Healthy Teeth For Longer Life

Presented by Prof Ian Meyers

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8:00am - 4:30pm


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



6.5 scientific hours


Lunch and refreshments provided

• Innovative use of adhesive restorative materials
• Extended use of glass-ionomer cements
• Fibre reinforced restorations and bridges
• Therapeutic enhancement of restorations and prostheses
• The heroic rescue of the doomed dentition.

Riding the Silver Wave
It is acknowledged that our population is ageing and keeping their natural teeth longer, and along with this there is an increasing expectation by patients that they will retain their natural dentition into their senior years. Unfortunately the presenting dentition and oral environment in some older adults is frequently sub-optimal. Consequently a range of adaptable oral health management strategies are required to help address the various dental demands and clinical situations. Individualised restorative management protocols that provide pragmatic outcomes and take into consideration
the persons abilities and tolerance, and may need to be less invasive and less costly, are frequently required. This workshop will focus on the preservation and restoration of tooth structure and how in general dental practice we can assist our patients to retain, and where necessary, restore their teeth to ensure an ongoing healthy, functional and aesthetic dentition.
A range of traditional, and not so traditional, approaches to restorative management of the ageing dentition will be presented and discussed, and will demonstrate that contrary to popular belief, minimally invasive conservative restorative management can demonstrate good aesthetic and functional longevity. The ultimate goal is to optimise oral and dental health, and thereby enhance overall general health, and enable the elderly to enjoy living a healthy, happy, dignified and active independent life while ensuring longterm sustainability of the dentition.


Prof Ian Meyers


Prof Ian Meyers OAM



Professor Ian Meyers is a general dental practitioner and honorary professor at The University of Queensland School of Dentistry. Throughout his career as an academic and clinician he has developed extensive experience in comprehensive patient care, diagnosis and management of worn and broken down dentition, geriatric and aged care dentistry, adhesive restorative dentistry and dental materials, and the management of patients through minimum intervention dentistry.



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