Oral Surgery – Module 3 - Wisdom Teeth

Oral Surgery – Module 3 - Wisdom Teeth
This hands-on course is designed for dentists.

Oral surgery series overview

This Course 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.


Module 3 Overview

Following a presentation on case selection and treatment planning for wisdom teeth removal attendees will carry out several exercises on models of impacted wisdom teeth of various difficulty levels.

Presentations will be provided on Radiographic Assessment of Third Molar Teeth.

A presentation and exercise on repair of antral communication will provide attendees with the knowledge required to discuss this procedure with patients.

Course prerequisites

This course is open to Registered Dental Practitioners who have completed the Oral Surgery - Module 1 course OR who have a minimum of 5 years clinical experience. 

After completion of this course, participants may wish to complete Oral Surgery - Module 4 - Cadaver Course. 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 Third Molar Teeth

  • Indicators of Difficulty Impacted Third Molar teeth
  • Indicators of Risk of Inferior Dental Nerve Injury
  • Case selection

TOPIC 2 - Removal of Wisdom Teeth

  • Techniques for removal of partially impacted Third Molar teeth
  • Group Exercise - Removal of Third Molar Teeth of various difficulty levels

TOPIC 3 - Radiographic Assessment of Third Molar Teeth

  • Radiographic Indicators of Difficulty Impacted Third Molar teeth
  • Radiographic Indicators of Risk of Inferior Dental Nerve Injury
  • Advanced Imaging Techniques

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

"I am very impressed with the teeth models used to mimic real life situations. Working on the models help with the understanding of how difficult a surgical extraction can be and the complications that may arise. Dr Lynham and Dr Hsu were very approachable and helped with managing difficult surgical extractions and explained in great detail on management of risks and complications. The supporting staff were amazing, always ensuring that we had enough equipment to use and perform the surgeries on the models. Overall it is a great course and worth attending to attain the next level of surgical skills in a dental practice."

"Great course series of oral surgery. Excellent and approachable presenters."

"The course was fantastic and gave me additional confidence to manage surgical complications and more difficult extractions in clinical practice."

"This is an excellent course to help build your knowledge and skill level alveoli oral surgery techniques necessary to help our patients. I highly recommend these series of oral surgery courses."


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11/10/2023 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
ADAQ CPD and Training Centre 26-28 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills, QLD 4006 AUSTRALIA
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