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DHAA NSW and ADOHTA NSW: Orthodontics with Dr Derek Mahony

July 22, 2017 @ 08:00 - 17:00

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DHAA NSW and ADOHTA NSW invite you to join us for a day on Orthodontics with Dr Derek Mahony.

The course “Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment in the mixed dentition” is suitable for Dentists, Dental Hygienist, Dental Therapists and Oral Health Therapists.

The course is appropriate for those clinicians that both work and do not work within orthodontics.

The last hour of the course will be dedicated to scope of practice for dental hygienists and oral health therapists in regards to orthodontics.

The day will include morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Learning Objectives
The identification, evaluation, control and neutralisation of worsening factors in a developing malocclusion.
Review of facial growth patterns and a rational choice of diagnostic and therapeutic orthodontic treatment procedures.
Clinicians will be shown how to minimise skeletal, dentoalveolar and muscular problems, by the end of the transition to the permanent dentition.

Program Outline

  • Interceptive orthodontics
  • Growth modification
  • Patient co-operation
  • Early treatment philosophy
  • Age 3-7 diagnosis and treatment
  • Oral habits: thumb, tongue, pacifier
  • Posterior cross bite
  • Anterior cross bite
  • Allergies, adenoids and airways
  • Eruption problems
  • Harmonising width of the dental arches
  • Improving speech problems
  • Simplifying and/or shortening treatment time for later corrective orthodontics
  • Reducing the likelihood of impacted permanent teeth
  • Myo-functional therapy
  • Maintaining early treatment changes as the face matures
  • Interceptive therapies in Class III malocclusions
  • Treatment and prevention of craniomandibular disorders in paediatric dentistry
  • Prevention and treatment of periodontal problems in interceptive orthodontics
  • Prevention and treatment of dental trauma

Benefits of early treatment

  • Influence jaw growth in a positive manner
  • Harmonise width of the dental arches
  • Improve eruption patterns
  • Lower risk of trauma to protruded upper incisors
  • Correct harmful oral habits
  • Improve aesthetics and self esteem
  • Simplify and/or shorten treatment time for later corrective orthodontics
  • Reduce the likelihood of impacted permanent teeth
  • Improve some speech problems
  • Preserve or gain space for erupting permanent teeth

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. Student Membership expires June 30th following your graduation. Student Membership to the DHAA Ltd is Free.
ADOHTA Members – All ADOHTA members are required to show proof of membership to ADOHTA, please email [email protected]. You are required to be a current member at the time of purchase to either DHAA Ltd or ADOHTA inc.
Dietary Requirements – We will attempt to accommodate all dietary requirements. Please send through any restrictions to [email protected] at least seven (7) days prior to the event.
Cancellation Policy – 14 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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July 22, 2017
08:00 - 17:00
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