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Continuum 4: Third Molar Impaction Surgery Course

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - September 24 @ 5:00 pm CDT

$50.00 – $2,500.00

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Third Molar Impaction Surgery (September 21, 22, 24, 2022): In-Person Attendee
Day 1: Zoom | Day 2: Zoom | Day 3: 8-Hour Hands-On at FORTE Implant Center (Plano, TX)
$ 2,500.00
12 available
Third Molar Impaction Surgery (September 21, 22, 24, 2022): Virtual Attendee
Day 1: Zoom | Day 2: Zoom | Day 3: 8-Hour Hands-On via Zoom
$ 2,500.00
14 available
Third Molar Impaction Surgery (September 21, 22, 24): Express Shipping Charge
Required if registering after September 9, 2022.
$ 50.00
Unlimited
Third Molar Impaction Surgery (September 21, 22, 24): Surgical Handpiece Rental
(Optional): 1 way shipping included. Handpiece must be returned to KCSI within 14 days after the course to avoid $250 penalty. You will pay for the return shipping.
$ 100.00
Unlimited
Upgrade: Third Molar Impaction Surgery Proficiency Certificate
Take a post course assessment and receive a KCSI Third Molar Impaction Surgery Proficiency Certificate.
$ 495.00
Unlimited

Description

Course Instructors

Tuition

In-Person Attendee: $3,700 COVID SALE PRICE $2500

Bring a Friend (2+ Registering At the Same Time*): Bring a colleague and get $600 off two registrations: $2,200 Each – Discount applied automatically in cart

*If you don’t want to pay for both registrations with one credit card, call us for a discount code to offer to your friend.

Instructions

  • Read articles before you arrive. Will be sent to you as PDF files.
  • You are encouraged to bring x-rays of cases you anticipate doing in the future.
  • Course content will primarily be with mild to moderately difficult cases. The principles presented will be applicable to more advanced practitioners who perform more difficult cases.

Outline

Zoom Sessions (Didactic)

  • Intro
  • Review some info from articles you read prior to coming. 
  • Review handout on what you will do on the models. 
  • Instruments. 
  • Suturing.
  • Age, anatomy and other diagnostic factors
  • Avoiding and managing complications
    • Bleeding, teeth that can be lost in anatomic spaces
    • Avoiding, dealing with nerve injury
    • Other complications

8-Hour Hands-On (Model Surgery)

MODEL 1 (2 teeth): Mandibular mesioangular impactions and mandibular vertical impaction/coronectomy

  • Patient forms used for third molar surgery

MODEL 3 (2 teeth): Maxillary vertical and mesioangular impactions

DISCUSSION OF MILD TO MODERATE CASES WITH DR. ROBERTS AND DR. KOERNER:

  • Benefits of sedation for oral surgery

MODEL 2A (1 tooth): Mandibular horizontal impaction 

  • Technique for complete bony impactions (vs. partial bony)
  • Technique for distoangular third molar impactions.

MODEL 2B (1 tooth): Mandibular distoangular third molar impaction

If necessary, we will provide additional information in a follow up webinar or have the information available in the KCSI Learning Portal.

DISCUSSION OF DIFFICULT CASES WITH DR. ROBERTS AND DR. KOERNER:

  • Identify difficult cases
  • Knowing when to refer

KCSI does not accept responsibility for the misuse of knowledge, poor judgment, or patient harm from performance outside the standard of care which we teach.

Schedule

Zoom Sessions

Didactic

  • Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 7:00-10:00 PM CT (3 hours)
  • Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 7:00-10:00 PM CT (3 hours)

8-Hour Hands-On

Model Surgery and Live Patient Treatment – Demo

  • Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM CT

Venue in Dallas, TX

Location: Dallas, TX (in-person) or via Zoom

FORTE Implant Center
424 Maplelawn Dr
Plano, TX 75075

*Lunch and light refreshments will be provided for in-person participants.

*Lunch and light refreshments will be provided for in-person participants.

Maximum In-Person Attendees: 15 dentists

Access to Zoom Meeting

You will receive access to the Zoom meeting through your account on the KCSI Learning Portal.

Please contact us if you have any questions or need help accessing your KCSI account.

Instruments You Will Need

Zoom-Only Participants

Supplies Provided by KCSI (For Zoom Only Participants)

  • 3 models (6 impactions)
  • Burs
  • #15 scalpel blades (Quantity: 2)
  • Sutures (4 packs)

You will be responsible for providing all instruments and common office supplies from this list. 

Instruments easy to have ready (as listed or similar): 

  • Periosteal elevator: sharp point, sharp on sides, prefer curved on each end as a Molt #9
  • Needle holder: 6” long is standard
  • Surgical scissor: 6 “ long is standard
  • 301 elevator: could be a different small elevator, about 2mm wide
  • Luxator 3mm straight: sharp at tip, thin for 4mm, curved at tip
  • Surgical spoon curette: long shank, 4mm wide at tip, sharp
  • Root tip picks (2): like Heidbrink (#2-3) medium size
  • Scalpel handle for 15 or 15c blade: prefer flat with ruler
  • Retractor: Seldin 23 or Minnesota
  • Rongeur and bone file: Prefer Blumenthal 30 degree rongeur and HF 2X bone file as it is very sharp.
  • Curved hemostat

Instruments harder to get, which you may need to borrow or buy:

  • Mini Cryers: as HF 21-22 (5mm back to front, 5mm wide at base
  • Cogswell B

Other items you will need: 

  • “Surgical” highspeed handpiece (could use a regular highspeed (not standard of care) OR slowspeed straight handpiece or surgical straight handpiece. We will send burs to match.
  • Cabinet space in operatory to work on.
  • Gloves
  • Masks
  • Barrier gown to protect clothing from model dust.
  • Air (air/water syringe) or compressed air in a can
  • Overhead light and/or headlight
  • Sharps container

A/V Equipment (for Web Cast Participants):

  • Strong WiFi
  • Computer near the work area (usually a laptop with camera)
  • Webcam (optional, but allows better view of work)

Instruments You Will Need

In-Person Participants

If you are attending in-person, instruments and supplies will be provided by KCSI.

You will need to bring your own:

  • Loupes
  • Headlight or light source
  • Eye protection

Continuum 1: 22 Hours Online (8 Hours Didactic – Prerequisite, 14 Hours Hands-On Model Work)

Instructor: Andrew Drollinger, DDS (Click here to learn more about Dr. Drollinger.) Location: Houston, TX or Online via Zoom Location in Houston, TX: Dental Health Products, Inc (DHP) 1631 Gillingham Lane Suite 100 Sugar Land, Texas 77478 https://bit.ly/3rTsy0J *Lunch and light refreshments will be provided for in-person participants. Part 1: 8 Hours Online, Didactic – Prerequisite (Included in Continuum 1 registration), Surgical Introductory Course (Online)
  • Surgical Extractions
  • Periotome Bur/Luxator ‘system’ for root removal
  • Managing Moderate Third Molar Impactions
  • What to Do When Complications Occur
  • Maxillary Sinus
    • Precautions
    • Medications
    • Preventing and Treating Perforations
    • Tuberosity Fractures
  • Infection Control
  • Bone Grafting Techniques for Socket Preservation
  • Multiple Extractions and Ridge Grooming
  • Bleeding Management
  • Incision and Drainage
  • When to Refer
Part 2: 14 Hours Online, Hands-On Model Work will cover the following: Discussion ranges from basic to advanced.
  • Instrumentation
  • Faster “surgical” extractions
  • Subtleties of sectioning and easier root retrieval
  • Flaps and suturing for exodontia and socket grafting
  • Extractions and the sinus
  • Multiple extractions and disease removal/alveoplasty
  • Exostoses excision and frenectomy
  • Incision, drainage and managing infection
  • Moderate third molar impactions, mandibular and maxillary case selection and things you need to know to avoid complications.
8 Hours Online, Didactic – Prerequisite
  • Complete at your own pace before Friday, November 12, 2021.
14 Hours Online, Hands-On Model Work
  • Date: Friday and Saturday, November 12-13, 2021
  • Time:
    • 7 AM-3 PM PDT (Lunch break at 12 PM with a few short breaks.)
    • 8 AM-4 PM MDT (Lunch break at 1 PM with a few short breaks.)
    • 9 AM-5 PM CDT (Lunch break at 2 PM with a few short breaks.)
    • 10 AM-6 PM EDT  (Lunch break at 3 PM with a few short breaks.)
  • Location: Zoom (Links are found in the online lab course)
    • Day 1 – Friday, November 12, 2021: Intermittent Didactic/Participation
      • Dental Operatory or lab location with WiFi. Can be conducted in your home if you have an electric motor and handpiece (such as a lab bench engine or implant motor with straight attachment.) You may also use a high-speed drill in your office.
    • Day 2 – Saturday, November 13, 2021: Intermittent Didactic/Participation
      • Dental operatory or lab with WiFi.
Dental Health Products, Inc (DHP) 1631 Gillingham Lane Suite 100 Sugar Land, Texas 77478 https://bit.ly/3rTsy0J
You will be responsible for providing all instruments and common office supplies from this list.  Instruments easy to have ready: 
  • Periosteal elevator: sharp point, sharp on sides, prefer curved on each end as a Molt #9
  • Needle holder: 6” long is standard
  • Surgical scissor: 6 “ long is standard
  • 151 forcep: “apical” style is the current standard (thin, tapered)
  • 301 elevator: could be a different small elevator, about 2mm wide
  • Luxator 3mm straight: sharp at tip, thin for 4mm, curved at tip
  • Surgical spoon curette: long shank, 4mm wide at tip, sharp
  • Root tip picks (2): like Heidbrink (#2-3) medium size
  • Scalpel handle for 15 or 15c blade: prefer flat with ruler
  • Retractor: Seldin 23 or Minnesota
  • Rongeur and bone file: Prefer Blumenthal 30 degree rongeur and HF 2X bone file as it is very sharp.
Instruments hard to get, which you may need to borrow or buy:
  • Mini Cryers: as HF 21-22 (5mm back to front, 5mm wide at base Cogswell B
  • Adson-Brown 43 tissue pick-ups with multiple teeth
Other items you will need: 
  • “Surgical” highspeed handpiece (could use a regular highspeed (not standard of care)
  • Slowspeed straight handpiece or surgical straight handpiece
  • Cabinet space in operatory to work on.
  • Gloves
  • Masks
  • Barrier gown to protect clothing
  • Air (air/water syringe)
  • Overhead light and headlight
  • Sharps container
A/V Equipment:
  • Strong WiFi
  • Computer near the work area (usually a laptop)
  • Webcam (preferably separate from the computer)
  • Webcam stand
KCSI will provide a kit of special supplies and a model, shipped to your mailing address.
  1. Dentoform Model
  2. Particulate bone graft (1cc)
  3. PTFE barrier membrane for GBR
  4. Small piece of collagen membrane
  5. Simulated OsgteoGen Plug (ear plugs)
  6. 3 packs of black silk suture C-6 or FS-2 needle 4.0 (easier to see and use than the normal 3.0 or 4.0 chromic gut)
  7. Two 15c scalpel blades
  8. 1 Hedstrom file, size 25 or 30 and 31mm long
  9. Monoject syringe
  10. 3 burs: 701,702,#8 round;  SL friction grip or 44.5 mm long straight handpiece burs as mentioned
  11. Small cup to hold water

KCSI Third Molar Surgery Proficiency Certificate

Why Should You Have a Certificate in Third Molar Surgery Proficiency?

Third molar surgery is a part of dentoalveolar surgery and an extension of surgical extractions. It requires expertise in patient evaluation and selection, oral anatomy, a knowledge of advanced oral surgery techniques, and the ability to prevent or manage a myriad of potential surgical complications. It is a discipline that calls for competence but also confidence to step into situations where you don’t always know in advance what it will take to create the best outcome. You rely on reliable instruments and good clinical judgment for success.

How Can This Acknowledgment of Training Help Your Practice? 

It is a documentation of your level of knowledge from study and experience. Besides the personal satisfaction, it is a message (if desired) to your patients, your professional liability carrier, the state board, and your peers that you have the skills and capability to perform third molar surgery.

Third Molar Proficiency is Knowing:

  • Which cases require a CBCT and for which cases would a pano be sufficient.
  • Which teeth are obviously indicated for removal.
  • Which teeth are perhaps the easiest and most straightforward (erupted thirds or in late teens with roots not fully formed).
  • Which cases require sedation.
  • Which teeth should be followed (surveilled) for possible future removal (less than 1/3 root formation other situations).
  • Which teeth may be best “not attempted” by anyone (late 20s or older, no symptoms, no pathology).
  • Which cases are best referred to specialists (depends on your knowledge, ability, and experience).
  • Which teeth would likely be indicated for a coronectomy.
  • How “Pell and Gregory” plus age and access influence difficulty.
  • When is it appropriate to remove only one tooth when more are present (community health clinic, indigent patient, one tooth with pericoronitis).
  • How to efficiently, quickly, predictability, and safely perform the procedure.

Variables vs. Absolutes in Surgery

In oral surgery, some clinicians do things one way and some another. Those items to which I am referring are acceptable either way. Most are “personal preference.” 

Examples:

  • The type of retractor used (Minnesota, Seldin, Austin, etc.).
  • Types of elevators.
  • How many sutures in a given situation (some may not place any).
  • Envelope vs. triangular flap (would depend on the situation).
  • 702 vs. 703 bur.
  • Steroids or not? Which steroid?
  • How one holds excess suture material while suturing.
  • How to section teeth.
  • How to prescribe antibiotics.
  • How to treat dry sockets.

Assessment Sections 

You will be assessed 100+ questions on the following:

  • Chief complaint, severity of a patient’s medical condition, functional capacity, emotional status.
  • Indications and contraindications
  • Difficulty of the procedure. Age, Pell and Gregory and other classifications. Maxillary and mandibular.
  • Root morphology.
  • The surgical procedures
    • Access, bone removal, sectioning, tooth delivery, closure
    • Prevention and/or management of complications
  • Intraoperative and postoperative patient management

COVID Policies and Procedures

KCSI is prioritizing your safety for this In-Person or Zoom Only course. To protect you and all participants, we will be implementing the following:

  • Temperature check: An assistant will take your temperature prior to the start of the course.
  • Hand sanitizer: We will provide a hand sanitizing station. We ask you to sanitize your hands when entering the classroom.
  • KCSI will provide Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). You must wear your PPE, covering your mouth and nose at all times, unless actively eating or drinking in the classroom.
  • Social distancing: All participants must stay 6 feet apart from each other. We will be implementing seating arrangements to maintain social distancing.
  • Lunch and light refreshments: all items will be individually packaged for each participant.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or feel unwell, please contact us immediately and stay home.

Details

Start:
September 21 @ 7:00 pm CDT
End:
September 24 @ 5:00 pm CDT
Cost:
$50.00 – $2,500.00

Organizer

Koerner Center for Surgical Instruction
Phone:
(844) 446-9500
Email:
support@koernercenter.com
View Organizer Website

Other

Accreditation
AGD PACE
CE Hours
14
Platform
Lecture/Workshop, Self-Instruction, Online

Venue

FORTE Implant Center
424 Maplelawn Dr.
Plano, TX 75075 United States
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Phone:
9726127800
View Venue Website

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