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 wish to register for Oral Surgery - Module 3 and/ or Oral Surgery - Cadaver Course - Module 4. If you wish to be placed on the waitlist for the 2024 Module 4 course, please email [email protected].

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 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 & 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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11/9/2023 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
ADAQ CPD and Training Centre 26-28 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills, QLD 4006 AUSTRALIA

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