Oral Surgery Secrets
8:00 - 12:00 AM Session
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch Break
1:00 - 5:00 PM Session
7:30 - 11:30 AM Session
11:30 - 12:00 Lunch Break
12:00 - 3:00 PM Session
This course is now full. Please register for the June 13-14, 2013 date, or call (800) 223-6569 to be added to our waitlist.
Enhance your clinical proficiency and your enjoyment of oral surgical procedures!
This popular hands-on course presents many aspects of oral surgery. One main emphasis is on “surgical extractions” – enabling general dentists to accomplish tooth removal with greater confidence and skill. Other similar procedures that use many of the same instruments are included, such as removal of impacted wisdom teeth, tori removal, anterior apicoectomies, excisional biopsies, and easier crown-lengthening procedures. Several options for socket grafting are presented. Other subjects included are case selection, related anatomy, prevention and management of complications, one-drug oral sedation, and local anesthetic concerns. Many of the principles and techniques included in this course are those currently taught in oral surgery residency programs. Life-like models, video clips, and many examples from actual clinical cases are included to best illustrate and teach important points. Go home excited and with your increased abilities in oral surgery!
At the completion of this course, participants should be able to:
- Identify surgery cases that they can successfully undertake
- Perform surgery cases according to accepted "standards of care"
- Recognize patients who should be referred to specialists
- Avoid common drug reactions and interactions
- Differentiate between adequate and inadequate radiographs
- Identify key anatomic entities that impact dentoalveolar surgery
- Prevent or manage maxillary sinus problems
- Avoid tuberosity fractures
- Greatly minimize the possibility of injury to the lingual and inferioralveolar nerves
- Select bone grafting materials that are most appropriate to future treatment of a given area
- Describe the use of surgery instruments that are most effective at accomplishing the procedure at hand
- Remove moderately impacted third molar teeth
- Discuss the management of various health conditions, such as patients on anticoagulants, bisphosphonates, and those with diabetes