2024 June 28th, Friday

Dr Alan Reid presents Local Anaesthesia: Myths and Reality.

Part 1

Basic pharmacology and physiology of LA

Adverse reactions, including allergy

The failure of LA

A review of the various LA agents

A review of vasoconstrictors

Part 2

Some anatomical issues affecting LA

Mandibular anaesthesia, focussing on the various IAN block techniques

Maxillary anaesthetic techniques

LA and orofacial pain

2024 May 14th, Tuesday

Dr Mark Peddey presents Comprehensive Treatment Planning and Case Presentations
2023 September 15th, Friday

2023 September 15th, Friday

Dr Andrea Shepperson presents Updates in Tooth Wear, a full-day presentation from 9 am to 5 pm for our MSSC members.

A one-day presentation to the Seattle Study Club, Melbourne, Australia.

Review current science and clinical practice for assessing tooth wear, including both simple and complex aetiologies and new diagnostic tools. Use a simple decision tree to evaluate physiologic from pathologic wear, reviewing the application of digital monitoring and biomarker tools to assess active or historical wear.

Discuss the latest digital occlusion technologies to evaluate functional and parafunctional activity and vertical loss. Review techniques for setting new vertical positions, including the role of orthodontics and digitally guided design and solutions.
Evaluate interdisciplinary design and planning with third-party applications, as well as simple desktop tools. Novel materials will be discussed, including new 3D-printed hybrid ceramic materials and techniques to provide patients with staging and transitional solutions to make reconstruction affordable.

Dr Andrea Shepperson is one of New Zealand’s best-known dentists and educators, with a referral-based clinical practice managing tooth wear and interdisciplinary reconstruction of the worn dentition. She is the Author of Managing Tooth Wear: A Comprehensive Guide for General Practice.

A graduate of the University of Otago, Andrea is the owner of Shepperson Education, a dedicated teaching facility on Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand. She runs intensive two- and three-day events for clinicians with a strong focus on clear implementation and evidence to support clinical strategies. She is a mentor and alumna of the internationally renowned Kois Center in Seattle, USA, New Zealand’s only Digital Smile Design KOL and Master, running New Zealand’s first DSD Clinic. She is an Honorary Life Member of the NZ Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a Global Ambassador for Slow Dentistry. A contributing author to Practical Procedures In Aesthetic Dentistry, she contributes to publications, podcasts, webinars, and expert panels in the development of dentistry.

2023 August 22nd, Tuesday

MSSC and SPEAR - joint event with interdisciplinary case study discussions.

Case Presentations by Dr Jeffrey Jankie, Dr Peter Allan, Dr Mark Peddey, Dr Julian Moore and Dr Timothy Proposch

2023 July 26th, Wednesday

Dr Ahmad Al-Hassiny - Institute of Digital Dentistry. Places are limited for this event and RSVP is required.

2023 June 17th, Saturday

An all-day event for member presentations, EOFY member lunch and demonstrations by our fabulous sponsors, Moredent.

We are a study club, a supportive group where we aim to challenge and learn from one another. Please come prepared with 2-3 slides on an interesting case. Members will have 10 minutes to present to the group with 5 minutes of follow-up question time.

Slides will need to be emailed to admin@melbournessc.com by Tuesday the 13th of June.

Preferred time slots will be emailed out to members within the next week - first in, best dressed!