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Continuum 1: 22 Hours Online (8 Hours Didactic, 14 Hours Hands-On Model Work) – July 9-10, 2021

January 20, 2021 4:24 pm Published by


This is a 22-hour online, hands-on model work course, divided into two parts: 8 hours online, didactic with self-paced instruction videos and 14 hours online, hands-on model work, remote live instruction, with you working from your own dental operatory or lab.

  • Part 1: 8 Hours Online, Didactic – Prerequisite, Surgical Introductory Course (Online)
    • *Note: If you have already taken this 8 hours online, didactic course, contact us to receive a reduced price on the full Continuum 1: Online course.
  • Part 2: 14 Hours Online, Hands-On Model Work
    • Date: Friday and Saturday, July 9-10, 2021
    • You will need to provide your own instruments and some common office supplies.
    • KCSI will provide a kit of special supplies and a model, shipped to your mailing address.
    • For a list of required instruments and supplies, see the tabs below or download this PDF, KCSI Continuum 1 Online Instruments and Supplies List.

$50 – Express Shipping Charge for Course Materials
This fee will be required if registering after July 2, 2021.

$100 – Optional: Work from Home! Rental of Surgical Handpiece
1 way shipping included. Handpiece must be returned to KCSI within 14 days to avoid $250 penalty. You pay return shipping.

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

Instructor: Mikhail Mukhin, DDS (Click here to learn more about Dr. Mukhin.)

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.

Additional Information



CE Hours



Lecture/Workshop, Self-Instruction, Online


8 Hours Online, Didactic – Prerequisite

  • Complete at your own pace before Friday, July 9, 2021.

14 Hours Online, Hands-On Model Work

  • Date: Friday and Saturday, July 9-10, 2021
  • Time:
    • 8 AM-4 PM PST (Lunch break at 12 PM with a few short breaks.)
    • 9 AM-5 PM MST (Lunch break at 1 PM with a few short breaks.)
    • 10 AM-6 PM CST (Lunch break at 2 PM with a few short breaks.)
    • 11 AM-7 PM EST  (Lunch break at 3 PM with a few short breaks.)
  • Location: Zoom (Links are found in the online lab course)
    • Day 1 – Friday, July 9, 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, July 10, 2021: Intermittent Didactic/Participation
      • Dental operatory or lab with WiFi.

Instruments You Will Need

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

Supplies Provided by KCSI

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

Guide and Setup Example

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