Cadaveric Oral Surgery surgical skills for primary dental care
Cadaveric Oral Surgery surgical skills for primary dental care

West Midlands Surgical Training Centre

This three-day Cadaveric course offers a unique opportunity for primary care dental practitioners to further their knowledge and hands on experience in minor oral surgical procedures. This will empower practitioners to approach these clinical challenges in the dental surgery with increased confidence. The course will comprise interactive sessions and hands on training on cadavers providing a unique opportunity to familiarise themselves and gain experience in the management of clinical oral surgery cases.

The aim of the course is to;

  • To review the situations where oral surgery skills are applied in the primary dental surgery environment.
  • To explore the principles of treatment planning in oral surgery procedures taking into account the evidence provided from Medical, Clinical & radiographic assessment.
  • Discuss the standards expected of the dental practitioner with regards to consent, note keeping and communication
  • To demonstrate the principles underpinning forceps exodontia, surgical extractions and other minor oral surgical procedures.
  • To provide experience in undertaking surgical procedures, including flap design, bone removal, tooth division, apical surgery, flap closure and suturing.
  • To emphasise and discuss the issues of managing complications and providing effective post-operative care.

Program outline

Day 1 – intensive lecture and discussion, including:

  • Treatment planning principles for oral surgery
  • Exodontia practice; anterior teeth and posterior teeth including use of forceps and elevators
  • Surgical extractions (non-impacted) roots, anterior teeth and posterior teeth, including flap design, bone removal, wound debridement, flap replacement and closure.

Days 2 and 3 – Practice techniques and procedures on fresh cadavers, including;

  • Removal of impacted teeth including third molars
  • Soft tissue procedures including
    1. Biopsy
    2. Frenectomy upper labial and lingual
    3. Mental nerve identification and protection
  • Apical surgical techniques including flap design, bone removal, disease removal, apicectomy and seal, flap closure
  • Closure of Oro antral communication using buccal flaps, palatal flaps and buccal fat pads.


This course will have limited places and run in parallel with the Cadaver course for complex surgical implant procedures


Course Summary

Course date: 26th - 28th November 2021

Course start time: 0900

Course finish time: 1700

Course CPD hours: 19.5

Course Speaker: Prof StJohn Crean

Course Location: West Midlands Surgical Training Centre, University Hospital of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Clifford Rd, Coventry, CV2 2DX.

Course Fee: £3,250 Plus VAT