MIH throughout life (ANZSPD and ADAVB)

Fri 24 June 2022 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

MIH throughout life (ANZSPD and ADAVB)

Elsdon Storey Memorial Lecture 

A full day meeting including lectures and hands-on experience in treating molar incisor hypomineralisation throughout a patient’s life. The day will begin with lectures describing the treatment of enamel hypomineralisation in the primary dentition, through the mixed dentition (including non-invasive treatment options and management of partially erupted first permanent molars) to the permanent dentition (including restorative options for anterior and posterior teeth and space management when the loss of a first permanent molar is inevitable). We are fortunate to have Paediatric Dental Specialists Dr Daniel Andreasen Cocker and Dr Mala Desai, Prosthodontists Dr Dinusha Goonawardhana and Dr Jennifer Chantler, and Orthodontist Dr Kip Homewood provide interdisciplinary insight on the management of enamel hypomineralisation. In the afternoon Dr Mala Desai will lead a hands-on workshop on how to complete stainless steel crowns on primary teeth.

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • diagnose and treat hypomineralisation in the primary dentition
  • understand the invasive and non-invasive treatment options for anterior and posterior hypomineralised teeth
  • engage in multidisciplinary treatment planning for hypomineralised teeth with specialist paediatric dentists, prosthodontists, and orthodontists
  • gain hands-on skills in the placement of stainless-steel crowns for the primary dentition.

MIH in the mixed dentition/partially eruptedmolar and its management (non-invasive treatment options)

Presented by Dr Daniel Andreasen Cocker


MIH in the fully erupted permanent molar and restorative management options (from minimal preventive resin restorations to full coronal restorations/

Presented by Dr Mala Desai 


Management of MIH anterior teeth

Presented by Dr Dinusha Goonawardhana


Management of MIH teeth using inlays/on lays (Pros speaker) 

Presented by Dr Jennifer Chantler 


Management MIH after extraction/space closure (Ortho speaker) 

Presented by Dr Christopher (Kip) Homewood


Held in conjunction with ANZSPD 

Proudly supported by  

CPD hours: 7 clinical hours for Lecture + Workshop, 4 clinical hours for Lecture only. 

RSVP: 10 June 2022.

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8:00am: Registration

8:30am - 11:00am: Lecture 

11:00am - 11:15am: Morning tea 

11:15am - 1:15pm: Lecture

1:15pm - 1:55pm Lunch (for those attending the workshop)

1:55pm - 4:55pm: Workshop

5:00pm: Close


Dr Daniel Andreasen Cocker 

Dr Daniel Andreasen Cocker graduated in dentistry from the University of Western Australia in 2006 before working in rural country practice for several years. Dr Andreasen Cocker then spent two years working as a resident at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Perth before moving to Melbourne for specialist paediatric dentistry training at The University of Melbourne, completing this is 2014. He then worked at The Royal Children’s Hospital of Melbourne as a senior registrar and fellow as well as private specialist practice until taking on the role of Head of Paediatric Dentistry at The Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne. His particular interests are reducing preventable hospital admissions, and treatment of anxious children. Dr Andreasen Cocker is currently having to learn to apply the theory of dental care to his very active toddler.

Dr Mala Desai 

Mala has a busy and innovative private specialist practice restricted to paediatric dentistry in Balwyn Victoria. She is also a part time Senior Consultant at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, where she treats children with salivary drooling and oral motor dysfunction and has also been actively involved in both undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and examining at the University of Melbourne/Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne since herself graduating from the University of Melbourne. Dr Desai has held leadership positions on various committees including the AAPD and the ANZSPD(VB) Recently, she has been invited to become part of the Membership Committee of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) - an exciting and challenging role for her as she represents her country and collaborates with paediatric dentists world wide to improve the oral health of children. Over the years, she has presented many lectures and workshops both locally and internationally on various aspects of paediatric dentistry. Her research interests include dentistry for children with disabilities and special needs, developmental dental defects, dental trauma, pulp therapy and restorative treatment in the primary and young permanent dentition. As an active member of her local Rotary Group, she is also involved in providing voluntary dental care and oral health education to underprivileged communities in various countries including India, Africa and Vietnam. Her interests outside dentistry are varied and revolve around a busy family life. She loves travelling, reading, craft and creative cooking together with her husband and three boys.

Dr Dinusha Goonawardhana 

Dr Dinusha Goonawardhana completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Melbourne in 2005 and has been a practising dentist on the Mornington Peninsula. She has completed her Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Prosthodontics at The University of Melbourne and is a registered specialist Prosthodontist. Dr Goonawardhana has a special interest in complex cosmetic cases including ceramic restorations and has lectured on this for both local and international conferences. Dr Goonawardhana also divides her time with lecturing at the University of Melbourne and private practice in Hawthorn and Frankston, and is the chair of the Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) Peninsula Group and Secretary of the ADAVB Inner East Group.

Dr Jennifer Chantler 

Dr Jennifer Chantler graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Western Australia in 2014. After graduating, Dr Chantler worked in Perth as a dentist in both the private and public sector. She also had the opportunity to volunteer each year to provide dental care for underprivileged children in Vietnam. Dr Chantler then moved to Melbourne to complete her specialist training in Prosthodontics at The University of Melbourne, where she was awarded the Straumann Group Award for Academic Achievement. Dr Chantler has a special interest in the latest digital technologies and prosthodontic advances. Her thesis was focused on the material science of adhesion to lithium disilicate and zirconia ceramics. She enjoys lecturing and is always seeking to push boundaries of modern prosthodontics. She is a member of the International Team of Implantology, Australian Prosthodontic Society, ADA and the Academy of Australian and New Zealand Prosthodontics.

Dr Christopher (Kip) Homewood 

Dr Christopher (Kip) Homewood completed his Bachelor of Dental Science degree from The University of Melbourne. He then completed a Doctor of Dental Science in Canada. Following this he practiced general dentistry for 20 years before returning to complete a Masters in Dental Science degree specialising in orthodontics. He has been a specialist orthodontist since 2000. Dr Homewood is a widely respected lecturer at local, national and international level and an honorary fellow at The University of Melbourne where he teaches the postgraduate orthodontic students. He has examined for The University of Melbourne at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons and for the Australian Dental Council. Dr Homewood is a member of the Royal Australian College of Dental Surgeons and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

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