Assoc Professor Angus CameronDepartment of Paediatric Dentistry, Westmead Hospital, Westmead Centre for Oral Health , Darcy Road, Westmead NSW 2145
Associate Professor Angus Cameron completed Dentistry at the University of Sydney in 1984 and began work as a junior dental officer at Westmead Hospital. He was the first to complete the Master of Dental Science program in Paediatric Dentistry in NSW in 1991. Until recently, he was a Visiting Senior Specialist at the Children's Hospital and the head of the Department of Paediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics at Westmead. Currently he is Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney and holds academic appointments at Newcastle and Charles Sturt universities . Angus is the co-editor of the Handbook of Paediatric Dentistry, to be published in its 4th edition and translated into 7 other languages. His clinical and research interests include craniofacial biology, paediatric oral medicine and pathology and the management of trauma and dental anomalies.
1. Hypodontia and other significant dental anomalies
The multidisciplinary approach to the management of common dental anomalies is essential. This presentation will attempt to highlight the broad range of dental defects that occur at different stages of tooth development. This approach will serve as an aid to diagnosis but further, will allow the formulation of a treatment plan that is appropriate for a child at any age when they present with a particular anomaly. Many of the conditions that will be shown are uncommon and management is often anecdotal, however, a sound understanding of the basic pathological mechanisms underlies our ability to treat these conditions. This presentation will focus on the management of supernumerary and missing teeth, disorders of size and shape, enamel and dentine anomalies and disorders of eruption.
2. Prosthodontic aspects of paediatric practice and treatment planning in relation to children with Hypodontia
Children often require complex prosthodontics rehabilitation due to the presence of a range of dental anomalies. A multidisciplinary approach to the management of conditions is essential. Appropriate treatment is often difficult due to issues of age, behaviour management, a transitioning dentition and a lack of experience in managing, often quite rare conditions. This presentation will highlight the prosthodontics challenges we encounter when treating children. Many of the conditions that will be shown are unique and uncommon, and management is often anecdotal. However, an understanding of growth and development is important in allowing the formulation of a treatment plan that is appropriate for a child at any age. This presentation will focus on the management of the congenital absence of teeth, in particular ectodermal dysplasia, and the management of disorders of enamel and dentine. There will also be an emphasis on the involvement of clinicians in other disciplines and the development of long-term treatment planning.