Lecture Series 2018 - Restoring Excellence

Lecture Continuum Series: Sydney 2018

Learning never stops. Pretty much everyone knows this.

But where should you start? And what comes next?

Do you ever wish someone would make that decision simple?

FOUR Crucial Lecture Topics

  • Full Arch Dentistry - March 3-4, 2018
  • Soft Tissue Grafting - June 2-3,  2018
  • Anterior Dentistry - August 18-19,  2018
  • Posterior Quadrant Dentistry - November 10-11, 2018 

Our goal is to bring some cohesion to continuing dental education. Knowing where to start, and which direction to take when, is frustrating. It can take many years and many missteps before dental professionals are satisfied with their direction.

Full Arch Dentistry Lecture: 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 principles of crucial techniques for maintaining the bite (on models) and several different ways to increase vertical dimension.

This lecture will give you better understanding of workflow and principles that will allow you to move towards carrying out 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.

Course Details:  Two Day Lecture with Dr Lincoln Harris and Dr Basil Mizrahi

Date: Saturday 3rd & 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

Full Arch Dentistry Australia

We are excited to have Dr Basil Mizrahi as guest lecturer for the Full Arch Dentistry 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 the principles and applications for Soft Tissue Graft
  • 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

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)


- 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 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


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

Course Details: Two Day Lecture with Dr Lincoln Harris and Dr Florin Bobia

Lecture Dates: Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd June 2018

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

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

CE: 8 Hour 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 Lecture: 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!​

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

Lectures: With Dr Lincoln Harris and Dr Alina Ruzanova

Anterior Dentistry Lectures: 18th and 19th August 2018 

Lecture Location: Pullman Hyde Park 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 Alina Ruzanova at Anterior Dentistry 2018

Alina Ruzanova got a 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 (Estonia) concentrating her work on functional and aesthetic rehabilitation on teeth and implants. Alina is a founder of continuous education company whose main goal is to share honest and useful information on daily high quality restorative dentistry.

Posterior Dentistry Lectures: 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.

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

Course Details: Two Day Lecture with Dr Lincoln Harris and Dr Alina Ruzanova

Posterior Dentistry Lecture: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November, 2018

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

Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm

CE: 8 Hours per days

Dr Pasquale Venuti

We are excited to have Dr Pasquale Venuti as guest lecturer for the Posterior Dentistry 2018!

“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”

Lecture Series Location: Sydney

Full Arch Lecture Venue: Pullman Airport Hotel
1910 Riordan Street Mascot Sydney NSW 2020

Soft Tissue, Posterior & Anterior
Lecture Venue
: Pullman Hyde Park
36 College Street Sydney NSW 2010

All Four Lectures: 6 Days = 48 CE Hours

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