Evening Bites: Periodontal Maintenance - A Team Approach

Evening Bites: Periodontal Maintenance - A Team Approach
This lecture is designed for the entire dental team, including Dentists, Oral Health Therapists, Dental Therapists, Hygienists, Practice Managers and Dental Assistants.

Course Overview

Do you ever wonder if you are doing enough for your periodontal patients? Have you ever worried that there might be more you could do to stop the progression of their disease? This lecture will be of interest to all clinicians involved in the care of periodontal patients. Supportive periodontal therapy (SPT) is an evidence based approach that involves a risk assessment process to determine patient needs. You will be shown how to recognise high risk situations and how to manage them. You will be shown what to do when your patient's periodontal health simply isn’t improving’. A detailed explanation of the theory behind SPT will be provided, as well as how to apply this to real world clinical scenarios.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Understand the scientific basis for supportive periodontal therapy and apply this to clinical situations
  • Know how to recognise when periodontal maintenance is successful, and when you should refer
  • Learn how to apply the new periodontal disease classification to better gauge your patients periodontal risk
  • Improve patient engagement with periodontal maintenance to get the best long term outcomes.

Presenter biographies

Dr Edward Ohlrich
BDSc (Hons) DClinDent(Perio) FRACDS(Perio)

Dr Edward Ohlrich obtained his Bachelor of Dental Science with Honours at the University of Queensland before gaining experience as a dental officer in the Australian Army. He completed a Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry, specialising in Periodontology in 2010. He was subsequently admitted to Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in the discipline of Periodontology. Dr Ohlrich has been a clinical instructor at the University of Otago and University of Queensland and has been an examiner at Griffith University.

Dr Ohlrich is a past President of the Australian Society of Periodontology, Queensland branch. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Periodontists and the Australian Dental Association. Dr Ohlrich maintains full time private practice at EOPerio & Dental Implants in Aspley.

Aneta Zielinski
Aneta Zielinski graduated from The University of Queensland in 2002 with a Bachelor of Applied Health Science (Oral Health).

Aneta has worked in a variety of dental settings including rural practice, general practice, special need and aged care. For over a decade she has worked in periodontal and prosthodontic practices. Aneta has a strong focus on patient education, prevention and non-surgical periodontal and peri-implant therapy.

She is actively involved in the mentoring of colleagues and has been part of a team which implemented and evaluated a smoking cessation intervention protocol at the University of Queensland. She is a past Chair and Secretary of the Dental Hygienist Association of Australia (QLD Branch) and an advisor to the DHAA Covid-19 Advisory Taskforce. Additionally, Aneta is a past Secretary and current member of the Australian Society of Periodontics. She is both an enthusiastic host of study clubs and CPD events as well as having lectured and written for Dental Hygiene publications.

Aneta resides in Brisbane with her family and when she can squeeze in free time, you’ll catch her on one of Queensland's great mountain biking or hiking trails.


Event Pricing


ADA Member Dentist - $110
ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate - $90
ADAQ Member Practice Staff - $110
Non-Member Dentist - $145
Non-Member Practice Staff - $145


ADA Member Dentist - $90
ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate - $70
ADAQ Member Practice Staff - $90
Non-Member Dentist - $125
Non-Member Practice Staff - $125


CPD Points

1.5 Scientific hours

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11/10/2021 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
ADA Function Centre 22 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills, QLD 4006 AUSTRALIA

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