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DHAA Vic – Annual end of year half day CPD at Kooyong Tennis Club

November 16 @ 08:30 - 13:30

DHAA Vic Branch annual end of year half day CPD at Kooyong Tennis Club

About this event
Join us at the Kooyong Tennis Club for a half day CPD event featuring three fantastic speakers and finishing up with lunch.
The day will cover a range of topics from Silver Diamide Fluoride use and application with a focus on its role in special needs dentistry. Dr Sharonne Zaks, TedX Sydney presenter will also be joining us to share her knowledge on the paralells between sexual assault and dental appointments. And the morning will round out with a look at the new Periodontal Classification and how to stage and grade patients.

8.30-10am – Dr Katy Theodore:
Dentist, teacher, project officer, & passionate public health advocate,
Will be presenting regarding Silver Diamide Fluoride use and application and its role in special needs dentistry.

10-10.30am – Morning Tea

10.30- 11.30am – Dr Sharonne Zaks:
Dentist, special interest phobic patients and sexual assault victims
Shall discuss: ‘A trauma informed approach for vulnerable patients; patient management guidelines’

11.30- 12.30pm – Dr Sara Byrne:
Shall present “The staging and grading of peridontal disease”

12.30-1.30pm – Lunch

Photo courtesy of: ‘TEDx Sydney Visionair media’

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CPD hours: 4 hours

Full Lecture Synopsis:
Silver Diamide Fluoride use and application and its role in special needs dentistry.
“Value-based health care” is a strategy for ensuring that services provided have a positive impact on quality of life measures. “Low-value” services may be expensive and fail to improve the things that matter to patients, such as the experience of pain or infection, or confidence in their health.
Silver Fluoride, a remineralising agent once a widely used in Australia, received some bad press and was phased out of practice. Recently it has had a resurgence in popularity around the globe and has been identified as a high-value service. This presentation will cover the history of use, indications in paediatric and special needs dentistry, safety considerations in more detail. The main learning outcome is hoped to be that you will feel comfortable enough to use the product following attendance at the presentation.

‘A trauma informed approach for survivors of sexual assault, anxious and phobic patients; practical strategies’.
The first half of the talk will include the paralells between sexual assault and dental appointments,the scope of the issue of sexual assault with statistics, how survivors of trauma in general and sexual assault in particular present to us and the ways trauma changes the brain.
The second half will focus on the skillset required to work with survivors of all kinds of trauma and anxious and phobic patients in general. The practical strategies apply to across the board not just to survivors of sexual assault.
There is also a section on how to sensitively handle a disclosure of a history of sexual abuse to us and if there is time for it, a section on avoiding vicarious trauma and burnout ie self care working with trauma.

Speaker Biographies:
Dr Katy Theodore – Dentist, teacher, project officer, & passionate public health advocate
Dr Katy Theodore graduated from dental school in Adelaide 10 years ago. Katy has worked in every state in Australia, in combinations of public and private clinics, and enjoys both teaching and learning.
She is currently working clinically in the Integrated Special Needs Department of the dental hospital, and non-clinically supporting the Chief Oral Health Officer in developing progressive new models of care for the public service of Victoria, with a focus on identifying therapies that influence quality of life outcomes for clients.

Dr Sara Byrne – Periodontist , BDS Hons (Uni Melb) Cert.Perio (NYU), Diplomat:American Board of Periodontology
Sara obtained her Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours from The University of Melbourne in 2000 before undertaking her Advanced Education in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry at New York University and graduating in 2010. Sara is a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology.
Currently, Sara is in full time specialist private practice in Collins Street Melbourne. She practices all aspects of her speciality, with a special interest in minimally invasive techniques for the management of dental extractions, implant placement, soft tissue plastic surgical procedures, hard tissue augmentation and resective and regenerative treatment to restore health around the natural dentition.

Dr Sharonne Zaks – Dentist, special interest phobic patients and sexual assault victims
Dr Sharonne Zaks graduated at the top of her class from the University of Melbourne. She has over 20 years of experience in private practice in Melbourne and regional Victoria, with a special interest in treating anxious and phobic patients and survivors of sexual assault and trauma. She practices in East St. Kilda and also enjoys teaching internationally trained dentists part time.
Sharonne’s compassionate approach is based on the trauma informed principles, her clinical experience and research into dental anxiety, phobia and trauma. The free video resources she has created involved close collaboration with the Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA) for 18 months. These are now being used to train dentists across 500 centres in Texas and will shortly appear on the ADA CPD portal.
Sharonne is passionate about improving the dental experience for all. She recently presented to over 5000 people at TEDx in Sydney and at the ADA congress in Adelaide amongst other dental conferences. This generated much media interest. Sharonne’s recent interviews include The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, SBS online, ABC ‘Conversations’ and radio national, Channel 10 and the BBC World Service with many more print, radio, online and TV appearances to come. Her work has been featured in a book that has been distributed globally with another planned for release in 2020. There has also been widespread interest in Sharonne’s work from beyond the dental world, including from nurses, teachers, lawyers, psychiatrists and psychologists.
Outside dentistry, Sharonne is a professional musician and loves composing. She completed an advanced diploma of music and has played the piano and trumpet in bands at venues and music festivals around Australia for many years.


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. Student Membership expires June 30th following your graduation. Student Membership to the DHAA Ltd is Free.

ADOHTA Members – To obtain the discounted ADOHTA & NZDHA Membership price you are required to be a financial member of the ADOHTA or NZDHA on the date of purchase.

Dietary Requirements – We will attempt to accommodate all dietary requirements. Please send through any restrictions to at least seven (7) days prior to the event.

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November 16
08:30 - 13:30
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