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There is an identified need to reduce the high numbers of hospital admissions due to preventable dental conditions, particularly in the < 10 years of age population, and also to address the high rate of tooth decay in Aboriginal children compared to non-Aboriginal. There is benefit in equipping primary health providers with further skills and knowledge to be able to better screen patients at risk of developing preventable dental conditions, improve oral health education to patients, and to improve strategies for dental referrals. 

What You Need to Know About Oral Health

Thursday, Oct 20th, 2022

6PM - 9PM (ACST)

Glenelg Pier Hotel or Online via Zoom

18 Holdfast Promenade, Glenelg SA 5045

FREE

Funded by Adelaide PHN

Recommended For

GP's, Nurses, Allied Health Professionals and Pharmacists in the Adelaide metropolitan area

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There is an identified need to reduce the high numbers of hospital admissions due to preventable dental conditions, particularly in the < 10 years of age population, and also to address the high rate of tooth decay in Aboriginal children compared to non-Aboriginal. There is benefit in equipping primary health providers with further skills and knowledge to be able to better screen patients at risk of developing preventable dental conditions, improve oral health education to patients, and to improve strategies for dental referrals. This interactive, case-based workshop offers participants the opportunity to engage with experts from SA Dental and improve their knowledge and skills on this topic. Why not come along and enjoy a meal together with your peers, and a great time of collaborative learning?

Learning Outcomes

Sessions

Registration & Dinner

6PM - 6:30PM

Workshop

6:30PM - 9PM

Speakers

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Dr Mark Penrose

State-wide Lead Clinician - Child Dental Services

SA Dental
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Dr Satya Vegunta

State-wide Lead Clinician - Adult Dental Services

SA Dental
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Kristy Nixon

MPH, Manager Health Promotion, Programs and Communication

SA Dental

Dr Tony Skapetis

Professor & Clinical Director Education

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Dr Mark Penrose

State-wide Lead Clinician – Child Dental Service

SA Dental

Dr Mark Penrose has worked at SA Dental as a Dental Officer for over 30 years, including clinical leadership roles as a Senior Practitioner and State-wide Lead Clinician for Child Dental Services.

Mark has experience working in the SA Dental General Anaesthetic program, providing dental care for children requiring extractions under GA and will provide a public dental perspective on meeting the oral health needs for South Australian children.

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Dr Satya Vegunta

State-wide Lead Clinician – Adult Dental Service

SA Dental

Dr Satya Vegunta has worked at SA Dental as a Dental Officer for over ten years, including clinical leadership roles as a Senior Practitioner and State-wide Lead Clinician for Adult Dental Services.

Satya has experience working in the SA Dental Special Needs Unit, providing dental care for clients with a range of special needs and will provide a public dental perspective on meeting the oral health needs for South Australian adults.

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Kristy Nixon

MPH, Manager Health Promotion, Programs and Communication

SA Dental

Kristy Nixon has worked at SA Dental for the last ten years overseeing Health Promotion projects and Special Programs to raise oral health awareness and literacy and support access to dental services for priority populations.

Kristy was involved in writing the SA Oral Health Plan 2019 -2026 and will provide a policy perspective for oral health in South Australia with a particular focus on priority populations.

Dr Tony Skapetis

Professor & Clinical Director Education

Prof Tony Skapetis is currently the Clinical Director of Education at Westmead Centre for Oral Health, a 186 chair, teaching dental hospital, with over 400 staff. He holds bachelor, masters, doctorate degrees and a dental trauma fellowship and is a clinical professor with the University of Sydney, Faculty of Medicine & Health. His translational research involves clinical trials and educational research resulting in a substantial publication history. He has developed educational resources for ACRRM, RACGP, Agency for Clinical Innovation as well as the Emergency Dental Kit for the NSW Rural Doctors Network. He has provided small group workshops to several thousand clinicians both nationally and internationally

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Dr Rosanne Skalicky

Rural Generalist in Critical Care, Royal Flying Doctors SA

Dr Skalicky (often referred to as ‘Dr Rose’), is a senior Emergency Physician with extensive national and international experience. Having worked as an emergency physician in Tasmania, Queensland, and South Australia (RAH), Dr Rose headed overseas in 2009. With a passion for equitable access to healthcare and international development in EM, Dr Rose has spent the last decade working overseas in a fulltime capacity – remote NW Tanzania and most recently in Myanmar. In Myanmar, Dr Rose worked under the Ministry of Health developing acute emergency services and training nationally, which included a full-time teaching and clinical load. Having returned to Australia in early 2021 Dr Rose is currently employed by the RFDS as a Rural Generalist in Critical Care, working primarily out of Port Augusta.

Dr Roses’ professional interests include:

·Improving equity in health access
·Health care development of EM in low-middle income countries
·Capacity building of Health staff

When not at work Dr Rose enjoys caring for her family, reading, craft, and obviously seeing new places, and engaging with people from different cultures.