Dental extraction remains the most common NHS surgical procedure undertaken in the UK. With increasing litigation, an ageing population and increasing difficulties in gaining experience in oral surgery, delivering optimum care continues to be a challenge!
This presentation considers how to assess risk, prevent and manage complications and highlights how in the future this care should be delivered.
Topics addressed include:
The principles of bone sparing oral surgery and its benefit to the patient
Minimal access for oral surgery and recommended related instruments
Recognising and minimising the risk to the trigeminal nerve when undertaking extractions, implants and third molar surgery
Recognising and minimising other common complications related to oral surgery
Improving patient consent
Developing a better strategy for assessment in identifying patients at high risk
When to refer
On completion you should be:
Aware of the risk benefit when assessing the OS patient.
Able to identify potential complications and how to avoid them in relation to oral surgery.
Able to design /modify existing practice more inline with minimal access oral surgery.
Able to identify and manage operative complications.
Familiar with improving patient management with regard to consent, information, local anaesthesia, operative techniques and post-operative care.
Professor in Oral Surgery King's College London Dental Institute Tara Renton is Professor in Oral Surgery at King’s College London. She has particular interest in trigeminal nerve injuries and orofacial pain and is regularly invited to speak on the prevention of trigeminal nerve injury and issues relating to dentoalveolar surgery. Her clinical and translational research has been published extensively in international journals.
Tara was awarded her chair at King’s in 2006. She leads the undergraduate teaching and has set up not only a specialist academic training programme but also specialist trigeminal nerve injury clinics and an international leading programme of trigeminal pain research.