Implant maintenance workshop for Hygienists, Therapists & Oral health therapists

Mon 18 Jul 2022 1:00pm5:00pm


Oral Health Centre, 288 Herston Road, Herston
Preclinic Laboratory

This workshop aims to provide knowledge and hands-on experience of implant maintenance in dental practice. With the advancements of implant dentistry, new materials require the application of different techniques and methods to address the challenges a dental implant might present. The course aims to develop the dental hygienist, dental therapist and oral health therapist in implant maintenance and periodontal considerations of the implant patient, to assist the periodontist in the provision of dental implant care.

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The workshop learning objectives: 

  • Apply the principles of implant maintenance to problem-based case scenarios
  • Understand radiographic techniques to assess dental implants and identify peri-implant disease
  • Manage the individual risk of the patient 
  • Develop an understanding of implant maintenance during the osseointegration period and long term 
  • Demonstrate the ability to safely use periodontal armamentarium to assess periodontal and implant health


Course information:

  • Where: UQ Oral Health Centre Laboratory, Herston Road, Herston
  • When: Monday 18 July 2022, 1.00 to 5.00pm
  • Course pre-requisite: Prior to attending this course you are required to have successfully completed the ONLINE CPD course on Implant Maintenance. You can register here to complete the online course and attend the workshop. If you have completed the online course you can also register for the workshop only. 
  • CPD hours: 4 hours scientific CPD
  • Fee: 
    • Online CPD pre-requisite and workshop: $550
    • Workshop only (successfully completed UQ online implant maintenance course): $450
  • Afternoon tea will be provided.


Course teachers:

Dr. Thomas Briggs


Dr Thomas Briggs completed his undergraduate training at James Cook University and was part of the first cohort to graduate in 2013. Tom undertook a scholarship from the Australian Army and was a General Dentist from 2014-2019, until he took up his postgraduate training in Periodontology at the University of Queensland where he will finish his studies at the end of 2022. Tom is a member of ASP, ANZAP, ITI and AOS. Tom is also an Associate Fellow of the Australian College of Health Centre Management. Outside of his university studies, Tom’s interests include watching sport and spending time with his wife Tiana.

Dr. Gabrielle Bou-Samra

BDS (Griffith University), GradDipDent (Griffith University)

Dr Gabrielle Bou-Samra completed her undergraduate training at Griffith University in 2017. Gabrielle has worked in private practice as a general dentist throughout Brisbane, Ipswich, and the Gold Coast. In 2020, Gabrielle began her post-graduate training in Periodontology at the University of Queensland which she is due to finish at the end of 2022. Gabrielle is a member of ASP and ANZAP. Outside of her studies, Gabrielle likes to read and spend time with her partner, Matt, and her senior dog (although doesn’t act like it) Bullwinkle. 

Dr. Nicole Stormon


Dr Nicole Stormon is a Lecturer at the University of Queensland and AHPRA registered Oral health therapist. She is the current President of the Australian Dental and Oral Health Therapists Association (ADOHTA Ltd) and works as a clinical Oral Health Therapist for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service (ATSICHS) Brisbane. Nicole Stormon has publications in high quality journals, numerous conference presentation and research collaborations. 



ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS: Prior to attending this course you are required to have successfully completed the ONLINE CPD course on Atraumatic Extraction of Primary teeth. Attendees must provide evidence of current and complete vaccination for COVID-19 on the day of the event. Entry into the event facilities will be declined if attendees fail to provide vaccination evidence on the day and will not be eligible for a refund under the cancellation policy.

CANCELLATION POLICY: We require at least 72 hours’ notice of the cancellation in order to provide a full refund. Any cancellations that occur between 72 hours and 24 hours of this event will receive a 50% refund. Any cancellations that occur within 24 hours of this event will not be refunded.

COVID-19 IMPACTS: UQ will make every effort to teach and assess as outlined in this event information. However, the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, including changes to Government health restrictions that may be implemented, could result in changes to this event. We continue to strive to ensure the learning activities for this course remain accessible to attendees as far as is practicable, so that the learning objectives can be met. For further information and ongoing updates see Queensland Health Updates. We will monitor the situation and contact attendees promptly for modification in CPD event if necessary.


Dr. Nicole Stormon