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DHAA NT – It’s all about prevention

June 30, 2018 @ 09:00 - 17:00

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DHAA NT – It’s all about prevention

Presentation Synopsis
Escape winter and join us in beautiful Darwin for a full day of CPD focused on prevention!

Topics include:
‘The ARM-ER approach to caries management’ using silver fluoride
Fake news, non science and the power of Narrativium
Risk Management with BMS

CPD hours: 6 hours

About the Speakers
Dr Garth Dever

Fake news, non science and the power of Narrativium:
Currently teaching in the BOHT program at the University of Newcastle Central Coast Campus, and in clinical practice at Royal North Shore Hospital Oral Health Service.

Once, in a galaxy far far away, specialist practice and teaching in Paediatric Dentistry in Adelaide followed by Community Dentistry/ Dental Public Heath specialist positions in New Zealand. A stint in Health Services management illustrated that the grass is not always greener and change management in large enterprises is for experts.

Cathy Boyce

‘The ARM-ER approach to caries management’ using silver fluoride:
Exploring silver fluorides: the historical use, what is available in Australia, the differences between the different products and how they can be used in modern day practice. Covering all aspects of clinical application, from use protocols to gaining patient acceptance, you will obtain a deeper understanding of the nature of its efficacy and gain confidence to use it in clinical practice. Cathy will introduce you to the ‘ARM-ER approach’ to caries management using silver fluorides, and take you on a journey of what has been achieved in clinical settings over the past 12 months with her extensive use.

Cathy is an Oral Health Therapist who graduated from Sydney’s Sylvania School of Dental Therapy in 1980. She has enjoyed a long and rewarding career in the dental professionals working in many aspects of dentistry in both public and private clinics.

Cathy has worked with both modes of silver fluoride materials which are available for use in Australia (CSDS and Riva Star) extensively in both her public and private clinical settings and soon realized that silver fluoride use had become an integral part of her approach to caries management. By September 2017 the ARM-ER approach to caries management (using silver fluorides) was articulated and is currently being used to guide clinicians and clients through their own journey of discovery into the how, when and why’s of silver fluoride uses in Australia. Cathy is passionate about improving the health outcomes for all her patients and for yours as well.

Shamus Breen

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.

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.


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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