Down to the Wire: Orthodontics and the War against Biofilm

Down to the Wire

Orthodontics and the War against Biofilm

Panel Discussion with Dr Derek Mahoney & Tabitha Acret

Thursday, 29th July from  8.00 - 9.00pm (AEST)

Biofilm formation around orthodontic appliances and aligners can cause serious complications. Orthodontic appliances not only promote the amount of biofilm formation but also increases the level of acidogenic bacteria inside the biofilm. If your patients do not maintain good oral hygiene, the acid produced by biofilms and low salivary flow will lead to demineralisation, sensitivity, white spot lesions, gingivitis or other complications.

Preventive measures such a Guided Biofilm Therapy are urgently required to prevent biofilm-related side effects. The development of AIRFLOW technology gives better opportunities to patient, orthodontist, general dentist, hygienist and oral health therapist.

This panel discussion with leading Orthodontist, Dr Derek Mahony and award-winning Hygienist, Tabitha Acret will focus on orthodontic biofilm-related problems and the necessary actions to control and decrease the size of the problem.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding biofilm formation on orthodontic appliances and aligners
  • Why biofilm removal is necessary in orthodontic clinics prior and during orthodontic treatment
  • The benefits of disclosing especially after you have bonded aligner attachments to check if the attachment has seated correctly
  • The benefit and use of AIRFLOW on TAD’s

About the Speakers

Dr Derek Mahony

Dr Derek Mahony

BDS (Syd), MScOrth (London), DOrthRCS (Edinburgh), MDOrthRCPS (Glasgow), MOrthRCS (England), FRCD (Canada), Morth RCS (Edinburgh)/CDS(Hong Kong), FICD

Dr Mahony is a Specialist Orthodontist who has been in private practice for over 30 years. He has built his practice, clinical teaching, and worldwide reputation in offering early interceptive orthodontic treatment. Dr. Mahony is an invited reviewer for many dental journals, in the field of facial development, and its association with nasal breathing. He has been involved in leading research linking maxillary arch expansion to reducing a number of systemic disorders such as bed wetting and ADHD.

EMS Clinical Educator - Tabitha Acret

Tabitha Acret

BOH (Newc)

Tabitha Acret is a dedicated and passionate award-winning Dental Hygienist. She studied a Bachelor or Oral Health at Newcastle University after working as a Dental Nurse and Practice Manager for 10 years and graduated in 2008.  Since qualifying, Tabitha has become one of the most sought-after Hygienists and Educators in Australia and internationally with a fast-growing and loyal customer base of patients, dental professionals and media.

Tabitha Acret is a dedicated and passionate award-winning Dental Hygienist. She studied a Bachelor or Oral Health at Newcastle University after working as a Dental Nurse and Practice Manager for 10 years and graduated in 2008.  Since qualifying, Tabitha has become one of the most sought-after Hygienists and Educators in Australia and internationally with a fast-growing and loyal customer base of patients, dental professionals and media.

Outside of her busy work life of lecturing and working clinically in private practice Tabitha enjoys volunteering both locally and internationally to raise awareness to change the way oral health care is delivered to patients.

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