Oral Surgery – Module 1

Oral Surgery – Module 1
This hands-on course is designed for dentists with limited oral surgery experience, looking to improve their confidence.

Oral surgery series Overview

The Oral Surgery series of courses consist of 3 Model based modules and a 2-day Cadaver based module, designed to consolidate undergraduate and early career experience in Exodontia and Minor Oral Surgery knowledge and techniques for the General Dental Practitioner.

The Course will provide updated review of important aspects of patient management required to safely carry out Exodontia and Minor Oral Surgery procedures in the General Dental Practice Setting.

The Course will provide a review of potential complications which may arise when carrying out Exodontia and Minor Oral Surgery procedures in the General Dental Practice Setting to assist attendees in case selection and communication with their patients.

This course is not intended to expand scope of practice.

By providing knowledge review and hands on practical experience the course will assist practitioners in defining their own scope of practice in order to meet their obligations under the Dental Board of Australia’s Registration Standards.



Attendees will:

  • Review the Dental Board of Australia’s Guidelines for Scope of Practice in relation to Exodontia and Minor Oral Surgery.
  • Be provided updates on aspects of medical history and patient management relevant to Exodontia and Minor Oral Surgery.
  • Review dental anatomy relevant to Exodontia and Minor Oral Surgery.
  • Carry out several practical exercises utilising models focusing on safe use of hand and rotary instruments in carrying out Exodontia and Minor Oral Surgery.

Course Prerequisites

This course is open to Registered Dental Practitioners. At the completion of this course, participants may be interested in attending Oral Surgery - Module 2; the next course in this practical series where participants perform multiple minor oral surgical procedures. 

Learning Objectives

TOPIC 1 - Scope of Practice

  • Review of AHPRA(DBA) policy on Scope of Practice

TOPIC 2 - Consent

  • ADA Assist Presentation achieving valid consent

TOPIC 3 - Suturing

  • Handling of Suturing Instruments and Knot tying techniques

TOPIC 4 - Anatomy

  • Review of Dental and Alveolar anatomy for Exodontia and Minor Oral Surgery

TOPIC 5 - Instrumentation for Exodontia and Minor Oral Surgery

  • Review of Instrument design and correct use
  • Safeguards for Instrument use
  • Practical exercise - Application of dental elevators

TOPIC 6 - Bone Removal for Exodontia and Minor Oral Surgery

  • Purpose of Bone Removal
  • Planning for Bone Removal
  • Safety Considerations
  • Common Errors
  • Practical exercise - Removal of bone to assist tooth removal

TOPIC 7 - Abscess Drainage

  • Lateral Approach for Permucosal Drainage of a Dental Abscess
  • Practical Exercise - Lateral Approach for Permucosal Drainage of a Dental Abscess

TOPIC 8 - Medical Management

  • Assessment and Management of the medically compromised patient for Exodontia and Minor Oral Surgery in the general practice setting

TOPIC 9 - Tooth Sectioning for Exodontia and Minor Oral Surgery & Single and Multi Rooted Teeth

  • Purpose of tooth sectioning
  • Planning of tooth sectioning
  • Safety Considerations
  • Common Errors
  • Practical Exercise - Tooth sectioning to assist tooth removal (single and multi rooted teeth)


Presenter/s biography

A/Prof Anthony Lynham

Anthony completed his surgical training in Maxillofacial surgery in Queensland. A Fellowship visit to Switzerland enabled him to gain further experience in this fascinating surgical field. Dr Lynhams’ experience includes dento-alveolar surgery, dental implants, wisdom teeth, facial trauma and reconstruction, sleep apnoea surgery, orthognathic surgery, bone grafting and oro-facial pathology. He has a special interest in orbital surgery , trauma surgery and post traumatic facial reconstructive surgery.

Anthony has returned to practice after serving as a senior government minister. It was here that significant legislative reforms were implemented to lessen the incidence of trauma in our society. He now serves as clinical director at the Jamieson Trauma Institute.

 Dr Edward Hsu

Dr Edward Hsu obtained his dental qualification with honours from the UQ in 1999 and medical qualification also from UQ in 2003. Following advanced surgical training rotating through most of the major hospitals in Queensland, Dr Hsu obtained the qualification of FRACDS (OMS) and is registered as a specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon with both the Australian Dental Board and the Australian Medical Board. Dr Hsu then completed additional surgical fellowship training in one of the busiest tertiary referral hospitals in London, UK.

Event Pricing

ADA Member Dentist - $1320
ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate - $1000
Non-Member Dentist - $1716


CPD Points

6.5 Scientific hours


This event is proudly partnered by William Buck and BOQ Specialist



This event is proudly supported by Ritter Dental


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7/15/2022 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
ADAQ CPD and Training Centre 26-28 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills, QLD 4006 AUSTRALIA
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