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ADOHTA WA Workshop - See, Touch and Listen: Enhancing your Head & Neck Examination

  • 10 Aug 2024
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AWST)
  • Clinic Room, Oral Health Centre of Western Australia, 17 Monash Avenue Nedlands WA 6009
  • 18


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    Join Oral Medicine Specialist Dr. Amanda Phoon Nguyen for a Head and Neck Examination lecture and demonstration tailored for dental therapists. Reinforce the essential skills required to conduct thorough head and neck examinations, effectively screen for head and neck cancer, and proficiently document a patient’s medical and other relevant histories.

    Dr. Nguyen will provide attendees with valuable knowledge and practical techniques that can be immediately applied in your practice. Don't miss this unique opportunity to enhance your professional skills and elevate the quality of patient care you provide.

    Presentation - 2hrs

    Practical/Workshop - 1hr

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    Hands-On Learning Objectives:

    1. Practice hands-on techniques for safe and effective patient assessment during a head and neck examination
    2. Learn the step-by-step process of performing a systematic head and neck examination, including inspection and palpation techniques.

    Proudly sponsored by NSK and Med & Dent and supported by Dentalife.


    Knowledge Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand the importance of conducting a comprehensive head and neck examination in oral health practice.
    2. Identify common signs and symptoms of head and neck cancer during a clinical examination.
    3. Gain proficiency in screening techniques for early detection of head and neck cancers.
    4. Develop skills in patient communication and education strategies related to head and neck examination and cancer screening.
    5. Enhance knowledge of risk factors associated with head and neck cancers and their implications for patient care.
    6. Discuss the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in managing patients with suspected head and neck abnormalities.

    About Oral Medicine Specialist Dr Amanda Phoon Nguyen BDSc (UniMelb), MRACDS (GDP), DClinDent (Oral Med) (UWA), MRACDS (OralMed), Cert ADL, FOMAA, FPFA, FICD, FADI, MAICD, GCHL, MICDA, FDSM

    Before undertaking Oral Medicine specialist training, Amanda graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Dental Science, served in the Royal Australian Navy as a Dental Officer and worked in both public and private practice in Western Australia.

    Her public appointments include Consultant at the Perth Children’s Hospital, and Senior Lecturer and Unit Coordinator for Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Pharmacology at Curtin University.

    Amanda has multiple roles with the Oral Medicine Academy of Australasia, the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) and the Australasian Sleep Association Dental Sleep Medicine Council, amongst others. She is on the Board of Directors for three not-for-profit charities.

    For her services to dentistry, she has been awarded several honorary fellowships and awards.

    In her spare time, Amanda enjoys socialising with friends and family and trying new restaurants, as well as spending time with her two west highland white terriers.

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