2-Day Continuous Hands-On Course
Presenter: Karl R. Koerner, DDS, MS
Date: Friday & Saturday, September 13 - 14, 2019
Time: 8:00am - 4:45pm (both days)
Sponsored by: Hu-Friedy and Osteogenics
Location: The Falls at DoubleTree by Hilton, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054
CE Credits: 16
AGD Code: 310
Subject: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Participation
Breakfast & Lunch Included
Are you looking...
- to start doing oral surgical procedures with more confidence?
- to review techniques you have not kept up with?
- to add more oral surgery procedures and techniques to what moderate level of oral surgery you already perform in your practice?
- for the tips and “secrets” that oral surgeons know that you would like to know as well?
- to learn about what instruments and equipment both old and new make oral surgery so much easier?
COME to a comprehensive course that builds over two days of continuous lecture and hands on education so that you will say “WOW!” afterwards and be amazed how much you learned and can now do with confidence!
The presentation will cover:
- The many “secrets” (techniques, knowledge and tips) of oral surgeons that make oral surgery easier, faster and predictable.
- Advanced instruments and procedures as taught in modern oral surgery residency
- Surgical "standards of care"
- Extraction expertise will be taken to the next level for socket preservations, multiple extractions with alveoplasty, frenectomies, exostosis removal and other minor dentoalveolar procedures.
- How to avoid or manage many common complications.
- Bleeding Management
- Managing infections
- Luxators: the world-wide standard of care
- Essentials for 3rd molar anatomy
- Bone Removal
- Bone Grafting
- Flap Resection
- Suturing techniques
- Medications and post op instructions
The following will be performed morning and afternoon both days during the Hands-On portion:
- Go over by hand all the oral surgical instruments, burs and handpieces and their special uses in oral surgery.
- Surgical extraction of a fractured-lower first molar (Includes root retrieval using algorithm)
- A socket bone graft procedure after sectioning and extracting a lower molar. (Bone graft and double barrier membrane.)
- Multiple extractions (4) including "surgical" root removal.
- Alveoplasty of the ridge followed by continuous-lock suturing
- Surgical extraction of an upper first molar with a fractured root and sinus perforation using upper molar sectioning technique
- Techniques that prevent a root from going into the maxillary sinus (embedded within the model) and treating the perforation and socket
- Use of a Headstrom file with floss for additional control of a root tip near the sinus
- Use of grafting materials to treat sinus perforation
- Surgical extraction of an upper third molar vertical impaction.
- Surgical removal of a partial bony mesioangular, lower third molar impaction using a triangular flap and appropriate sectioning technique
- Perform an excisional biopsy
- Perform an "incision and drainage” on infected purulent area
- Perform labial and buccal frenectomies
- Various flap procedures
After performing all these techniques on life like dentoform models, these techniques will then again be done on pig jaws in the afternoon of the second day for a more life-like experience, reinforcing and bringing your abilities to a level where you are ready to perform oral surgical procedures in your practice with a more confidence and greater proficiency.
Many of our attendees have taken this course more than once to keep up with updates or to review the comprehensive amount of information contained in this program.
About the Speaker
Karl R. Koerner, DDS, MS
Dr. Koerner has presented hundreds of didactic and participation oral surgery courses at all the major U.S. meetings, at the state level, and internationally. His hands-on courses use life-like models on which participants do several different surgeries. He is currently Clinical Director of Oral Surgery at Intermountain Dental Associates in Utah. Dr. Koerner graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry, completed a general practice residency in the U.S. Army, and a Masters Degree in Education. Though not an oral surgeon, he has practiced oral surgery only for the last 16 years.
Dr. Koerner is the author of many articles on various aspects of oral surgery for the general dentist and has authored and co-authored several books. He has been featured in DVDs for the profession including three made with Dr. Gordon Christensen on difficult extractions, third molar surgery, and medical emergencies. He is past president of the Utah Dental Association and the Utah Academy of General Dentistry.
He has organized and conducted many humanitarian trips to China (patient treatment and teaching other dentists) since 2006 and speaks fluent Chinese. At the 2010 National AGD Meeting he received the Thaddeus V. Weclew Award for his contributions to General Dentistry and continuing education.
"Excellent class, 3rd time taking class with Dr. Koerner. I learn something new each time I attend his class. The online link prior to class was excellent information and review. Gives excellent tips on how to manage difficult extractions."
- Dr. Roslyn Kellum, Easton, MD
"Dr. Koerner was excellent - I came away with so much valuable information"
- Dr. Eda Demetrius, Rockville, MD
"Very much enjoyed everything about this course. I most enjoyed the casual atmosphere and hands-on components that will allow me to feel more confident implementing these skills on real patients."
"Very well organized and presented materials in an easy to put the material into practice."
- Dr. George Evans, Randallstown, MD
"This was my first experience with this continuing education group. I have gained much new info on the current standards in Oral Surgery."
- Dr. Ronald Householder, Tazewell, VA
"It was an excellent course. I liked how the course was broken between lecture and hands-on. It helped maintain my attention"
- Dr. Christina Byerson, Richmond, VA
"Instructors very helpful during hands-on and welcomed questions and comments from the participants"
- Dr. Marie Banzon, Bethesda, MD
*limited to 24 attendees