Friday 6 September 2019    
12:45 pm - 5:00 pm


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

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Dr. Jilen Patel |  Specialist Paediatric Dentist

The science behind Atraumatic Restorative Technique (ART)

The day is surely coming when we will be engaged in practicing preventive rather than reparative dentistry” G.V. Black 1896. Over a century later, we are faced with an increasing prevalence of dental caries and a widening gap in oral health outcomes.

The traditional surgical approach to caries management is not only outdated but inappropriate for many vulnerable populations.

This presentation discusses the evidence behind biological approaches to caries management and their use in clinical 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  |  Doctor of Clinical Dentistry student

Orofacial conditions in Children and Adolescents

This Oral Medicine refresher lecture will cover the most commonly seen oral medicine conditions in a paediatric population.  A wide variety of disorders will be briefly covered, including orofacial infections, vesiculobullous disorders, ulcers, orofacial pain and paediatric obstructive sleep apnoea.

The seminar will conclude with real life case-based presentations.

After attending this seminar, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the most common paediatric oral medicine conditions in Australia
  • Understand the most common paediatric oral medicine conditions and their differential diagnoses
  • Explore the oral manifestations of systemic diseases in children
  • Understand the management options for these conditions

Dr Amanda Phoon-Nguyen is a final year registrar in Oral Medicine at the UWA Dental School, University of Western Australia. Amanda is conducting research in Oral Oncology as part of her specialty training and is one of the Oral Oncology research group members at the UWA Dental School.

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.


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


CPD 4 Hours  



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