Friday 5 July 2019    
8:30 am - 5:00 pm


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Telethon Speech & Hearing Centre
36 Dodd Street, Wembley  6014, WA, 6014

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Sharon Moore |    Speech Pathologist    “The Kids’ Sleep Puzzle”


Good sleep by design: Understanding the kids’ sleep puzzle

Sleep problems in children conservatively affect 30% of children. The cost to the Australian government of untreated sleep problems is not millions but billions of dollars because sleep problems impact every domain of a child’s development. Furthermore, the problem is global.

We need to screen every child: The red flags.

We cannot treat children with sleep problems if they are not being recognised. We talk about screening tools for professionals that allow ongoing monitoring and a triage system for urgency of treatment and the treatment pathway.

We need to Spread the Word: Kids and their family’s quality of life is diminished.

We have had clear evidence of the consequences of sleep problems in children for years e.g. the famous Bonuck study in 2012 is compelling and one would assume ‘impossible to ignore’ however, myths and misconceptions persist. So why isn’t anyone doing anything? How can we deliver messages that will change thinking and compel action?

Chew, chew, chew, why chew?

What has chewing got to do with sleep? Chewing is a foundation for cranio-facial growth and development of upper airway health and function. We take an anthropological perspective to examine changes in this critical alimentary function over time it’s relevance today, and how it may be impacting our children’s upper airway health. Be ready to chew.

Sharon Moore is a Speech Pathologist and Myofunctional Practitioner, with 39 years clinical experience across a wide range of communication and swallowing disorders. She has worked in diverse clinical settings in Australia and London.




Dr Frank Furfaro  |   Specialist Orthodontist

Early diagnosis and management of common orthodontic problems

The early detection of orofacial and dental problems can often lead to the implementation of early treatment, thereby minimising or preventing more complicated treatments in the future. This lecture will highlight the common problems seen in young children in the dental setting and the treatment modalities that can be used to address these issues. Topics will range from oral habits, early loss of deciduous teeth, supernumerary and congenitally absent teeth, impacted teeth, dental crossbites and the common dental malocclusions.

Dr Furfaro received his Bachelor of Dental Science degree with Honors at the University of Western Australia in 2005, where he graduated top of his class. He was awarded numerous prizes including the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons Prize and the Wynn Needham Memorial Prize for the highest achieving student over the five years of the dentistry degree, the Western Australian College of Dental Science Prize in Restorative Dentistry, the Kenneth J G Sutherland Prize in Clinical Dentistry, and the Australian Society of Orthodontists Prize in Orthodontics. After working as a general dentist for four years, Dr Frank went on to complete his Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics) from the University of Western Australia in 2012, again graduating top of his class.

Dr Furfaro is a member of the Australian Dental Association (ADA), the Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO), the Australian Orthodontic Board (AOB), the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO) and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). He is currently the President for the ASO West Australian branch.

Dr Furfaro currently works in Private orthodontic practice at Midland Orthodontists, Smile Time Orthodontists and is the Principal orthodontist at Victoria Park Orthodontics


Dr Mon Ohn | Respiratory and Sleep Medicine Clinical and Research Fellow

Sleep and its disorders in children

Sleep problems are common in children and are associated with poorer behaviour, learning, social-emotional functioning and quality of life. A range of sleep disorders can occur in children. The most common ones are sleep disordered breathing and behavioural sleep problems.Before understanding what constitutes a ‘problem’, it is important to understand what constitutes normal sleep.

 Mon Ohn is a Respiratory and Sleep Paediatrician. She completed her training at Westmead Children’s Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital in NSW. She is enjoying her first year in Perth, working at Perth Children’s Hospital. Her special interest in sleep study, sleep disordered breathing and behavioural sleep problems.

Judith Ottaway   |  Dental Therapist

Non Nutritive Sucking – Why do children do it and how can we help them?

Ongoing non nutritive sucking can lead to significant malocclusions including an anterior open bite.

Not only do Orthodontists consider correcting an anterior open bite challenging, this condition can also lead a tongue thrust swallow, which can also present as speech and feeding difficulties.  This lecture will give you some tips on what to look for,  and how to encourage non nutritive sucking cessation in your young patients.

Jude Ottaway is a Dental Therapist with over 30 years experience working clinically in paediatric dentistry.  She continues to work in Specialist Paediatric practice and also helps young people with orofacial myofunctional oral habits. At the Thumbsucking Centre, she offers a 14 week program to help young people overcome their noxious sucking habit.


Edge All day seminar


Event registration from 8.00am – Fully catered event
Programme begins 8.30am
Programme concludes 5.00pm

CPD  7  Hours  

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued at  the completion of each 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.

Please note, our normal venue is undergoing renovation.
This event will now be held in the Auditorium at:
Telethon Speech & Hearing Centre
(The Bendat Parent and Community Centre)
36 Dodd Street
Wembley 6014
There are over 200 free parking bays at this facility which looks over Lake Monger.
Take the Powis Street Exit from South / Vincent St Exit from North.



Bookings are closed for this event.