Advanced Oral Surgery - 2 Day Course

With: Dr Chris Waith Course Dates: 19th & 20th June

DAY 1 – The maxillary sinus/ OAC/root retrieval/lateral window approach/sinus lift

1. Review the anatomy of the maxillary sinus and maxilla
2. Look through the most appropriate imaging techniques used for sinus conditions
3. Assess how to pre-empt potential issues with exodontia, and how to treat them when they occur
4. Look at basic surgical approaches to sinus
5. To review the input of colleagues in ENT

At the end of the course participants will be able to:
1. Understand the surgical anatomy of the maxillary sinus and how it relates to oral surgery
2. Diagnose and treat common medical and surgical conditions (and as part of this understand what is in their remit to treat or when to refer)
3. Perform simple surgical procedures involving the sinus like OAC closure, root retrieval and lateral sinus wall approach
4. Know when not to attempt a technique and instead to refer it to an appropriate colleague

09:00 Lecture: The maxillary sinus- anatomy, pathology, root retrieval, OACs
10.30 Coffee
10.45 Practical: OAC closure- different approaches, root retrieval
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Lecture: Sinus augmentation
14:30 Coffee
14.45 Practical- Sinus lifting, pigs heads
16:30 Close

DAY 2 – Apicectomies/advanced flaps and suturing/pre prosthetic surgery/summary and revision

1. To look at the indication, rationale and technique of apicectomy
2. To cover some advanced flap design to try and optimise physiological and cosmetic outcomes
3. Look at ‘rescue’ sutures and more advances surgical closure
4. Cover some of the more simple pre-prosthetic techniques like removal of hyperplastic tissue and apically repositioned flaps
5. Revise all the basic sciences and practical skills we have covered
6. Offer a chance to talk though some cases that candidates have experienced

At the end of the course participants will be able to:
1. Understand the rationale of root end surgery
2. Perform basic apicectomy techniques
3. Design more complex surgical fields and close them appropriately with advanced suturing
4. Be happy to consider pre-prosthetic surgery as a valid treatment option

09:00 Lecture: Apicectomies- Indications, Limitations, Technique principles and Resolution.
10:30 Coffee
10.45 Practical – Apicectomy on pigs head, apicectomy on model
12:00 Lecture: Advanced flap and suturing, Pre-Prosthetic Surgery
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Practical: Apicectomy (contd.), pre-prosthetic surgery
15.30 Revision session and case discussion
16:30 Close

All instruments and materials will be provided. Participants are requested to bring loupes with them for the hands on days if they use them.

We expect that the course as a whole will account for 28 hours of verifiable CPD and will satisfy all four learning outcomes of the new GDC CPD guidelines as outlined below-

Development outcome

A. Effective communication with patients, the dental team and others across dentistry, including when obtaining consent, dealing with complaints, and raising concerns when patients are at risk;

B. Effective management of self and effective management of others or effective work with others in the dental team, in the interests of patients; providing constructive leadership where appropriate;

C. Maintenance and development of knowledge and skill within your field of practice;

D. Maintenance of skills, behaviours and attitudes that maintain patient confidence in you and the dental profession and put patients’ interests first.


Venue: Independent Dental Education Academy Liverpool (IDEAL), Rose Lane Dental Practice 94 Rose Lane Liverpool, L18 8AG

Venue Tel: 0151 724 3351 contact Emma Hulley IDEAL Course Coordinator

3 miles from the end of the M62
2 miles from Liverpool South Parkway train station

Parking: car park behind the practice or in the side roads around the practice.

Recommended local hotel (5-10 min drive to the course venue):
The Penny Lane Hotel 0151 476 1234
From £50/night B&B (mention IDEAL/Rose Lane Dental Practice)