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Ceramics


Limited seats & this course sells out every year
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Ceramics


Limited seats & this course sells out every year
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Join us for a fun-filled day of chair-side CAD/CAM ceramics.  Being the Halloween weekend we've decided to add a little bit extra decoration, magic and food just for fun. You can even opt to dress-up for a chance to win prizes!

It doesn’t matter if you own a chair-side CAD/CAM unit or if you send your ceramic work to your technician, this hands-on course will give you a good helping of ceramic restoration knowledge.  Expert knowledge will be shared about ceramics in general. More importantly, this workshop will give you tips and tricks to make your ceramic restorations last.   If you have been filled with dismay on looking at your appointment book to see a couple of ceramic onlays booked in, or if you’d like to perform ceramic restorations predictably, this is the course to do. The lectures and workshop will answer those questions that come up when you are in the ‘hot seat’. Is the tooth preparation adequate and will the restoration fit? More importantly, does the ceramic restoration look good and will it last the distance? When it’s time to choose a material for a clinical situation do you know when and why to choose a certain product? What about the paradigm shift in resistance and retention form? And how do you predictably bond ceramic restorations to the tooth?   Understanding the intricacies of ceramics is the key to longevity, minimising failures and remakes and hence increasing your profits. The objective of the course is to focus on the key factors that will lead to a quality and long lasting ceramic restoration for your practice and your patients.

We have our costumes ready however dressing-up for the course is not compulsory so please do NOT feel obliged.  We'll have lots of fun regardless!

MORNING Didactic component:

  • Case Selection, Treatment Planning & Workflow
  • Clinical outcome studies
  • Material Selection & Mechanical properties for inlay, onlay, veneers & single crowns
  • The influence of composition and microstructure on glass ceramics
  • Optical properties & Shade Selection
  • Preparation design & Principles - Cloning or library
  • Scanning tips
  • Handling of glass ceramics for durability & longevity
  • Milling & handling of ceramics with polishing, staining and minimal layering
  • Bonding of the ceramic and tooth interface

 

AFTERNOON Hands-on component:

  • Preparation design for inlays, onlays & veneers
  • Use of handpieces and ultrasonic tips
  • Finishing and polishing of ceramic restorations
  • Simplified ceramic staining and glazing techniques
  • Bonding & luting techniques

 

To view or print PDF flyer Click here

COURSE DATE & VENUES

saturday 28th October 2017 in SYDNEY

44 O'Dea Avenue, Waterloo
AUSTRALIA

8am registration for 8:30am start, concludes at 5:30pm

Book early to avoid disappointment.  

This course has fully limited capacity to maintain a good demonstrator to participant ratio& fully books every year

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MasterPrep 2017


Saturday 2nd December 2017 and Sunday 3rd December 2017

NOW FULLY BOOKED! 

But, might open another day up so please send us a message to go on the waitlist if we do!

MasterPrep 2017


Saturday 2nd December 2017 and Sunday 3rd December 2017

NOW FULLY BOOKED! 

But, might open another day up so please send us a message to go on the waitlist if we do!

 

MasterPrep is a two-day course focusing on practical skill development for tooth preparations in fixed prosthodontics.  This unique course will give the participant an opportunity to practice and learn clinically relevant points of tooth preparation.  MasterPrep caters for the use of a variety of dental products such as burs, handpieces, ultrasonics and dental materials in a non-biased environment. Emphasis will be placed on tools and techniques to prepare a tooth and effectively apply this to practice.  Clinical examples will be used to explain the techniques so that the skills can be applied as soon as you return to the clinic.

Be prepared for some fun. The course is informal and interactive. You will be able to challenge yourself and the other participants with games, prizes and friendly competition. Who will walk away with the trophy and title of ‘Winner of MasterPrep’?

 FOR FULL DETAILS OF THE COURSE CLICK HERE

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COURSE DATES & VENUES

saturday, 2nd December 2017 & Sunday, 3rd december 2017

book early as "masterprep" has booked out 3 years in a row

ADA Centre for Professional Development
1 Atchison St, St Leonards NSW
AUSTRALIA

8am registration for 8:30am start, concludes at 5pm

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MasterPrep 2017 is FULLY BOOKED.  If we open up another day it will be Saturday 2nd December and Sunday 10th December 2017.  Please fill in the form if you're interested!

 

What's the Buzz about Bone Grafting?


FREE Evening Insight. Melbourne 19th October. Enrol now.

What's the Buzz about Bone Grafting?


FREE Evening Insight. Melbourne 19th October. Enrol now.

has your patient ever told you...

about that horror extraction story they experienced where they were sitting in a dental chair for hours as a dentist pulled and tugged at their tooth to no avail?  Definitely not a good practice builder… there’s a reason why the patient is now in your chair not with their previous Dentist.  The patient needs more extractions and you really want to maintain a loyal patient for life.  Have you gone through the diagnostic process to assess the tooth to plan the extraction to make it as atraumatic as possible? Can you make it a non-traumatic experience for you patient? There’s a lot to it and if you do preserve the buccal bone, you could graft the socket plan for future dental implant placements.  Then there’s the plethora of bone substitute materials on the market.  Which material should you choose and why?  As with anything in Dentistry providing quality means dedicating hours of digging through literature & learning from those more experienced.   A/Prof. Guazzato has dedicated 27 years to this very topic so he has a lot to share.  

Join us for a free 1 hour evening lecture  and insight with A/Professor Max Guazzato who will blitz through:

1. Some extraction techniques
2. Use of handpieces, piezo surgery and instrumentation
3. Various bone grafting materials including autologous, xenografts and allografting materials 

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COURSE DATE & VENUE

Thursday 19TH october 2017

Level 9, 369 Royal Parade PARKVILLE VICTORIA

6:30pm Registration, food and drinks. 7pm Seminar Starts and 8:30pm Finish

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COURSE 1- Atraumatic Extractions and socket regeneration


Sydney and Melbourne 2017

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COURSE 1- Atraumatic Extractions and socket regeneration


Sydney and Melbourne 2017

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The extraction of a tooth is unquestionably accompanied with the loss of alveolar bone volume.  For some patients the loss of bone volume will compromise the possibility for successful dental implant rehabilitation.  In other situations it may mean an alteration of the emergence profile and an aesthetic and functional compromise. 

Teeth extractions can be challenging in numerous situations including posterior teeth with divergent roots, teeth adjacent to vital structures, teeth with existing pathology or fractured and retained roots.  An atraumatic tooth extraction protocol which is consistent, reproducible and ergonomic and will be discussed to reduce trauma and predictably remove teeth. 

Post-extraction socket grafting techniques have been controversial and unpredictable due to the varying techniques and grafting materials available.  This course will discuss an immediate socket regeneration technique that has given predictable results in private practice for 10 years.  

 

Didactic component:

 

  • An atraumatic extraction technique and why this technique?
  • Use of handpieces, osseosets, piezo surgery and instruments  for teeth extraction
  •  Selection of bone grafting materials - autologous, xenograft & allograft materials
  • Collagen membranes & how to handle membranes
  • Flap design, suture types and suturing techniques

 

Hands-on component:


Using pig’s jaws, participants will be used to focus an atraumatic extraction technique and immediate socket regeneration.

  • An atraumatic extraction technique
  • Immediate socket grafting
  • Manipulation of collagen membranes
  • Flap design, suture types and suturing techniques

 

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COURSE DATE & VENUES

sunday, 10th september 2017 SYDNEY

ADA Centre for Professional Development
1 Atchison St, St Leonards NSW

AUSTRALIA

Saturday, 25th november 2017 MELBOURNE

Level 9, 369 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC
AUSTRALIA

8am registration for 8:30am start, concludes at 5pm

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COURSE 2-Advanced Bone Grafting- Blocks & Sinuses-


Sydney & Melbourne 2017
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COURSE 2-Advanced Bone Grafting- Blocks & Sinuses-


Sydney & Melbourne 2017
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Block bone grafting & sinus lifting are the most common treatment options used in situations of severe loss of alveolar bone for dental implant treatment.  It is important to understand the treatment options available to the patient when it comes to bone grafting procedures.  Block bone grafting and sinus lifting is a complex regenerative procedure for very experienced clinicians and specialists.  This course will give you hands-on in depth knowledge of these treatment options and the analysis of risk.  It will give you a thorough platform for skill development  and is recommended that you have completed Course 1 Atraumatic Exos & Socket Regeneration prior.  Please be aware that complex procedures should always be performed on patients after numerous pre-clinical simulations and then under strict supervision of an experienced clinician.

 

Didactic component:

  • Anatomy of the maxillary sinus for the purpose of lateral & transcrestal sinus grafts
  • Anatomy of the chin & ramus for bone block harvesting purposes
  • Diagnosis of pathology in the sinus and when to refer to ENT physician
  • CBCT scan analysis, risk assessment, treatment planning and treatment sequence
  • Donor sites - ramus, chin, bone substitutes
  • Use of Piezo surgery and specific instrumentation for complex grafting procedures
  • Flap designs & layered suturing techniques
  • Patient post operative care
  • Patient cases with history, assessment, treatment options, step-by-step treatment

 

Hands-on component:

  • Using pig jaws participants will prepare the harvest site & harvest a block of bone
  • Prepare the donor site to fit the harvested bone
  • Using a sheep maxilla participants will simulate a lateral sinus lift procedure
  • Use Piezo surgery, fixation screws, collagen membranes, membrane tacs, chisels, mallets
  • Use of particulate bone around the site
  • Complex flap designs, relieving incisions for tension free closure and suturing techniques

 

PDF BROCHURE Click here

COURSE DATE & VENUES

sunday, 15th October 2017 SYDNEY

44 O'Dea Avenue, Waterloo
AUSTRALIA

Sunday 26th november 2017 MELBOURNE

Level 9, 369 Royal Parade, Parkville VIC
AUSTRALIA

8am registration for 8:30am start, concludes at 5pm

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Clinical Excellence with Ceramic Restorations


26th and 27th August 2016 course has SOLD OUT

NEW RELEASE DATES (26th and 28th August 2016) SOLD OUT

 

Clinical Excellence with Ceramic Restorations


26th and 27th August 2016 course has SOLD OUT

NEW RELEASE DATES (26th and 28th August 2016) SOLD OUT

 

It doesn’t matter if you own a chair-side CAD/CAM unit or if you send your ceramic veneers, inlays, onlays crown and implant prosthetic work to your technician, this hands-on course will give you a good helping of ceramic restoration knowledge.  Expert knowledge will be shared about ceramics in general. More importantly, this workshop will give you tips and tricks to make your ceramic restorations last.
 
If you have been filled with dismay on looking at your appointment book to see a couple of ceramic onlays booked in, or if you’d like to perform ceramic restorations predictably, this is the course to do. The lectures and workshop will answer those questions that come up when you are in the ‘hot seat’. Is the tooth preparation adequate and will the restoration fit? More importantly, does the ceramic restoration look good and will it last the distance? When it’s time to choose a material for a clinical situation do you know when and why to choose Zirconia, e.max or Empress etc? What about the paradigm shift in resistance and retention form? And how do you predictably bond ceramic restorations to the tooth?
 
Understanding the intricacies of ceramics is the key to longevity, minimising failures and remakes and hence increasing your profits. The objective of the course is to focus on the key factors that will lead to a quality and long lasting ceramic restoration for your practice and your patients.

PDF BROCHURE  CLICK HERE

COURSE DATES & VENUES

Friday, 26th August 2016 & Saturday, 27th August 2016

THE COURSE DATES ABOVE HAVE SOLD OUT

 

New release date

FRIDAY, 26TH AUGUST 2016 & SUNDAY, 28TH AUGUST 2016

THE COURSE DATES ABOVE HAVE SOLD OUT

 

44-48 O'Dea Ave

WATERLOO NSW AUSTRALIA

8:30am registration for 9am start, concludes at 5pm

 

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DAY ONE (Didactic component) 

• Relevant breakthoughs of dental ceramics
• Clinical relevance of optical properties, mechanical properties & their applications
• The influence of composition and microstructure on glass ceramics
• Material selection for inlay, onlay, veneers & single crowns
• Clinical outcome studies
•Handl ing of glass ceramics for durability & longevity
• Cementation of glass ceramics & polycrystalline ceramics
• Laboratory and chair-side digital solutions
• Zirconia full arch implant restorations

 

DAY TWO (Hands-on component) 

 • Preparation design for inlays, onlays, crowns & veneers
• Use of handpieces and ultrasonic tips
• Finishing and polishing of ceramic restorations
• Simplified ceramic staining and glazing techniques
• Bonding & luting techniques

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Planning to minimise complications in dental implantology


Planning to minimise complications in dental implantology


This course discusses the principles and philosophies to dental implant therapy and gives participants structure in a practical method. Providing dental implants as a routine treatment option for your patients in your practice requires specialised equipment, facilities and skills. Inadequate set-up and training can impact your practice in a negatively and cause personal and professional stress, inefficiencies, poor clinical outcomes and a loss of professional reputation.

Dental implant surgeries are invasive and irreversible treatments which are not easily corrected should clinical misjudgement occur. The key to safely integrating the provision of dental implant treatment in private practice should involve a step-by-step development of professional skills and a successive approach to irreversible procedures.

This course will provide attendees with a checklist of the key areas of professional skills (prosthetic and surgical), equipment, instruments, and workflow development, all of which are crucial for a successful clinical outcome. It will assist participants find a safe pathway for the integration and development of dental implants in your practice.

course Topics:

  • Human factors
  • Principles of treatment planning
  • Contraindications
  • Clinical examination from tooth set-up to 3-D digital analysis
  • CBCT scans
  • Treatment sequence, protocols and checklists
  • Pathways to Developing clinical skills for Implantology restorative and surgical “the log-book technique” side
  • Essential equipment and instruments
  • Selecting an implant system
  • Analysis of the dental market  
  • The cost of dental implants
  • Strategies and expected outcomes
  • Treatment options with and without implants
  •  When implants are not the best options
  •  Preventing Complications
  • Implants and marketing
  •  Facts on implant failures
  •  What’s wrong in the medical culture
  • Risk and cost analysis

 

PDF BROCHURE CLICK HERE

COURSE DATE & VENUES

SATURDAY, 10th September 2016

Pullman Quay Grand - Macquarie Room
61 Macquarie St, East Circular Quay Sydney NSW
AUSTRALIA

8am registration for 8:30am start concludes at 6pm

This course will not be running in 2017.  
To register your interest for future courses please email us

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Cancellations


Cancellations


CANCELLATION POLICY

SHOULD A PARTICIPANT WISH TO CANCEL- LECTURE/HANDS-ON COURSE

Cancellations up to 3 months prior to the course- 75% of course fees will be refunded.
Cancellation up to 2 months prior to the course- 50% of course fees will be refunded.
Cancellation up to 1 month prior to the course- 25% of course fees will be refunded.
Cancellations up to 21 days prior to the course- 10% of course fees will be refunded.

If cancellation occurs less than 21 days prior to the course, there shall be no refund of the amount paid.

SHOULD HIGHLANDS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CANCEL - LECTURE

Should Highlands Professional Development cancel the course due to an unforeseen emergency (e.g. severe illness or security problems), participants will be offered a 100% refund or an alternative future course date. Refunds will be made via the same payment method used to make the initial transaction.

SHOULD HIGHLANDS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CANCEL - HANDS-ON COURSE

Hands on courses will proceed on condition that a minimum of 15 participants register for each course. If the minimum number is not met 30 days prior to the set date, Dental ED shall inform the participant of the cancellation/postponement of the course by email. Participants will be offered a 100% refund or an alternative future course date provided there is interest on the part of the enrolee and a vacancy. Refunds will be made via the same payment method used to make the initial transaction.

Highlands Professional Development is not responsible for refunding course fees, airfare fees or hotel reservations or private expenses. For overseas travellers, it is strongly recommended that applications for visas be submitted to the relevant authorities in due time for processing and it is the participants sole responsibility to manage deadlines for visa applications and document requirements.