Free dental education lectures with CPD certificate

Straight Smile Centre and CPD Dental provides free world class informatoin sessions. We understand that your time is valuable; you need impactful and effective education that you can implement immediately.

Our free CPD events are designed to provide valuable learning in a short amount of time.

We are excited to announce that we are continuing our complimentary CPD events into 2023, and expanding our offering with an additional virtual event catalogue!

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Our 2024 CPD Events

March 5th 2024

Topic: Five new tools in the aesthetic dentistry toolbox: How, Where, and When to use them!

Speaker: Prof. Laurie Walsh

CE Points: 2

Time: 6:00 PM ACDT

Location: The Lion Hotel on Melbourne Street
161 Melbourne St, North Adelaide SA 5006

Overview: Most dental professionals were never taught at dental school any methods for changing tooth shade beyond hydrogen peroxide bleaching. There are now many options in this space, including tooth lightening, nano-hydroxyapatite, colour correction dyes, active stain dispersing agents, and nonperoxide bleaching technologies. Each of these 5 has its own set of features and indications. To be able to give informed advice, it is important to have a working knowledge of these 5 topics, in terms of the fundamental chemistry and physics of what they do and how they do it, and appreciate what the literature shows about where they can be used. This presentation is a bootcamp in the basics of their use. It will provide advice on situations where these are best suited for use, and any special issues in relation to sequencing with other treatments, including with conventional bleaching methods.

Learning objectives that will be explained in this program include:

  • Understand how tooth reflection patterns can be altered using nanomaterials
  • Appreciate differences between hydrogen peroxide, light-based and non-peroxide systems from patient and clinician perspectives
  • Determine where active stain dispersal can be used to greatest benefit
  • Understand how surface dyes can affect the perceived colour of teeth
  • Learn the 5 ways that light can enhance bleaching outcomes

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About Prof. Laurie Walsh

Emeritus Professor Laurence J. Walsh is based at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia where for 21 years he was the research group leader for advanced technologies and biomaterials before retiring at the end of 2020.

In retirement, Laurie continues to be active in research, and he supervises the research of 12 postgraduate students, and teaches into the training programs in his clinical specialty of special needs dentistry.

Laurie has authored over 400 journal papers as well as numerous books, and he is one of the most cited Australian dental scientists of all time. He is a life member of the ADA and the ANZ Academy of Special Needs Dentistry, and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2018 in recognition of his contributions to dental research and dental education.

May 7th 2024

Topic: Peri-implantitis - All you want (or not) to know.

Speaker: Prof. Liran Levin

CE Points: 2

Time: 6:00 PM ACDT

Location: The Lion Hotel on Melbourne Street
161 Melbourne St, North Adelaide SA 5006

Overview: During the last years, the use of dental implants is becoming a common practice and peri-implant diseases are more frequently evident. Apparently, as time goes by and also implies from the available literature, we will be seeing more and more cases of peri-implant diseases. The reported prevalence in the literature reaches almost 30 to 50% of implant patients. This means that one out of two or three of our implant patients might present with periimplant disease at some point. This is also an important aspect of informed consent for our patients. Another troubling issue with regards to peri-implant diseases is the lack of appropriate, well-documented gold-standard treatment, specifically for peri-implantitis. There are many suggested treatment options described in case reports and case series in the literature; none of them seems to provide a predictable long-term resolution of the disease. In order to prevent and treat peri-implant diseases, there is a need to understand the nature of the disease and the risk factors.

Learning objectives that will be explained in this program include:

  • To understand the risk factors for peri-implant diseases
  • To explore ways to prevent peri-implant diseases
  • To recognize the occurrence as well as the currently available treatment options for peri-implantitis
  • To develop realistic expectations in terms of implant health and disease

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About Prof. Liran Levin

Prof. Liran Levin is a distinguished periodontist, holding positions as a professor at the University of Alberta's Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry in Canada and a visiting professor at Harvard School of Dental Medicine. Previously, he served as Head of Research at Rambam Health Care Campus and Faculty of Medicine - Technion IIT Haifa, Israel. Prof. Levin earned his DMD degree with honors from Tel Aviv University and completed a prestigious Post Graduate Periodontology Program at Rambam Health Care Campus. He is certified by the European Federation of Periodontology and the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. With over 300 publications, he's a prolific author on topics like periodontology, dental implants, and dental trauma. Prof. Levin's research papers have garnered more than 12,000 citations, and he's a sought-after international lecturer. He holds prominent editorial roles, including Editor-in-Chief of Dental Traumatology and association with leading dental journals. Prof. Levin actively contributes to dental associations, currently as President of the International Association for Dental Traumatology and Vice-President of the Periodontal Research Group of the International Association for Dental Research.

September 3rd 2024

Topic: Four blocks and it still hurts - Strategies for effective pain relief during treatment.

Speaker: Prof. Paul Abbott

CE Points: 2

Time: 6:00 PM ACDT

Location: The Lion Hotel on Melbourne Street
161 Melbourne St, North Adelaide SA 5006

Overview: In this lecture, comprehensive strategies to achieve successful anaesthesia of problematic teeth will be outlined together with some new injection techniques. These strategies are based on research by the presenter’s group, particularly for acute irreversible pulpitis. Pain is one of the main reasons why patients seek dental treatment and many painful teeth will require root canal treatment. Dentists must take care to ensure that the patient does not have any pain during treatment but this can be a significant challenge at times – such as when the tooth has acute irreversible pulpitis and acute apical periodontitis, particularly when the tooth is a mandibular molar where standard local anaesthetic techniques are not very effective.

Learning objectives that will be explained in this program include:

  • Describe the sequence of steps to follow to improve local anaesthesia for mandibular teeth with acute irreversible pulpitis
  • Describe the sequence of steps to follow to improve local anaesthesia for maxillary teeth with acute irreversible pulpitis
  • Outline post-operative pain management strategies following the emergency management of irreversible pulpitis

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About Prof. Paul Abbott

Prof. Paul Abbott is the Winthrop Professor of Clinical Dentistry at The University of Western Australia. He is a Specialist Endodontist and prior to taking a full-time University position in 2002, he spent 17 years in private specialist endodontic practice in Perth and Melbourne. During this time, he also held part-time academic positions at The University of Western Australia and the University of Melbourne. He was the Dean/Head of the School of Dentistry at The University of Western Australia and Director of the Oral Health Centre of WA from 2003-2009. He has presented over 1000 lectures and courses in 51 countries (many countries on numerous occasions). He has published over 235 articles in refereed journals, 25 textbook chapters and 47 Newsletter articles. From 2015-2022, he was the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Dental Traumatology. He has received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and for service to the dental profession, particularly in education and research. In 2015, the Governor-General of Australia appointed Prof. Abbott as an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for “distinguished service to clinical dentistry, and to higher education, as an academic, researcher and author, to endodontics as a practitioner, and to professional “organisations”.

November 26th 2024

Topic: Treating esthetic challenges using the adhesive design concept.

Speaker: Dr. Douglas A. Terry

CE Points: 2

Time: 6:00 PM ACDT

Location: The Lion Hotel on Melbourne Street
161 Melbourne St, North Adelaide SA 5006

Overview: This presentation will encompass many facets of esthetic and restorative dentistry including: biomaterials selection, operative techniques and principles, diagnostic and communication concepts, the adhesive design concept, functional composite prototyping, inverse injection layering technique, digital technology, periodontal plastic surgical procedures and prosthetic guidelines for treatment of interdisciplinary cases. This presentation will emphasize the significance of using an Adhesive Design Concept that relies on the interrelationship between three primary elements: restorative material selection, adhesion, and clinical technique to achieve clinical excellence. Throughout the presentation, I will be describing the techniques and materials for each of these topics that are illustrated in my textbooks, Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Material Selection and Technique, 3rd edition, Restoring with Flowables and Restoring the Intraradicular Space: Esthetic Post Systems.

Learning objectives that will be explained in this program include:

  • Learn how to select and integrate restorative materials and adhesive protocols with sound fundamental design principles for direct and indirect composite and ceramic restorations.
  • Discover the significance of using the Adhesive Design Concept to achieve clinical excellence.
  • Understand the significance of utilizing an interdisciplinary team approach while developing an appreciation for the basic building blocks for achieving perioesthetic excellence

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About Dr. Douglas A. Terry

Dr. Douglas A. Terry presently holds positions as an adjunct professor in the department of restorative sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and Professor Emeritus in the department of conservative dentistry and endodontics at the V.S. Dental College & Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Bangalore, India. He has authored several hundred scientific articles and textbooks in numerous languages including Natural Aesthetics with Composite Resin (Montage Media, 2004), Aesthetic & Restorative Dentistry: Material Selection & Technique (Everest Publishing Media, 2009), Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Material Selection and Technique, Second Edition (Quintessence Publishing, 2013), What’s in Your Mouth? / What’s in Your Child’s Mouth? (Quintessence Publishing, 2013), Smile! Your Guide to Esthetic Dental Treatment (Quintessence Publishing, 2014), What’s in Your Mouth? Your Guide to a Lifelong Smile (Quintessence Publishing, 2014) Expressions of the Soul Exposed (Quintessence Publishing, 2015) Restoring with Flowables (Quintessence Publishing, 2016), Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry: Material Selection and Technique, Third Edition (Quintessence Publishing, 2018) Restoring the Intraradicular Space: Esthetic Post Systems (Quintessence Publishing, 2021). He has lectured both nationally and internationally on various subjects in restorative and aesthetic dentistry and is a dental materials clinical research consultant for industry manufacturers. Dr. Terry is the founder and CEO of the Institute of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry and a member of Oral Design International. He maintains a private practice in Houston, Texas.