Oral Surgery for General Practitioners: Comprehensive Training from A to Z

Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM



In this comprehensive, hands-on workshop for general dentists, participants will learn basic to advanced concepts and skills in oral surgery. Starting with patient evaluation, the course will cover medical conditions that impact surgery, computer imaging, local anesthesia, surgical anatomy, surgical techniques and instrumentation. You'll learn the latest techniques for flaps and sutures, third molar extraction and alternative techniques in extraction of impacted third molars. Clinical risks and complications of these procedures will be examined with an emphasis on how to prevent problems.


Participants will have the opportunity to apply newly learned concepts as they practice surgical extraction techniques, flaps and suturing on pig jaws.



Who Should Attend

This program is designed for general dentists interested in oral surgery concepts and skills.


You Will Learn

  • Comprehensive approach for extraction of teeth, incuding patient evaluation, local anesthesia, surgical anatomy, flaps and instrumentation
  • Surgical techniques for effective surgical extraction, including third molar surgery, flaps and sutures and alternative for impacted molars
  • Hands-on training on all techniques


***University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry wishes to acknowledge Hu-Friedy for their generous support of this program.***




About Us

University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry is one of the nation's premier dental schools and has served the Bay Area community for more than 100 years. The dental school is committed to excellence and innovation in education, research, community service and patient care. The Division of Continuing Dental Education is dedicated to educating dental professionals by providing the highest quality CE programs available in dentistry today.



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Course is limited to 30 participants.

CE Credit

CEU: Units - 7.5

This activity is designated for 7.5 units of continuing education credit.

Course Fees

Early Bird Tuition: $545* (for registrations received by January 8, 2020)

Regular Tuition: $595*

*Course includes lunch and coffee/tea service in the morning.


Anders Nattestad, PhD, DDS, is a professor, Interim Chair of  the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, director of the undergraduate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery program and director of the Implant Surgery program at the Dugoni School of Dentistry.  He has published more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and has presented at numerous conferences, both nationally and internationally. 

Len Tolstunov, DDS, DMD, is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon and has a full time OMFS private practice in San Francisco. He has conducted clinical research in oral surgery and implant dentistry, and has published more than 35 articles in peer-review journals and is editor of two books on bone augmentation in implant dentistry. He speaks nationally and internationally and teaches at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry and UCSF School of Dentistry.



Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry

155 Fifth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

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