Oral Maxillofacial Surgery I (DENT 463.2)

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Syllabus / Public content Section Term Instructor
DENT 463 01 January 2018 Kabir Virdi
DENT 463 01 September 2017 Kabir Virdi
DENT 463 01 January 2017 Kabir Virdi
DENT 463 01 September 2016 Kabir Virdi
DENT 463 01 January 2016


Introduces students to the basic principles on which the practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery is founded. Proper history taking and patient assessment are stressed, and students are introduced to the core theoretical knowledge and basic surgical skills and sterile techniques needed to practice minor oral surgery. Students are taught basic and advanced techniques for the removal of teeth, and the prevention and management of their intraoperative and postoperative complications. The selection and prescribing of appropriate analgesic and antibiotic medications is discussed. Students are rostered into the oral surgery clinic where opportunity is given initially to observe and assist, and then to participate in minor oral surgical procedures. Students are also introduced to hospital dentistry, including operating room protocol and observing major maxillofacial surgery. Lectures and demonstrations are used to introduce concepts of managing patient apprehension through the use of various techniques of conscious sedation. Although students will gain experience mainly with the use of nitrous-oxide/oxygen inhalation sedation, other modalities will also be covered. The indications, advantages and disadvantages, and complications of the various techniques will be discussed. Introductory implant lectures will be given.

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