We offer a Continuing Professional Development program tailored specifically to meet the needs of all dental practitioners.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) became compulsory for dentists, prosthetists, dental hygienists, dental therapists and oral health practitioners/therapists as a result of the introduction of new national legislation. Practitioners in these categories are now required to complete 60 hours of CPD every three years and 80% of those hours must be scientific/clinical. The remainder of the hours may be non-scientific. For details of requirements please refer to the CPD practice guideline of the Dental Board of Australia.
The School aims to provide CPD to all members of the dental team (including dental assistants, laboratory assistants, practice managers and laboratory managers) through a variety of face-to-face and online courses. If there is a topic or course you would like to see presented please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course information for 2014 from February to November is accessible in the Program Guide
The feature event for this year will be a two day Dental Practice Update for all members of the dental team at the National Wine Centre on the 8-9 August 2013. The day will feature international and national presenters and a trade exhibition.
Interest in courses and topics can be emailed to email@example.com. A register of enquiries is kept. Email enquiries are preferred at this time and are being responded to within one working day.
Online professional development in the area of preventive dentistry is currently provided by the Dental Practice Education Research Unit within the Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health and this program is known as the Colgate Online Continuing Professional Development Program.
Online professional development in other areas of practice will be made available over the coming year.
|Panoramic Radiography for Licensing||15 February|
|Cone Beam Computed Tomography Licensing||1-2 March|
|Interpreting Cone Beam CT Images||1 March|
|Successful Mouthguards Made Easy||1 March|
|Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice||21 March|
|Crown and Bridge - Simple, Practical and Predictable||27 March|
|Panoramic Radiography for Licensing||10 May|
|Local Anaesthesia||28 May|
|Tips and Tricks for Restorative and Implant Dentsitry||30 May|
|Looking Ahead: Managing Peri-implantitis and Periodontitis||30 June|
|Panoramic Radiography for Licensing||5 July|
|Paediatric Pulp Therapy||5 July|
|Oral Medicine||11 July|
|CAD/CAM 101 - Clinical Applications of CAD/CAM Dentistry||25 July|
|Sterilisation and Instrument Processing in the Dental Practice||25 July|
|Dental Practice Update and Trade Exhibition 2014||8-9 August|
|Cockups and Complaints in Endodontics - You Are Not Alone!||22 August|
|Cone Beam Computed Tomography Licensing||30-31 August|
|Medical Emergnecies in Dental Practice||5 Sept|
|Forensic Dentistry SA||24 October|
|Saturday Afternoons, Teeth and the local Pharmacy - preliminary notice||1 November|
|Panoramic Radiography for Licensing||1 November|
|The Integration of CBCT and CAD CAM Technologies in Dental Implant Treatment||21 November|
|Consent, Confidentiality and the Vulnerable Patient||21 May|
|Wednesday Night's Denture Night||18 June|
|Diabetes and its Management - A Cook's tour!||29 July|
|Interpreting Panoramic Radiographs||24 September|
|Deciduous Pulpotomies – Pulp Fact or Pulp Fiction. An Update on Managing the Pulpotomy, the Child and the Restoration||28 October|
|Allergic Drug Reactions and Common Skin Conditions||26 November|
An advisory panel was established to provide the Director of CPD advice, assistance and strategies to advance CPD via the School to the wider community.
Members of the Advisory Panel are: