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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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(DA9) 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


Lesson 1: Basic Dental Anatomy (Tooth Root-Crown-Nerves-Gum-Bony Alveolus)
• Understand what is in the mouth – basic structure of teeth, jaw bone, nerves, and soft and hard tissues
• Reasons why some teeth are removed and complexity
• Furcation areas, root curvature, fusion, ankylosis, vertical fractures, and fractured tips
• Knowledge of the principles of how teeth are extracted
• Tooth numbers, surfaces, ADA item codes for oral surgery
• Dental terminology

Lesson 2: Extraction Procedure, Instruments and set up (Simple and Surgical)
• The set up for simple and surgical extractions
• Setting up for X-rays and other tests
• Instruments: Extraction Forceps, Elevators, Luxators, Root picks, surgical burs, and surgical instruments
• Healing packs, Bone grafting material, and dressings
• Flap design, Suturing material and methods
• Incisions for drainage of abscesses
• Overview of implant surgery (this is covered in detail in DA_M5)
• Complications of dental surgery
• Assisting for dry socket
• Dental terminology

Lesson 3: 4-handed Dental Assisting for Oral surgery procedures
• Morning huddles and anticipation
• 4-handed dental assisting for extractions
• Charting and ADA item numbers for extractions
• Record keeping, medical history checks, and note writing
• Consent paperwork
• How to retract tissues, how to have a clear field of vision, How to support the TMJ
• Communication and support of patient during procedures
• Post op instructions following extractions
• Time and stress management under difficult conditions
• Dental terminology

Lesson 4: Principles of Infection control, PPE, WHS, Waste management, and tracking
• Infection control and sterilisation principles around blood-soaked instruments
• Concept of Universal and Standard precautions, hand washing and minimising cross contamination
• Critical instruments and instrument tracking, Bagging and Loading instruments in autoclaves
• WHS, PPE, Sharps injury prevention and management, Inoculations
• Waste segregation and disposal
• Cleaning up surgery after a patient and setting up for new patient – turnaround time
• Dental terminology
• NOTE: Lesson 4 is an overview of general principle rather than detailed sterilising procedures as every practice needs to follow their own protocol as per recommended guidelines.

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.