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    • 10 Aug 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (AWST)
    • Clinic Room, Oral Health Centre of Western Australia, 17 Monash Avenue Nedlands WA 6009
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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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        • Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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        • 12 Nov 2024
        • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (AWST)
        • ADA House, 54-58 Havelock Street, West Perth

        Dental Research: Who Cares? I'm A Clinician

        This presentation explores the intersection of dental research and clinical practice, narrated through Dr Jilen Patel's personal experiences as a clinician. The majority of dental professionals do not initially pursue a career in dentistry with the intention of engaging in research; instead, research opportunities often arise unexpectedly. This lecture will delve into the research minefield and explore a number of different areas including dental volunteering, child safeguarding, tele-dentistry, silver diamine fluoride and even an intriguing account of how a dentist became involved in water testing in the Goldfields.

        Learning Objective

        Understand the integration of research in dentistry, explore its applications across various domains such as volunteering and tele-dentistry, and identify opportunities for professional growth.

        Please ensure membership is current/active when registering as an ADOHTA member. 

        About Paediatric Dentist Dr Jilan Patel  PhD, DClinDent (Paed Dent), BDSc (Hons), MRACDS (Paed), FADI, FICD, FPFA, SFHEA

        Dr. Jilen Patel is a specialist paediatric dentist, senior lecturer at UWA, consultant at PCH and principal at Castlegate Family Dental Care. For over a decade, Jilen has been involved with providing volunteer dental services to remote Aboriginal communities and is the current chairman of the Kimberley Dental Team (KDT).

        Jilen's research interests include dental public health and cariology, and he is the clinical lead for the WA Early Childhood Dental Program. His PhD created an evidence-based quality improvement framework for dental care to Indigenous communities and studied the impact of volunteer services to remote communities.

        More recently he has been involved with translating and adapting the KDT model to address areas of unmet need in the Central Great Southern implementing a community based oral health promotion program seeing 80% of all 0-4yr old children in the region.

        He has also been involved with asynchronous tele-screening for children to increase the reach of dental services in Perth as well as a large city-wide study currently in progress in Saudi Arabia.

        Jilen is passionate about unravelling and conveying evidence to help clinicians better understand complex concepts and he has received both the Royal Australasian College Emerging Lecturer Award, the ADA/Pierre Fauchard Academy's Young Lecturer Award and recently received the ADA Outstanding Young Dentist Award for his contribution to the profession.

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