Understanding Sutures and Flap Designs for General Dentists

2 DAYS OF HANDS-ON COURSES

Course Schedule

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COURSE #1

Modern Advanced Atraumatic and Surgical Extraction Techniques, Complications Management, Socket Grafting, GBR and Other In-Office Oral Surgery Procedures for General Dentists

COURSE #2

Understanding Sutures and Flap Designs for General Dentists

The course consists of lectures and hands-on training on porcine mandibles

COURSE DESCRIPTON:

This course is under the direction of Thomas G. Wiedemann, MD, PhD, DDS, Clinical Associate Professor and full-time faculty at New York University, College of Dentistry, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Prof. Wiedemann´s career consists of more than 25 years of surgical and educational experience in an academic setting and successfully operating a private practice providing the full spectrum of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Implant Dentistry. He has special interests in dental emergency care, pain management, minimal invasive surgical strategies and techniques of the full scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He has acquired extensive expertise in implant surgery with multiple implant systems since 1995. He is well versed in innovative concepts of alveolar ridge augmentation and reconstruction and soft tissue regeneration, CBCT guided and piezo surgery. He is the author of many publications, speaker in national and international conferences on oral surgery and implantology related topics and serves on the editorial board of several renowned and peer reviewed scientific journals.

This course is under the direction of Thomas G. Wiedemann, MD, PhD, DDS Oral Surgery procedures are an integral part of everyday dental practice. General Dentists perform extractions, periodontal surgery and implant placements that often require specific suturing skills. However, some clinicians may experience challenges such as suture loosing, flap dehiscence, tearing, and the inability to stabilize flaps. Improper suturing can lead to complications and even treatment failures. Whether dentists have been practicing for years or a relatively short period of time mastering suturing and soft tissue management is an essential skill that will predictably improve the final post surgical results. The goal of this hands-on course is to train general dentists in predictable and correct suturing techniques and flap designs. Attendees will learn about different types of suture material and needle configuration and indications for their use. The hands-on portion of the course will include lots of firsthand “over the shoulder” tips, tricks, and instructions. Participants will be confident with different suture types and experience the exercise of the most commonly used suturing techniques and flaps in dental practice. Doctors at any level who are interested in improving their suturing skills will be provided with practical information on how to suture properly and improve surgical treatment outcomes

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  • Comprehend predictable wound healing, suture mechanics and the importance of correct suturing
  • Select the proper threads, needles, and hand instruments
  • Know the armamentarium needed to facilitate surgical sutures in the mouth
  • Understand why and how to choose a particular type or suture material
  • Learn to perform and apply the most useful suturing techniques in divers clinical situations and understand the theory of these different suturing techniques in surgical exodontia, bone grafting, implants, clot and membrane stabilization, primary closure
  • Discover how to avoid the most common suturing mistakes
  • How to deal with suture challenges and complications
  • Understand principles of wound healing and flap design
  • Perform full-thickness and split-thickness flaps on a pig-jaw, including a GBR-procedure and the use of different types of classic and modern suture techniques as related to pre-implantological extractions
  • Perform other frequent and common oral surgery procedures in the general dental practice
  • Allow participants to refine and update all surgical skills

LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

  • Comprehend predictable wound healing, suture mechanics and the importance of correct suturing
  • Select the proper threads, needles, and hand instruments
  • Know the armamentarium needed to facilitate surgical sutures in the mouth
  • Understand why and how to choose a particular type or suture material
  • Learn to perform and apply the most useful suturing techniques in divers clinical situations and understand the theory of these different suturing techniques in surgical exodontia, bone grafting, implants, clot and membrane stabilization, primary closure
  • Discover how to avoid the most common suturing mistakes
  • How to deal with suture challenges and complications
  • Understand principles of wound healing and flap design
  • Perform full-thickness and split-thickness flaps on a pig-jaw, including a GBR-procedure and the use of different types of classic and modern suture techniques as related to pre-implantological extractions
  • Perform other frequent and common oral surgery procedures in the general dental practice
  • Allow participants to refine and update all surgical skills

4 Hr. Hands-On Workshop Plus: 2 Hr. Online Webinar (Pre-Requisite prior to hands on course) Hands-On Course Capacity : 18 Students
6 CEU

WEBINAR

COURSE DESCRIPTON:

The 2 Hour webinar includes:

  • Biological principles of wound healing and factors affecting it, management of wound healing complications
  • Different types and choices of suture materials: resorbable vs non-resorbable, natural vs synthetic, monofilament vs multifilament: when to use what type of material
  • Different types of suture needles designs
  • Biological principals of different flap designs
  • Surgical pearls of suturing and different common and advanced suture techniques used in oral surgery and periodontology.
  • Practice of different types of suture techniques and flap designs will be demonstrated and performed hands-on in the course
  • Biological principles of wound healing and factors affecting it, management of wound healing complications
  • Different types and choices of suture materials: resorbable vs non-resorbable, natural vs synthetic, monofilament vs multifilament: when to use what type of material
  • Different types of suture needles designs
  • Biological principals of different flap designs
  • Surgical pearls of suturing and different common and advanced suture techniques used in oral surgery and periodontology.
  • Practice of different types of suture techniques and flap designs will be demonstrated and performed hands-on in the course

Materials, instruments and supplies are included
Hand-On Course Capacity: 15 Students
Hands-On + 2 Hr Webinar 6 CEU

GDM will refund the tuition for a course module in, less a cancellation fee, if it is canceled for any
reason at least 30 calendar days prior to the scheduled course module.

SUTURES & FLAP DESIGN COURSE SCHEDULE

REGISTER FOR BOTH COURSES AND SAVE $100.00

Attendees will also receive: 15% OFF Instruments
$1,500 OFF Mectron Piezo Touch
FREE MEMBERSHIP in the Western Society of Periodontology

Pricing

Early Bird Price

Extraction Course $895

Suture Course $445

Up to 30 Days Prior to the Event

Regular Price

Extraction Course $995

Suture Course $495

30 Days or less

Combined Pricing

Early Bird Price

$1240

Up to 30 Days Prior to the Event

Regular Price

$1340

30 Days or less

SUNDAY, MARCH 03, 2024

UNMC College of Dentistry      4000 E Campus Loop
Lincoln, NE 6858

Extraction Course 3/2, 8am – 5pm
Suture Course: 3/3, 8am – 12pm

FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2024

Delta Hotel Philadelphia Airport
500 Stevens Dr.
Philadelphia, PA 19113

Suture Course: 3/22, 1-5pm
Extraction Course: 3/23, 8am – 5pm

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SUNDAY, APRIL 07, 2024

Marriott Houston North
355 N. Sam Houston Pkwy.
Houston, TX 77060

Extraction Course: 4/6, 8am-5pm
Suture Course: 4/7, 8am – 12pm

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FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2024

AC Hotel Boston Downtown
225 Albany St.
BOSTON, MA 02118

Course: 4/26 1pm -5pm
Extraction Course: 4/27, 8am- 5pm

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FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2024

Hilton Garden Inn
1715 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37203

Suture Course: 5/17, 1pm – 5pm
Extraction Course: 5/18, 8am – 5pm

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SUNDAY, JUNE 09, 2024

MILWAUKEE, WI

Extraction Course: 6/8, 8am – 5pm
Suture Course: 6/9, 8am – 12pm


SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2024

VESPER INSTITUTE
5729 Dragon Way
Cincinnati, OH 45227

Suture Course: 7/12. 1pm-5pm
Extraction Course 7/13, 8am – 5pm

SUNDAY, AUG. 04, 2024

Algonquin Hotel
59 West 44th Street
New York City, NY 10036

Extraction Course: 8/3, 8am – 5pm
Suture Course: 8/04, 8am – 12pm

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SUNDAY, AUG. 18, 2024

Grand Hyatt
1750 Welton St
Denver, CO 80202-3940

Extraction Course: 8/17, 8am – 5pm
Suture Course: 8/18, 8am – 12pm.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 20, 2024

Marriott Chandler/Phoenix
1600 S Price Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85286

Suture Course: 9/20, 1pm – 5pm
Extraction Course: 9/21, 8am -5pm

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SUNDAY, OCT. 06, 2024

MINNEAPOLIS, MN

Extraction Course: 10/5, 8am -5pm
Suture Course: 10/6, 8am -12:30pm

SUNDAY, NOV. 15, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS, IN

Suture Course: 11/15, 1pm – 5pm
Extraction Course: 11/16, 8am -5pm

About Thomas G. Wiedemann, MD, PhD, DDS,

Dr. Thomas Wiedemann DDS, PhD, MD

This course is under the direction of Thomas G. Wiedemann, MD, PhD, DDS, Clinical Associate Professor and full-time faculty at New York University, College of Dentistry, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Prof. Wiedemann´s career consists of more than 27 years of surgical and educational experience in an academic setting and successfully operating a private practice providing the full spectrum of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Implant Dentistry. 

He has special interests in dental emergency care, pain management, minimal invasive surgical strategies, and techniques of the full scope of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He has acquired extensive expertise in dentoalveolar and implant-surgery with multiple implant systems since 1995. He is well versed in innovative concepts of alveolar ridge augmentation and reconstruction and soft tissue regeneration, robotic guided- and piezo-surgery. 

He is the author of many publications, speaker in national and international conferences on oral surgery and implantology-related topics and serves on the editorial board of several renowned and peer-reviewed scientific journals. Recently he accepted leadership as co-editor in chief for the Journal of Dentistry and Oral Sciences and as Editor in chief for Journal of Surgery and Surgical Procedures.