Should you seal over caries? When do you intervene? How much and how do you remove caries? Managing dental caries is a fundamental part of general practice, are you up to date with best practice or are you doing what you think works?
This hands-on interactive CPD course explores current evidence-based practice on caries detection, diagnosis and management.
· Polymer Burs in Caries Removal: Hands on use of polymer burs and a comparison with conventional burs on caries removal.
· Fluorescence Aided Caries Detection: A look into the capabilities of fluorescence technologies (laser fluorescence, near-infrared light transillumination, transillumination) in the detection of carious lesions.
· Silver Diamine Fluoride Application: Practical insights into the protocols and hands-on use with SDF in a variety of clinical scenarios.
· Magnification in Dentistry: Exploration of magnification tools to enhance visual assessment, how much is too much?
· Caries Detector Dyes: Useful or useless? Histological validation of the use and abuse of detector dyes.
· Chemomechanical Caries Removal: Hands-on use of chemo-mechanical caries removal options.
· Caries classification and charting: transition to contemporary charting systems — move beyond diagnosing a tooth with "watch"!
This course combines the latest evidence with practical applications. Participants will be involved in interactive lectures and rotate through various stations, each focusing on a specific aspect of caries diagnosis and management, ensuring a holistic and immersive learning experience.
Dr Jilen Patel 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. Jilen is both a clinician and an academic. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including multiple community service grants aimed to extend dental services to vulnerable communities, the GC minimum intervention award for research in cariology. He has been awarded and has previously received both the both the Royal Australasian College emerging lecturer award and Australian Dental Association/Pierre Fauchard Academy’s young lecturer award. Jilen was also named the 2019 West Australian Young Achiever of the Year Award recognising his work with vulnerable and medically compromised children and his volunteer efforts in remote Kimberley communities.