Aesthetic treatment planning for beginners

Wed 23 February 2022 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Aesthetic treatment planning for beginners

In many cases, the planning and preparation stages are the most critical for success. Learn how to plan and successfully execute aesthetic cases in three presentations.

It is not me, it is you

Presented by Dr Carolina Pérez Rodriguez

It is estimated that seven to 15 per cent of patients presenting for cosmetic procedures suffer from Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). BDD is characterised by obsession with a small or imagined flaw in physical appearance. Given the irreversible nature of most restorative/orthodontic treatment, the biological cost, and the time and financial investment for the patient, it is prudent to identify individuals who may suffer from BDD before they start treatment. Carolina will investigate patients’ cosmetic concerns and expectations, and help identify patients' treatment needs and likelihood of being satisfied with their treatment.

You will learn how to:

  • Recognise the motivations that drive patients to seek cosmetic treatment
  • Effective communication strategies when presenting treatment plans or discussing patients' concerns
  • Identify red flags that will alert us of a potential poor outcome or complaint
  • Understand and recognise BDD symptoms.

DSD motivational appointment

Presented by Mr Russell Young

What is Digital Smile Design (DSD)? Why is it effective? How does it work in daily practice? Russell will conduct a 10minute introdcution with live demonstration covering DSD Photography/Video and Mockups.

Choosing the right technique

Presented by Dr Carolina Pérez Rodriguez

Find out how to diagnose and formulate a treatment plan in aesthetic dentistry, and develop clinical skills for case documentation and presentation.

You will learn how to:

  • Improve your smile evaluation techniques
  • Identify different treatment options and their indications
  • Confidently discuss treatment options with the patient
  • Increase understanding in the integration of different dental disciplines to produce superior aesthetic outcomes.

CPD hours: 2 clinical hours

RSVP by Wednesday 16 February 2022. 

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Please note: Photographs may be taken at this event and may be used on the ADAVB website, social media or publications to promote ADAVB events and ADAVB membership. Please advise us if you do not wish to be photographed.





6:00 pm

Registration Opens


6:30 pm



7:00 pm

It is not me, it's you

Dr Caolina Perez Rodriguez

7:40 pm

DSD motivational appointment

Mr Russell Young

8:20 pm

Choosing the right techniques

Dr Caolina Perez Rodriguez

9:00 pm Close  



Dr Carolina Pérez Rodriguez 

Carolina graduated from the University Complutense of Madrid in 2006. After completing her studies she moved to Oxford (UK), where she worked as a general dentist and undertook further studies in restorative dentistry, prosthodontics and implants in London, Manchester and France. During this time, she gained membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (UK). In early 2013, Carolina settled in Melbourne and while working in private practice, she completed a part-time diploma in clinical dentistry in the field of implants at The University of Melbourne. Carolina also received her prosthodontics specialist training and degree at The University of Melbourne and won the Straumann Group Award for academic achievement.

In addition to working in private practice at Melbourne Prosthodontic Centre, Carolina is a part-time lecturer in the fields of prosthodontics and implants at The University of Melbourne. She is the current president of the Australian Prosthodontic Society Victoria Branch, member of the Australian Osseointegration Society, the International Team for Implantology and the Australian Dental Association.

Mr Russell Young

Russell graduated from RMIT in Victoria in 1973 as Dux of Applied Science of Dental Technology. He was awarded the Overseas Foundation Scholarship by Rotary International to study Dental Ceramics in New York and Chicago. Russell founded Omega Ceramics Dental Laboratory in 1975, which is now considered one of the leading dental laboratories in the country. He is a Master in Digital Smile Design (DSD) technology and has been appointed the International Coordinator of DSD Clinics Australia and New Zealand. Russell has lectured widely in the art of analogue and modern digital dentistry in Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States. He has published articles on dental ceramics in dental journals internationally.

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