Contemporary Oral Surgery for the G.P.-Why Can’t I Remove that Tooth?

Friday, April 8     8:15 - 11:15 AM

Course Description:  jeroff cardMost general dentists routinely extract teeth. Estimates are that the majority of so-called “simple tooth extractions” are accomplished by general dentists. Have you ever had a routine dental extraction that turned ugly? Don’t let minor complications such as broken root tips stump you! The emphasis is on providing practical, useful tips and techniques.

One of the frequently occurring frustrating challenges when extracting teeth is breaking the tooth off at the bone level, or extracting a tooth that has decayed off at the bone level. Most dentists have been taught to make a soft-tissue flap and remove bone on the facial side of such broken off teeth, allowing the teeth to be removed from the facial aspect. This bone removal is destructive, limits the possibility for placement of implants at a later date, and makes a permanent anatomical defect in the alveolar ridge. Also, the bone removal creates an unsightly depression when the alveolar area has healed, making esthetically acceptable restoration of the area difficult.

The course will focus primarily on the principles of oral surgery and on the most up-to-date techniques of exodontia to improve clinical success .This course is designed for the clinician and would like to broaden his/her knowledge and scope of practice and improve surgical skill.

The purpose of this lecture is twofold. First, for the seasoned practitioner, it should provide a few pearls, or if nothing else, confirm that current methods and principles being used are in keeping with existing standards of care. Second, for less experienced dentists, it should assist with case selection, expand clinical vision, and provide many options for dealing with troublesome situations.

With implant dentistry quickly becoming the standard of care, knowing how to extract a tooth to leave as much boney architecture as possible is essential. This course will walk you step by step through proven and effective ways to remove teeth while causing minimal trauma to the underlying bone. This lecture is designed for general dentists who want to expand their oral surgery experience and better understand and manage dento-alveolar surgical procedures. This course will offer you, the general practitioner, an opportunity to better handle your extraction cases, manage complications and know what to avoid.

Implant site preservation and development is the concept of maintaining the volume and architecture of both the soft and hard tissues. It is critical to minimize tissue loss during extraction to conserve the natural tissue architecture for future implant placement. Tissues should be preserved and maintained in their original forms as much as possible from the time of tooth extraction to the placement of restoration. This course is designed for the novice and advanced clinician. All concepts and techniques can be applied the next day in your office.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Know the minimally invasive tooth removal techniques and instrumentation.
  2. Remove broken and difficult teeth with minimal flap. Perform pre-operative patient evaluation and assess difficult extractions.
  3. Prescribe medications most commonly used for oral surgery Apply effective local anesthesia techniques.
  4. Use instrumentation for atraumatic extraction and dento-alveolar surgery.
  5. Apply tissue management and flap designs for various surgical procedures for optimal end result
  6. Effectively retrieve broken root tips utilizing principles of exodontia.
  7. Better manage medically compromised patients.
  8. Know the latest updates on managing patients on bisphosphonates Understand the advantages and disadvantages of socket grafting and the relevance of choosing a graft material.
  9. Manage complications more efficiently.
  10. Know different Suturing techniques. 

Course Information

Date: Friday, April 7

Time: 8:15 - 11:15am

Cost: Dentists $73  All Others $32

Most Appropriate for: ALL Attendees

Credit Hours: 3 Clinical Hours

Academy of General Dentistry Code: 310