This course is designed for general dentists who want to expand their oral surgery understanding and skills in the management of dento-alveolar surgery.Along with surgical extractions, this course will cover socket preservation and avoiding and managing common surgical complications such as sinus communication, root fractures, excessive bleeding, and tuberosity fractures. Emphasis will focus on the surgical removal of teeth with minimal bone removal as well as when and how to preserve extraction sockets for future insertion of implants. Bone augmentation at local sites with inadequate bone for implants will be described.
The science and art of using oral sedatives for safe in-office minimal/moderate sedation of the anxious patient will be described as well as the equipment required to monitor minimally/moderately sedated patients. Optimal post-surgical pain management will be discussed.
The assessment and management of patients with significant cardiac disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and diabetes will be highlighted.The management of patients taking anticoagulants and antiplatelet medications will also be reviewed.
This course will conclude with recognition and management of common medical emergencies.
Describe the management of medically compromised patients requiring oral surgery
Understand when socket preservation is needed and the differences between the various grafting materials
Recognize when and how to augment a local site for implant placement
Know how to complete a surgical tooth extraction with minimal or no bone removal
Discuss how to achieve optimal post-surgical pain relief
Identify and manage surgical complications related to tooth extractions
Understand the clinical significance of taking anticoagulants/antiplatelet medications and know how to prevent bleeding and manage excessive bleeding
Recognize and manage medical emergencies
Learn how to sedate an anxious patient with oral medications with and without nitrous oxide
If you must withdraw due to unforeseen circumstances, please call 250-472-4747 at least five working days prior to commencement of the course to receive a refund. Dentists will be charged a $75 administrative fee per day of withdrawal, and allied professionals will be charged a $40 administrative fee per day of withdrawal.