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Continuing Education Sessions (6 hrs)


"Oral Surgery for the General Dentist"

Maria B. Papageorge, DDS, MS
Professor and Chair, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine

This course will review the diagnosis, treatment planning, and patient selection for basic outpatient oral surgical procedures for the general dentist. Surgical techniques for exodontia, prosthetic surgery, biopsies and frenectomies will be discussed.

It will review the assessment and management of the medically compromised patient in the office, perioperative management of the surgical patient, surgical exactions, and the importance of management of third molars and other impacted teeth. The evaluation of the edentulous alveolar ridge for implant dentistry, socket bone grafting and the basics of implant dentistry will be also be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

• Define why local anesthesia fails so often in the mandible
• Understand the importance of pre and perioperative management of the surgical patient

• Understand the principles of simple and surgical extractions

• Examine basic surgical pre-prosthetic procedures including tori removal and frenectomies
• Understand the importance of management of impacted third molars
• Evaluate the edentulous alveolar ridge for bone grafting for implant dentistry
• Understand the basics of implant dentistry
• Understand how to manage post-operative complications


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