Time to get together for a full day education event at a multi awarding winning Estate to mix both business and pleasure. Explore emerging oral health services in orofacial myology, microbiological testing in dentistry, as well as an in-depth discussion of management of dental fears and phobia, in particular, survivors of domestic violence and vulnerable people.
- Dr Tony Eldridge & Colleen O'Callaghan
- Obstructive Sleep Apnoea, TMD and tongue tie.
From neonates to the elderly. Diagnosis, treatment and management pathways for all Dental Practitioners.
- Airway dysfunction in children and adults.
The role of the Dental Practitioner in early diagnosis and intervention.
- Oral health care, dental fears and phobias, and victim survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
The Dental Practitioner working with vulnerable people and why it matters.
- Susan Rusalen & Kate Phillips
- The shift from treadmill mechanical dental hygiene to being a true health partner
- Implementation & practices for hygiene practice of microbiological testing in dentistry
- Colleen O'Callaghan
- Interactive Discussion
- Implementation & challenges
CPD Hours: 6.5 hours scientific
About Our Speakers:
Dr Tony Eldridge
Dr Eldridge has restricted his referral based practice to the treatment of complex Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMJD), orofacial pain disorders, sleep disorders, and oral medicine in children and adults for nearly 20 years. He holds several post graduate qualifications in pain management and has presented lectures to medical, dental and allied health practitioners both nationally and internationally.
His practice includes early intervention of neonate and child airway and masticatory disorders. These aspects of diagnosis and treatment utilising a multidisciplinary approach to care has helped many young patients reach their full craniofacial growth and development, free from airway and occlusal dysfunction and associated co-morbidities.
In recent years, Dr Eldridge has continued to develop his extensive experience working with survivors of gender and sexual-based violence, child abuse, and domestic violence into roles within the Australian Defence Force.
He is a qualified Civil to Military Cooperation Advisor and Operational Gender Advisor, and is currently senior instructor with the Peace Operations Training Centre at the Australian Defence College, Canberra. This position includes delivery of courses to ADF and international military personnel on the aspects of incorporating the protection of women and children into planning during war and conflict, and humanitarian and disaster relief operations. He has deployed numerous times both domestically and overseas in various such roles. He also holds qualifications as a United Nations Staff Officer (UNSO) and United Nations Child Protection Officer (UNCPO).
Dr Eldridge remains extremely passionate about the effects of war, conflict, and sexual and domestic violence and abuse on women and children, and the significant trauma-related dental fears and phobias these situations create in a significant percentage of our patients. Creating awareness of these dark and often untold stories extends to teaching aspects of the critical role, responsibilities, and opportunities we all have in advancing the health, well-being, and dental care for survivors.
Our Event Sponsors:
Our event hand hygiene products and masks are kindly sponsored by Erskine Oral Care.
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