Office Oral Surgery: A Guided Experience for the General Dentist

Office Oral Surgery: A Guided Experience for the General Dentist

Monday-Tuesday sessions to be held December 16-17, 2019; March 2-3, 2020; August 10-11, 2020; December 7-8, 2020

It’s time to expand your practice. 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. Over two days you will receive information and stand alongside the University of Minnesota’s best and brightest oral surgeons.

Learn How To

  • Summarize pre- and perioperative management of the surgical patient
  • Avoid medico-legal complications  
  • Schedule medically-compromised patients
  • Record surgical assessment and risk
  • Control surgical complications
  • Execute surgical and non-surgical removal of erupted teeth
  • Accomplish surgical removal of third molars
  • Perform pre-prosthetic surgery
  • Carry out implant surgery
  • Participate in typodont-based surgical practicum
  • Establish medical emergencies response protocols
  • Discuss principles of pain management
  • Organize post-op management and home care
  • Assess live patient cases
  • Determine when and how to biopsy
  • Manage odontogenic infection
  • Address antibiotic prophylaxis
  • Discuss how and when to refer
  • Analyze nerve injury
  • Manage root tips

Patient-based Surgical Experience

During the program, you will observe live, patient-based care. Assigned cases may include:

  • Surgical and non-surgical extractions
  • Implant surgery
  • Third molar with local anesthetic
  • Third molar with IV sedation
  • Pre-prosthetic surgery
  • Biopsy
  • CO2 Laser

Training Methods

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

Meet Our Experts

Robert A. Nadeau, DDS, MD, Clinical Director and Clinical Assistant 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. Dr. Nadeau is a highly sought-after surgeon, clinical educator and continuing education presenter and a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesia. 

Angela Rake, DDS, Adjunct Associate 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. Dr. Rake joined Dakota Valley Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2002 after having completed her advanced training at the University of Minnesota and Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Rake advances the profession with her commitment to national and statewide boards and associations.

Harold K. Tu, MD, DMD, Associate Professor and Director, 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. Dr. Tu has led countless research programs related to pain management, mandibular fractures, temporomandibular joints, and surgical innovations. He was appointed to the new, federal Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force. Formed by the US Department of Health and Human Services, the task force is charged with proposing updates to best practices and recommending solutions to gaps or inconsistencies in managing chronic and acute pain.

Rachel Uppgaard, DDS, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Developmental and Surgical Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Dr. Uppgaard is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She is an active volunteer within the community and provides care to patients at Woodbury Smiles Dentistry.  Dr. Uppgaard received her Bachelor of Arts, dental degree, and completed her residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Minnesota.

Schedule

  • Final registration will begin at 7:30 AM on Monday.
  • Continental breakfast will be available during registration, and on Tuesday morning.
  • The program will run from 8:00 AM to 5:30 on Monday and from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM on Tuesday. 
  • There will be 15-minute refreshment break mid-morning, and mid-afternoon each day.
  • Lunch is included.

If you have special dietary needs or are disabled and have special needs, please contact us at least two weeks prior to the program date.

Course details

Special instructions

Patients, gloves, masks, and clinical attire will be provided by the School of Dentistry. You will need to bring your own protective eyewear with side shields and magnification loupes if you use in practice. You may bring your own scrubs to wear during the Tuesday morning patient treatment session.

What to wear

We suggest that you bring a jacket or sweater to help you adjust to the seemingly inevitable changes in meeting room temperature.

Refund policy

Directions, parking & hotel

Directions & Map

Moos Health Sciences Tower
515 Delaware Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

Moos HS Tower is located on the East Bank of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus, at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Harvard Street SE.

Get directions to Moos Tower and the Washington Avenue Parking Ramp.

Parking

Parking is available in the Washington Avenue Ramp. The Washington Avenue Ramp is located at 501 Washington Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.

Push the button on the stationary box to receive a parking slip and activate the gate. Detailed instructions for exiting the ramp will be provided during the program. Parking charges will be billed to Continuing Dental Education.

If the ramp is FULL or EVENT PARKING is in place, please inform the attendant that you are attending a Continuing Dental Education conference in the School of Dentistry.

PLEASE NOTE: If you park anywhere besides the Washington Ave. Ramp, you will be responsible for the parking fees.

The Graduate Minneapolis hotel guests only: If you are staying at the Graduate Minneapolis, we encourage that you make parking reservations directly with the hotel. We cannot validate parking for overnight stays. Validated parking is only available during course hours.

Hotel   

Hotel accommodations are available at the Graduate Minneapolis, located directly across the street from the Dental School. To reserve your room at the special Continuing Dental Education rate:

  • Call the Graduate Minneapolis, 612-379-8888, and ask for in-house reservations. Tell the reservationist the dates of your stay and that you want a room under the reservation for “Continuing Dental Education.” Ask the reservationist to enter your name for one of the rooms at the special Continuing Dental Education rate.
  • If you are outside the United States or do not wish to call, please email ssommervold@graduateminneapolis.com with the dates you intend to stay and ask to have your name entered for one of the reservations under “Continuing Dental Education.”

Link to a list of hotels near campus

Enrollment is limited to 12.

Tuition

$2,195 dentist

A $695 deposit is due at the time of registration. The balance of the tuition is due four weeks prior to the session.

Credits

15.5 hours

Minnesota Credits

15.5 Fundamental Credit Hours
Includes CORE Subject Areas:

  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
  • Management of Medical Emergencies

Eligible for AGD Mastership credit in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Time

8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (Monday)
8:00 AM to 4:30 PM (Tuesday)

Location

6-410 Moos HS Tower
(Lynda J. Young Conference Room)
Minneapolis Campus

Course Number

December 2019: CF1429
March 2020: CF1854
August 2020: CF2082
December 2020: CF2083