Friday 16 July 2021    
All Day


Bookings closed


Perth Children's Hospital
Hospital Avenue, Nedlands, Western Australia, 6009

Event Type

Dr. Jilen Patel |  Specialist Paediatric Dentist

Adhesive systems in Paediatric Dentistry.  From smear layer to sealants.

This seminar will explore adhesive systems in the context of paediatric dentistry: from understanding the fundamentals of composite bonding through to the evidence base behind commonly used preventive and restorative treatments: what constitutes resin composites and how do they work? How long should you etch for? Should you use pumice before placing a sealant? How effective are universal bonding systems?

This seminar will seek to uncover the evidence and stimulate discussion around day to day techniques used in paediatric and operative dentistry.


Dr. Jilen Patel   BDSc (Hons), DClinDent (Paed Dent), MRACDS, FADI, FICD is a specialist paediatric dentist who completed his postgraduate training at the University of Western Australia and Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. He is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Dentistry at the UWA Dental School and Consultant at Perth Children’s Hospital.

He is passionate about translational research and improving oral health outcomes among disadvantaged children. His interested in paediatrics and public health was sparked while volunteering for the Kimberley Dental Team and providing dental services to communities across remote WA. He was invited to be an inaugural board member for KDT and is now a director and Senior Dental Officer for KDT.

Dr Patel continues to play an active role in developing oral health policy and practice for underserved communities being involved with initiatives such as the WA State Oral Health Plan and WA Sustainable Health Review. He has published research in both local and international journals in the areas of dental public health, paediatric dentistry, cariology and Indigenous oral health. More recently, Dr Patel has been involved with creating an integrated, multidisciplinary oral health education and prevention program for refugee children.  His work has led to the implementation of an Australian first double blind randomised controlled clinical trial aiming to arrest dental caries among refugee children using topical fluorides.

He was recently awarded the RACDS emerging lecturer award and has received fellowships to the Academy of Dentistry International and International College of Dentists.


Dr Amanda Phoon-Nguyen  |  Oral Medicine Specialist


The things that keep me awake at night.  The discussion on the unmissable.

This interactive seminar will present cases in paediatric oral medicine, with discussion on potentially life altering diagnoses such as paediatric cancer, orofacial pain conditions and systemic medical diseases.

Learning outcomes include understanding of some of these conditions, their oral manifestations and a brief overview of their management.

After attending this seminar, participants should be able to:

  • Understand some of these conditions
  • Explore the oral manifestations of these diseases in children
  • Understand the management options for these conditions

Dr Amanda Phoon-Nguyen is an Oral Medicine Specialist.

She is editor of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) College News, holds Membership in the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (General Stream) and serves as a mentor in the MRACDS program. In 2017, Amanda completed her Certificate of Advanced Dental Leadership.

Amanda holds positions on the ADA WA Dental Continuing Professional Development committee, the Western Australia regional committee for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, the UWA Dental School research committee, and is Treasurer and committee member of the WA local organizing committee of the International Association for Dental Research. In her spare time, she volunteers for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.



Dr Janina Christoforou and Dr Jane McCarthy

Diabetes and Dental Health

Diabetic patients can prove to be a challenge for the dental practitioner.  This presentation by specialist Periodontist Dr Jane McCarthy and Oral Medicine Specialist, Dr Janina Christoforou, will cover a number of issues the practitioner may face when treating diabetic patients.

Topics to be covered include:

  • The evaluation of the diabetic patient.
  • Oral manifestations in a diabetic patient.
  • Periodontal considerations
  • Potential complications with may arise from dental management.


Dr McCarthy has maintained a Specialist Periodontic practice in Applecross for over 20 years. She has  presented many times for UWA and ADA,  Diabetes Educators Association, Singapore and Sri Lankan Orthodontic Societies and for Unconventional Conventions.

Jane is passionate about everything to do with periodontics and her special interests include all aspects of the relationship between oral health and systemic diseases, periodontal disease treatment and in particular in diabetes, gingival recession, periodontal plastic surgery and pre-orthodontic surgery.  She places implants and treats peri implantitis as well.



Dr Janina Christoforou is an Oral Medicine Specialist who practices all facets of oral medicine. She has undertaken her specialty training in WA with an externship at Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston. She is in specialist private practice in West Perth and Kalamunda.


She devotes time to clinical teaching, research and lecturing at the University of Western Australia. She is a member of the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital multidisciplinary Head and Neck cancer clinic and has a public placement in radiation oncology. Janina also volunteers her time working with organisations to provide oral medicine services to those disadvantaged in the community.

Her special interests include prevention and management of oral cancer and its sequelae, mucosal diseases and orofacial pain.

Janina is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and a Fellow of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia.

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Event registration from 8.00am  –  Tea, coffee on arrival. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided.
Programme commences 8.30am.

Online login at 8.25am.  Details will be emailed the day prior to the event.
Programme concludes 5.00pm


CPD 6.5 Hours  



Bookings are closed for this event.