Suturing - Improving Clinical Outcomes in Practice

202120apr9:00 am1:00 pmSuturing - Improving Clinical Outcomes in Practice9:00 am - 1:00 pm(GMT+10:00) View in my time Event Organized ByMelbourne Dental SchoolDisciplineOral SurgeryFormatHands-on,In-Person

Event Details

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.

Program Delivery – Online Blended Learning and Hands-on Pre-clinical session

  • Online web lectures via Learning Management System, Canvas.
  • A short MCQ (multiple choice questions)to cement your knowledge on the lecture topics. An additional one hour of Scientific CPD is awarded.
  • Online Live Q&A Session for follow up questions and interaction with the presenters.
  • Hands-on Pre-clinical lab session – this session is only available to participants who have first completed the online blended learning lectures, MCQ and Live Q&A session

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


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 Nick Boardman

    Dr Nick Boardman


    Dr Nicholas Boardman is a Specialist Periodontist in private practice



Melbourne Dental School

The 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

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(Tuesday) 9:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST(GMT+10:00) View in my time

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$997 (inc GST)

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