Friday 7 June 2019    
12:45 pm - 5:00 pm


Bookings closed


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

Event Type

Dr Johan Aps   |   Associate Professor  UWA   

I took an X-ray. What can I see?

This lecture will address radiation safety and radiation doses,  putting the doses into perspective with the natural background radiation.

Several intraoral and extraoral radiographic techniques will be explained, in order to enable the dental practitioner to  acquire superb and optimal quality images. Modifications of some techniques for patients with special needs will be highlighted.

Understanding the equipment the practitioner uses in the clinic, will benefit patients undergoing the procedures and staff executing them. Finally, in an interactive session, examples of intraoral and extraoral radiographs with incidental findings, anatomical variations and pathology will be discussed.

At the end of this lecture, the attendee will have gained practically useable knowledge about:

  • radiation doses from diagnostic imaging and will be able to put them into perspective.
  • intraoral and extraoral radiographic techniques and will be able to use them in their clinic.
  • anatomical variations and common pathology on intra- and extra-oral radiographs.

Dr Johan Aps earned his dental degree (1993), his certificate in paediatric dentistry (1997) and his PhD (2002), from the University of Ghent in Belgium. In 2008 he obtained a master’s degree in dental and maxillofacial radiology at the University of London, in Great Britain. He has previously worked in Belgium and the USA, and is currently employed as Associate Professor and Discipline Lead for DMFR and Divisional Head of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences at the University of Western Australia (Perth). He is also associate-editor of the DMFR journal and has published several papers, book chapters and conference abstracts. His specific research interests are anatomy, diagnostics, radiology and intraosseous anaesthesia. For the latter he is key opinion leader for Dental Hi Tec®, a manufacturer of dental anaesthesia equipment in France.


Dr Ahmed Saleh  |  Specialist Periodontist

Periodontal prognosis: To extract or not and when to refer

How accurate are we at determining the prognosis of periodontally compromised teeth? Are we too hasty in making decisions to extract?

This lecture will test your optimism/pessimism towards periodontally compromised teeth. The management of different clinical scenarios will be presented including advanced periodontal disease, endo-perio lesions and furcation involvement. The factors affecting the decision to manage or refer will also be discussed.

The 2017 classification of periodontal disease

A classification scheme of periodontal and peri-implant conditions is always necessary to facilitate communication between dentists, dental therapists, dental hygienists and periodontists. The 2017 classification of periodontal disease has been introduced by the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) and European Federation of Periodontology (EFP). This lecture will discuss the key points of this classification with relevant clinical cases and how it may assist dental therapists/hygienists in giving adequate advice to patients regarding their management and their periodontal maintenance.

Dr Ahmed Saleh graduated from the School of Dentistry with honours in 2002. He completed the Australian Dental Council registration and moved to Australia in 2008. Ahmed practiced general dentistry for 10 years in a number of practices in both Cairo and Perth before commencing his post-graduate training in Periodontics at the University of Western Australia. He completed his Doctor of Clinical Dentistry Degree in 2014, in addition to being awarded Membership and Fellowship in Periodontics by the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.

Ahmed maintains a specialist private practice in the city of Perth, Geraldton and Albany. He also serves as a Clinical tutor at the School of Dentistry at UWA.

Ahmed is the State President of the Australian Society of Periodontology (ASP). He is a member of the Australian & New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP) and the International Team for Implantology (ITI).

His areas of interest include multidisciplinary patient management and implant dentistry. He has recently gained interest in Dental research and has a growing list of publications in the areas periodontology and dental public health.



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

CPD   4 Hours per seminar

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.