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.


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.

At the completion of this course, participants may be interested in attending Oral Surgery - Module 2, and/or Oral Surgery - Module 3, the next courses in this practical series. 



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 Christopher Muir
BDSc (QLD); MDS (Adel): FdSRCS (Eng); FRACDS: Dip. Oral Surgery RACDS.

Chris Muir graduated BDSc. from the University of Qld in 1973 and worked as a general dentist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and subsequently trained as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Guys Hospital London, and the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the University of Adelaide Dental School. He taught undergraduates and postgraduates in the Universities of Queensland, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide Dental schools and Guys Hospital Dental School. On completing his specialty training in Adelaide in 1981 he commenced private practice in Brisbane and worked in private and public hospitals in Brisbane and Bundaberg until retiring in 2017. He continued to teach undergraduate dental students in the University of Qld Dental School until 2020.


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 supported by B. Braun and Mediquip


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2/3/2023 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
ADAQ CPD and Training Centre 26-28 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills, QLD 4006 AUSTRALIA

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