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A Prof David Roessler

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NZDA24 David Roessler

David Roessler has spent most of his career as a Prosthodontist in private practice in Sydney’s CBD. Four years ago he crossed the ditch to be Clinical Director of the all new Auckland Dental Facility built by the University of Otago, Faculty of Dentistry. The Facility has been designed for Final Year students, Postgrads and to deliver state of the art CPD for dentists.

David 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.

He 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.


Dentist Programme

The ugly smile - where do I start?

Anybody can separate a lovely smile from a less fortunate one but we need to know how it can be fixed and we often need to work it out at the first visit. This lecture will provide a template for smile diagnosis.

The lecture will help you:

  • Determine what’s wrong with that smile
  • Know what needs to be done
  • Understand when teeth need to be longer
  • Decide what you can and can’t do
  • Communicate effectively with your patient

Dentist Programme

Modern treatment concepts for the aged patient

We are seeing more and more older and older patients (and don’t forget - you’ll be one of them sometime!). Decision making can become more complicated for us and them.

This lecture will help you:

  • Understand what older patients want
  • Appreciate the problems and advantages of ageing?
  • Determine long will your patient live?!?
  • Recognise the challenges of the aged patient
  • Plan treatment
  • Achieve denture success

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Vertical dimension and occlusion - what can I do?

Both occlusion and vertical dimension considerations seem to be surrounded by complexities, difficulties, disagreement and even mythology. This lecture will help simplify the concepts and make them work in your practice.

This lecturewill help you:

  • Apply simple rules of occlusion to every situation
  • Use occlusion to get the best result for single teeth
  • Know when to change the vertical dimension
  • Make teeth and restorations last longer