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DA_M9 Advanced series: Oral Surgery-Dental assisting knowledge, skills and efficiencies required to assist for dental surgical procedures

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(DA7) Advanced series for DAs (Oral surgery): Dental assisting knowledge, skills and efficiencies required to assist for dental surgical procedures

Fast track a new staff member through our 1 day fast paced practical workshop on dental assisting.  Best suited to newcomers who have had a minimum of 4 weeks in your practice.  Save time and get them up to speed with surgical procedures.

Let us do all the hard work.  A hands-on practical workshop approach with basic templates and practice sessions allows them to learn and cement the information quickly.

4-handed dental assisting skills will be taught for each procedure

The workshop can be tailor made to what you may use in your practice and some home work is necessary


Basic Dental Anatomy, X-rays, retraction and note writing

  • Understand basic structure of jaws, nerves, teeth and soft tissues
  • How to support the TMJ and retract tissues
  • Learn about different types of X-rays and how to set up to take an X-ray
  • Learn the process of charting and ADA item numbers for various procedures
  • Communication and support of patient during procedures
  • Record keeping, medical history checks, and note writing
  • Understand what’s in the mouth and 10 common dental problems that patient’s present with
  • An overview of common treatments offered in a dental practice
  • Know your dental anatomy, tooth numbers, surfaces, ADA item codes and learn how to do dental and periodontal charting

Extractions (Simple and Surgical)

  • Knowledge of the principles of how teeth are extracted
  • Learn how to set up and assist for extractions
  • Learn to give good post op instructions following extractions
  • Familiarise yourself with the different extraction forceps
  • Know the luxators, couplands, cryers, root picks
  • Prepare for a surgical procedure and understand what things are needed and why
  • The various surgical burs and how it is used and how to assist
  • Removing and Filing down sharp pieces of bone
  • What sutures and instruments are required for suturing and how to assist
  • Record keeping and note writing related to extractions

Implants (Mini and traditional)

  • Knowledge of the principles of what implants are, and the different types of implants
  • Learn how to set up and assist for implants
  • Instruments, burs, drills, equipment required
  • X-rays needed to check for things and why

Periodontal surgery

  • Knowledge of the principles of why periodontal surgery is required
  • Flap design
  • Instruments, burs, drills, equipment required  perio surgery
  • Healing packs and dressings
  • Suturing material and methods
  • Drainage and incisions

Principles of Infection control , PPE, WHS, Waste management, tracking related to surgical procedures will also be covered

  • Learn about the regulations of Infection control and sterilisation around dental practices in Australia
  • Concept of Universal and Standard precautions, hand washing and minimising cross contamination
  • WHS, PPE, Sharps injury prevention and management, Innoculation
  • Cleaning up after a patient and setting up for new patient
  • Waste segregation and disposal
  • Critical instruments and instrument tracking, Bagging and Loading instruments in autoclaves

Course Features

  • Lectures 0
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 8:00am to 5:30pm
  • Language English
  • Students 0
  • Assessments Self
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Nupur Hackwood

Dental Consultant and Trainer Australia

Dentist with 33+years experience providing practical. hands-on, affordable dental training workshops for the entire dental team. Based in the Gold Coast Queensland / Northern Rivers NSW area, I provide off-site and onsite training and consulting to dental practice members across southern Queensland, northern NSW and Australia. I have owned and operated my own very successful 4 chair dental practice, have trained dentists, dental assistants, receptionists and practice managers for 11 years. I was Head of Quality at National Dental Centre in Singapore for 2 years and have also lived and worked in NZ, Japan and the USA. I am a certified trainer with Cert IV TAE and facilitate workshops at TAFE. I am also a clinical tutor at Griffith University and train young dental students. I really understand the gaps in workflow and processes in dental practices and knowledge and skills of dental team members and am here to help you bridge these gaps and excel.