Prosthodontics Update 2020


An Exceptional Event

Prosthodontics Update 2020 brings together six leading prosthodontists and marks the Queensland Dental Group’s 48th event. The two day event sees leading experts, including Dr Michael Mandikos and A/Professor David Roessler, present their updates on porcelain veneers, crown and bridge, occlusion and the vertical dimension, reducing implant failure and digital workflow as well as material selection, impression techniques and prep designs in the fine surroundings of the Brisbane Stamford Plaza Hotel 29-30 May. Don’t miss this exceptional event.

Scope of the Forum

The Prosthodontics Update 2020 event offers an exceptional range of presenters, each providing in depth updates relevant for general dental practitioners. The field has progressed rapidly in recent years and each of the specialists will provide detailed presentations on how they approach management of their patients, material preferences and the techniques that they prefer. The two day event will provide a multitude of opportunities to update and further enhance clinically relevant knowledge across various aspects of prosthodontics. Leading Experts in Fine Surroundings providing exhilarating presentations. CPD at its Best.

Our Philosophy

Over the past many years, these events have been opened by State Ministers and Members of Parliament on fourteen occasions and have seen delegates from across Australia, New Zealand and beyond enjoy exceptional CPD. In approaching the 50th event Milestone in 2020 the Queensland Dental Group’s underlying philosophies remain strong, namely to seek leading experts from all disciplines to join us in fine surroundings and importantly without any sponsors. These philosophies make QDG events a very unique experience within the Australasia region. We remain focused in offering our speakers a level playing field. No sponsors means no bias and allows each of the leading experts to provide their unbiased opinions, views and preferences without any overshadowing bias. Dental CE, the way it’s meant to be.

Event Sessions

Day 1 - 29 May 2020 (Friday)

Veneers & Creneers - Tips, Tricks & Strategies  - Presenter: A/Prof David Roessler 

  • Learn when ceramic veneers will work and when they won’t
  • Discover how to make them look great
  • See the advantages of extended veneers (creneers)
  • Determine when a crown is the best choice
  • Make consistent preps best results

Occlusion and Vertical Dimension - Making Rehabilitation Easier - Presenter: A/Prof David Roessler 

  • Discover five principles of occlusion that work in every situation
  • Decide when to increase vertical dimension
  • Learn how to increase vertical dimension
  • Create occlusal contacts to stop teeth breaking

Digital Workflow in Prosthodontics - Presenter: Dr David Roberts 

  • Scanning with exams, treatment planning and case presentation
  • Digital impressions including patient monitoring, not just restoration
  • In house restoration fabrication including 3D printing
  • Guided implant placement including surgical guide fabrication
  • Digital technology and patient communication

Crown / Onlay Prep Designs & Material Selection - Choosing the Right Material & Margin Design - Presenter: Dr Michael Lewis 

  • Ergonomics of crown preparation
  • Tooth reduction as relates to material selection
  • Impression techniques and temporisation
  • Discussion of contemporary crown and bridge materials
  • Case selection for Ceramic onlays, all-ceramic crowns,
  • PFM and gold crowns

Day 2 - 30 May 2020 (Saturday)

A Short - Course on Porcelain Veneers - Presenter: Dr Michael Mandikos 

  • The key points that make or break porcelain veneer treatment
  • Preparation Design for incisors, premolars and molars
  • Case Selection – Indications and Contraindications
  • Limitations of Porcelain Veneer Treatments
  • Selecting appropriate porcelain system for different cases

The Nuts & Bolts of Crown & Bridge - Presenter: Dr Justin Boulton 

  • Crown and Bridge prep designs and techniques
  • Burr selection and margin finish
  • Impression taking techniques for difficult deep margins
  • Model & die preparation and assessment
  • Temporary crowns – maintaining gingival health & aesthetics
  • Cementation technology and techniques

Minimising Failure by Implant and Prosthesis Design (Part 1) - Presenter: Dr Keith Doonan 

  • How and Why Zirconia fails and where not to use it
  • Factors affecting implant survival over the long term
  • Conservative Implant and abutment screw removal techniques
  • Prosthesis design to minimise occlusal forces
  • Preventing open contacts around dental implants

Minimising Failure by Implant and Prosthesis Design (Part 2) - Presenter: Dr Keith Doonan 

  • How well do implant abutments really fit?
  • Biofilm on reusable implant components.
  • Confidence, Competence and Consciousness
  • The effect of cusps on occlusal forces.
  • The 6th Principle of Occlusion, the psuedo-masticular apparatus

Providers Terms

Any registered participant wishing to cancel their registration must do so in writing via email or mail. Any registered participant whose cancellation is received in writing at least twenty (20) business days prior to a course for which the participant is registered for, will receive a refund of 75% of the registration fee. Any registered participant who cancels his or her registration within twenty (20) business days prior to a course for which the participant is registered for, will not receive a refund of the registration fee. The organiser will have no further responsibilities nor be liable for any loss of income or cancellation fees of travel arrangements or accommodation or other monies expended by the participant. 

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Standard Registration$1,224Closed
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Contact Hours:

15.0 hrs


Fri, 29 May 2020

Start Time:

8:00 AM


2 Days






Stamford Plaza Brisbane

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39 Edward St,
Brisbane, Queensland,
Australia, 4000

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Dr Michael Mandikos


is a registered specialist in Prosthodontics. Michael received his Bachelor of Dental Science Degree with Honours, from the University of Queensland and in 1998 he completed a three-year residency program at the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA), graduating with a Certificate in Prosthodontics and Masters Degree in Biomaterials. His research was in composite resin materials and he has published several papers in Australian and international journals on clinical and dental materials topics. Michael was admitted as a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and aside from his private practice, Michael is a Visiting Specialist Prosthodontist to the University of Queensland Dental School and formerly to the Royal Australian Air Force. He is a Reviewer for several dental journals, and a product evaluator for several dental companies. Michael has presented continuing education programs at Dental meetings throughout Australia, Southeast Asia and the USA.

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A/Professor David Roessler


is a Prosthodontist in private practice in Sydney’s CBD. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and has been a Keynote Speaker at many international conferences and has given more than 1000 lectures, workshops and hands-on courses in almost every facet of restorative, fixed and removable prosthodontics, aesthetic and implant dentistry in Australia, Asia, Europe and the USA. David has authored numerous publications and is an invited lecturer and examiner to both undergraduate and graduate students at a number of Universities as well as being an Examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. He is a consultant and a trainer for a number of dental companies.

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Dr David Roberts


is a past President of the Queensland branch of the Australian Prosthodontic Society, the Australian Osseointergration Society and the current president of the Bennett Movement Dental Study Club. David completed his Bachelor qualification in 1991, graduating with first class honors and four academic awards in his final year. Prior to this he had accepted a commission from the Royal Australian Navy and on graduation took up his position as a Dental officer and served at numerous locations in Australia and with the United Nations in Rwanda. David commenced his full time Masters study in 1996 and graduated in 1998. After completing his specialist training he served his remaining time with the Navy in Canberra and Brisbane. David has been an examiner and lecturer at both undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University of Queensland Dental School and the Griffith University Dental School and he has lectured extensively on Prosthodontics and Dental Implants throughout Australia and internationally. Since 2000, he has conducted a Specialist Prosthodontic practice in South Brisbane and Camp Hill and he has a special interest in full arch implant supported restorations and CADCAM integration in Prosthodontics.

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Dr Keith Doonan


qualified from the Royal London Hospital Medical College Dental School in 1993, he later completed his Masters in Prosthodontics form Kings College London and now works in private practice performing implant surgery and prosthodontics. He has presented over 200 dental courses in Australia, New Zealand, UK, South Korea, Hong Kong and Italy. He is a mentor of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, a past visiting Senior Lecture for UQ dental school and is on the educational faculty of Dental Protection. He has organised live surgery hands on implant courses for the last 10 years and has supervised many dentists place their first implant. In his spare time he is involved in short films, theatre and stand up comedy and he is also quite tall.

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Dr Michael Lewis


graduated from undergraduate dentistry in 2003 with honours and completed his Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics at the University of Sydney in 2010. During his Specialisation program at Westmead Hospital he received extensive training in aesthetic and implant dentistry, conventional crown and bridge prosthetics with a particular interest in fixed-tooth replacement. He is the proud recipient of the John H Wilson prize for proficiency in Prosthodontics and the Campbell Harry Graham prize in Prosthetic Dentistry. He is deeply passionate about microscope dentistry and has used the dental microscope exclusively for all aspects of dental treatment since 2016. In 2013 Michael moved to Brisbane to join Dr Bill Bruce in private practice. Following Bill’s retirement Michael was lucky enough to partner with Dr Amy Lee to continue Dr Bruce’s legacy. Together they service the greater Brisbane area and the Sunshine Coast. Michael is heavily involved in continuing education, and frequently speaks to local study groups around Brisbane. In addition he is also blessed with casual teaching roles for the University of Queensland and The University of Sydney. Michael currently serves as president of the Queensland branch of the Australian Prosthodontic Society and Vardiman Dental Study Clubs.

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Dr Justin Boulton


regularly lectures nationally on a range of aesthetic dentistry and Prosthodontic topics. Presently, Justin teaches part-time in the postgraduate Prosthodontic Masters Degree at the University of Queensland Dental School and maintains a private prosthodontic practice in Brisbane. He completed an undergraduate degree in 1986 and postgraduate degree in 1992 at the University of Queensland. He is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and the International College of Dentists.

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