october, 2021

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202113oct6:00 pm9:00 amWhen that 10-minute extraction turns into a one-hour extraction…6:00 pm - 9:00 am(GMT+11:00) View in my timeMelbourne CBD - TBA Event Organized By: ADA VB Discipline:Oral Surgery,OtherFormat:In-Person

When that 10-minute extraction turns into a one-hour extraction…

Event Details

Learn how to manage extraction cases that become far more complicated than they first appear.

LA techniques

Presented by a Dr Nova Gibson

Just when you thought extractions were not that bad, your Friday turns sour as a tooth refuses to budge. Learn how to manage the difficult extraction, and be guided through the steps to take so you end up with a happy patient and a relaxing weekend.

Learn how to:

  • Recognise the tough patient 
  • Identify the tough tooth to take out
  • Develop a work flow for dental extractions
  • Feel more relaxed with extractions in the future.

The crumbling tooth

Presented by Dr Lisa Crighton

Even seemingly simple of extractions can ruin your perfectly scheduled day if you’re not looking for the red flags. Explore the pertinent things to look for in your patient’s medical history, past history and radiography before you pick up the forceps!

You will learn:

  • How to identify red flags in the patient’s medical history
  • How to recognise subtle radiographic features that may indicate an increased degree of extraction difficulty
  • Problem-solving skills for when the extraction is taking a turn for the worse
  • Communication techniques when your patient is resisting a referral despite your advice.

Post-operative management: Bleeding and analgesia

Presented by TBA

Session information TBA.


Speakers for this event

  • Dr Lisa Crighton

    Dr Lisa Crighton

    Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist

    Dr Lisa Crighton obtained both her medical and dental degrees from the University of Adelaide, and after completing specialist training in oral maxillofacial surgery in Melbourne received her FRACDS in 2003. Following this she undertook additional fellowship training in the sub-speciality of orthognathic surgery at the Victoria general hospital in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada in 2004. Then in 2005 she was the Stryker Leibinger surgical fellow in facial trauma at the southern general hospital in Glasgow, Scotland and has published in the British journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

    On returning to Melbourne Lisa Crighton has been extensively involved in lecturing medical and dental professionals, as well as being involved in the oral and maxillofacial surgery training program and is a consultant staff member at the royal Melbourne hospital. She is actively involved in research and currently involved in a study reporting the incidence of delayed dental healing associated with the use of oral bisphosphonate therapy.

    Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Specialist

  • Dr Nova Gibson

    Dr Nova Gibson

    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

    Nova graduated from the University of Melbourne in Dentistry and Medicine with honours and trained in the Victorian Oral and Maxillofacial training programme – gaining fellowship in 2007 plus fellowship in Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, England.
    Nova spent eight years training in the Victorian Oral and Maxillofacial surgical training program at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, the Royal Children’s Hospital, Monash Hospital, the Austin and Alfred Hospital. Nova spent five years training in the UK, including the prestigious John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford as a fellow.
    Since completing training, Nova’s career has included working at the Austin Hospital, Monash Health as well as private practice.
    Nova is a regular lecturer for general and specialist medical and dental organisations, and examines dental students at the University of Melbourne. She was also the Supervisor of Training for Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons at Monash Health.

    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


ADA VBThe Australian Dental Association Victorian Branch (ADAVB) is the professional association of Victorian dentists. We aim to improve the dental health of all Victorians, promote the highest standards of professional dental care and enhance the professional lives of our members. We support and advocate on behalf of dentists to build a stronger voice for our profession and to promote the oral health of Victorians. We listen to the concerns of Victorian dentists, monitor the impacts on our profession and focus on the priorities identified by our members.[email protected] Level 3, 10 Yarra St, South Yarra VIC 3141


(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 am(GMT+11:00) View in my time


Melbourne CBD - TBA

Location TBC Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA


ADA member: $220.00, Recent graduate ADA member: $160.00, Non ADA member: $390.00 and Recent graduate non-member: $208.00

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