This program is 11.75 CDP hours

Thursday 8 March - Pre Conference Workshops

Time Session
 9.00 - 17.00 Management of Extraction Sockets – Hands-on Workshop with Pig Jaws  
Pre-implantological and / or pre-prosthetic surgical techniques for reliable treatment outcome
Dr Karl-Ludwig Ackermann
Brought to you by Geistlich 

Register via the ASP registration form
11.00 - 12.30 DPL seminar series - Sliding Doors "Dirty stories"
Brought to you by DPLA 

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13.00 - 17.00  Guided Biofilm Therapy Hands-on Workshop
A/Prof Axel Spahr
Brought to you by Henry Schein Halas and EMS

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  1800 -1930 Welcome reception amongst the exhibition
Venue: Pan Pacific Perth

Kindly sponsored by Dentsply Sirona

Workshop details

Management of Extraction Sockets – Hands-on Workshop with Pig Jaws
Pre-implantological and / or pre-prosthetic surgical techniques for reliable treatment outcome
Dr Karl-Ludwig Ackermann 

Brought to you by Geistlich
6 hours CPD

Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Venue: Pan Pacific Perth

Today, implants are getting more and more a prerequisite for a satisfactory perio-prosthetic rehabilitations outcome. Tooth loss is always related with bone loss. To achieve a reliable and stable implant success rates, in many cases, hard and/or soft tissue augmentation procedures are required. Pre-implantological augmentation procedures or defect contouring and filling simultaneously to implant placement are the concepts of choice. Socket preservation is performed to maintain bone and soft tissues prior to conventional or implant based prosthetic therapy.

Objectives: The program will cover all the necessities for a successful socket and ridge preservation treatment, augmentation procedures and in addition it will demonstrate the needs of a perfect soft tissue management

1. Atraumatic extraction
2. Straight forward Socket and Ridge Preservation
3. Protocol for application of biomaterials (within the fresh socket)
4. Open healing with application of membrane
5. Socket sealing techniques
6. Soft tissue grafts
7. Collagen matrix technique
8. Soft tissue management
- Incision techniques and flap designs
- Pouch technique
- Tunnel technique

Registration as part of the conference registration process.

Hands-on places limited to 20 delegates
ASP Member $895 ($795 Early Bird prior to Thursday 1 February)
Non Member $995 ($895 Early Bird prior to Thursday 1 February)

Dental Protection Sliding Doors Seminar Series - "Dirty stories"

1.5 hours CPD

Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm
Venue: Pan Pacific Perth

Dental Protection will be running their Sliding Doors seminar, Dirty Stories, on Thursday 8 March as part of the ASP pre-conference program. This event is free to all Dental Protection members and can be booked directly through their website. Non-members are welcome to attend for a fee.

2015 saw infection control in dentistry catapulted into mainstream culture due to widely publicised infection control breaches in NSW. Dirty Stories will look at the risks to the practitioner of an infection control breach, and answer the oft asked questions; does it really matter is there is a breach? and, are all breaches equally as bad?

The Dental Protection "Sliding Doors" Seminar Series began in February 2015 in Brisbane and has been presented in major cities as well as regional areas of Australia over the past few years. Dates have also been released for Tasmania and Sydney in 2018.

The aim is to provide practitioners with the skills to handle difficult situations and to put them in control, based on a better understanding of the complexities involved.

The five different scenarios covered over the course of the Sliding Doors seminar series are:
1. Why didn't you say so? Consent
2. Which side are we on? Wrong tooth, wrong site
3. Gob smacked. Allegation of rough handling or abuse
4. Stretching the boundary. Working beyond the scope of practice
5. Dirty stories. Infection control breach

The series provides a fresh take on the key factors surrounding consent, communication and record keeping. The importance of each of these factors in the outcome of an incident, claim or allegation will be highlighted.

* Dental Protection members attend free as a benefit of membership
* Non-members to pay $220 at the event (online payment not available)

If you are not already a Dental Protection member, email to confirm your interest in receiving further information and booking details.

Please note, while an attendance fee of $220 per person applies to registered practitioner non-members, this can be offset against your membership if taken before 30 June in the relevant year of renewal.

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Guided Biofilm Therapy Hands-on Workshop
A/Prof Axel Spahr

Brought to you by Henry Schein Halas and EMS

Time: 1.00 – 5.00pm
Venue: Pan Pacific Perth

3.5 hours CPD

Are you ready to shift your paradigms to include Guided Biofilm Therapy as your go-to approach for preventive and periodontal maintenance treatment? If so, this hands-on CPD workshop is for you!

Participants will discuss the most modern, gentle and cost effective techniques available for periodontal and implant maintenance. You'll discover Guided Biofilm Therapy and learn why it integrates with the modern concept of preventive and minimally invasive dentistry. Key topics include: how to make periodontal treatments more effective and more enjoyable to you, your patients and dental practice.

All participants will also have an opportunity to follow the complete Guided Biofilm Therapy protocol step-by-step on simulation models. 

A/Prof Axel Spahr
Axel Spahr is Head of Periodontics at the Sydney Dental Hospital and Head of the Discipline Periodontics at the University of Sydney. A/Prof. Spahr is the former Head of Periodontics at the University of Ulm in Germany and has worked at various international universities and research facilities. He has a further training in microbiology and molecular biology and extensive experience in basic science research, animal research and clinical research. A/Prof. Spahr's research interest includes periodontal regeneration, bone regeneration, periodontitis and systemic diseases as well as antimicrobial therapy. He has lead large externally funded research projects and is collaborating with leading international research groups and companies in the field of periodontology, implantology and bone regeneration. He is author of numerous publications in international peer-reviewed dental and medical journals and has presented his work on professional conferences worldwide.

Registration as part of the conference registration process.

Places limited to 18 delegates
Cost: $110

Friday 9 March

Time Session
  8.00 Registration desk open
  8.45 – 9.00 Dr Fritz Heitz
  9.00 – 9.45 Prof Bjorn Klinge
Diagnostics in perio: saliva as a carrier of biologic information
  9.45 – 10.30 Prof Giovanni Salvi 
Advances in non-surgical management of periodontal disease
  10.30 – 10.45 Q+A
  10.45 – 11.15      Morning tea
  11.15 – 12.00 Dr Jeanie Suvan
Periodontal diseases and masticatory performance
  12.00- 12.45

Prof Bernard Koong 
Photon guns - Which one to use today?

  12.45 – 13.00      Q+A
  13.00- 14.00 Lunch
   Parallel 1 Parallel 2
  14.00 – 14.30 Prof Saso Ivanovski
Periodontal tissue engineering and regenerative medicine 
Dr Jeanie Suvan
Keys to periodontal risk
  14.30 – 15.00 Dr Michael Danesh-Meyer 
Success in soft tissue grafting
Dr Ahmed Saleh 
Periodontal prognosis: To extract or not? The answer is ...
  15.00 – 15.15 Q+A Q+A
  15.15 – 15.45 Afternoon tea
  15.45 – 16.15

Prof Giovanni Salvi 
Risk control for periodontal implant candidates

  16.15 – 16.45 Prof Bjorn Klinge    
Use and misuse of systemic antibiotics
  16.45 – 17.00 Q+A
  1900 – 2230 Conference dinner
Venue: Fraser's Kings Park
Dress: Formal 

Saturday 10 March

Time Session 
  8.15 Registration desk open
  8.15 ASP Biennial General Meeting 
  9.00 – 9.45

Prof Bjorn Klinge
Guidelines for periodontal treatment – The Swedish way

  9.45 – 10.30

Prof Paul Abbott
Perio-Endo – getting to the root of the problem

  10.30 – 10.45 Q& A
  10.45 – 11.15 Morning tea
  Parallel 1 Parallel 2
  11.15 – 11.45 Dr Graham Carmichael
Prosthodontic reconstructions for the perio patient
Dr Janina Christoforou
Oral medicine strategies. What to refer and when
  11.45- 12.15 Dr David Grossberg
Crown Lengthening for Retention and Aesthetics

Dr Jeanie Suvan
Primary prevention- Biofilm control

  12.15 – 12.30 Q+A Q+A
  12.30- 13.30 Lunch
  13.30 – 14.00 Dr Wendy Gill   
Lasers in periodontal treatment
Prof Karl-Ludwig Ackermann
Augmentation in periodontal patients
  14.00 – 14.30 Prof Giovanni Salvi         
Management of peri- implantitis
Dr Jane McCarthy
The ortho perio partnership
  14.30 – 15.00 Prof Bjorn Klinge
Virtual planning and pre-op prosthodontics in implant dentistry
  15.00– 15.30 Afternoon tea
  15.30 – 16.30 Dr Glen Liddelow, Prof Lisa Heitz Mayfield, Prof Giovanni Salvi, Prof Bjorn Klinge, Dr Jeanie Suvan, Dr Graham Carmichael, Prof Karl-Ludwig Ackermann
Panel Discussion 
 16.30 Conference close

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