Uni experts address health issues

Tuesday, 12 April 2005

Leading health experts from the University of Adelaide will tackle prominent health issues head-on in a series of FREE public lectures beginning tomorrow (Wednesday, April 13).

The Florey Inaugural Lecture Series features lectures by newly appointed professors to the University's Faculty of Health Sciences, who are widely recognised as national and international leaders in their fields.

Eight lectures will be held on Wednesdays from today (April 13) until June 22, and they represent a unique opportunity for the community to hear from some of the country's best minds, who are all based at the University of Adelaide.

Topics for this series of lectures include:


  • Treating traumatic brain injuries;
  • Ensuring safety in anaesthesia;
  • How psychology contributes to public health;
  • Better understanding bone and joint diseases;
  • What causes harm or pain - gut feelings or genes?
  • Can the right amount of sunlight be good for you?

Tomorrow's first lecture will be given by Professor Geoff Heithersay from the University of Adelaide's Dental School, who will examine the history of the smile and how modern dentistry is enabling more people across the world to smile than ever before.

WHAT: "Behind the smile" by Professor Geoff Heithersay
WHERE: Florey Lecture Theatre, Medical School North, Frome Road, University of Adelaide
WHEN: 5.15pm TOMORROW (Wednesday, April 13)
COST: FREE
WEBSITE: www.library.adelaide.edu.au/ual/inaugurals/

ABSTRACT: Over the centuries teeth have been a focal point of a smile - in some cultures teeth have been adorned, in others ritually mutilated, and later with the ravages of dental caries particularly in Europe and Britain, teeth became a source of disfigurement and pain. In modern society, the psychological impact of dental trauma has replaced dental caries as a major contributing factor for repressed smiles. The prevention of dental injuries is essential, but if necessary, the management of dental trauma requires a biological approach, with the application of appropriate therapeutic measures when indicated. The aim of sympathetic management should be the restitution of oral health which is usually reflected by an unrestrained and confident smile.

 

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