Oral Surgery – Module 2

Oral Surgery – Module 2
This hands-on course is designed for dentists.

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:

  • Be provided instruction on case selection for Exodontia and Minor Oral Surgery for the General Dental Practitioner.
  • Carry out several practical exercises utilising models focusing on removal of multi rooted teeth.
  • Be provided updates on medical management of patients for Exodontia and Minor Oral Surgery.
  • Be provided instruction on suturing and carry out practical exercises using models and animal specimens to consolidate skills in suture placement and tying.

Course Prerequisites

This course is open to Registered Dental Practitioners. 

Completion of Oral Surgery - Module 1 or Minimum 5 years Post registration. At the completion of this course, participants may be interested in attending  Oral Surgery - Module 3 and Oral Surgery - Cadaver Course - Module 4.

Learning Objectives

TOPIC 1 - Treatment Planning for Exodontia and Minor Oral Surgery

  • Review of basic principles of case selection
  • Which cases to refer obligations under DBA standards
  • Common errors resulting in poor case selection and potential consequences

TOPIC 2 - Tooth Sectioning Multi Rooted Teeth

  • Review of Sectioning of Multirooted Teeth
  • Group Exercise - Sectioning of multirooted teeth to assist removal on model

TOPIC 3 - Medical management

  • Management of the anticoagulated patient
  • Group Exercise - Recognising medications associated with increased risk of Osteonecrosis

TOPIC 4 - Suturing

  • Selection of Suture material and needles
  • Techniques for suture placement and tying
  • Group Exercise - Placement and tying of suture on models and Sheep Tongue

TOPIC 5 - Removal of Root Fragments

  • Application of Instruments to assist in removal of retained root fragments
  • Practical Exercise - Application of root tip elevators to remove root fragments on model


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 Gregory Peek
  BDS(Hons), MDSc(OMS)

Greg completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney, Australia in 1985.

Following Graduation Greg served as a Dental Officer with the Australian Defence Forces before commencing specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Brisbane Australia in 1989. Greg completed a Masters of Dental Science (OMS) at the University of Queensland and the specialty stream exit examination of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

On completion of his speciality training Greg was appointed as a Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at the Royal Australian Naval Hospital HMAS Penguin in Sydney and at the Manly District Hospital in Manly' Sydney.

On completion of service in the Royal Australian Navy Greg returned to Brisbane where he was appointed as Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane and the Ipswich General Hospital in Ipswich, Queensland.

Greg moved to full time private practice in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Brisbane and until recently worked in a large multidisciplinary specialist practice. On retiring from practice Greg recommenced his involvement in undergraduate dental education at the University of Queensland Dental School before accepting a position at the University of Aberdeen in mid 2017.


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 & William Buck 


Event Reviews

"The course was very efficient and covered many different surgical and suture techniques which has helped reduce the time spent on a surgical procedure and improve patient experiences. Dr Lynham and Dr Hsu were also very approachable and helped with troubleshooting problems that came up whilst carrying out the surgical techniques." 

"A great hands on event that that’s increased my confidence when it comes to oral surgery."

"No regrets signing up to this course. It’s worth the investment."


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7/28/2023 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
ADAQ CPD and Training Centre 26-28 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills, QLD 4006 AUSTRALIA
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