Date(s): 07/02/2018

Time(s): 6:30 pm - 9:15 pm

Venue: The Wellington Club

NZDA Wellington Branch invitation 
  7th February 2018 Meeting

Venue for 2018 – The Wellington Club, Level 6, 88 The Terrace Parking options – The Terrace, Aurora Terrace or from Lambton Quay access from Woodward Street.

Invitation extended to Dental therapists, Oral Health Therapists, Hygienists, Dental Technicians

6:00pm start with drinks and nibbles to be sponsored by Bridget Keenan from Geistlich Biomaterials

6:30pm–7:30pm for dinner

7:30pm Meeting begins.
Meeting will comprise: DCM Update, Healthy Futures talk – Water kit donation project

8:00–9:00pm Dr. Frances Ruddiman – Introduction, Presentation on Socket Preservation Techniques for GPs.

Please RSVP to Sharyn by email or on 801 5551 by 10am Monday 5th of February if you would like to have a meal. If attending the presentation only, please also RSVP to let Sharyn know.

February Speaker
Dr Frances Ruddiman

Management of the extraction socket: Site Preservation for the GDP

Extracting teeth is part of everyday clinical practice, but we now know that once the tooth has been removed the inevitable consequence is bone loss. This limits the options for treatment and results in suboptimal functional and aesthetic outcomes. Ridge preservation is a procedure that reduces bone and soft tissue loss after tooth extraction. This lecture will brie y cover the biological rationale for ridge preservation and help you understand the indications for carrying out site preservation at the time of extraction. Biomaterials for site preservation include autografts, allografts, xenograft, and alloplasts. The pros and cons of each of these will be discussed, along with techniques for site preservation that can be incorporated into general practice.

Bio: Dr Frances Ruddiman graduated from the University of Otago with a BDS in 2011. She spent
two years working as a Dental and Maxillofacial
House Surgeon in Christchurch and Hawke’s Bay Hospital, which developed her interest in surgery
and the management of medically complex patients. Following a year in private practice in Christchurch, Frances returned to Otago to complete her three years of specialist training in the eld of Periodontology

and Dental Implants. Her DClinDent research focused on biological complications when using non-original parts on dental implants.


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