Friday 10 August 2018    
12:45 pm - 5:00 pm


Bookings closed


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

Event Type

Dr Fritz Heitz            Specialist Periodontist  

The Importance of Periodontics in Implant Dentistry

Periodontitis is one of the most common chronic diseases in the world today.  Six decades of research has shown that periodontitis can be treated and maintained predictably using the right approach. The global dental implant market is about 10 million implants sold per year. Thus it is becoming increasingly important to have a good understanding of all aspects of management of patients with periodontitis, with implants, or with both.

This presentation will give practical approaches (and the evidence base to support them)  to dealing with detection, analysis and management of periodontal disease before a patient receives an implant, and what to do if a problem arises after an implant is in place.

Dr Fritz Heitz completed his BDSc (WA) in 1990, and his MDSc in Periodontology (University of Melbourne) in 2000. After a further 3 years postgraduate study at the University of Berne, Switzerland, he received a Diploma in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry (MAS).

In 2006 a Dr Med. Dent. was awarded from the University of Berne for his thesis on post operative wound care. He has contributed to a number of international courses teaching periodontology and implant dentistry, as well as publishing several research papers in the field. Dr Heitz maintains a Specialist Private Periodontal Practice in Perth, Western Australia. He is past state president of ASP and current national ASP president. He has been an ITI Fellow since 2003.



Dr Wendy Gill                Specialist Periodontist

Periodontitis management in general practice: is there a benefit in subgingival airflow polishing?

The treated periodontitis patient requires careful management of their ongoing care. The evidence regarding the use of subgingival airflow polishers in the management of these patients will analysed and the clinical applications of the system will be addressed.

Dr Wendy Gill graduated from UWA in 1994 and spent 9 years in general practice before completing her Masters Degree in Periodontology in 2006. Wendy obtained her Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (Perio) in the same year and now maintains a specialist periodontal practice in West Perth. She is a previous president of the Australian Society of Periodontology (WA), a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology, AOS member and member of numerous dental groups. Wendy co-ordinates a local ITI Study Club and is on the council for the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists (ANZAP). She lectures locally and nationally on periodontal and dental implant topics.


Ms Jennine Bywaters    Dental Therapist

Ergonomic considerations for the clinical practitioner.

Recent evidence suggests that the majority of dental clinicians will experience a work related musculoskeletal disorder or other over use injury during their career. This presentation will describe the common injury patterns and provide useful preventive strategies.



Jennine Bywaters graduated in 1987 from Curtin University with an Associate Diploma in Dental Therapy.  She has attained the Cert. Health Education, a BSc in Health Promotion and is currently completing her post graduate studies.

She has been a clinical demonstrator for student dental hygienists at Curtin University and participates in the clinical placement programme.

Jennine joined Alliance Periodontics & Implant Dentistry in 2016.


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 per seminar

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued at  the completion of each seminar.

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 that we have received recent notice of the closure of our normal venue.  We will now be holding this event at ADA House,  54-58 Havelock St, West Perth.

Due to the new venue location, access to parking will be very limited.

  • There are Wilson Carparks at 27 Mayfair Street (runs between Murray and Hay Streets –access off Outram Street) and Harvest Terrace.
  • The area is also serviced by the Cat Bus and Transperth Buses. Train station is City West and it is a 15 minute walk up Havelock Street.
  • Please do not park in the visitors parking at ADA House.
  • Please do not park in the reserved spaces under the building at ADA House.
  • There is metered street parking in Murray Street. Please note that after 4pm this is a tow away zone.
  • There is street parking in Harvest Terrace.


Bookings are closed for this event.