Friday 8 September 2023    
12:45 pm - 5:00 pm


Bookings closed


ADA house
54 Havelock Street, West Perth, Western Australia, 6005

Event Type


We are unfortunately cancelling this event due to a lack of demand as it is not viable to run the course with the limited numbers enrolled.

We apologise for the inconvenience and will continue to liaise with our speakers regarding a possible reschedule for 2024.

Dr Robin Harvey, OAM, MAPS | Educational and Developmental Psychologist

Children with anxiety: Understanding the issues and providing short term support in stressful environments.

While the experience of anxiety must be considered part of normal life, a small but increasing percentage of individuals experience rapid and/or intense reactions to a range of situations they find threatening and find it very difficult to get their anxious feelings under control.  When this type of reactivity is ongoing an anxiety disorder develops.  This workshop will aim to provide participants with a clear understanding of the cyclical nature of the anxiety reaction, the family context in which anxiety builds in children, and provide ‘best practice’ guidelines for short term management of the intense anxiety responses experienced by children with anxiety when they are receiving dental care.


Dr Robin Harvey, OAM, MAPS.  Educational and Developmental Psychologist.  Robin has worked as a psychologist with children and their families for over 30 years as a school psychologist, a researcher and lecturer at UWA, and in private practice. She is currently chair of the College of Educational and Developmental Psychology in Western Australia, Director of Milestones Clinic, a private practice working primarily with children who are experiencing learning and social/emotional difficulties. Her approach focuses on multidisciplinary collaboration and evidence-based practice. She has presented at both national and international conferences over many years, is published in peer review journals and currently contributes the supervision and training of psychologists in the Perth Metropolitan area.


Dr Rebecca Williams | Specialist Paediatric Dentist

 Management of Dental Trauma in Children

Dental trauma in children can be very challenging to manage.  Often the child is anxious, the parents are anxious, and even the clinician may feel anxious if they are not experienced in trauma management.  This lecture will review the current guidelines for the management of dental trauma in both the primary and permanent dentitions in children and provide a methodical approach that can be used in the clinic.  Attendees will gain a sound understanding of the types of traumatic dental injuries, how these are managed and the potential long term complications associated with the injury.  The lecture will also include tips on performing an examination of an uncooperative child, essential equipment and materials to keep in the clinic, review protocols and referral pathways in Western Australia.


Rebecca Williams BDSc DClinDent (Paed Dent)is a Specialist Paediatric Dentist.  She obtained her Bachelor of Dental Science at UWA in 2005, Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry at the University of Melbourne in 2012, and is currently undertaking a Graduate Diploma of Child Health at the University of Western Sydney.  Rebecca works as a Consultant Paediatric Dentist at Perth Children’s Hospital and practices privately at Kinderdental in Claremont.  She is the Immediate Past President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry in WA and has also served on the committee of Women in Dentistry and in the Pregnancy and Early Childhood Oral Health working group.  Rebecca enjoys the management of anxious and medically compromised children, as well as emergency dental trauma management and restorative dentistry.


Event registration from 12.30pm –  Tea, coffee  – afternoon tea provided
Programme begins 12.45pm
Programme concludes 5.00pm


CPD 4 Hours  



Bookings are closed for this event.