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DHAA ACT – Risky Business roadshow

June 23, 2018 @ 08:00 - 16:30

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DHAA ACT – “Risky Business” Roadshow

Presentation Synopsis
A must-attend event for every clinician! Join the DHAA ACT for a full day, 6 hour CPD event focusing on how to manage risks in oral health practice.

Risk management
Regular interaction with clients is a daily occurrence for Dental Hygienists and Oral Health Therapists. With this in mind, you may face situations where your clients claim an alleged breach in your professional duties. Beyond this, there are many other risks faced each day, therefore it’s important to have a strong understanding of professional indemnity insurance and ways to reduce practice risk. BMS’presentation will cover examples of industry claims, ways to reduce practice risk and key aspects of the professional indemnity insurance policy, as well as other products available exclusively to DHAA members.

Infection control
Is your infection control knowledge up-to-date? Do you meet the requirements of the National Law? As a registered dental practitioner, it is YOUR responsibility to ensure you practise in a way that maintains and enhances public health and safety – this includes knowing how to prevent or minimize the risk of the spread of infectious diseases. This hands-on workshop will explore what documentation is required for your practice and how to follow these critical guidelines, to protect both yourself and the public.

Oral health promotion and fluoride varnish
Professionally applied 5% sodium fluoride varnish remains one of the cornerstones of preventive dentistry. This presentation will review the use of fluoride varnish in line with International and Australian guidelines, including the ICCMS™ caries management system.

Fluoride varnish programs which use a school setting, rather than a dental setting, to provide fluoride varnish treatments, are an effective, evidenced based intervention to reduce decay rates in children and provide an innovative form of service delivery. Cathryn will discuss the Carevan Foundation Sun Smiles school fluoride varnish program; which was nominated as the DHAA Social Responsibility Project for Australia, as part of the world wide IFDH Social Responsibility Program.

Cathryn will also discuss her newly published children’s picture book “Who is the Tooth Fairy’s best friend?” The book has been successfully incorporated into the Sun Smiles program and provides a new oral health literacy resource for discussing the benefits of fluoride with young children and their families.

Scope of Practice
Learn about the procedures, the actions, the processes and more, with Associate Professor Janet Wallace.

CPD hours: 6 hours

About the Speaker
Shamus Breen
Shamus is the Managing Director of the Australian Affinity office. Shamus has more than 20 years of industry experience, having served senior roles at two of the major international brokers in the affinity and healthcare sectors. His passion for creating meaningful member value for associations and its members has seen him focus on this industry throughout his career as an insurance broker.

Dr Janet Wallace

Associate Professor Janet Wallace from the University of Newcastle, Australia, is the Acting Head of Discipline, Program Convenor of the Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy program and the architect and chief investigator of the research program, Senior Smiles, a preventive oral health care program for older people living in residential aged care facilities. She is
an Appointed Board member of the Dental Council of New South Wales, currently serving her third term of office.

Cathryn Carboon

Cathryn graduated as dux of her dental hygiene course in Adelaide in 1989. She was honoured to receive the Oral B Foundation Award for excellence in preventive dentistry upon graduation. She completed a Graduate Certificate in Health Promotion from La Trobe University in 2011 and a Master of Health Promotion at Deakin University in 2017. She is the 2016 recipient of the IFDH and Global Child Dental Fund Social Responsibility Award and author of the recently published children’s picture book “Who is the Tooth Fairy’s best friend?”

Infection control speaker TBA


DHAA Event Regulations
DHAA Members: To obtain the discounted DHAA Ltd Membership price you are required to be a financial member of the DHAA Ltd on the date of purchase.

Student Members: Student Members must be an eligible and current student member of the DHAA Ltd at the time of purchasing the ticket. DHAA Student Membership is free and expires on 30 June of the year following your graduation.

Cancellation Policy: 10 days notice must be given in writing to [email protected], if you cannot attend, to receive a refund. Reimbursements will not be made after this time. Registration can be transferred to another person of the same membership status.

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If you would prefer your image NOT be used, then please notify us in advance, in writing, of the event that you are attending to [email protected]


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