Oral Surgery Hands-on Training

Gain confidence in performing various oral surgical procedures in a one-day focused hands on training led by an experienced Oral Surgeon on Phantom Heads targeting small candidate groups to ensure high quality teaching.

A comprehensive oral surgery course that provides highly relevant approach to oral surgery practice. The course is delivered by experienced oral surgeon who aims to help candidates achieve skill set and evidence based clinical knowledge enabling you to deliver high standard, effective and safe care to the patients. It’s designed to be ideal for dentists aspiring to start work as a dentist in an NHS Practice. We teach using Surgical Frasaco models and Phantom heads to teach all aspects ranging from patient handling to patient-dentist positioning, appropriate knowledge about different surgical instruments and their correct usages, flap design and surgical aspect for root or tooth removal

Dr Haniyeh Moaven

Specialist Periodontist
BDS, DClinDent in Periodontology, M Perio (RCS-Ed) Clinical teacher at QMUL, Clinical research assistant at KCL

Aims:

  1. To familiarise with oral surgery instruments, uses, handling and surgeon positioning including basic knowledge of advanced surgical products like Surgicel, bone wax, platelet rich plasma, sutures and different haemostatic agents.
  2. To understand oral anatomy including innervation and blood supply to different teeth and oral structures including relevant surgical landmarks for better surgical planning.
  3. To familiarise oneself with Consent taking and covering important aspects
  4. To familiarise with X-ray used and appropriate in Oral surgery and their assessment for case selection.
  5. To familiarise with different used Local anaesthetics, their advantages and disadvantages, complications, and administration techniques.
  6. To discuss different extraction techniques, & to recognise and management of complications
  7. To discuss flap designs and complex exodontia
  8. To discuss various evidence based successful ways for patient anxiety management.
  9. To have better understanding of oral infections that lead to sepsis to avoid complications.
  10. To have better understanding of Antibiotic stewardship and overview of antibiotic related side effects, drug interactions.
  11. To have awareness of medical conditions and medications affecting oral surgery procedures.

Objectives:

 

  1. To develop skills of competency in comprehending the EFP and BSP classification and treatment guidelines of periodontal and peri-implant disease .
  2. To develop and manifest required skills to recognise and assess individual risk factors and risk indicators such as smoking and provide adequate management.
  3. To develop and manifest required skills to recognise and assess individual risk factors in relation to a patient’s medical history such as diabetes mellitus that can affect the management and outcome of periodontal treatment.
  4. To introduce the need for correct interpretation of radiographic data in combination with clinical findings to formulate a solid treatment plan, specific to patient needs.
  5. To develop fine practical skills of using hand and powered instruments for supra and sub gingival professional mechanical plaque removal to achieve optimal results.
  6. To discuss the concept of Minimally Invasive Non-Surgical Therapy (MINST) and its clinical significance in management of intrabony defects.
  7. To develop the habit of using appropriate periodontal indices to monitor progress and stabilization of periodontal status.
  8. To develop the skills of using appropriate systemic and local adjunctive antimicrobials in treatment of periodontal disease.
  9. To stress the importance of delivering patient specific tailored oral hygiene instruction.
  10. To develop the skills to use SOE software to record clinical findings and keep comprehensive clinical records.
  11. To develop the knowledge of designing patient specific periodontal supportive care

Learning outcomes:

  1. Understand and appreciate patient handling and manage patient anxiety by using different methods available including good communication skills.
  2. Understand importance of history taking and informed consent.
  3. Appreciate and explain different anatomical structures and their relation to different surgical procedures.
  4. Identify, select, and handle relevant surgical instruments for different oral surgery procedures.
  5. Select the appropriate anaesthetic and administer using correct and effective technique.
  6. Explain the oral anatomy and nerve supply relevant to oral surgery.
  7. Understand the effect of different medications like anti-platelets, anti-coagulants and their management.
  8. To have awareness of medical conditions and their impact on oral surgery procedures.
  9. Be able to promote best practice in oral surgery.
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