Oral Surgery 101: Basics in Oral Surgery, Lecture #1
About this section
Lecture #1 presents A). Fundamentals of surgical extractions. This segment discusses flap design, root sectioning, root retrieval and suturing the surgical site and how these techniques differ between single and multi-rooted teeth. Surgical techniques will be discussed as they apply to single-rooted teeth, two-rooted teeth, and three-rooted teeth.
B.) Basics of Oral Surgery. Goal of this segment is to learn to “think” like an oral surgeon, learn to create a treatment plan for each patient and have the proper instruments available for each procedure. The course will discuss which instruments should be on a basic tray and what special instruments assist in retrieving broken root tips. C.) Informed Consent. This portion of the course reviews in detail, the salient points that should be covered for informed consent including a protocol for when patients refuse treatment that will benefit them and, by denying treatment, put their general wellbeing at risk.
Course Objectives: After completing this lecture the participant should be able to:
Have a greater understanding of how to “think like a surgeon.”
Know the basic instruments necessary to successfully perform office-based oral surgical procedures.
Understand how to approach removal of teeth using atraumatic surgical techniques.
Obtain an Informed Consent for surgery after discussion of the risks, benefits, and alternatives of treatment that includes tooth replacement options and gives the patient an option to be treated by a dental specialist.