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Learning for life The ADX12 Sydney dental exhibition isn’t just about the shopping—there’s a range of seminars for the entire team, and best of all, they’re free

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here are a number of interesting sessions being presented at the ADX12 Sydney dental exhibition. There’s still time to register, which you can do by going to the website (www.adx.org.au) and downloading a registration form, then returning it to the ADIA national office. Several of the seminars are being put on by respected industry bodies. For example, the ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development will be presenting a seminar entitled ‘Clinical Design in the digital age’. The seminar is based on the assumption that high quality digital images cameras are a function of equipment and technique. But are all modern cameras good enough? Which lens gives the best depth of field? What are the settings dentists need to use? Are some mirrors better than others? How do dentists position the patient for an optimum photo?
 The centre will also present case studies in paediatric dentistry. Providing competent, safe and modern dentistry for our patients is difficult enough without the added tensions of establishing a positive relationship with the children and adolescents that are part of daily practice. The presentation will review several challenging clinical situations that highlight the need for both good interpersonal skills and clinical ability and how they are both important in providing total health care.

Digital technology is now available that may change the way that dental devices are designed and made. With that in mind, a presentation by the Australian Dental Prosthetists Association will look at computerised dentistry and the prosthetist. It will introduce the options, how it can be used by dental prosthetists and tips on selecting the right technology. It is an ideal primer that equips you to discuss your needs with ADX12 Sydney exhibitors. At the time of going to press, the Therapeutic Goods Administration was scheduled to give a presentation on the Regulation of dental product in Australia. Introducing the legislation governing the supply of medical devices (such as dental product) in Australia, this presentation addresses the steps required to be taken before a medical device can be imported and the obligations on individuals importing a medical device, including those responsible for including product on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). The Oral Health Professionals Association will present a seminar that will provide an understanding of the techniques employed to make a denture base look like real soft tissue simply, quickly and economically. It will also take the next

The ADX12 Sydney dental exhibition combines cuttingedge education with convenient shopping.

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Bite March 2012  

Bite magazine is a business and current affairs magazine for the dental industry. Content is of interest to dentists, hygienists, assistants...

Bite March 2012  

Bite magazine is a business and current affairs magazine for the dental industry. Content is of interest to dentists, hygienists, assistants...