Extracting primary teeth: tips and techniques

Extracting primary teeth: tips and techniques
This hands-on course is designed for Dentists, Oral Health Therapists and Dental Therapists.

Course Overview

Extracting teeth in children may not be easy - for the child as well as for the dentists. Paediatric dentist or not, you need to follow some basic steps when you are the extracting teeth in children. This course will cover the tips and techniques for administration of local anaesthesia and atraumatic extraction of primary teeth. 


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will understand: 

  • Patient and case assessment 
  • Know your instruments, what to use and when 
  • Anaesthesia techniques and dose calculation for the children 
  • When to refer 
  • Interpreting radiographs 
  • What to do when things go wrong 
  • Managing the broken root tip 
  • Suturing 
  • Post-operative care 

Hands on (simulation models):
  • Local anaesthesia administration 
  • Atraumatic extraction of primary teeth 
  • Suturing technique


Presenter biography

Dr Sobia Zafar
BDSc, MSc, DClinDent (Paediatric Dentistry), PhD, FICD

Dr Sobia Zafar is a specialist paediatric dentist and a Discipline Lead in Paediatric Dentistry at The University of Queensland, Brisbane. She has presented invited courses and lectures on paediatric dentistry across Australia and internationally. She has multiple publications, comprising of full papers, a book chapter and published abstracts, in both national and international peer-review journals. She is the recipient of several scholarships and awards; including University of Otago Doctoral scholarship, Colgate senior category IADR ANZ division award (2012), best student presenter prize at the Faculty of Dentistry annual research day of University of Otago (2012, 2015), winner IADR NZ division Travel Award (2015). Dr Zafar holds the memberships of the ANZSPD, IADR, AAPD, IADT, and EAPD, and is a reviewer for several dental journals.

Event Pricing

ADA Member Dentist - $550
ADAQ Member Clinical Team* - $550
ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate - $550
Non-Member Dentist - $770
Non-Member Clinical Team* - $770

*Clinical Team include Oral Health Therapists, Dental Therapists and Hygienists.


CPD Points

3 Scientific hours

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8/3/2022 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
ADAQ CPD and Training Centre 26 - 28 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills, QLD 4006 AUSTRALIA

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