2018 Continuum - Dental Education

One thorough CONTINUUM

Covering FOUR Crucial Topics​

1. Full Arch Dentistry:  March 3 - 6, 2018

2. Soft Tissue Grafting:  June 2 - 5, 2018

3. Anterior Dentistry:  August 18-21, 2018

4. Posterior Quadrant Dentistry: November 10-13, 2018

2018 Continuum Hands-On + Lectures : 16 Days = 128 CE Hours

Bundle all four hands-on and lectures in 2018 for the discounted price of AUD$19986.00 (inc gst) SAVE $1992.00

Affordable Payment Plan Available

Payment Plan:  $2000 up front + 12 monthly payments of $1498.83

All prices are in Australian Dollars and include gst.

Full Arch Dentistry March 2018

With Dr Lincoln Harris and Dr Basil Mizrahi

Maintaining or giving your patient a new bite position is the foundation of rehabilitative work. 

These days we often think of implants first. But there is a whole range of reasons why some people can't have them.

  • No money 
  • No bone
  • Medical history is too complex

So we get these opportunities to hone our skills:

  • Crown & Bridge work
  • Partial Dentures
  • Precision Dentures
  • Telescopic Dentures
  • Precision Dentures
  • Exotic Attachments

You will learn crucial techniques for maintaining the bite (on models) and several different ways to increase vertical dimension.

This course will give you the skills and understanding of workflow and principles that will allow you to do Full Mouth Rehab.

  • Treatment planning and sequencing a full mouth rehabilitation including dealing with increase of VDO. With a focus on progressively refining stages to improve predictability and longevity.
  • Temporaries and provisionals the key to success. Techniques, materials and protocols to improve the aesthetic and biomechanical outcomes of treatment
  • Managing full arch impressions techniques
  • Occlusal records including bite registration records, 3D transfer of the position of the maxillary cast onto the articulator, occlusal verification jigs. Techniques will be shown to refine and ensure ensure precise correlation between the articulator and the mouth allowing for improved precision of the final occlusal outcome.

This course consists of two parts, a two day lecture and a two day hands-on with people using manikins in Sydney. 

Lectures: With Dr Lincoln Harris and Dr Basil Mizrahi

Full Arch Dentistry Lectures: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March 2018

Lecture Venue: Pullman Sydney Airport Hotel. 1910 Riordan Street Mascot Sydney 2020

Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm Daily

CE: 8 Hours per day

Hands-On: With Dr Lincoln Harris

Full Arch Dentistry Hands-On: Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th March 2018

Hands-On Venue: ADA Centre for Professional Development 1 Atchison St Leonards NSW 2065

Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm Daily

CE: 8 Hours per day

Full Arch Dentistry Australia

We are excited to have Dr Basil Mizrahi as guest lecturer for the Full Arch Lecture Module! 

Basil Mizrahi completed his dental training in South Africa in 1989 and followed this with an MSc in Dentistry majoring in Periodontics. In 1995 he travelled to the USA to embark on a 3 year specialist training programme in Prosthodontic and Implant dentistry at Louisiana State University under the guidance of Dr Gerard Chiche. At the same time he completed an MSc in education.

He is recognised by the UK General Dental Council as a Specialist in Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry and runs a full time, private practice specialising in complex rehabilitation, aesthetic cases and dental implants. Basil is Director of Mizrahi Dental Teaching where he runs hands-on and didactic courses in all aspects of advanced aesthetic and restorative dentistry. Basil is also an Honorary Clinical Lecturer at UCL Eastman Dental Institute, a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics and an active member of the European Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry.

Soft Tissue Grafting: June 2018

With Dr Lincoln Harris and Dr Florin Bobia

Have you ever felt like your beautiful restorative work was let down by the soft tissue framing it?

Start your Soft Tissue Grafting journey with an experience mentor to smooth the way

  • Learn to Soft Tissue Graft with confidence
  • Get comfortable with taking on more complex cases by understanding how to add management of damaged, receded or unattached soft tissue to your treatment plans
  • Add an invaluable new tool to your restorative dentistry skill-set and improve patient outcomes

We begin by showing a live surgery for your viewing pleasure. (Participants will work on soft tissue models not a live patient!)

Here is what you will learn... 

Different Grafting Techniques - and when to use them

Free Gingival Grafts

- Pre-orthodontics.

- Recession prevention.

Sub-Epithelial Connective Tissue Grafts

- Recession repair

- Biologic shaping (combined perio-restorative)

Miscellaneous

- Soft tissue aesthetics around implants

- Two stage implants

- Tissue bulk for fixed partial denture pontics

Treatment Planning Principles

The Patient’s Goal

- Controlling expectations

The Clinical Goal

- Which technique is best?

- Balancing finer outcomes against predictability

Sequencing With Multiple Procedures

- Which procedures to do before grafting and which after?

-How long should you wait before the next procedure?

-When can you do simultaneous procedures?

Harvesting Grafts

- Opportunistic implant harvests

- Sub-epithelial connective tissue

- Keratinized gingiva

- Harvest site coverage

​- Open sites

​- Closed sites

- Non palatal harvest sites

- What to do if you get a big bleed on the palate

Suturing

Suturing techniques

- Interrupted with flat and locked knot

- Vertical mattress

- Sling sutures

Gut Versus Teflon

-When you want a non-resorbable suture and when you don’t

Suture Anchorage

-Palatal anchorage

-Tooth anchorage

-Periosteal anchorage

Flap Design

- Complete split thickness flap

- Complete full thickness flaps

- Partial full thickness and split flaps

- Tunneling procedures​

- Tension free closure

Risks

Expectation Management

What can go wrong?

- Common surgical errors

- Known risk factors

Planning for poor outcomes

- Techniques to recover from poor outcomes

Aspect of informed consent

-Palatal anchorage

-Tooth anchorage

-Periosteal anchorage

Pain Management

- Anxiolysis

- Analgesics

- Steroidal versus Non-Steroidal anti-inflammatories

- Dressings and packs

Hands-on sessions:
  • Practice all suturing techniques on soft tissue models
  • Multiple flap designs, graft harvests and closure techniques will be practiced on models
  • Case presentations and treatment planning of actual cases done in the office.

Lectures: With Dr Lincoln Harris and Dr Florin Bobia

Soft Tissue Grafting Lectures: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd, June 2018

Venue: Pullman Hyde Park at 36 College Street Sydney NSW 2010

Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm Daily

CE: 8 Hours per day

Hands-On: Dr Lincoln Harris and Dr Florin Bobia

Soft Tissue Grafting Hands-On: Monday 4th & Tuesday 5th, June 2018

Venue: Pullman Hyde Park at 36 College Street Sydney NSW 2010

Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm Daily

CE: 8 Hours per day

Florin Bobia

We are excited to have Dr Florin Bobia as guest lecturer for the Soft Tissue Lecture Module! 

Dr Bobia earned his degree in Oral Surgery in 2005, at the University of UMF Craiova after a 3 year residency at the Regional Hospital. Since then Dr Bobia has completed a number of postgraduate courses and programmes in Europe including:  

  • An internship in Oral Surgery and Implantology at Bern University, Switzerland, with Professor. Daniel Buser
  • An intensive course in bone and soft tissue augmentations with Dr. Istvan Urban, Budapest, Hungary
  • A complete 6 module programme focused exclusively on soft tissue management at Steigmann Institute, Heildelberg, Germany.

Dr Bobia opened his first private practice in 2003 and in 2012 opened a new dental clinic, Perfect32, focused on bone and soft tissue reconstructions, dental implants and complex dental rehabilitations.

Anterior Dentistry August 2018

With Dr Lincoln Harris and Dr Alina Ruzanova

So we find that most people who come to see us actually want to look good. Whether they admit it or not.  Even if sometimes it's like pulling teeth to get them to tell us. 

Aesthetics matter.​ 

But so does function.

You will make a real difference in the lives of your patients when you give them both beautiful aesthetics and robust function!​

The course consists of two parts:

A two day lecture and a two day hands-on in Sydney. If you have already completed Anterior Lecture you can skip it in 2018.

Topics Covered

  • Smile Design
  • Adding Length
  • Planning gingivectomy 
  • Crown Lengthening
  • Indirect using stents
  • Indirects made using both in house & lab made temps
  • Veneers
  • Crowns
  • Composite resin - including exotic bonded restorations
  • Learn to use free hand techniques
  • Occlusal troubleshooting 

Learning Objectives

  • Aesthetic Concepts in Dentistry
  • Aesthetic Analysis and Diagnosis
  • Smile Design. 2D and 3D
  • Optical and Biomechanical Considerations
  • Restorative Design
  • Material Selection
  • Contemporary Restoration Design
  • Colour Theory
  • Direct Restoratives. Principles and techniques
  • Indirect Restorations. Preparation Protocols

Anterior Lecture: With Dr Lincoln Harris and Dr Alina Ruzanova

Anterior Dentistry Lectures: Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August 2018

Lecture Location: Pullman Hyde Park at 36 College Street Sydney NSW 2010

Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm Daily

CE: 8 Hours

Hands-On: With Dr Lincoln Harris and Dr Alina Ruzanova

Anterior Dentistry Hands-On: Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st August 2018

Hands-On Venue: ADA Centre for Professional Development 1 Atchison St Leonards NSW 2065

Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm Daily

CE: 8 Hours per day

Anterior Dentistry Australia

We are excited to have Dr Alina Ruzanova as guest lecturer for Anterior Dentistry

Dr Ruzanova received her DDS in University of Tartu (Estonia) in 2012. In 2015 she graduated from postdoctoral studies and received diploma of Specialist in Restorative Dentistry (specialising in Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics). She works full time in dental practice in Tallinn concentrating her work on functional and aesthetic rehabilitation on teeth and implants. Alina is a founder of continuous education company (AuDens OÜ) whose main goal is to share honest and useful information on daily high quality restorative dentistry.

Posterior Quadrant Dentistry November 2018

With Dr Lincoln Harris and Dr Pasquale Venuti

As we all know,  the workhorse of general dental practice, is treating toothache, caries, cracks and fracture, predominantly in posterior teeth.

You will be amazed at how much your efficiency increases by using the quadrant technique, because all the teeth that need treating in one entire quadrant, are done in the same appointment instead of treating single teeth over several visits.

The advantages are numerous. 

  • Time-saving use of local anaesthetic in an entire area
  • Reduced setup time
  • Reduced infection control times
  • Greater comfort for the patient
  • More convenient scheduling for both patient and practice
  • Generates higher hourly rates for the dentist

In this course, Dr Lincoln Harris will show you how to treat a quadrant of teeth efficiently, effectively and in a way that is practical, possible and profitable in general practice.

The course will consist of two parts.

A two day lecture and a two day hands-on. If you have already completed Posterior Lecture you can skip it in 2018 and go straight to Hands-on.

Lectures: With Dr Lincoln Harris and Dr Pasquale Venuti

Posterior Dentistry Lectures: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November 2018

Lecture Venue: Pullman Hyde Park at 36 College Street Sydney NSW 2010

Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm Daily

CE: 8 Hours

Hands-On: Dr Lincoln Harris and Dr Pasquale Venuti

Posterior Dentistry Hands-On: Monday 12th and Tuesday 13th November 2018

Hands-On Venue: ADA Centre for Professional Development 1 Atchison St Leonards NSW 2065

Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm Daily

CE: 8 Hours per day

Hands0on Registration - Includes a Posterior Kit for you to take home. Valued at $465

Key Lecture Topics:

  • Isolation
  • Iatrogenics
  • Techniques
  • Matrixing
  • Indirect vs Direct
  • Local Anaesthetic
  • Soft Tissue Convenience Form
  • Preps
  • Core Build Ups
  • Directs
  • Sequencing
  • Temporaries
  • Impressions
  • Insertion

Hands-on Exercises:

  • Prep ceramic onlay with full step by step on extracted tooth
  • Prep multiple class 2 cavities direct and also do onlay preps and crown preps in quadrant
  • Simultaneous build up of multiple cores and multiple composite restorations with matrices
  • Bonding restoration on extracted tooth
Dr Pasquale Venuti

We are excited to have Dr Pasquale Venuti as guest lecturer for the Posterior Dentistry! 

“Dr. Pasquale Venuti received his DDS from the University of Naples “Federico II” cum laude in 1999. He is in full time practice in Mirabella Eclano, Italy, as a general dentist. In cooperation with Dr. David Clark, Dr. John Khademi and Dr. Marco Maiolino he founded a group “Tomorrow Tooth”, whose goal is to share Outcome-Based and Patient-Centered Dentistry. He lectures internationally on a variety of topics related to restorative and prosthetic dentistry”

Dr Lincoln Harris says:

“Every practicing dentist I’ve spoken with agrees that our university grad skillset barely scratched the surface of what we need to know to do high end dentistry.

So the importance of continuing education is a no brainer.

But isn’t it frustrating trying to find an ideal sequence of continuing education subjects? – It was for me. It’s actually really hard to prioritize all the possible topics, isn’t it?

So after years of learning the hard way myself, I have developed the Continuum to pave the way for others. For dentists that want to take their dentistry to the next level. (And then another level above that.)

We have to begin with treatment planning. No great dentistry is ever accomplished without it.

We find that our patients often value aesthetics above all, so our Continuum tackles Anterior Dentistry next. However the mouth has to function as a whole so next we add Posterior Quadrant Dentistry to our toolbox.

With the skills that you have gained after the first two modules, you will be ready to venture into Full Arch and Exotic Dentures. And then Soft Tissue Grafting which is the frame of your artwork.”