september, 2020

202001sepAll DaySuturing - Improving Clinical Outcomes in PracticeCourse Presenters : Dr Nicholas Boardman and Dr Kate Burgess(All Day: tuesday) AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my timeMelbourne Dental School Event Organized By: Melbourne Dental School Discipline:Oral SurgeryFormat:Continuum,Hands-on,Online

Event Details

COVID-19 Update / New Online Blended Learning and Course Delivery 

In light of the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation and continuing policy statements from the State and Federal Government, the University is adopting a series of changes to reduce rates of infection in the community.

The COVID hiatus has meant that we are looking to redevelop our entire CPD program to an online blended-learning format. The University has also advised that as we return to teaching on campus, we must be able to design and deliver teaching and our CPD programs with social distancing in mind. The use of formal lectures for the foreseeable future has been curtailed and is unlikely to return. With this in mind, we are currently working with our CPD presenters to make all our lectures available online via the University’s Learning Management System (LMS) platform, Canvas.

Suturing – Improving Clinical Outcomes in Practice: Lecture Component, Live Q&A Session, Assessment

The previously scheduled on-campus lecture component for this program will no longer be held on 10-11 June.

Once we have obtained the lecture recordings for this program, we will be in contact via email to share the details with you on how to access these lectures. A follow up live Q&A session will then be organised with the presenters (via Zoom).  As a bonus, we are now offering a short online assessment (Multiple Choice Questions) in relation to these lectures which will give participants an additional 1 hour of scientific CPD.

Preclinical Hands On Component

The hands-on preclinical component associated with this program is currently postponed and we will advise when this will be rescheduled later in the year

This course aims to refresh and update your knowledge on suturing techniques in relation to commonly found clinical situations.

Closing and stabilising wounds satisfactorily is the key to predictable surgical outcomes. Its importance in achieving consistent predictable results is often underestimated. Nearly all surgical procedures require the use of sutures. Whilst simple at its core, achieving good results is unlikely when performed poorly. The instruments that we choose to use, the materials we select and the techniques we employ can have a significant impact on the efficiency and results of treatment.

This program combines hands-on exercises and lecture material to review the aim of treatment, the material available and methods for achieving adequate closure in general dental surgical procedures. The hands-on component provides practice and supervision in performing multiple suturing techniques.

Major Topics

  • Why we suture – flap design, wound stability and its’ effect on clinical outcome
  • Suture material and types and their appropriate selection
  • Hands-on suture techniques in respect to various extraction socket scenarios, coronally advancing flap for closure of OACs, apically repositioning flaps, biopsy closures, implant closures, soft tissue augmentation and frenectomy

At the conclusion of the program participants should be able to:

  • Have a greater understanding of the suturing and its effect on the clinical outcome
  • Identify the type of sutures available and their appropriate selection
  • Use of various suturing techniques for a variety of clinical situations

Past participant feedback: “Excellent presenters with lots of practical assistance during the hands-on sessions.”



Speakers for this event

  • Dr Kate Burgess

    Dr Kate Burgess

    Specialist Periodontist

    Dr Kate Burgess is a Specialist Periodontist in private practice. Kate started her training at the University of Birmingham before emigrating to Australia completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Western Australia in 2007. Since completing her doctorate of clinical dentistry at Melbourne University in 2013 she has worked at practices in Moonee Ponds and McKinnon. More recently, starting her own Periodontics and dental implant practice, PerioOne with locations in Newport and Mildura. She is currently serving on the ASP executive committee and the ADA VB continued education committee. She has a keen interest in wide variety of periodontal surgical procedures.

    URL https://perio-one.com.au/

    Specialist Periodontist

  • Dr Nicholas Boardman

    Dr Nicholas Boardman

    Specialist Periodontist- BDSc, DCD(Perio)

    Dr Nicholas Boardman is a Specialist Periodontist in private practice. Nick graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Science from the University of Melbourne in 1998. After graduation, Nick worked in general dental practice and taught undergraduate dental students for 12 years, before undertaking postgraduate specialist training which he completed at the University of Melbourne in 2012. He practices all aspects of periodontal therapy and dental implant surgery at Collins Street Periodontics and Moonee Ponds Periodontics and Dental Implant Centre. He has a keen interest in mucogingival problems. Nick is the current Chair of the ADA Inner Melbourne Group and regularly attends continuing professional development courses both nationally and internationally.

    URL https://www.perio.com.au/our-team/dr-nicholas-boardman

    Specialist Periodontist- BDSc, DCD(Perio)


Melbourne Dental SchoolThe mission of the Melbourne Dental School is to be a world-class, research-based school, offering education of the highest quality and to play a leading national and international role with particular relevance to the Asia-Pacific region. 720 Swanston Street, Carlton, VIC 3053


All Day (Tuesday) AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my time

CPD Hours

6 hours of scientific CPD


$997 (inc GST)

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