Friday 28 July 2017    
12:45 pm - 5:00 pm


Bookings closed


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

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Why all the fuss, about floss?

Dr Justine Leavy  |   Senior Lecturer | Health Promotion

Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow, Curtin University.

Globally, dental caries, periodontal disease and tooth loss are a major concern for public health. Poor oral health can have a profound effect on an individual’s physical, mental and social health for example  how they eat, talk and enjoy a good quality of life.

Despite improvements in oral health in Australians over the past two decades, the burden of disease is still unacceptably high in some groups, including some disadvantaged and socially marginalised groups. Accordingly oral health promotion aims to improve oral hygiene practices, and general dental health in order to impact on the general health of the public.

For many years dental flossing has been an integral part of oral health promotion and is an important part of disease prevention. Recently , there has been some commentary suggesting that flossing is no longer an effective method for interdental cleaning.

This presentation will highlight the results of a research project undertaken to establish which methods of interdental  cleaning are more effective at removing plaque from three specific interdental contact points (tight, ideal, open), together with a cost benefit analysis of the different methods, floss, tape and picksters.

The overall results will help to add to the body of literature that highlights floss as an integral part of oral health promotion and professional dental recommendations for oral home care.


Never ending ulcers: When an ulcer begins to heal and then more arise!

Neuropathies in the head and neck region: What could we be missing?

Janina Christoforou | Oral Medicine Specialistjaina-christoforou

BDSc (Hons) (UWA), DClinDent (OralMed/OralPath) (UWA), FRACDS (GDP), MRACDS (OralMed), FOMAA.

Dr Christoforou completed her dental degree with honours in 2007 at t (UWA). She has completed her specialisation in Oral Medicine and Oral pathology from the UWA and has attained a Membership of the RACDS in the specialist stream of Oral Medicine. She has also been awarded Fellow of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia.

Dr Christoforou is  in private practice and is involved in clinical teaching and lecturing at the UWA. She is a member of the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital multidisciplinary Head and Neck cancer clinic. Her special clinical interests include prevention and management of oral cancer, autoimmune inflammatory diseases and neuropathic orofacial pain.

Never ending ulcers: When an ulcer begins to heal and then more arise!

Ulcers are commonly seen in the oral cavity. Some ulcers can be persistent, others transient, and some may even be recurrent.

This lecture will focus on recurrent oral ulceration. Recurrent ulcers cause much distress in those individuals affected. Identification and early management of these lesions are the mainstay in improving a patients quality of life.

Neuropathies in the head and neck region: What could we be missing?

Altered sensations in the head and neck region may be a result of a number of different pathologies. Some of these pathologies are odontogenic in origin and hence commonly treated in daily clinical practice. Others may require a number of investigations to obtain the cause for the neuropathy. This presentation will be a case series of pathologies, which have resulted in an orofacial neuropathy.


What’s the Wisdom about Wisdom Teeth

Dr Emma Lewis | Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeonelewis-photo2016


This presentation will cover the indications and timing for removal of third molar teeth including a review of the controversial literature related to this. Management options and complications will also be discussed.

Emma Lewis obtained her BDS at the University of Edinburgh and MBBS at UWA. She completed her FRACDS (OMS) in 2002 after training in Adelaide in Perth. She has spent 11 years in Florida, USA where she became an Associate Professor at the University of Florida in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Centre for Implant Dentistry. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology. Emma enjoys teaching and became the Director of the University of Florida OMS training program in 2010.

After returning to Perth in 2013 she joined Dr Mario Alberghini in private practice in South Perth. She is a consultant surgeon at Fiona Stanley Hospital and is now the Director of Training for WA OMS.



Event registration from 12.30 – Light refreshments served (Tea and coffee only)
Programme begins 12.45pm  – Afternoon tea served mid afternoon
Programme concludes  5.00pm

CPD   4 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.

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.