Oral Surgery for General Practitioners: A Hands-On Workshop

Saturday, August 24 at 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

This course is full to capacity but we are accepting waitlist registrations online.
In this comprehensive, hands-on workshop for general dentists, participants will learn basic to advanced concepts and skills in oral surgery. Starting with patient evaluation, the course will cover medical conditions that impact surgery, computer imaging, local anesthesia, surgical anatomy, surgical techniques and instrumentation. You will learn the latest techniques for flaps and sutures, third molar extraction and alternative techniques in extraction of impacted third molars. Clinical risks and complications of these procedures will be examined with an emphasis on how to prevent problems. You will have the opportunity to apply newly learned concepts as they practice surgical extraction techniques, flaps and suturing on pig jaws.

You Will Learn

  • Comprehensive approach for extraction of teeth, including patient evaluation, local anesthesia, surgical anatomy, flaps and instrumentation
  • Surgical techniques for effective surgical extraction, including third molar surgery, flaps and sutures and alternatives for impacted molars
  • Hands-on training on all techniques

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for general dentists interested in oral surgery concepts and skills.

Early Bird Tuition: $545 (for registrations received by July 24)
Regular Tuition: $595 
Program: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Check-in: 8:00 am 
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF
Credits: This activity is designated for 7.5 units of continuing education credit.

Program is limited to 30 participants; includes lunch and morning coffee/tea service.


Len Tolstunov, DDS, DMD, is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon practicing in San Francisco. He is a diplomate of the American Board of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. He has conducted clinical research in oral surgery and implant dentistry, published more than 35 articles in peer-review journals and is an editor of two books on bone augmentation in implant dentistry. He speaks nationally and internationally, is an associate clinical professor at the Dugoni School of Dentistry and teaches at UCSF School of Dentistry in San Francisco.

Anders Nattestad, PhD, DDS, is a professor, interim co-chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, director of the undergraduate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program and director of the Implant Surgery program at the Dugoni School of Dentistry.  He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and has presented at numerous conferences, both nationally and internationally.  He has served as secretary general for the Association for Dental Education in Europe for five years and has been in charge of the medical emergency response team in three different schools for more than 20 years.

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.