GM – Oral Surgery in the General Dental Office

GM – Oral Surgery in the General Dental Office2019-06-28T14:26:46-07:00
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Date(s) - March 10, 2020
5:45 pm - 9:00 pm


Hilton Sacramento Arden West
2200 Harvard Street
Sacramento, CA 95815

Event Details

Oral Surgery in the General Dental Office: From Pitfalls to Professional Fulfillment

3 CEU, Core • $75 Member Price

5:45-6:45pm – Registration & Vendors
6:50-7:15pm – Announcements & Dinner
7:30-9:00pm – Speaker • 3 CE units, Core

Every general dentist can and should develop a working knowledge and skills in office oral surgery. There are secrets in knowledge and skill that every oral surgeon must learn on the altar of experience. These can and should be known by every dentist and include secrets such as:

  • Which teeth can and must be extracted now and which should be treated medically.
  • What means work for controlling acute odontalgia.
  • When should a tooth be sectioned or have bone removed for removal and how can that be done most flawlessly.
  • What elevator and forceps tricks work rapidly and without morbidity and which ones we all learn do not really work very well .
  • What is my “defcon” level and subsequent actions for patients who I have difficulty obtaining adequate local anesthesia.
  • Which patients are at true risk for medical catastrophe in my office and how can I detect these risks.

Leon Assael, DMD:

Dr. Leon Assael DMD is the Founding Dean of California Northstate College of Dental Medicine, He is Adjunct Associate Professor in Public Health, and Oral Maxillofacial Surgery at University of California San Francisco. He is the immediate past Chair of the Board of the American Dental Education Association. He is Dean Emeritus of the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry He is holds an BA from Columbia University and earned a DMD from Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, as well as a Certificate in Medical Management from the University of Kentucky. He completed his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Assael was in medical school/hospital based practice until entering dental education at the University of Connecticut in 1989. He has served as residency program director in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Medical College of Wisconsin, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the University of Connecticut and Oregon Health & Sciences University. Dr. Assael served as Dean at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry until 2003, when he was appointed program director then chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Medical Director hospital dentistry at the Oregon Health & Science University.
He is the past editor-in-chief of the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2001-2011, current co-editor in chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, past chairman of the Council on Dental Education and Licensure of the American Dental Association, and a diplomate to the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Assael is the past chair of the Council of Deans of the American Dental Education Association. In 2001, President George W. Bush awarded Dr. Assael the America’s Promise Award for advancements in oral health in Appalachia achieved by the University of Kentucky faculty. He is the recipient of the Donald Osborn award for outstanding educator in oral and maxillofacial surgery. In 2010, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons awarded Dr. Assael the Board of Trustees special recognition award. Dr. Assael has clinical and research interests in value based health care, systems based oral health education, Dental therapy, bone diseases and nerve injury.

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