Friday 31 July 2015    
8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Bookings closed


City West Receptions
45 Plaistowe Mews, West Perth, WA, 6005

Event Type

Registration Desk Opens at 8.00 am

Lecture programme begins at 8.30am


Sally Hibbert


Dilemmas in managing the hypomineralised 6 Year Molar?

Dr Sally Hibbert   | Paediatric Dentist

 Molar incisor hypo-mineralisation, is now a recognised and common presentation in clinical practice. Restoration of these teeth can be fraught with difficulties, with regard to choice of materials and obtaining adequate anaesthesia

So when should we restore and which are the best techniques materials to use?   Is it better to extract and if so, is there a best time?

Are you radical enough to be conservative?  Weighing up evidence for current restorative techniques in paediatric dentistry.        

Dr Sally Hibbert     |  Paediatric Dentist

Despite teaching pulpotomies and stainless steel crowns as the gold standard in dental schools, they are often not practiced once students graduate.  Evidence suggests that intracoronal restorative techniques in the primary dentition often fail.

There is a paradigm shift in caries management and research suggests that complete caries removal is not necessary.  This presentation will examine the current evidence regarding restorative techniques for the primary dentition.

Pragmatic prevention in Paediatric Dentistry

Dr Sally Hibbert    |  Paediatric Dentist

It is well known that prevention is better than cure, but how often do we really think about the preventive strategies we advocate?  Do you consider whether your advice is both appropriate and practical for your patient, or do you tend to follow a “one size fits all” approach?

It is so easy to fall into the trap of offering the same generic advice to all our patients, regardless of their level need and individual circumstances, and often be left wondering why we have not achieved the desired results.

This lecture will guide you through the process of assessing an individuals’ risk and help you to formulate plans that are tailored to the individual’s needs

Sally Hibbert is employed as a Staff Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead and Westmead Centre for Oral Health in Sydney and is also postgraduate course coordinator for Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Sydney.

She was born in the UK and completed her BDS at Liverpool in 1986. Having completed her Fellowship at the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh in 1993, she was employed as lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Liverpool, a post that she held until moving to Sydney in 2002. During that time she completed a training pathway in Paediatric Dentistry, was awarded a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in 1999 and went on to complete the Intercollegiate Speciality Fellowship in 2002.

Sally has lectured widely in the UK and Australasia on the issues of management of anxiety in children and use of hypnosis, dental trauma and care of the primary dentition. She assisted in the development of a postgraduate course in dental sedation at the University of Liverpool.

Current research interests include the epidemiology and planning of out-of-hours dental emergencies and the dental management of children with complex medical co-morbidities.

Sleep Bruxism in Clinical Practice.
Dr Ramesh Balasubramanium   | Oral Medicine Specialist. Clinical Associate Professor.  


Sleep bruxism  is a repetitive jaw muscle activity characterised by tooth grinding or clenching during sleep. It is a common finding in the general population and oral health care providers deal with the clinical consequences of sleep bruxixm routinely. This lecture will present the latest scientific evidence on sleep bruxixm and its relevance to clinical practice.

Ramesh Balasubramaniam graduated with a BDSc from the University of Western Australia in 2000 and subsequently practiced general dentistry. In 2006, he completed a three year training programme and Master of Science degree in Orofacial Pain at the University of Kentucky. He also underwent training in the field of Dental Sleep Medicine under the direction of Professor Donald Falace.  In addition, Ramesh completed specialist training in Oral Medicine as well as a fellowship in interdisciplinary Geriatrics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ramesh has an appointment as a Clinical Associate Professor at the School of Dentistry of the University of Western Australia. He also has public appointments at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Oral Health Centre of Western Australia and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. His Oral Medicine Specialist practice focuses on Orofacial Pain, Oral Diseases and Disorders, and Dental Sleep Medicine.


Protection of health care information  

Meredith Blake   Associate Professor, Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching), Law School UWA


This lecture will examine the ethical and legal issues associated with the use and protection of health care information. This will involve discussion of the health professional’s duty of care in relation to the management of information derived from clients in the course of health care treatment, as well as an analysis of the implications of the new Commonwealth Privacy legislation. The legal principles of consent, negligence and confidentiality will be discussed

Meredith Blake BA, LLB (Hons), LLM (London), MA (Medical Law and Ethics) (London) has taught health care law and ethics since 1998 at universities in both London and Australia, including at the Centre of Medical Law and Ethics King’s College London. She has developed modules in health care law for law students, pharmacology students and health care professionals. She has been involved in the education of health professionals for many years, both in London and in Perth, in the form of ongoing lecture series and occasional professional education seminars at a number of the large hospitals. She joined the Law Faulty at UWA in 2008 and teaches in the areas of Criminal Law, Health Law and Legal Ethics. Her main research interests are the law and ethics of consent, end of life decision making, and medical negligence. She is a member of the UWA Human Research Ethics Committee and the Ethics Committee of the Genetic Council of Western Australia.


Haliotosis   “Let’s bring back the ring of confidence and talk about halitosis”    

Dr Jane McCarthy  |  Periodontist

In the 1970s Colgate had a very successful advertising campaign “The ring of confidence”.  For many years halitosis has gone largely under the radar.  We need to start talking about it again and often.  Most cases relate to periodontal disease.  In this lecture we will discuss halitosis





Mind your Language:   How your language affects your patient’s dental experience.

Pip Wynn Owen  |  Registered Nurse Educator.  Midwife. Directory of Birth Savvy

Language is very powerful and has the ability to effect the way we behave and importantly perceive experiences.

Many health professionals don’t realise that the words they use in their everyday interactions can be perceived in a variety of ways.

Whether your patient enjoys or hates their dental experience can hinge on whether you mind your language or not.

Pip Wynn Owen is a childbirth educator, midwife and mother of 4.    Birth Savvy’s focus is on helping women and their partners get the birthing experience they deserve through increasing their knowledge and confidence, and therefore their ability to have an equal relationship with their obstetricians.

Sometimes women need that little bit extra to have complete confidence in their ability to give birth.  As a qualified as a Hypnobirthing Australia™ Practitioner, Pip could see this gave women the edge to block out the negative influences surrounding birthing in Perth.  It is with these clinical and communication skills that Pip brings us this lecture.Pip and Harry








CPD   7 Hours

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued at the completion of the seminar.  In most cases this will be emailed

A tally of all CPD hours gained through EdgePD will be kept on file.  This is assist you in managing your CPD hours and reporting to AHPRA.

There is complimentary parking at the City West Complex (under Scitec)

A parking voucher will be emailed to you at the commencement of the week of the event.

Please print this voucher and display on your dashboard.  The local council enforces wheel clamping in this precinct.


Bookings are closed for this event.