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Restorative Management Strategies For The Ageing Patient

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Restorative Management Strategies For The Ageing Patient

Hands On Workshop

Event Host by NZDA, Course code #1360546

Wed, 3rd Jul 2024 | 8:30AM – 5PM NZST | Registration at 8am

Location: Ibis Hamilton Tainui, 18 Alma Street, Hamilton

Speaker: Professor Ian Meyers

The restorative requirements for older patients can vary considerably, as can individual patient expectations, and tolerances. In addition, the presenting dentitions of the older patient can vary significantly and often will include a range of previous dental interventions. There are frequently concerns over the long-term stability of the dentition and which teeth should be retained and which teeth may need extraction.



As such the maintenance and ongoing restorative management of these dentitions can be quite challenging, and in many cases may not be predictable. Consequently, the clinician must be mindful of what future restorative interventions should be undertaken and what outcomes should be expected.

This workshop will present a range of individualised minimally invasive restorative management protocols that take into consideration the persons abilities and tolerances, that are less invasive, less costly, and more time efficient, and can provide predictable, pragmatic and practical outcomes.

Participants will be able to gain hands-on experience with a range of materials and techniques that can be used to enhance the range of direct restorative options which may be offered to patients, and will enable more time and cost effective conservative approaches.

A range of clinical cases showing contemporary dental restorative materials and conservative restorative techniques will be presented to demonstrate how to enhance and optimise outcomes for older patients.

Ongoing maintenance and management strategies will also be provided to ensure maximum long term benefits for all patients.



Speaker: Professor Ian Meyers


Professor Ian Meyers is a general dental practitioner in Brisbane, Australia and is an honorary professor at The University of Queensland School of Dentistry. Professor Meyers has over thirty five years of combined experience in dental research, clinical dentistry, private practice, university clinics and hospital based dental clinics. He is a Fellow and Board Member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and of the International College of Dentists, and is a Fellow of the Academy of Dentistry International and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. He has served on numerous ADA national committees and is a long standing member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Australian Dental Journal. In 2017 he received the Order of Australia Medal for services to dentistry, to professional associations, and to tertiary education.

Among his previous positions Professor Meyers has been the Colgate Chair of General Practice Dentistry at The University of Queensland, the Chief Dental Officer for Queensland Health, and President and CEO of the Queensland Branch of the Australian Dental Association.

As a general dental practitioner, Ian Meyers has extensive experience in comprehensive patient care, and has a special interest in diagnosis and management of worn and broken down dentition, geriatric and aged care dentistry, adhesive restorative dental materials, fibre-reinforced composites, and the management of patients through minimum intervention dentistry. Ian lectures both nationally and internationally on these topics, and is a consultant to a number of dental companies.

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