November 26, 2021

Oral Surgery For The Restorative Dentist


Seminar Schedule:

8:30am - 9:45am:
Introductory Remarks & Lecture

9:45am - 10:00am:
Morning Break (15 mins)

10:00am - 11:15am:

11:15am - 11:30am:

11:30am - 12:15pm:
Lunch Break (45 mins)

12:15pm - 1:30pm:
Hands-On Workshop

1:30pm - 1:45pm:
Afternoon Break (15 mins)

1:45pm - 3:00pm:
Hands-On Workshop (continued)

3:00pm - 3:30pm:
Final Q&A & Remarks/Prizes

Lecture Plus Hands-On

This day will focus on various topics germane to everyday practice. Frequently asked questions will be addressed pertaining to extractions, surgical emergencies and how to manage them, and surgical case selection to minimize stress and complications. The decision of when to refer or not will also be discussed. In addition, the GP-OMFS relationship will be explored to optimize patient confidence and case acceptance. The topic of implant dentistry cannot be ignored!

A simpatico approach between GP and OMFS will be reviewed to ensure appropriate treatment planning so both patients and treating clinicians are informed of all aspects of care. Indications for immediate versus delayed implants, grafting, and temporization will also be included. Insight into the surgical armamentarium, surgical set-ups, approaches, overall peri- management of surgical cases (from extractions to wisdom teeth to minor biopsies) will be discussed. Finally, a hands-on workshop will focus on suturing which will enable the surgically inclined GPs to learn all there is to know but were afraid to ask about suturing techniques, instruments, and suture materials themselves.

This day will undoubtedly be clinically relevant for your Monday morning. Knowledge, techniques, and tips will be shared to help make surgery for the restorative GP stress free, rewarding, and fun. Yes, surgery can be fun!

About the Speaker

Dr. Lesley David is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who maintains a private practice in Toronto, Canada. She is an Associate Clinician at the University of Toronto in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic, a Fellow and past examiner of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada, and is on staff at the Mt. Sinai Hospital and The Trillium Hospital. Dr. David is a remedial course provider for the Royal College of Dentists of Ontario in oral and maxillofacial surgery and implant dentistry. She is also on the Advisory Board for DC Institute and a key opinion leader for various industry and academic collaborations. Dr. David has numerous publications in implant dentistry and lectures internationally on various topics in implant dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery.