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Third Molars, Suturing, and Ridge Preservation.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:

  • To learn the whys and hows of Suturing.
  • To learn the whys and hows of Ridge Preservation.
  • When and how to extract third molars.
  • How to manage bleeding from surgical sites.

Office based Oral Surger...Atraumatic Surgical Extractions, Flaps, and Sectioning Teeth.  

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:

  • Have a better knowledge of the relationship between a patient's medical history and medications and his or her dental care.
  • Be more knowledgeable about how to plan and execute surgical extractions and removal of impacted teeth.
  • Understand how to avoid complications that occur during and after surgery, and know how to appropriately manage those that do occur.
  • To understand the how and why of surgical flaps.
  • To better understand how to use a large variety of oral surgery instruments.
  • To understand how to split teeth for easier extractions
  • Learn how to retrieve root tips.

Practical Oral Surgery for the General Dentist: Impacted Third Molars


Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:

  • Be able to discuss the controversial issue of elective removal of impacted wisdom teeth.
  • Understand the issues to decide whether they should be performing impaction surgery.
  • Be better able to treatment plan surgical impaction cases to reduce wasted surgical time and frustration.
  • Know which patient and anatomical factors facilitate third molar removal, and which complicate the procedure.
  • Know which local anesthetic techniques are needed for impacted third molars.
  • Understand design of surgical flaps to improve access and visualization of the surgical site.

Practical Oral Surgery for the General Dentist: Surgical Extractions

Educational Objectives:


Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:

  • Understand the issues to decide whether they should be performing surgical extractions and impaction surgery.
  • Be better able to treatment plan surgical extraction cases to reduce wasted surgical time and frustration.
  • Know which local anesthetic techniques are needed for surgical extractions.
  • Understand design of surgical flaps to improve access and visualization of the surgical site.
  • Appreciate the difference between a surgical handpiece and a standard dental handpiece, and understand when each should be used.
  • Know how to manage the extraction site for multiple extractions and implant site preparation.

Medical Evaluation of the Oral Surgery Patient  

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:

  • Have a better knowledge on the relationship between a patient’s medical history and medications and dental care.
  • Be better able to treatment plan surgical extraction cases to reduce wasted surgical time and frustration.
  • Understand when a patient should be taken off of anticoagulants perioperatively, and when it is not necessary.
  • Be able to decide whether prophylactic antibiotics are indicated for surgical and dental treatment.
  • Understand the importance of Informed Consent as part of the preoperative discussion with each patient.

Practical Grafting Techniques for the General Practitioner

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:

  • Treatment Planning
  • Socket Preservation, the How and Why?
  • Bone Physiology and Bone Healing
  • Classification of Bone Defects
  • Atraumatic Tooth Extraction Techniques & Why Important
  • Overview of the Proper Instrumentation
  • Allografts vs. Autografts vs. Xenografts
  • Proper Use of Resorbable/Nonresorbable Barriers

Socket Bone Grafting Techniques using Membranes

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:

  • Understand design principles of surgical flaps that facilitate placement and retention of d-PTFE membranes
  • Understand the need for thorough debridement of the surgical site prior to the placement of biologic materials at the surgical site
  • Manage d-PTFE membrane application in regards to trimming of the membrane in order to accommodate the morphology of the defect, as well as seating of the membrane in order to prevent its distortion upon placement
  • Understand suturing principles that facilitate flap and membrane adaptation to the surgical site
  • Perform minimally invasive socket grafting techniques using d-PTFE membranes when primary closure cannot be obtained at the surgical site and when a gain in keratinized tissue is desired

SCREENING AND INCREASING CASE ACCEPTANCE IN DENTAL SLEEP MEDICINE

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:

  • Screening: Implement a successful screening protocol for obstructive sleep apnea utilizing hygienists and other team members. 
  • Communication: Role-play with fellow attendees to gain effective sleep communication skills. Learn how to educate patients on sleep disordered breathing in the dental chair. 
  • Case Acceptance: Learn proven scripts to convert phone calls and dental patients into sleep apnea patients. Dental Sleep Medicine 
  • Medical Billing: Understand the protocols for billing medical insurance for dental sleep medicine. Learn how to increase case acceptance by communicating with patients on medical coverage for oral appliance therapy. Learn how to communicate with insurance companies to maximize patients’ medical benefits.

SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF DENTAL SLEEP 

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:

Learn from industry leaders the blueprints to being successful in Dental Sleep Medicine. Hands-on sessions and content geared for the entire dental team are emphasized in this 2-day implementation course. Our comprehensive dental sleep medicine CE course will help you and your team implement obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatment successfully.

From the basics of dental sleep medicine terminology to the clinical treatment protocol, and everything in between, including hands-on impression and bite taking, communication skills, & dental sleep medical billing, your dental practice will be prepared to go back on Monday and begin taking the steps to building a successful dental sleep medicine practice.