07:45 - 08:15

08:15 - 08:30
MC - Andrew Bailey / Welcome to Country

08:30 - 09:30
The Health Ombudsman - Mr Leon Atkinson-MacEwen
Opening Address: Increasing expectations on Dental Assistants to act professionally and ethically

09:30 - 10:30
Terry McAuley - Infection Control Update

10:30 - 11:30
Morning Tea

11:30 - 12:30
Prof Saso Ivanovski - Periodontal Tissue Engineering Using 3D-Printing

12:30 - 13:15
Dr Hooman Baghaie - Substance Use Disorders and Oral Health

13:15 - 14:15

14:15 - 15:15
Dr Marjan Jones - Laser treatment of oral restrictions - one step in comprehensive oral health management

15:15 - 15:30

15:30 - 16:30
Dr Kristina Cain - Dento-facial Aesthetics: Facial injectables in the Dental practice

16:30 - 16:45
Closing Address

Happy Hour

Scientific CPD: 5 hours and 45 mins

Dental Assisting and Beyond 2017 – Topic Synopsis

Increasing expectations on Dental Assistants to act professionally and ethically
Mr Leon Atkinson-MacEwen, Health Ombudsman of Queensland

Office of the Health Ombudsman complaints process — protecting the health and safety of the public. This lecture will cover the National Code of Conduct for Health Care Workers and its impact on Dental Assistants highlighting infection control practices.

Infection Control Update
Terry McAuley

There has been an increased focus on infection prevention in dental care after well publicised infection control breaches resulting in cancellation, suspension and/or conditions imposed on the registration of several dentists. In some cases the dentists blamed the issue on inexperienced staff or the inability to ‘keep up to date’. It is important to note that approach to reprocessing of reusable medical devices, including dental instruments has undergone a revolution over the past decade with increased research occurring on the safety and effectiveness of commonly used cleaning, disinfection and sterilisation practices. This presentation highlights the essential contribution correct reprocessing has on patient safety and infection risks due to the increasingly invasive procedures being undertaken in dental practice.

Periodontal Tissue Engineering Using 3D-Printing
Prof Saso Ivanovski

A critical requirement for periodontal regeneration is the ability to promote the formation of functional periodontal attachment between regenerated alveolar bone and newly formed cementum on the root surface. This lecture will address the current status of periodontal regeneration clinical procedures, as well as advanced tissue engineering approaches capable of recapitulating the complex wound healing events that will lead to predictable periodontal regeneration.

Substance Use Disorders and Oral Health
Dr Hooman Baghaie

Globally it is estimated that 246 million or one in 20 people aged between 15-64 used illicit substances in 2013 alone. With substance use becoming a common challenge, it is important for the dental practice to be aware of the surrounding clinical, ethical and legal issues. This lecture aims to explore some of these aspects in relation to substance abuse.

Laser treatment of oral restrictions – one step in comprehensive oral health management
Dr Marjan Jones

The training & practice of oral health professionals has included very limited exploration of soft tissue dysfunction (including tongue ties or ‘oral restrictions’) and their far-reaching effect. Likewise, the application of lasers in clinical practice is less well understood than they ought to be. However, with the evolution of clinical practice, we better understand both the critical importance of preventative action and the connections between mouth and body function. This session explores some features of oral restrictions including the importance of early identification and management to prevent dysfunctional habit patterns that have effects across the life-span.

Dento-facial Aesthetics: Facial Injectables in the Dental practice
Dr Kristina Cain

Incorporating Dento-facial aesthetics with facial injectables into the dental practice has gained much recognition over the past few years. Many dentists and their teams are advancing the profession into the future by recognising the advanced skill set we have at our disposal. With excellent training now available to Dentists, DAs, Hygientists and OHTs and Practice Managers, the entire team can confidently offer refreshing full-face injectables to complement all treatment for the dentition.

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Dental Assisting and Beyond 2017 Speaker Bios

Mr Leon Atkinson-MacEwen, Health Ombudsman of Queensland

Mr Atkinson-MacEwen has strong senior management experience in both the Australian public service and Tasmanian state service. Prior to the appointment as Health Ombudsman in January 2014, Mr Atkinson-MacEwen was most recently the Tasmanian Ombudsman and Health Complaints Commissioner, and Energy Ombudsman. In this role, he led and managed significant cultural change and process improvements within the Office of the Ombudsman and Health Complaints Commissioner. He was responsible for driving improvements in the delivery of health services and administrative practices in Tasmania, including improvements in the administration of opioid prescribing and in the administration of kinship care assessments for children in care in Tasmania.

Previous to this, Mr Atkinson-MacEwen was the Director of Liquor and Gaming and, for a time, the Commissioner for Licensing within the Tasmanian Department of Treasury and Finance. Over his career, his responsibilities have included strategic analysis, policy formulation and implementation, the conduct of major investigations, administrative oversight and change management.

He has extensive experience in working closely with key stakeholders such as Ministers and Parliamentary Committees, government departments and public instrumentalities, the business sector and community organisations. Mr Atkinson-MacEwen has undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in history and languages (Mandarin).

Terry McAuley, Director STEAM Consulting Pty Ltd

RN, MSc Medical Device Decontamination; Grad Dip Education and Training; Cert Mgt Decontamination Reusable Medical Devices (UK); Cert Sterilization and Infection Control; Cert Perioperative Nursing; Cert Operating Suite Management; Cert IV A & WT; MACORN; MACN.

Terry has over 23 years’ experience as an independent Consultant in her own business, STEAM Consulting Pty Ltd. In this capacity, she has conducted training and consultancy reviews of hospital based sterilising services, day procedure centres, dental, podiatry and general office-based practices and performed state-wide audits for various Australian Departments of Health.

She represents the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control on the Australian Standards Committee responsible for AS/NZS 4187 Reprocessing Reusable Medical Devices in Health Service Organisations and the sister Standard AS/NZS 4815.

Prof Saso Ivanovski
BDSc (Hons), BDentSt, MDSc (Perio), PhD, FICD, FADI

SasoIvanovski is the Professor of Periodontology at the Griffith University School of Dentistry and Oral Health where he leads the specialist training program in periodontology.

He currently combines this position with part time specialist practice in periodontics and surgical implant dentistry.

He is the former federal president of the Australian Society of Periodontology (ASP) and the Australasian Osseointegration Society (AOS), and is a fellow of the International Team of Implantology.

Saso leads a research group with an interest in the clinical and biological aspects of osseointegration and periodontal regeneration, and has published over 100 full length papers in the peer-reviewed international literature.

Dr Hooman Baghaie
BOH, BDSc (Hons)

Hooman (pronounced ‘who-man”) was born in Iran and arrived in Australia as a 13 year old refugee.

He started his training in healthcare as an Oral Health Therapist, followed by a BDSc (Hons) from the University of Queensland.

While clinically he practices as a dentist, he is a great advocator of health equity in disadvantaged groups including those suffering from mental health issues, eating and substance use disorders as well as refugees.

He is currently pursuing a medical degree at Griffith University.

Dr Marjan Jones
BDSc (UQ) Hons BSc (Melb)

Dr Marjan Jones, dental surgeon, is a pioneer in establishing a multi-disciplinary approach to treatment of oral restrictions. With close to 20 years’ experience with dental lasers & with application of knowledge gained from continuing education and experience in treating oral restrictions with laser, she now treats patients as young as a few days old in order to assist with establishing optimum oral function.

In response to requests to teach the innovative, multi-disciplinary approach to treatment, she co-founded the Tongue Tie Institute designed to advance the education of all health professionals in the treatment of oral restrictions & she now lectures to practitioners from around the world.

She is a Fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute, a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry & the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine & chairperson of the Board of the International Consortium of Ankylofrenula Professionals.

Dr Kristina Cain

Kristina became interested in Dento-facial aesthetics with facial injectables in 2010. She attended the very first Austalasian Academy of Dento-facial Aesthetics (AADFA) course conducted in Australia and was fully qualified in September, 2011. Over the past 4 years, Kristina has been trainer with the same company to educate her colleagues in this ever-advancing field. Kristina graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Queensland in 1995. She is currently also a business-owner and practicing dentist at Refresh Dental Spa in the Brisbane, CBD. Having recently become a Fellow with IADFE (International Academy of Dento-facial Esthetics) based in New York, USA, Kristina is highly passionate about the field of facial enhancements and educating others. As well as being a Justice of the Peace, she is a also a member of both the Dental Advisory Panel for Experien Insurance Brokers and the Brisbane Dental Study Club.

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