Dental Specialist – Dr Michael Darveniza

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Dr Michael Darveniza BDSC MDSC PHD (QLD) FRACDS

Dr Michael Darveniza has been a full-time specialist Prosthodontist in private practice in Brisbane for the past 27 years. Michael recently retired in June 2017 but still sees patients at the Lismore practice, and periodically at the Brisbane practice .

He has lectured extensively, for the University of Queensland and presenting his own courses throughout Australia and internationally – including the University of Michigan.

He has published 13 papers in peer reviewed journals and is well-respected in his field.

Dr Michael Darveniza – Prosthodontist

  • After graduating from the University of Queensland School of Dentistry in 1972 Michael worked in private practice in Port Macquarie and Rockhampton.
  • In 1975 he returned to the University of Queensland School of Dentistry to work as a full-time lecturer for 11 years where he taught over 600 student dentists.
  • He completed his Masters degree in Crown and Bridge in 1981, then completed a Fellow of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons degree in 1985.Download PDF Full occlusal protection theory and practice
  • Michael then went on sabbatical leave to the University of Michigan where he worked in the Crown and Bridge Department with Dr. Joe Clayton doing occlusal research (Pantronic).
  • In 1982 he embarked on the first PhD in Restorative Dentistry from the University of Queensland. His supervisor was Professor Meek from the Civil Engineering Department of UQ. Michael was awarded the first PhD in Restorative Dentistry from the University of Queensland in 1993.
  • In 1994 he opened his own private practice and has been a full-time Specialist Prosthodontist in his Queen Street location for the last 20 years.
  • Dr. Darveniza has dedicated himself to helping patients recover from complicated TMD symptoms and providing patients with quality dental treatment using the principals of full occlusal protection. He continues to research and lecture in these fields.
  • You can also view more information on Occluso-Prosthodonitic seminars – Exotic Lecture Locations – Surf Orientated dental education for dentists.

Please follow this link for an overview of the papers Dr. Darveniza has published in the Australian Dental Journal.

Sumatra 2007
Michael and son Ben giving a series of classes in dental hygiene to the students of HT’s Primary School Sumatra.

Sumatra 2007
Michael and son Ben giving a series of classes in dental hygiene to the students of HT’s Primary School Sumatra.

Angourie 2012
Michael presented a two day conference held at Angourie Rainforest Resort in July 2012

Angourie 2012
Michael presented a live patient case demonstration during the conference

Angourie 2012
The friendly group of dentists who attended the conference

Bali 2013
Michael presented a two day conference held at Kuta Beach, Bali in August 2013

Bali 2013
Michael presented a live patient case demonstration during the conference

Bali 2013
Dr Michael Darveniza demonstrating to the dentists unguided jaw manipulation technique on Dr. John Murray.

Bali 2013
At the completion of the patient case presentation of a full mouth occlusal reconstruction (rehabilitation)

Lord Howe Island 2014
Michael presented a two day conference held at Lord Howe Island Museum in February 2014

Lord Howe Island 2014
During the seminar

 

Articles written by Dr Michael Darveniza

Publications from the Australian Dental Journal from 1981 – 2001

Publications 1981 - 1983.

Immediate Bridgeword
Published August 1981

Download PDF One-piece casting for fixed bridgework
Published February 1982

Download PDF Electrochemical etching on full crowns
Published October 1983

Download PDF luting of vented and etched crowns
Published August 1983


Publications 1984 - 1986.

Download PDF indirect index for soldering bridges
Published April 1984

Download PDF Intrapost-core design for supragingival crown margin placement
Published December 1984

Jaw exerciser for fibrous ankylosis of the temporomandibular joint
Published December 1985

Download Amalgam restoration of posterior proximal cavities with deep and concave gingival outlines
Published June 1986


Publications 1987 - 1994.

Download PDF Cavity design for Class IV composite resin restorations
Published May 1987

The effects of surface roughness and surface area on the retention of crowns luted with zinc phosphate cement
Published March 1987

Cement spacing for the one-step post-core and crown.
Published October 1989

Occlusal reconstruction with implant crown pair prostheses
Published September 1995


Publications 2001 -

Full occlusal protection – theory and practice of occlusal therapy
Published February 2001


 

Educational Website:
Dr. Michael Darveniza runs regular educational conferences in various exotic locations for dentists interested in Occluso-Prosthodontic Seminars. These exotic lecture locations usually are well known surf destinations. For more information please follow this link to www.darvo-occlusion.com.au