ORAL SURGERY MASTERCLASS
To re-establish the key principles with regards to oral surgery in dental practice.
A complete guide from safe surgical planning, to using the most appropriate instruments in the correct way and finally dealing with complications.
- Expand their medical knowledge and apply it to their assessment of patients, and discuss common anxieties such as the use of bisphosphonates and bleeding.
- Identify appropriate surgical instrumentation and how to use them effectively.
- To revise standard local anaesthetic techniques, look at reasons why these might fail and how to change your plan accordingly to achieve success
- To look at oral anatomy and how it might change our local anaesthetic and surgical techniques
- To understand the range of instruments and materials (including sutures and
haemostats) available to the surgeon and the best way to use them
- Establish a systematic approach to progressing from simple to more difficult
- To review basic exodontia techniques (luxators, couplands and forceps)
- To progress on to simple surgical (tooth sectioning, principles of flap design, flap raising, bone removal and suturing)
- Understand the use of antimicrobials and analgesics in a rational and evidence-based way
- Be able to identify key red flags and when it is not appropriate to perform oral surgery in general practice