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Everyday Paediatric Dentistry Made Easy - Monday 19 February 2024 (9.00am - 1.30pm)

Monday 19 February 2024 (9.00am - 1.30pm)


This program is especially designed to provide practitioners with tips and tricks into innovative new approaches for managing dental care for children. The program will combine pre-clinic and clinic hands-on sessions from experts in
paediatric dentistry. You will be introduced to practical skills such as:


  • The application of Silver Diamine Fluoride (SDF)
  • The placement of stainless steel crowns using the Hall techniques
  • Painless injections: The use of computer- assisted local anaesthesia delivery (STA Wand)
  • Resin Infiltration to improve aesthetics

These are essential skills for general practice that will enable you to offer evidencebased, patient-focused care for children.

There will also be a treatment planning workshop where participants have the opportunity to share their own cases in a small group environment, and seek our experts thoughts about treatment planning for complex paediatric cases


Program Delivery


CPD Credit: 4 hours of scientific CPD


Dr Mihiri Silva is the Divisional Lead of Population Health, Cariology and Oral Health and a Senior Lecturer in Paediatric Dentistry at the Melbourne Dental School, University of Melbourne. As a specialist paediatric dentist, she is a Clinician-Scientist Fellow at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute and Consultant Paediatric Dentist and the Research Lead for the Department of Dentistry, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne.

Mihiri's research ranges from data analytics to causal inference and qualitative research and seeks to understand and improve the oral health of children. A major focus of her work has been the use of large longitudinal datasets, from cohort studies and clinical records to understand drivers of poor oral health in children and develop innovative evidence-based population and clinical interventions to address these. Her qualitative research focuses on co-design and implantation of these interventions.

Mihiri is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry and the European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry, and reviews for number of other leading journals and conferences. She is the current deputy chair of the Australian Dental Association Federal Oral Health Committee, President of the Australian New Zealand Society for Paediatric Dentistry Victorian Branch and Secretary of the Paediatric Oral Health Research Group of the International Association of Dental Research.


Professor David Manton has spent more than 30 years in private practice and academia and is currently professor of paediatric dentistry and cariology at the centre for dentistry and oral health at UMCG, University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Until 2019 he was the Elsdon Storey Chair of Child Dental Health at the University of Melbourne and a visiting consultant at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne. He is involved in several collaborative and postgraduate research projects in both paediatric dentistry, cariology and orthodontics. Graduated BDSc (Melb) in 1984 and worked in general practice until 1991 when he undertook an MDSc in Paediatric Dentistry. He was dental advisor to the Federal Government from 1994 – 1996 and won the KG Sutherland Prize of the RACDS in 2007. He is on the editorial boards of the European Archives on Paediatric Dentistry and the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, and the advisory panel (board) of the European Caries Research Association (ORCA).

Over the past 15 years David has spoken throughout Australia, Asia and Europe and has wide ranging experience in laboratory, in situ and clinical trials of CPP-ACP, Developmental Defects of Enamel, Minimum Intervention Dentistry, the detection of carious lesions, and the use of calcium silicates in endodontics. He has published more than 120 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and has been cited more than 3400 times since 2015.

Dr Dharini Ravindra completed her Bachelor of science (anatomy & histology, pharmacology) at the University of sydney, 2012. Dharini then went on to complete her Doctor of dental medicine University of Sydney in 2016 and her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Paediatric Dentistry, University of Melbourne, 2022.

Dharini currently works as a Senior Dental Registrar at the Royal Children's Hospital, and a Paediatric Dentist (Locum) at South Eastern Children’s Dentistry and is a member of the Australian Dental Association, Australian and New Zealand Society of Paediatric Dentistry and the Australasian Association of Paediatric Dentistry.

Dharini undertakes voluntary work with the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health in Boggabilla, Toomelah and Inverell (Rural New South Wales) & Shepparton (Victoria) and One-2-One Cambodia.


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Terms and Conditions

This course is proudly supported by



Henry Schein