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Oral Surgery for General Practitioners

By Continuing Dental Education

Saturday, February 5, 2022 9:00am to 5:00pm

155 Fifth Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

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Oral Surgery for General Practitioners: Take Yourself to the Next Level of Proficiency

This informative and interactive hands-on workshop will teach general practitioners concepts and skills in oral surgery. Video clips on the fundamentals of oral surgery and model work will be sent to participants in advance to prepare them for the program. Hit the ground running with essentials of using a blade, how to effectively use a periosteal elevator for tissue reflection, what flap to use and where, optimizing use of elevators and forceps, how much force is too much, elevators vs. luxators, how to use a “skinny” bur in the PDL and other basics.

During this workshop, you will learn how to apply surgical extraction techniques on life-like dentoform models that simulate patients. Hands-on activity will include: faster and easier surgical extractions; how to quickly and safely remove root tips; sectioning of multi-rooted teeth; multiple extractions with alveoloplasty; and basics of maxillary third molar impactions.

You Will Learn

  • Best practices for patient selection and when to refer
  • How to build on the basic foundations of oral surgery
  • The “must have” surgery instruments
  • How to avoid and manage complications
  • When a surgical highspeed is fine for exodontia but with certain caveats
  • Ridge grooming techniques for dentures
  • How to suture like a surgeon

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for dentists interested in building on their oral surgery concepts and skills.

Early Bird Tuition: $645 (for registrations received by January 5)
Regular Tuition: $695
Program: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Check-in: 8:30 am
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF
Credits: This activity is designated for 7 units of continuing education credit.

*Workshop is limited to 30 attendees; includes lunch and morning coffee/tea service.