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Fri, 09 Sept


The Tasman

Essentials of Prosthodontics - Tasmania September 2022

What do I Crown?

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Essentials of Prosthodontics - Tasmania September 2022
Essentials of Prosthodontics - Tasmania September 2022

Time & Location

09 Sept 2022, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Tasman, 12 Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

About the Event

One of the biggest restorative challenges for new graduates is being able to assess when a tooth is best served with an indirect restoration. 

This course covers the theory in assessing which teeth needs what restoration and when. 

Participants will then be able to perform various crown preparations on models under the guidance of Drs Michael Mandikos and Ben Sellick.

Course Topics:

  • When do I do a crown?
  • Indications for the use of PFM, Zirconia, Emax
  • Principles of crown prep design for molars, premolars and incisiors

Hands on Component

Crown preparations on:

  • Molar
  • Premolar
  • Incisors


Dr Michael Mandikos 

Dr. Mandikos is a registered specialist in Prosthodontics. Michael received his Bachelor of Dental Science Degree with First Class Honours, from the University of Queensland. In 1995 he moved to the United States where he enrolled into a three-year Advanced Education Residency Program at the State University of New York at Buffalo (USA). In 1998, he graduated with a Certificate in Prosthodontics and Masters Degree in Biomaterials. His research was in composite resin materials and he has published several research papers in Australian and international journals on clinical and dental materials topics, as well as many clinical technique articles in local dental magazines. Michael was admitted as a Fellow of The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in 2000, after receiving the Sutherland Prize for the highest examination pass that year.  

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 also a Specialist Clinical Associate at the University of Sydney. Michael has been a Reviewer for the Australian Dental Journal and the journal of Lasers in Medical Science, and he is on the Editorial Review Boards for journals - Quintessence International and Clinica (International Journal of Brazilian Dentistry). Michael is also a product evaluator for several dental companies and he regularly presents continuing education programs at Dental meetings throughout Australia, Southeast Asia and the USA.

Dr Ben Sellick

Bachelor of Dentistry (Hons)(Syd), Bachelor of Biomedical Science (UniSA), Doctor of Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics)(Adel)

Ben completed his undergraduate dental training with honours in Sydney, moving back to Adelaide to commence private practice. He subsequently completed a Prosthodontics residency at The University of Adelaide in 2014, graduating with a Doctorate in Clinical Dentistry and immediately registering as a Specialist Prosthodontist.

He regularly lectures both domestically and overseas throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas. Ben is a member of various professional bodies, including the ITI, the Australia and New Zealand Academy of Prosthodontists and is the immediate past-President for the Australian Prosthodontic Society in South Australia. He also serves as a Key Opinion Leader (KOL) at industry level consulting as a product evaluator for a number of dental companies.

Ben currently maintains two busy referral-based, specialist prosthodontic practices almost 1,500km apart: one in Adelaide and the other in Hobart.

Time permitting, he enjoys the educational aspects of prosthodontics, mentoring local undergrads and newly graduated dentists. Additionally, perhaps what is more a function of the age we live in,  Ben is frequently replying to hundreds of clinically-focused WhatsApp/Instagram messages the world over - the result of previous and future presentation attendees.

Ben has a long term interest in the digital aspects of prosthodontics and their applications to complex aesthetic rehabilitation and implant dentistry.

Cancellation Policy:

1) Option to transfer to another course date or credit voucher to use within 1 year*

2) Cancellations more than 31 days before course start date - full refund minus $200 administration fee

3) Cancellations between 15 to 30 days before course start date - 50% refund minus $200 administration fee

5) Cancellations between 0 to 14 days before course start date - no refund

*AHC must be notified in writing of transfer no less than 14 days prior to the event.

*Credits/transfer cannot be refunded at a later date.


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