Principles of Treatment Planning in General Practice Dentistry

Presented by Prof Ian Meyers

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9:00am - 4:00pm


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



6 scientific hours


Lunch & Refreshments provided


Comprehensive care of the dental patient is the primary concern for dental practitioners in clinical practice. Providing good care includes; assessing the patient, taking into account their history, their views, and an appropriate physical examination where relevant. Patient assessment includes relevant psychological, social and cultural aspects, formulating and implementing a suitable management plan (including providing treatment and advice and, where relevant, arranging investigations and liaising with other treating practitioners). It is important to ensure facilitation, coordination, and continuity of care, and to recognise the limits of a practitioner’s own skills and competence. This may involve referring a patient or client to another practitioner when this is in the best interests of the patients, and recognising and respecting the rights of patients to make their own decisions.

Contemporary general dental practice requires a comprehensive understanding of the range of presenting conditions and the expectations of patients such that appropriate oral health management can be implemented. There are many new materials and techniques available which provide the dental practitioner with the opportunity to offer a range of treatment options to patients.

This course will provide an outline for a structured and systematic approach to patient assessment, including appropriate medical, dental and social histories, evaluation of the presenting conditions, use of special tests and diagnostic tools, and will discuss the development of management strategies and appropriate treatment plans. Patient referral and interdisciplinary care, evaluation of outcomes and coordination of ongoing oral health care management will be covered. A number of patient cases will be reviewed and options for management discussed. Participants will also be given the opportunity to develop their own suggested treatment plans for example cases and present these for discussion.

Prof Ian Meyers


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.


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