Introduction to Oral Surgery

202109jul8:30 am4:30 pmIntroduction to Oral Surgery8:30 am - 4:30 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time Event Organized ByThe Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) (ADAQ)DisciplineOral SurgeryFormatHands-on,In-Person

Event Details

This hands-on course is designed for dentists with limited oral surgery experience, looking to improve their confidence.

Course overview

Oral surgery is often confronting, especially in a patient who is experiencing pain and may have some complexities in medical history or in the proposed surgical procedure. This course is designed to provide those with limited oral surgery experience with the opportunity to improve their confidence when practicing general surgical techniques. 

Participants will be able to hone their skills under the close supervision of two highly skilled Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons. This course will cover:

  • Introduction to surgical instruments 
  • Management of medical conditions

This hands-on course will use anatomical models and cadaveric animal specimens to practice the following: 

  • Suturing techniques 
  • Surgical techniques (including, but not limited to guttering, division elevation maxillary, flap design, root tip retrieval, abscess drainage)

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate correct use of various surgical instruments, including the application of root retrieval instruments 
  • Assess a patient’s medical history and appropriately manage any complexities
  • Identify and address any gaps in the basic understanding of suturing or surgical techniques 
  • Accurately preform basic surgical procedures covered in the course, including guttering, tooth division and erupted dentition extraction

At the completion of this course, participants may be interested in attending Intermediate Oral Surgery; the next course in this practical series where participants perform multiple minor oral surgical procedures. 


Speakers for this event

  • Associate Professor Anthony Lynham

    Associate Professor Anthony Lynham

    Maxillofacial Surgeon

    Anthony completed his surgical training in Maxillofacial surgery in Queensland. A Fellowship visit to Switzerland enabled him to gain further experience in this fascinating surgical field. Dr Lynhams’ experience includes dento-alveolar surgery, dental implants, wisdom teeth, facial trauma and reconstruction, sleep apnoea surgery, orthognathic surgery, bone grafting and oro-facial pathology. He has a special interest in orbital surgery , trauma surgery and post traumatic facial reconstructive surgery.

    Anthony has returned to practice after serving as a senior government minister. It was here that significant legislative reforms were implemented to lessen the incidence of trauma in our society. He now serves as clinical director at the Jamieson Trauma Institute.

    Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • Dr Edward Hsu

    Dr Edward Hsu

    BDSc (Hon), MBBS, FRACDS (OMS)

    Dr Edward Hsu obtained his dental qualification with honours from the UQ in 1999 and medical qualification also from UQ in 2003. Following advanced surgical training rotating through most of the major hospitals in Queensland, Dr Hsu obtained the qualification of FRACDS (OMS) and is registered as a specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon with both the Australian Dental Board and the Australian Medical Board. Dr Hsu then completed additional surgical fellowship training in one of the busiest tertiary referral hospitals in London, UK.

    BDSc (Hon), MBBS, FRACDS (OMS)


The Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) (ADAQ)

The Australian Dental Association (Queensland Branch) (ADAQ) is the professional association for Dentists in Queensland. We represent more than 4000 members across the State. Our advocacy and services aim to promote excellence in the profession through a range of services, including: the provision of Professional Indemnity (PI) Insurance, support and advice regarding PI claims, CPD events, dental assistant training, and dental practice advisory advice.
adaq@adaq.com.au 22-28 Hamilton Place Bowen Hills Qld 4006

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(Friday) 8:30 am - 4:30 pm AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my time

CPD Hours

6.5 Scientific hours


ADA Member Dentist – $1320, ADA Member 1st and 2nd Year Graduate – $1000, and Non-Member Dentist – $1716

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