• Introduction to basic surgery and suturing technique

    • Saturday 20th May, 9:00 - 10:30
    • This lecture is presented by: Philip Friel
    • This session will take place in: Atrium 3

    • dentist, team

    To book your place on this course, email cd@philipfriel.com with your name, GDC number and contact telephone number.

    Dental implant and related treatments are becoming an increasingly popular treatment modality, allowing replacement of a missing tooth or teeth, or denture stabilisation.

    Dental implant treatment requires careful assessment and planning, good surgical techniques and competence in the restorative aspects. In addition, monitoring and maintenance of dental implants is essential in order to ensure stability together with an ability to identify any deficiency in the peri implant tissues as early as possible.

    This course sequence will allow a general theoretical and practical introduction to dental implants for the general dental practitioner and dental hygienist/therapist with an interest in this area.

    Introduction to basic surgery and suturing technique
    Oral surgery is a discipline that general practitioners should be familiar with aspects of in order to facilitate surgical treatments if required. Many aspects of general dental practice require a sound understanding of basic surgical principles and techniques.

    When these techniques are not practiced regularly, it is very easy for once polished skills to become rusty. This course aims to provide basic introduction to surgical dentistry including relevant aspects of dental and orofacial anatomy, surgical equipment, basic surgical techniques and suturing. The workshop will use a variety of teaching methods including lecture and hands on practical skills sessions using pig heads and other materials.

    The course is suited to general dental practitioners who wish to refresh both practically and theoretically some of the current concepts in basic oral surgery.

    Aims and objectives
    • To revise orofacial anatomy relevant to basic oral surgery
    • To outline the equipment/instruments required for basic oral surgery and their functions
    • To outline basic surgical concepts and allow practical appreciation of these
    • To revise a number of suturing concepts both in theory and practically.

    Learning outcomes
    By the end of these courses delegates should be able to:
    • Understand aspects of orofacial anatomy and their relevance to oral surgery
    • Be aware of the required instrumentation for basic oral surgery
    • Have a practical appreciation of the techniques outlined, following a brief introduction to these concepts
    • Refreshed in oral suturing techniques.


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