Back by popular demand, a day at Aloft Perth featuring the following speakers;
Dr Gregory Celine
Dr Jee-Yun Leung
- When the Medical History Hits the Next Page – Where to Start with Patients with Special Needs
Dr Lyle Lansdown
- Vegetations of Mass Infection: What is endocarditis and the association with dentistry
The swollen face: a case series of odontogenic infections in children
Diagnosis and management of dental infections
This lecture delves into the various presentations of “the swollen face” in paediatric patients, through a series of clinical case studies. It highlights conditions that are commonly misdiagnosed and pinpoints frequent pitfalls in treatment, aiming to enhance the clinician's diagnostic and decision-making skills. Emphasis is placed on interpreting clinical signs, understanding the underlying pathophysiology, and adopting evidence-based treatment strategies. The session seeks to equip clinicians with the knowledge and practical insights needed to navigate these complex cases effectively, enhancing patient outcomes and reducing the likelihood of complications.
- Aetiology and Pathophysiology: Understand the causes of odontogenic infections ranging from untreated dental caries, anomalies, dental trauma, and their pathophysiological mechanisms.
- Clinical Presentation and Early Detection: Describe the symptoms of odontogenic infections, emphasising the importance of early recognition and the consequences of delayed treatment.
- Diagnostic Approaches: Outline standard procedures for diagnosing odontogenic infections, including the use of appropriate radiographic imaging.
- Management and Treatment: Review best practices for managing odontogenic infections, with a focus on pharmacological and surgical interventions, and discuss the role of antibiotics and resistance.
When the Medical History Hits the Next Page – Where to Start with Patients with Special Needs
The treatment approach involved in Special Needs Dentistry is complex, requiring a good understanding of multiple medical and social factors in a compromised oral environment, and evidence-based medical and dental guidelines. This lecture will explore the range of patients with special needs an oral health practitioner may encounter, and the holistic and rational care philosophy behind SND.
Introduction to Special Needs Dentistry
- Understanding barriers to receiving dental care
- Performing a risk assessment
- Assessing what treatment modifications may be required
- Understanding treatment intent and goals, and how these may change over time
Volunteerism in the Family and Domestic Violence Space
An overview of Healing Smiles, a unique and life-changing WA-based registered charity that provides pro-bono dental treatment to survivors of family and domestic violence.
Vegetations of Mass Infection: What is endocarditis and the association with dentistry
What is endocarditis and what is the effect on the heart? This talk will cover a background in endocarditis, how it is acquired and the types of organisms associated with it. There will be video examples of normal valves juxtaposed with infected valves. Treatment of infections will also be covered. The topic will cover dentistry and risks of endocarditis from dental procedures
Learning objectives: How endocarditis is acquired, the effects on the heart and treatment options
Dr Gregory Celine
Dr Greg Celine is a specialist paediatric dentist with special interest in the treatment of medically-compromised children and paediatric hospital dentistry. Greg completed his undergraduate studies at Griffith University on the Gold Coast and his specialist training in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Western Australia. Greg works as a full-time consultant paediatric dentist at Perth Children’s Hospital and splits his time between clinics, theatres and supervising the current postgraduate students, and also operates at Busselton Hospital in WA’s Southwest as part of an outreach program. He is also the current president of the WA Branch of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry.
Dr Jee-Lun Leung
Dr Jee-Yun Leung is currently the only Specialist in Special Needs Dentistry in WA, and is passionate about tackling the oral health inequalities faced by those living with special needs. She is a Consultant at Fiona Stanley Hospital, where she sees patients with medical complexities and disability, is part of the Head & Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Team, and teaches UWA dental students. She serves on the State Oral Health Advisory Committee of the WA Chief Dental Office, is a Dental Specialists Society of WA Councillor and UWA Fogarty Scholar Alumnus, and holds membership with the ANZASND, RACDS and ADA.
Jee-Yun has local and international SND experience, and was awarded prestigious scholarships for her undergraduate and specialty training. She has completed a Masters in Special Care Dentistry at the Eastman Dental Institute (University College London), Diploma in Special Care Dentistry (Royal College of Surgeons England), and Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Special Needs Dentistry (University of Adelaide). Her research includes oral health delivery systems for people with special needs, quality of online dental information, and early radiographic changes in osteoradionecrosis. She recently contributed 6 textbook chapters to A Practical Approach to Special Care Dentistry (Wiley-Blackwell 2022).
Dr Jacinta Vu
Oral Medicine Specialist BDsc (Hons), DClinDent (Oral Med/Oral Path), MRACDS (OralMed), FRACDS, FPFA, FADI, FICDDr
Jacinta Vu is an experienced Oral Medicine Specialist and co-owner of The Centre for Oral Medicine and Facial Pain. She completed her dental degree at UWA in 2001 prior to undertaking specialist Oral Medicine training at the University of Sydney in 2010. Jacinta has worked extensively in private practice, as well as holding a Consultant Oral Medicine Specialist role at Perth Children’s Hospital. Dr Vu has been involved in teaching and lecturing the Doctor of Dental Medicine and Doctor of Clinical Dentistry students at the University of Western Australia and is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at UWA. Dr Vu is a Member of the Royal Australasian College of Dentists in the Oral Medicine stream, and a Fellow in the general dental stream.
With a passion for volunteering, Dr Vu is the Clinical Coordinator of Healing Smiles, a probono dental treatment program for survivors of domestic violence in WA. Dr Vu’s contributions to dentistry and society have been recognised with Fellowships in the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the Academy Dentistry International and the International College of Dentistry.
With her extensive clinical experience, warm patient-centred approach and collaborative nature, Jacinta will work with you to improve the health and function of the orofacial region.
Dr Lyle Lansdown
Lyle Lansdown Supervisor Sonographer at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital. Over 20 years’ experience at a tertiary hospital in Cardiology with background as a Cardiac Scientist, Cardiac Sonographer and now Supervisor for the past 7 years.
Esther graduated from Curtin University in 1997 with an associates degree in dental hygiene. She has worked in private practice over the last 26 years in WA for general and specialist dentists. Along with this she was a research officer for the UWA Smile Study in 2005-2008, researching the link between periodontal disease and preterm and low birth weight babies. I have a special interest in oral health prevention and have run lessons in day care centres, primary schools and in orphanages overseas ( India).
Esther currently works in the dental speciality of periodontics at "Western Periodontics and Implants with Dr Melanie McAlpine, in Northbridge. She joined Tepe in October 2023 as a clinical educator - educating in preventive oral care to both dental professionals and the public.
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