3-Day surgical symposium including hands on practice with models and pigs jaws

Next available session April 4,5,6 2019

Continuum 1: 3-day Surgical Symposium

This Continuum includes: advanced armamentarium review; surgical extractions and management of complications including sinus bleeding, infection and nerve considerations, ridge preservation; hands on activities using models and pig jaws.

In this course you will enjoy three days of intensive dental surgical training from Dr Koerner and Dr Roberts. The subjects to be covered include: 

  • Patient Evaluations
  • Surgical Extractions
  • Periotome Bur / Luxator ‘system’ for root removal
  • Managing Third Molar Impactions
  • What to do when complications occur
  • Maxilliary Sinus Precautions
    • Medications
    • Preventing and Treating Perforations
    • Getting Roots out of the Sinus
    • Tuberosity Fractures
  • Infection Control
  • Nerve Injury Avoidance
  • Managing Nerve Injuries
  • Bone Grafting Techniques for Socket Preservation
  • Oral Sedation
  • Medical Emergencies
  • When to Refer

In the labs you will use models and pigs jaws for supervised hands-on experience in:

  • Flaps and suturing
    • Envelope flap
    • Triangular flap
    • Trapezoidal flap
    • Periosteal release
    • Suturing from one side of the ridge to the other
    • Continuous-lock suture
    • X-suture, horizontal and cross-horizontal mattress
    • Inverse suture
    • Reverse interrupted suture
  • Incision and drainage
  • Molar, pre-molar and third molar extractions
  • How to manage broken roots
  • Extractions near sinuses
  • Excision of diseased tissue
  • Proper use of extraction tools
  • Excisional biopsy
  • Lower molar with root breaking
  • Upper molar with root breaking on the edge of the sinus
  • 5 different types of third molar impactions
    • Lower mesioangular with root breaking
    • Lower horizontal
    • Lower distoangular with root breaking
    • Upper vertical
    • Upper mesioangular with root breaking
  • Multiple extractions (lower anterior) with root breaking
  • Frenectomy, canine eminence reduction, alveoplasty and alveolectomy

After each session a discussion roundtable will follow to enable participants to gain in-depth understanding of the decisions made by the surgeon at each step of the process.

Case submissions:  You will begin documenting case histories that will be used in subsequent sessions.  

Knowledge areas to be evaluated:

  • Patient case selection
  • Anesthesia
  • Extraction techniques
  • Care of hard and soft tissue
  • Wound closure
  • Completing treatment and discharge

Comprehensive online proctored test with minimum passing grade of 90%.

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