Continuum 2

40-Hour Instructor-Supported
Online Didactic

Course Description

40 hours instructor-supported online instruction

Each module includes video lectures, demonstrations, discussions, reading assignments, and mastery assessments.

You must demonstrate knowledge from handouts and articles for all course materials.

A comprehensive online proctored exam will be given with a  minimum passing grade of 90%.

What to Expect

  • Understand the importance of dental literature for helping dentists “keep up” with new research and advancements in dentoalveolar surgery.
  • Realize that educational media for surgery include journal articles, book chapters, DVDs, and other resources besides formal classes.
  • Use the details and supplemental information in articles, books, and DVDs to fill knowledge gaps in their understanding of surgical principles and techniques.
  • Develop a on-going desire to “keep up” and “keep current” on their own by self-study of oral surgery literature

Knowledge Areas to be Evaluated

This 45 hour self-study curriculum with assessments (requiring 90% to compete)
includes professional journal articles, videos, and key chapters from “Contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery” by Hupp, et al. 7th ed. which you required to purchase (see link to Amazon).

This study material “standardizes” your understanding of surgical principles with “evidence-based” protocols from oral and maxillofacial surgeons and others.

Main subject areas include:

  • Patient health and pre-operative evaluation
  • Medical emergencies
  • General surgical principles
  • Wound healing
  • Use of instruments
  • Basic current exodontia techniques
  • Multiple extractions and ridge management
  • Postoperative patient management
  • Extraction complications
  • Medico-legal issues

Subject Topics

  • Module 1: Health of the patient preoperatively
  • Module 2: Handling medical emergencies – prevention and management
  • Module 3: Review of general surgical principles
  • Module 4: Wound healing
  • Module 5: Infections and antibiotics related to exodontia
  • Module 6: Using the most effective instruments for oral surgery
  • Module 7: Review of basic, current extraction techniques.
  • Module 8: Review of more sophisticated surgical principles (surgical extractions)
  • Module 9: Learning how do “easier” third molar impactions
  • Module 10: How to manage the patient postoperatively
  • Module 11: Handling extraction complications
  • Module 12: Medico-legal complications with exodontia
  • Module 13:Multiple extractions and management of the alveolar ridge