A Message from the Director
I am pleased to present the 2017 Melbourne Dental School, Continuing Professional Development Program.
The CPD unit is introducing several new courses during 2017. The first is "Oral Surgery – Digging yourself out of a hole". This two-day program is aimed at general practitioners wishing to improve their clinical and surgical skills in relation to treating patients who require the removal of broken teeth, roots and the surgical removal of erupted teeth. Participants will be able to bring in their own pre-selected patient/s to undergo surgical treatment under the supervision of oral and maxillofacial surgeons.
For those of you who may have missed out in the past we have re-designed our Principles of Implant Dentistry modular course and have now based the program on an internationally recognised curriculum. We have fused the existing structure of our program with the curricular structures of the ITI. The course will still be presented in modules offered throughout the year and Implant training for both the surgical and restorative phases of treatment will be carried out in a generic manner, that is, to discuss issues central to implant dentistry rather than over-emphasising system-specific issues.
As per 2016, we will also introduce new programs to the e-cart throughout the year as they come to fruition, so please check back with us throughout the year for any new updates.
As always, our most popular programs are available once again for those of you who may have missed out in the past and we may add new programs throughout the year, so keep an eye on our e-cart for all new course updates.
I must take time to acknowledge our many highly experienced presenters. The wealth of knowledge they bring across all our disciplines as well as their time and effort is greatly appreciated. I encourage participants to take advantage of this knowledge base while attending our programs.
Our 2017 sponsors are acknowledged and thanked for the kind support they bring to the Melbourne Dental School CPD programs.
Thanks are given to our Melbourne Dental School staff who organise the CPD programs throughout the year. A special mention to Sam in the CPD Office and Cassie who offers CPD support throughout the year. Our lab staff team consisting of Mario, Daniel, Elly and Sue who provide support during the many hands-on courses. Without their hard work, the CPD programs would not be possible.
I hope you find this years’ program engaging and enjoyable and I look forward to seeing you throughout 2017.
A/Professor Roy Judge (Chair) Continuing Professional Development Program - Melbourne Dental School