Introducing KCSI “Grand Rounds”- a Unique Way to Enhance Your Oral Surgery Skills

April 26, 2019 - by Dena Rathbun - in Tooth Extraction, Uncategorized, Upcoming Dental Extraction CE Courses

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Oral Surgery for General Dentists: Supplemental content, discussion and instruction based on the cases experienced by KCSI course attendees. Participate in this live web-based surgical case presentation platform designed to enhance the subjects covered in Continuum 1, 3-Day Surgical Symposium. The 30-minute, bi-weekly webinar is facilitated by Dr. Karl Koerner, Dr. Dave Roberts, and KCSI Instructors. Dentists who contribute cases to the group will be asked to present their case to the group for discussion.

Continue to build on your surgical skills and expertise with KCSI Grand Rounds

Why We Started KCSI Surgical Grand Rounds

Participants in the KCSI 3-Day Surgical Symposium in April 2019 asked for more case demonstrations, more videos and more examples of surgical extractions, suturing techniques, managing complications and other topics. KCSI “Grand Rounds” webinar platform is the answer to that call. Dentists who studied with us and have taken a KCSI course are invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind platform designed to meet and exceed your expectations for continued learning. You can request access to the platform by contacting KCSI at

KCSI Grand Rounds Schedule

When: Bi-Weekly Standing event taking place every two weeks beginning May 8, 2018

Time: 8PM CST

Place: Zoom Meetings Platform; You will need your tablet or PC for the best user experience.

Request Access: You may request a meeting invitation at

30 Minutes Every 2 Weeks Can Have a Big Impact on Your Surgical Practice

We are confident that your participation in the KCSI Grand Rounds webinar forum will enhance your skills, and provide you with more tools to meet the needs and expectations of your dental patients. Make plans to join us on May 8th!

Super Dentist Spotlight- Dentists Who Love Extractions

February 28, 2019 - by Dena Rathbun - in Super Dentist Spotlight, Uncategorized

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Dr. Joshua Heyrend hard at work

Hearing about the stories of excellent dentists who have found joy in providing oral surgery services to their patients is something we truly enjoy. Over the years, Dr. Karl Koerner has had the pleasure of mentoring scores of dentists in office oral surgery. We decided it was time to share with you some of their stories. We hope you enjoy this short video interview with Dr. Joshua Heyrend, who practices in the Boise, Idaho area. Dentistry is not only Dr. Heyrend’s career, but it is his hobby as well. You can find him sharing his cases on Instagram or moderating the KCSI Surgical Forum on Facebook.


Want to Get Better at Extractions? 3-Day Surgical Symposium Registration is Open

January 25, 2019 - by Dena Rathbun - in Upcoming Dental Extraction CE Courses, Want to Get Better at Extractions?

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An Extraction Story You Might Relate To

want to get better at extractionsYour schedule is full including half an hour for an extraction in the afternoon – a lower first molar. As you get into the procedure… first, it won’t go numb.  When it finally does, the tooth shatters with forcep pressure, roots are now broken off at the bone level, and things keep going downhill from there….  you’re struggling and the patient knows it.  So much for a half hour! Eventually you make the call to refer the patient to a surgeon who can work the patient in that afternoon. But now you’re stressed out, your team is frustrated, and you’re running way behind which carries over to the rest of the afternoon.  To top it off, your patient doesn’t have the same confidence in you as before and you feel defeated.

 The truth is, most general dentists have been there.  There has to be a way to become as smooth and proficient at surgery as you are with other procedures. The Koerner Center for Surgical Instruction has the training you need.

Surgical Extractions are a Service Your Patients Want and Expect From You

As a general dentist, you know your patients want and expect to have all their dental treatment provided by you, in the setting they are familiar with, surrounded by your team, who they are comfortable with.  When it comes to tooth extraction and basic office oral surgery, your patients expect to have this treatment available through you.  You an I know that it is not always that simple, and in order to avoid the situation described above, you refer them out.  While there will always be cases you need to refer, wouldn’t it be beneficial to your patients and your practice to have the training and skills to keep more of those patients in house? 

KCSI Has the Extraction Training You Need

The Koerner Center for Surgical Instruction was founded in order to provide general dentists complete, meaningful, comprehensive training in office oral surgery.  Thousands of dentists have received their surgical training from Dr. Karl Koerner, and practice dental surgery in their general dentistry practices with confidence and efficiency.  Now, you can receive his training through KCSI.  Our oral surgery courses are designed to carry you through 4 continuaa, upon completion of which you are certified by KCSI and have gained the knowledge, wisdom and skills you need to provide surgical treatment for your patients safely, confidently, and efficiently.  Our first continuum in the program is our 3-Day Surgical Symposium taking place on April 4,5, and 6, 2019.  The course includes comprehensive didactic instruction on topics such as

  • patient evaluation and case selection
  • advanced armamentarium
  • surgical extractions
  • impacted third molars
  • root removal
  • bone grafting and socket preservation
  • wound closure. 

KCSI takes you into the bigger picture with instruction on topics such as

  • post-operative care and discharge
  • prevention and response to medical emergencies
  • prevention/management of complications

Course participants will engage in hands-on lab experience using models and pig jaws to master procedures such as

  • flaps and suturing
  • incision & Drainage, managing diseased tissue
  • molar, pre-molar and third molar extractions
  • managing broken roots
  • extractions near sinuses
  • excisional biopsy and frenectomy

More about this course

Register Today for Continuum 1: 3-Day Surgical Symposium on April 4-6, 2019 in Dallas, Texas

Begin your journey toward mastery of basic office oral surgery by attending Continuum 1 and participating in this comprehensive surgical training course.  Dr. Koerner, along with our team of expert educators personally teaches this course.  We are confident that this program will be one of the best continuing education programs you have attended.  When you register, use code TAGD#1 to receive a 20% tuition discount, reserved for the first 20 registrants. 

We are looking forward to meeting you in April!

minicryer extraction instrument

The Top 5 Instruments You Need in Your Dental Extractions Practice- Free Course for Dentists

January 15, 2019 - by Dena Rathbun - in Tooth Extraction

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minicryer extraction instrumentSome dentists do a lot of surgical extractions in their practice.  After a couple of decades of experience, you can imagine that they would have picked up a few handy tips and tricks to help make tooth extractions go smoothly. Two of our resident experts, Dr. Karl Koerner and Dr. Jordan Davis, have performed many thousands of surgical extractions during their careers, so you can imagine they might have some excellent tips for general dentists about surgical instruments that can make the job easier. 

Dr. Koerner and Dr. Davis compiled their top 5 list for dental instruments that make tooth extractions more efficient, more predictable, and more fun to manage.  The pair thought their list of faves could be useful to other dentists who are interested in streamlining this procedure in their own practices.  They went ahead and created a one hour dental CE course devoted to highlighting some of their favorite instruments, demonstrating their uses, and discussing some of the challenges dentists face, particularly with more difficult extractions.

Fans and friends of KCSI can register for this FREE one-hour online course and learn about what instruments these pros could live without, but don’t want to, as well as some of the best ways to use them for surgical extractions.  Feed your curiosity and earn a free hour of CE through our PACE approved program by registering here for this short, but useful course. 





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