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Oral surgery is the application of anatomy, pathology, physiology and pharmacology. It can often be confronting in the general dental setting due to the complexity of patient histories and the range of treatment needed. This program is an interactive two day course developed for dental practitioners, including recent graduates, presented by Specialist Oral Surgeon, Dr Mark Atkinson. It is suitable for dental practitioners of all experience levels wanting to improve their confidence and skills in surgical exodontia. The primary aim of this course is to develop the skills of general dental practitioners in applying an appropriate surgical plan in their exodontia cases to ensure predictable outcomes in daily practice. The course spans two full days which include didactic lectures and intensive hands-on training. Participants will be among the first dentists in the world to use an advanced 3D printed oral surgery model. The upper and lower extraction models have been manufactured using actual patient CBCT and intra-oral digital scan data. The models provide a realistic feeling of detachment of the periodontal ligaments, movement of teeth and density of bone during surgical exodontia training.

Learning outcomes

Incorporate surgical exodontia into the general dental practice Identification of appropriate armamentarium Undertake a thorough patient assessment to create a tailored treatment plan Learn how to assess plain film x-rays and the role of CBCT in oral surgery Understand local anaesthetic principles and techniques Develop skills in designing and raising a flap Learn about bone removal and tooth sectioning Learn a range of suturing techniques and when to apply them Learn surgical techniques for removal of teeth seven to seven Effectively assess wisdom teeth, when to treat and when to refer Learn the management of the bleeding patient Learn what to discuss with patients for informed consent Understand potential post-operative complications, how to minimise and address Identify medical complications and how to manage them

Further information 

Dr Mark Atkinson

Dr Mark Daniel Atkinson is an Australian trained and registered Oral Surgeon. Mark previously served in the Royal Australian Air Force and as a Staff Specialist for NSW Health. He currently operates across metropolitan Sydney in private practice and holds an honorary lecturer position with the University of Sydney.

Dr Mark Atkinson 

The Oral Surgery Continuum

Dr Mark Atkinson
Thursday 5th Jun 2025 - Friday 6th Jun 2025
8:30am - 5:00pm
Venue: ADA NSW Centre for Professional Development
1 Atchison St
Region: Overseas
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