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Prosthodontics for Practice

Final course available in October

E09 & E17
Sold by: Melbourne Dental School
Phone Number: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Instructions: For product specific queries, contact the above email address

The Prosthodontics for Practice course aims to deal with conventional prosthodontic issues relevant to every-day practice. The course will focus on enhancing clinical skills required for these technique-sensitive procedures.

There will be two live compulsory webinars each of 1.5 hours duration which participants must attend before undertaking the face to face hands-on sessions at the Melbourne Dental School.

The face to face sessions will be structured around each of the treatment options. Individual lectures will be given in the laboratory and will be immediately followed by the appropriate laboratory exercise. The laboratory exercises will be constructed around a clinical case requiring an extensive range of treatment modalities to be covered.

Major Topics

  • Three-unit bridge design and preparation
  • Post and core preparation
  • Veneer design and preparation
  • The place of the classic metal ceramic crown in current practice
  • Anterior all-ceramic restoration
  • Adhesive bridge preparation concepts
  • Posterior ceramic inlay/only design and preparation
  • Gold inlay/onlay design and preparation

Webinar topics

  • Indications / contraindications – when to use full crowns and when to use partial restorations
  • Material choices
  • Case studies 

Program Delivery

  • 2 compulsory live webinars:
    • April course webinars will be held on: Monday 3 April and Monday 17 April from 6.30pm - 8.00pm
    • October course webinars will be held on: Monday 16 October and Monday 23 October from 6.30pm - 8.00pm
  • Face-to-face hands-on preclinical sessions:
    • April course: Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 April from 9.00am - 5.00pm OR
    • October course: Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 October.
  • These sessions to be held at the Melbourne Dental School, Ground Floor Preclinical Laboratory, 723 Swanston Street, Carlton Vic 3053.

CPD credit: 15 hours of scientific CPD


 A/Professor Jaafar Abduo received his BDS (Otago, New Zealand), DClinDent (Otago, New Zealand), MRACDS (Pros). His current position is as Senior Lecturer in Prosthodontics and Convener of the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Dentistry (Implants) and Convener of Removable Prosthodontics at the Melbourne Dental school. His research interests are in the areas of CAD/CAM dentistry, removable prosthodontics, implant biomechanics and dental occlusion. Jaafar's teaching interests are in the areas of fixed and removable prosthodontics, oral implantology and evidence-based prosthodontics.

Dr Gaurika Sud is a registered specialist prosthodontist. She received her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics (DCD) from the University of Melbourne. Prior to specialization, she worked as a general dentist in private practices in regional Victoria and in New Zealand. Gaurika has been involved in teaching as a clinical supervisor at the Melbourne Dental School since 2012. A regular continuing professional development program lecturer, she is also an examiner for the Australian Dental Council and President of her local ADA (Australian Dental Association) group. She is a committee member of the Australian Osseointegration Society (AOS Victorian branch) and a member of Australian Prosthodontic Society. Gaurika enjoys all aspects of prosthodontics with particular interest in use of digital technology for aesthetic dental treatments. She specialises in treatment of patients with complex dental problems using crowns, bridges, implant supported prostheses and removable dentures. Gaurika can be contacted at Manningham Dental Specialists Suite 6, 195 Thompsons Road, Bulleen Victoria 3105, Phone: 03 9850 8344.

Dr Jennifer Chantler graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Western Australia in 2014. After graduating, Dr Jennifer worked in Perth as a dentist in both the private and public sector. She also had the opportunity to volunteer each year to provide dental care for underprivileged children in Vietnam. Dr Jennifer then moved to Melbourne to complete her specialist training in Prosthodontics at The University of Melbourne. Dr Jennifer has a special interest in the latest digital technologies and prosthodontic advances.

Dr Hossam El-Haddad graduated from Ain Shams University (Cairo, Egypt) in 2006, and worked in both public and private sectors before relocating to Australia in 2010. Hossam obtained a Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 2015, and graduated with a Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics from the University of Melbourne in 2018. His research project centred on the use of novel CAD-CAM materials in full arch implant dentistry, and was published in the International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants. Hossam now works at Prosthodontics Plus – a private specialist practice in Essendon. He enjoys ongoing involvement within the academic field as a lecturer and clinical supervisor at the University of Melbourne’s dental school, where he is also the coordinator of the implant component for DDS students and the academic lead of CPD. In collaboration with Melbourne University and the International Team for Implantology (ITI), Hossam delivers CPD programs that educate general dental practitioners on Prosthodontic topics. He is an active member of the ITI, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and the Australian Osseointegration Society (AOS). Hossam further serves as a committee member for the Australian Prosthodontic Society (APS), and is currently the Victorian representative within its Federal Committee.

Dr Carolina Perez Rodriguez graduated from the University Complutense of Madrid in 2006. She moved shortly after to Oxford (UK), where she worked as a general dentist and undertook further studies in restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, and implants in London, Manchester, and France. During this time, she gained membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (UK). In early 2013 she settled in Melbourne and while working in private practice, she completed a part-time diploma in clinical dentistry in the field of implants at The University of Melbourne. Carolina also received her prosthodontics specialist training and degree at Melbourne University. Carolina is the current president of the Australian Prosthodontic Society Victoria Branch and committee member of Australian Osseointegration Society. She is a member or the International Team for Implantology and the Australia Dental Association. She teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students at Melbourne University in the field of Implants and fixed prosthodontics.


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