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Continuing Professional Development

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

CPD Featured Event
The feature event for this year will be a two day Dental Practice Update for all members of the dental team at the Adelaide Convention Centre on the 12th and 13th of August 2016. The day will feature international and national presenters and a trade exhibition.

Interest in courses and topics can be emailed to 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
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.

Continuing Professional Development Day Courses

The 2016 program guide is now available and can be downloaded here.

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2016 day courses organised by the School
Courses Date
Periodontal Instrumentation Workshop 30 January 2016
Management of Medically Complex Patients 9 March 2016
In-Office Whitening 2 April 2016
Cone Beam Computed Tomography for Licensing 9 April 2016
Planning for Success in Removable Prosthodontics 29 April 2016
Crown and Bridge – Simple Practical and Predictable 6 May 2016
Panoramic Radiography for Licensing 14 May / 4 June 2016
Drug Interactions 3 June 2016
Colgate Eminent Lecture Series 26 July 2016
Dental Practice Update
> Graham Mount Oration - FREE EVENT
12 & 13 August 2016
12 August 4-5pm
Paediatric Pulpotomies and Stainless Steel Crowns 27 August 2016
Practical Oral Surgery 10 September 2016
Pulpal Dental Pain – Cause and Relief 14 October 2016

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