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Australian Midwinter 2020


The MidWinter Online event is designed to enhance your skills via fast-paced presentations from world-class dentists. These presentations are specifically planned for young professionals and graduating students to advance the knowledge and skills already learnt during studies. It will ensure you have the confidence to perform a number of more difficult procedures and resolve patient issues with ease.


Your EXCLUSIVE ticket gives you access to:
  • 16 hours of CPD (claimable CE hours worldwide.)
  • 1 months access to the full 16 hours of lectures including presenters slide decks and resources.
  • Content available for 30 days from 26 June, 2020.

The 2020 midwinter international lineup



Solving your Restorative Headaches

Dr Lincoln Harris

In this course, Dr Lincoln Harris will cover some of the most frustrating and stressful areas of restorative dentistry and offer solutions to help you feel more relaxed at the end of your day. 

Areas covered include: 

  • Deep subgingival margins

  • Tissue won't stop bleeding

  • Matrixing a 5 surface build up

  • Difficult patients including; highly anxious, gaggers, difficult to anethiatise, questionable prognosis


Fast Precise Preps

Dr Lincoln Harris

Many parts of dentistry can't be sped up without a decrease in quality. However, the preparation of teeth definitely can be made more efficient.  This is important for the comfort of the patient and gives the dentist more time to spend on other parts of the procedure; impressions, scanning, shade selection etc. 

In this lecture Dr Lincoln Harris will show you how to increase the speed of your preps for direct and indirect preparations, how to create a simplified equipment list and methodical step by step approach and how to use an electric hand-piece for decisive and purposeful prepping. On average, following these steps will reduce the time it takes to prep by 50% whilst producing a smoother, higher quality prep.


Simplifying Daily Dentistry with Rubber Dam 

Dr Vishal Gupta

Adhesive dentistry forms an integral part of restorative dentistry. The need for proper tooth isolation during restorative procedures is obvious. Anything that obscures the operative field negatively impacts operator efficiency and effectiveness.

Visibility, patient/operator safety, infection control and the physical properties of dental materials are all compromised when proper isolation is lacking.

Despite the many advantages that rubber dam isolation offers, many clinicians across the world are still not convinced about the use of rubber dam in routine restorative cases. A reason commonly shared for its lack of use is that dam placement is time consuming.

The main aim of this talk is to try and persuade the “non believers” that daily use of rubber dam is an easy, ordinary and necessary treatment modality and to share a few rubber dam ‘tricks’ for the experienced dam user.  


Demystifying Direct Anterior Composites

Dr Vishal Gupta

It can be quite frustrating when at the end of all the hard work done in doing an anterior composite restoration, the colour does not match, the polish is not right, there is lack of form and then you feel lack of control. Dr Vishal Gupta has gone through the same journey as many of you have and it's in that quest of achieving satisfaction of results not only for himself but also for his patients that he realised, it is not so much in the knowledge as it's in the skill.

Composite restorations along with the knowledge of materials need lots of skill in manipulation and techniques. His intention through this talk is to try to simplify daily anterior restorative work and yet achieve predictable results not just once or twice but every time we do direct anterior composites. Dr Vishal Gupta will share the possibilities from using simplifying layering technique to using monoshade composites for optimal aesthetic results.

Thanks to advancements in adhesion and newer composites we are able to offer our patients alternative treatments that are highly satisfying, versatile and highly esthetic. 


Digital Dentistry - the Future is Now

Dr Pawel Paszkiewicz

Are you digital yet??  You’re probably more than you think. Social media, digital photography, on-line knowledge sharing. The time is now - take a step ahead of traditional dentistry, making your daily work more efficient, predictable and repeatable.

In this lecture, Dr Pawel will tell you how to enter  the digital world in an arranged way, showing proper and logical sequence of gaining basic knowledge and digital gear, making your journey smooth and straight.

Following these steps will significantly reduce the time it takes to accomplish your daily procedures, such as prosthodontics, implantology, diagnostics, or - surprisingly - endodontics. The future is now. It’s yours. Don’t miss it.


Digital Plan & Bite - the Basics of Digital Prosthodontics

Dr Pawel Paszkiewicz

Digital consultation, creating an augmented patient. Imagine that you can build a complex prosthodontic plan anytime, anywhere, anyone at your service, with a helping hand.  From an interview, through the IOS scan, bite, digital photography/video and CT/Facescan augmentation - to the final treatment plan finalization.

In this lecture Dr Pawel will show you how to follow basic digital procedures which will help you to significantly reduce the time of your data collection and plan finalization, with simplified, more predictable and repeatable results.

Digital dentistry was a true game changer to me. It’s time for you to start the evolution now. Digital Dentistry, there’s no way back. At any specialization and experience level.


Non Implant Replacement Options - Single Missing Tooth

Dr Michael Frazis

In dentistry, as we progress in our career we tend to start to narrow our focus on bigger and more expensive treatment options. As implants are a skill that everyone wants to master, a lot have forgotten that they are not a one size fits all kind of option.

It is important for a clinician to be well versed in a multitude of treatment options rather than continuously narrowing their focus as they do more and more CPD.

This lecture aims to return to the forgotten aspects of prosthodontics that used to be applied to replace missing teeth in the "dark ages" before implants.

We will go through various treatment options that are possible as well as step by step guides in their planning and fabrication.

The aim is to help you explore these treatment options and become a well rounded clinician that doesn't just put a screw in every hole.


Creating the Dream Team

OHT Katelyn Murray

Having a skilful and knowledgeable dental team means that the YOU (the dentist) can concentrate on what you are trained to do… dentistry.

Less time on low productive procedures means more time to do more complex cases or treatments that generate a higher production. The most valuable thing that your team can do is free up your time.

Highly productive OHT's, hygienists, therapists and extraordinary dental assistants are the foundations that will help you build your dream team.

  • What can an OHT do for you

  • Training your dental assistants to be efficient and highly skilled

  • What systems can be easily implemented to ensure your clinic is most efficient and productive.

Supercharge your dental team: It doesn’t matter if you are a dentist, dental assistant, OHT, dental therapist or hygienist, you can enable your team to DO more, support you more and ultimately create better efficiencies in your clinic.

Katelyn Murray presents this training to help you improve the production and your business. Have a more efficient team and be less stressed. With the right training, your dental clinic production could increase by 20 – 50%!  No extra staff, no extra hours in the day. It's how we have grown our clinic and Katelyn will show you how. 


Predictable Occlusion when Dealing with Destructive Forces

Dr Michael Melkers

The thing about occlusion is, no one is really drawn to it. They are either in fear of it, and will stay away from it, or they will come to it because it's a solution to a challenge that they've encountered.

Dentists traditionally haven't been taught what to look for, how to look for it, or most importantly, why. Dr Michael Melkers brings the why of occlusion. Why do we need it? When is it applicable and How can it be applied in those situations?

Occlusal knowledge can help give you that confidence and provide that higher level of service to patients and all the other things that we love to do.

We love aesthetics. We love reconstructing and providing hope and returning function and confidence for our patients.

The occlusion is that boring component that helps all of those things happen consistently, predictably.

  • People that are drawn to occlusion are drawn to occlusion by fear of failure or aspirations of success.

  • Occlusion on the single tooth, not just the whole arch.

  • Making sense of the red dots in your old textbooks

  • Understanding occlusion doesn’t build teeth or a smile, it builds a reputation. 

  • Regardless of material, you will encounter forces. Using a bigger stronger bumper won't stop you hitting a tree. 

  • The two biomedical principles of occlusion: Distribute in load, and reduce in movement.

  • Tripod contacts vs landing pad occlusion

  • Articulating paper/film thickness and colour explained

  • Exploring canine guidance and anterior guidance and transition to a more anteriorized contact

  • Options for reducing resistance

  • Using a Custom Incisal Guide Table

  • Occlusion outside of Class I– How to modify the guidelines


No Pain, Lots of Gain

Dr Andrew Thorpe

Have you ever had a patient you just couldn't get numb? How did that visit make you feel? How did the patient feel?

Nothing brings more recommendations than a dentist who doesn't hurt. However, nothing brings patient relationships down and dentist stress levels up like a patient who is in pain

In this lecture, Dr Andrew will take you through a journey, enhanced by anatomy and physiology, to help you understand why your analgesics are not working.

Through learning why a patient is experiencing pain, the clinician who watches this lecture will be empowered to tackle "difficult to numb" patients with confidence and manage the pain experience of a patient, lower their own stress levels, and remove the fear of starting to drill.


Ceramic Restorations from Start to Finish: Making Predictable Happen

Dr Arthur Volker

The world of dental ceramics can be difficult to navigate. This course aims to explain the proper selection criteria and usage of ceramic materials and ancillary components. 

Additionally, effective communication with the dental laboratory to predictably ensure a desired result will be discussed.

You will learn:

  • Material Selection - rationale and scientific evidence

  • Communication with the laboratory

  • What information is needed for predictability