Has this scenario ever played out in your dental practice? Your schedule is full including half an hour for an extraction in the afternoon – an upper 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 goal and mission of Dr. Karl Koerner, and the Koerner Center for Surgical Instruction is to equip more general dentists with the wisdom, skills and experience to tackle these tougher cases head on, and prevail over surgical extractions with more efficiency, predictability and ease. Our hands-on surgical symposium is the start of the comprehensive KCSI certification program that progresses through four continua with hands-on model and pig jaw labs, extensive online self-paced CE, live patient courses and ultimately certification through board review. For more information about KCSI, click here.
Watch this excerpt from our Continuum 1: Surgical Symposium
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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!
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.