Effective Communication & Record Keeping in Dental Practice

Presented by Prof Ian Meyers, Paul Andrews, Brad Wright, Dr Ken Douglas-Savage and Lyn Hunt

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ADAQ CPD & Training Centre
26-28 Hamilton Place 
Bowen Hills Qld 4006



7.5 scientific hours


Lunch and refreshments provided


Effective Communication in Dental Practice
Lecture presentation on the importance of effective communication.

Issues to be addressed include:
• Communication with patients and others,
• Building trust in the dentist-patient relationship,
• Understanding and dealing with cultural differences,
• Confidentiality and privacy,
• Consent, informed consent, financial consent,
• Open disclosure,
• Dealing with patient complaints.


Clinical Record Keeping
Lecture presentation on general legal and related requirements of dental record keeping including:
• ‘The Dental Board of Australia – Guidelines on dental records’,
• ADA Policy Statement 5.17 – Dental Records,
• Current operational record keeping guidelines, including Medicare – Administrative record keeping and CDBS requirements,
• Privacy issues and dental records,
• De-identified case examples of record keeping and their relevance to matters such as patient complaints and insurance claims,
• Tutorial and discussion of ‘The Dental Board of Australia - Guidelines on dental records’. The guidelines will be used as a “Check List” to ensure coverage of all relevant aspects of detailed and accurate dental record keeping. Professional Boundaries and Professional Conduct

Lecture presentation on professional boundaries and professional conduct including:
• Professional values and qualities,
• Working with patients,
• Professional behaviour and ethical conduct,
• Maintaining professional performance,
• Working with other practitioners.

Tutorial and discussion of Dental Board of Australia – Code of Conduct with particular emphasis on understanding boundaries and professional behaviour.

Patients with additional needs
• ensuring advocacy for all patients
• recognising carers, family members or guardians
• acknowledging the risks these patients may encounter

Effective Comm n Record Keeping


Prof Ian Meyers OAM



Ian Meyers is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Dental Association (Queensland) and has honorary professorial positions with UQ and JCU. Ian is a general dental practitioner who has worked in both public and private dental clinics and has been involved with The University of Queensland for over two decades. He is a product consultant to a range of dental companies, a member of the International Association for Dental Research, Board member of the RACDS and the ICD, and a member of the editorial board of The Australian Dental Journal. His major interests include adhesive restorative dental materials, diagnosis and management of the worn dentition, geriatric and aged care dentistry, minimum intervention dentistry, and teaching and clinical development in general practice dentistry.


Brad Wright


Brad Wright is a barrister at the Queensland private bar since 2011. Whilst still registered as a dental practitioner he works full time in his legal practice as counsel from chambers in the Inns of Court in Brisbane, but has appeared throughout Queensland and in NSW. His general legal practice covers all areas that are related to dental practice from contracts, employment disputes and regulatory defence, but includes family law and crime. His legal business and dental qualifications combine to give unique insight into dental legal issues.


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