Friday 2 August 2019    
12:45 pm - 5:00 pm


Bookings closed


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

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Dr Jane McCarthy   |   Specialist Periodontist

The traffic light system of periodontal therapy.

“Introducing the Applecross Periodontics traffic light system for management and treatment of all patients. Red, Amber and green lights, a practical approach”.
Do you ever wish you had a logical recipe for successful care of all your patients from the easiest healthy patients to the advanced periodontitis patients? Do you have some patients who come in for 3 monthly treatment and just don’t improve even though they clean their teeth well?
Have you wanted to refer a patient but could not seem to get your dentist to agree and then worry about them? As a periodontist with 25 years of practise and experience, I have been thinking for quite some time about developing a step by step approach to firstly ensure that all our patients receive the highest quality periodontal and preventive care possible and secondly to empower dental hygienists.
The most critical aspect is the ability to critically assess every patients individual response to treatment which is less likely to be about our patients efforts and more about how effective our instrumentation is.
In this presentation I hope to give participants a system that can apply the next day in the surgery with confidence, for the betterment of all patients.

Complex and cool clinical cases

A showcase of interesting cases will be presented for discussion.


Dr Jane McCarthy  Graduated from Sydney University with Bachelor Dental Surgery with Honours and completed the MDSc Periodontics in Melbourne.  Her Research thesis was “DNA probe for Porphyromonas gingivalisin periodontitis patients”.  Dr McCarthy teaches periodontics to undergraduates and postgraduate students in periodontics at UWA.

She has presented at numerous events for UWA University Continuing Dental Education, Diabetes Educators Association, various societies and the ADA.   Unconventional conventions France and the Singapore Orthodontic Society

Her special interests include treatment of periodontal disease and oral health in diabetes, gingival recession, periodontal plastic surgery especially gingival grafting, implants, pathology and pre-orthodontic surgery.

She is the principal at her specialist practice – Applecross Periodontics.


Professor Camile Farah |    Oral Medicine Specialist  

Lichen planus, oral cancer, precancerous pathology & lip lesions

This lecture will update attendees on changes in the aetiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and early detection of oral cancer and precancerous pathology including oral lichen planus and lip lesions.

Contemporary diagnostic algorithms and decision making protocols for early detection, diagnosis and malignant transformation will be discussed. Novel diagnostic adjuncts and visualization devices will also be showcased.

Finally, the role of the Oral Health Practitioner in early detection and prevention of these pathologies will be highlighted.


Professor Camile Farah is Professor of Oral Oncology, Head of the School of Dentistry, and Director of the Oral Health Centre of WA, at the University of Western Australia.

Camile obtained his dental degree from UWA, and completed a PhD in Oral Pathology & Immunology and specialist training in both Oral Medicine & Oral Pathology at the University of Queensland.

He holds a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership.

Professor Farah is a registered specialist in both Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology with sub-specialty training in Oral Oncology. He has interests in clinical oral medicine and surgical oral pathology of which we will be hearing about today.

He maintains a part-time private practice in Oral Medicine with Perth Oral Medicine & Dental Sleep Centre, is Consultant Oral Pathologist to Qscan Radiology Clinics, a member of the Head & Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Team at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, and Director of the Australian Centre for Oral Oncology Research & Education (ACORE), where he undertakes clinical and translational research into head and neck cancer early detection, molecular diagnostics, and imaging.

Professor Farah is a Fellow of the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia, the International Academy of Oral Oncology, the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (Oral Medicine), the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. In addition, he is the recipient of many national and international awards, scholarships and honours. He serves on the editorial boards for several journals including Oral Diseases and Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine, and is a regular speaker at national and international meetings.



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.