Overview

Smiley Little Faces – A 3 Day Mini Residency for Oral Health Professionals

This 3 course is designed to give you the most up-to-date, cutting-edge knowledge and skills in examining and caring for children between the ages of 0–4 years old.

Oral milestones and growth & development issues such as breathing, oral habits and tongue ties are part of this exciting curriculum. Please see course outline below.

Venue
Days 1 & 2 – Next Hotel, Queen Street Brisbane
Day 3 –  Tooth Town, 412 Old Cleveland Rd, Coorparoo QLD 4151
Date

21–23 February 2020

Contact Hours

18.5

Cost

AUD $2300

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Course Outline: Day 1 & 2

  • Understand Fetal craniofacial development, pregnancy and oral health and the impacts of these on the oral care protocol for the pregnant patient
  • Understand the anatomical and physiological features of the newborn and infant oral cavity and cranium and its development
  • Identify the specific developmental milestones and changes associated with the oral cavity from birth to 4 years
  • Identify tongue and lip tie in babies and children and understand current research in treatment protocols for this age group
  • Understand and screen oral development in relation to feeding and speech
  • Learn how to examine babies and children from the ages of 4 months – 4 years old
  • Understand the elements that contribute to healthy growth and development in newborns to age 4 years
  • Understand multifactorial etiology and its impact on oral and facial development
  • Screen babies and children under 4 years for normal oral and dental development
  • Learn how to refer to other health practitioners

Course Outline: Day 3

  • Be able to confidently implement oral examinations in your own practice
  • Understand and be able to implement the theoretical and practical foundations into practice protocols and procedures

Explore theoretical and practical foundations, protocols and procedures in this groundbreaking course covering the following and more:

PREGNANCY AND PRENATAL ORAL CARE

INFANT ORAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY FROM BIRTH ONWARDS

NORMAL ORAL AND FACIAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT IN 0-4 YEARS

BREASTFEEDING, BOTTLEFEEDING AND NUTRITION

IDENTIFYING TONGUE AND LIP TIE – WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT AND WHEN

UNDERSTAND NORMAL ORAL DEVELOPMENT, MOUTHING AND ORAL HABITS

MOUTHBREATHING AND SLEEP – ORAL IMPLICATIONS AND SCREENING

PROTOCOLS FOR EACH AGE GROUP IN THE DENTAL PRACTICE

Growing beautiful smiling faces

Your mentors

CARLA LEJARRAGA

Carla Lejarra is a world leading expert in thumb and finger sucking habits of children and passionate about healthy faces and smiles from an early age.

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DR HELEN FUNG

Dr Helen Fung, BDS, DClinDent (Paed Dent), MRACDS (Paed Dent)

BRIDGET INGLE

Bridget works in private practice in Brisbane Australia as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) which incorporates her other specialty work as a paediatric orofacial myofunctional therapy practitioner.

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