Difficult and Third Molar Extractions for the General Dentist

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Difficult and Third Molar Extractions for the General Dentist



Dentist: $3,550.00


Dr. Karl Koerner

Date and Location:

Session Days 1-2
Wednesday, May 10, 2017: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday, May 11, 2017: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Clark College

1933 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663

Session Days 3-4
Friday, May 12, 2017: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday, May 13, 2017: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Mt. Hood Community College

26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030

CE Credit:

30 Participation Credit Hours

Sponsored by:


Course Overview:

Many extractions look easy on a radiograph but can quickly become difficult, time consuming, and lead to a variety of complications. Build your confidence by learning the newest and best techniques for surgical extractions while conserving bone for future implant or bridge placement. The course emphasis is on exodontia, including both difficult and third molar extractions and the prevention/management of complications. It will also cover dento-alveolar procedures.

Session Days 1-2: Participants will practice the following procedures on life-like dentoform models specially designed by Dr. Koerner: surgical extractions (including sectioning of upper/lower molars), multiple extractions, root retrieval from dense bone, alveoplasty, preventing a root from entering the maxillary sinus, socket grafting without primary closure, suturing, moderate third molar impactions, I&D, frenectomy, and excisional biopsy.

Session Days 3-4: Participants will perform up to two procedures on live patients and discuss case presentations.*

*Participants are expected to find their own patients. If you are unable to find patients for the course, we can assist for an additional $200 per patient. All procedures must be approved by Dr. Koerner prior to the surgical portion of the course.

Course Objectives:

  • •Quickly and easily perform “surgical” extractions •
  • Learn to prevent and/or manage complications that might occur during oral surgery procedures such as bleeding or sinus exposure •
  • Identify easy cases you can do and more difficult ones which will require referral

About the Clinician:

Dr. Koerner graduated in 1973 from the University of Washington School of Dentistry in Seattle and then completed a General Practice Residency in the U.S. Army that included a considerable amount of oral surgery training. That training was used extensively throughout his three years in the Army. In 1976, he opened a dental clinic in Logan, Utah and practiced general dentistry there for 19 years doing all of the oral surgery required by his patients (including removing wisdom teeth). About half of this surgery was done using IV sedation while the other half was done with oral sedation or just local anesthetic. Since 1981, he has been teaching oral surgery courses to general dentists throughout the United States and abroad. He has taught several times at the Annual Session of the American Dental Association. In 1995, he accepted a missionary assignment from his church. From July 1995 to July 1998, he and his family spent three years in Taiwan. He is past-President of the Utah Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) and the Utah Dental Association. He was AGD Utah Dentist of the Year in 1989. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry and also belongs to numerous honorary dental societies. He has written many articles and two books on oral surgery. The books are: Clinical Procedures for Third Molar Surgery, 2nd ed. (PennWell Books) and Color Atlas of Minor Oral Surgery (Mosby) co-authored with Dr. Lloyd Tilt from Odgen, Utah. Dr. Koerner lives in the Salt Lake Valley and works as an associate with other general dentists doing oral surgery and implant procedures.

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