00 PM

Thursday, 1 November, 2018

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TOTAL CPD FOR THIS EVENT: 11 HOURS

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The 2018 CERA & ADA NSW Conference on the Oral Health of Older Australians

 

The proportion of the population aged 65 years and over is growing and will be an increasingly large part of dental practice in the coming years. Maintaining oral health is definitely different in old age and may present challenges. Dental practitioners need to develop treatment-planning strategies specific to older patients and should also be proactive in the oral healthcare of those who become residents of long-term care facilities.

This 2-day program focuses on two themes:
Treatment planning for oral health in an ageing Australian population; and
Continuity of care – from independence to dependence.  

The first day of the Conference will provide an overview of the changing roles dental practitioners need to develop in order to manage the varying demands of their older patients.  This will provide take-home clinical techniques and strategies which can be delivered in a variety of clinical settings using modern and creative materials and technologies. The second day will focus more on dealing with patients developing medical and cognitive disorders impacting on their oral health and ways in which dental providers can assist in the continued maintenance of their patient’s oral health in a more integrated health-based approach.

Topics include

  • The changing roles of dental practitioners as the world population ages
  • Oral care for the baby boomers: 90 the new 70.
  • Risk assessment and treatment planning
  • Consequences of dental implants in aged care
  • Supporting private dental providers to deliver dental care in domiciliary and residential settings with the safe use of portable dental equipment and modern technology
  • Sustaining oral and systemic health in Australian Residential Aged care Facilities
  • The role of dental hygienists and oral health therapists in prevention and oral health maintenance for older patients
  • Multi-disciplinary management and specialist geriatric dental care
  • Medical and cognitive conditions impacting on older patients oral health care
  • Basic management skill for assisting people with cognitive disabilities
  • The expanded geriatric team: working together to improve the health of our older patients​

Learning Objectives

To provide dental practitioners with practical solutions to managing older patients as they transition from full independence and good health, through the ageing process to frailty and dependence on others to assist in maintaining their oral health. 

Other Information

This conference also provides an opportunity for undergraduate students and graduate dental practitioners to present Posters on their Clinical and Research activities for participants to see and hear emerging oral health techniques and strategies to assist older people.

Speakers at this event...

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Dr Brett Dorney

BDS (Syd), FRACDS, FASD, FICD

Dr Brett Dorney graduated from Sydney University in 1971 and received his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons in 1985.He has also been awarded fellowships from The Academy fo...

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Dr Clive Wright

BDS, MDS, PhD

Professor Clive Wright graduated BDS (Otago) and completed an MDS and PhD also at the University of Otago. Between 1989 and 1997 he was Professor of Preventive and Community Dentistry, and Head of ...

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Dr Emma E Jay

BDS (Syd), FRACDS (SND)

Emma has been passionate about dentistry for people with special needs and who are medically compromised for the past 18 years. She gained her fellowship in the Special Stream of Special Needs Dent...

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Dr Peter Foltyn

BDS

Dr Peter Foltyn has been a consultant dentist at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital for 35 years. Under his guidance the Dental Department has been actively involved in the management of oral healt...

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A/Prof. Vasi Naganathan

Vasi Naganathan is an academic at the University of Sydney and a consultant Geriatrician at Concord RG Hospital. His research interests are wide including: health of older men, oral health, falls, ...

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Dr Janet P Wallace

BOH, PhD

Dr Janet Wallace is an Oral Health Therapist, Senior Lecturer and the Program Convenor of the Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy program at the University of Newcastle (UON).

Janet became inte...

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Dr Leonard A Crocombe

BDSc (Melb), LDS, PhD (Adel), FICD, Grad.Cert.Dent (Adel), Grad.Cert.Ed (Higher Ed), MBA, MPA, FADI, FCHSM

A/Prof Crocombe has worked as a private dental practitioner in rural areas of Australia and as State Coordinator of the Tasmanian Dental Service. He has seen the poor oral health of rural Australia...

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Dr Mark C Wotherspoon

BDSc

Dr Mark Wotherspoon is a Private Practice general dentist who loves working with Hygienists and OHTs. He has also worked in the remote Kimberley of Western Australia, served in the Regular Army as ...

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Steven Chu

Mr Steven Chu has a BSc in Pharmacology & Toxicology and a B Health Sc (Dental Therapy) from the University of Otago and a BOH Newcastle. He is a registered dental hygienist and oral therapist. Steven...

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Speakers at this event...

Dr Brett Dorney

BDS (Syd), FRACDS, FASD, FICD

Dr Brett Dorney graduated from Sydney University in 1971 and received his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons in 1985.He has also been awarded fellowships from The Academy fo...

More info

Dr Clive Wright

BDS, MDS, PhD

Professor Clive Wright graduated BDS (Otago) and completed an MDS and PhD also at the University of Otago. Between 1989 and 1997 he was Professor of Preventive and Community Dentistry, and Head of ...

More info

Dr Emma E Jay

BDS (Syd), FRACDS (SND)

Emma has been passionate about dentistry for people with special needs and who are medically compromised for the past 18 years. She gained her fellowship in the Special Stream of Special Needs Dent...

More info

Dr Peter Foltyn

BDS

Dr Peter Foltyn has been a consultant dentist at Sydney’s St Vincent’s Hospital for 35 years. Under his guidance the Dental Department has been actively involved in the management of oral healt...

More info

A/Prof. Vasi Naganathan

Vasi Naganathan is an academic at the University of Sydney and a consultant Geriatrician at Concord RG Hospital. His research interests are wide including: health of older men, oral health, falls, ...

More info

Dr Janet P Wallace

BOH, PhD

Dr Janet Wallace is an Oral Health Therapist, Senior Lecturer and the Program Convenor of the Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy program at the University of Newcastle (UON).

Janet became inte...

More info

Dr Leonard A Crocombe

BDSc (Melb), LDS, PhD (Adel), FICD, Grad.Cert.Dent (Adel), Grad.Cert.Ed (Higher Ed), MBA, MPA, FADI, FCHSM

A/Prof Crocombe has worked as a private dental practitioner in rural areas of Australia and as State Coordinator of the Tasmanian Dental Service. He has seen the poor oral health of rural Australia...

More info

Dr Mark C Wotherspoon

BDSc

Dr Mark Wotherspoon is a Private Practice general dentist who loves working with Hygienists and OHTs. He has also worked in the remote Kimberley of Western Australia, served in the Regular Army as ...

More info

Steven Chu

Mr Steven Chu has a BSc in Pharmacology & Toxicology and a B Health Sc (Dental Therapy) from the University of Otago and a BOH Newcastle. He is a registered dental hygienist and oral therapist. Steven...

More info