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Oral Surgery for General Practitioners: Take Yourself to the Next Level of Proficiency (2023)

February 03, 2023 09:00 am
- 05:00 pm
oral surgery

This program is filled to capacity but we are accepting waitlist registrations online

New Hands-on Course

Friday and Saturday, August 26 – 27, 2022


Friday and Saturday, February 3 – 4, 2023

This informative and interactive hands-on workshop will teach general practitioners concepts and skills in oral surgery. Video clips on the fundamentals of oral surgery and model work will be sent to participants in advance to prepare them for the program. Hit the ground running by learning the essentials of using a blade, how to effectively use a periosteal elevator for tissue reflection, what flap to use and where, optimizing the use of elevators and forceps, how much force is too much, elevators vs. luxators, how to use a “skinny” bur in the PDL and other basics.

During this workshop, you will learn how to apply surgical extraction techniques on life-like dentoform models that simulate patients. Hands-on activities will include: faster and easier surgical extractions; how to quickly and safely remove root tips; sectioning of multirooted teeth; multiple extractions with alveoloplasty; predictable socket preservation; and the basics of maxillary third molar impactions.

You Will Learn

  • To recognize the best practices for patient selection and when to refer
  • How to build on the basic foundations of oral surgery
  • To identify the “must have” surgery instruments
  • How to avoid and manage complications
  • To understand that a “surgical” highspeed is fine but with certain caveats
  • To implement ridge grooming techniques for dentures
  • How to suture like a surgeon
  • To apply the basics of predictable socket preservation ideal for general dentists 

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for general dentists interested in building on their oral surgery concepts and skills.

Early Bird Tuition: $1,095 (for registrations received by August 5 for the fall workshop and January 6 for the winter workshop)
Regular Tuition: $1,195 
Program: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm both days
Location: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, 155 Fifth Street, SF
Credits: This activity is designated for 14 units of continuing education credit.
Workshop is limited to 30 attendees; includes lunch and morning coffee/tea service.


Karl Koerner, DDS, MS, is a former associate professor in oral surgery at Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine in Utah and is currently an adjunct professor. He has presented hundreds of didactic and participation oral surgery courses in the U.S. and around the world. He is the author of many articles on oral surgery for general dentists, has authored or co-authored four books on oral surgery and has made several surgery DVDs with Dr. Gordon Christensen. He is past president of the Utah Dental Association and Utah Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Koerner received oral surgery training in the U.S. Army where he completed a general practice residency. He received the AGD’s Weclew Award for his contributions to dentistry and dental education and the Utah Dental Association’s Distinguished Service Award.

Early Bird Tuition: $1,095 (for registrations received by August 5 for the fall workshop and January 6 for the winter workshop); Regular Tuition: $1,195
155 5th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
Arthur A Dugoni School of Dentistry
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