School of Dentistry

Continuing Dental Education

Providing timely and practical continuing education for dental professionals

Office Oral Surgery: A Guided Experience for the General Dentist

Office Oral Surgery: A Guided Experience for the General Dentist

Monday-Tuesday, October 24-25, 2016 

Note: This program is full for 2016. However, you may request a place on the cancellation list for the 2016 session and receive priority notification for a future course offering by contacting the Office of Continuing Dental Education at 800-685-1418 or 612-625-1418, or email

Would you like supervised patient experience with oral surgical procedures?

This one-of-a-kind program will give you relevant and evidence-based information on how to perform safe and effective oral surgical techniques in your practice. You will receive updates on: 

    • surgical diagnosis and treatment planning,
    • medico-legal considerations,
    • case selection,
    • management of medically compromised patients,
    • surgical difficulty and risk assessment,
    • surgical techniques for removal of erupted and impacted teeth,
    • sedation/pain management during and after oral surgery,
    • management of surgical complications,
    • indications for antibiotics and other medications, and
    • patient home-care instructions.

In addition, you will benefit from one-on-one mentoring, and either observing or providing oral surgical procedures. Your surgical experience may include removal of impacted third molars, biopsy of hard and soft tissue, removal of erupted teeth or alveoloplasty.


You will bring back to your practice the knowledge and skills to:

  • increase your comfort and skill level with oral surgical procedures.
  • utilize contemporary instruments and surgical techniques.
  • determine surgical difficulty and risk assessment for each of your patients.
  • decide when to treat and when to refer.
  • identify when and how to perform surgical procedures on medically compromised patients.
  • manage surgical complications.
  • prescribe appropriate medications for pain and oral infections.
  • avoid medico-legal complications through careful patient assessment and selection, skillful surgical techniques and informed patient consent.
Who Should Attend

Dentists who want to increase the level and scope of oral surgical care in their practices.

Educational Methods

Illustrated lectures, discussion, live patient demonstration and patient experience with oral surgery.


This course is under the direction of James Q. Swift, D.D.S., Professor, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry; Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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