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Oral Surgery for the Early Clinician is the first session in this comprehensive program presented by Dr Andrew Thorpe, leading Oral Surgeon Specialist and a Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery at the University of Sydney. A simple extraction ... until a root fracture. This program aims to pick up where university finished for recent graduates by providing an increased confidence to approach surgical removal of teeth when required. A blend of theory and practical is important for success. The background of each procedure will be discussed, and then practiced on pig jowls. In addition, each surgical instrument will be explored to understand the appropriate way to hold and utilise your surgical instrument and succeed in the routine removal of teeth. The focus will be on building confidence to safely approach a surgical removal of a tooth. To that end, participants will be guided through the basics of predictable suturing, predictable raising of flaps, predictable sectioning and predictable bone guttering.

Learning outcomes

Understand the surgical approach to tooth removal Competency In the use of elevators and other surgical Instruments Techniques for potential bone removal and tooth division Predictable suturing Understand the potential stumbling blocks and techniques to get through them

Further information 

Dr Andrew Thorpe

Dr Andrew Thorpe BOralH, GDipDent, GDipDImplant, GDipClinDent, DClinDent, DICOI, MRACDS, Oral Surgeon Dr Andrew completed his Bachelor of Oral Health and Graduate Diploma of Dentistry from Griffith University in 2008 with Awards in Academic Excellence for both degrees. Upon completion, he then worked for a decade in North Queensland. During this time, Dr Andrew completed a Graduate Diploma of Dental Implantology. Moving to Sydney, Dr Andrew completed a Graduate Diploma of Clinical Dentistry in Surgical Dentistry and a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry in Oral Surgery, fulfilling a long-term dream of registering as a specialist Oral Surgeon. Dr Andrew was granted the inaugural Award for Academic and Clinical Excellence for his specialty training from the Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral Surgeons. Dr Andrew is a Member of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, a Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and a Clinical Lecturer in Oral Surgery at the University of Sydney.

Dr Andrew Thorpe 

Oral Surgery for the Early Clinician

Dr Andrew Thorpe
Wednesday 11th Sep 2024
9:00am - 4:30pm
Centre for Professional Development
1 Atchison Street
Region: St Leonards Nsw, Australia
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