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Microsurgery Training

This intensive two-day, 16 CDE-credit course offers hands-on training and a demonstration of live surgery. Participants will learn all microscope adjustments, optimal operating positions, usage of ultrasonic instruments for isthmus and retropreparations, retrofilling of canals and advanced microsurgical techniques, as well as handling of new retrofilling materials, such as MTA and Bioceramics.

Lectures

Concise training exercises are designed to familiarize participants with working comfortably under the surgical operating microscope and to introduce the latest microsurgical techniques and instruments. Topics covered in the Lectures include:
The microsurgery triad: illumination; magnification; instruments

  • Case selection criteria
  • Microsurgical instruments and their effective use
  • Ultrasonic retropreparation with surgical tips
  • The importance of managing and treating isthmuses
  • A “best” retrofilling material; SuperEBA or MTA or Bioceramcis?
  • Advanced microsurgery concepts: molar surgery without fear
  • Management of sinus perforation and mental foramen
  • Effective hemostatic techniques
  • Improved suturing materials
  • Guided bone regeneration techniques
  • Cooperation of the microsurgical team
  • Video print documentation: the key to effective communication with patients and referring dentists
  • Alternative to apical surgery: tooth replantation technique

Hands-On Training

Stage 1: The Microscope – Microscope focus, parfocal, and position exercises. Prepared extracted human teeth are used for apex and isthmus identification, retropreparation and retrofilling techniques with MTA and Bioceramics-.

Stage 2: Microsurgery – Simulating the private practice setting, participants practice osteotomy, apicoectomy, ultrasonic retropreparation and retrofilling on dental mannequins. 

Live Demonstration of Microsurgery: The Center Director, Dr. Syngcuk Kim, demonstrates optimal positioning of the patient, the surgeon, and the assistant(s). Usage of various microsurgical instruments during an actual surgery and the concepts and principles discussed in the lectures are illustrated. Participants observe the microsurgery on a TV monitor in the conference room in real time and are encouraged to interact with the surgical team during the procedure via the two-way audio system.

Stage 3: Mannequin Microsurgery Practice – To build confidence and efficiency, participants practice complete microsurgical techniques on anterior, bicuspid and posterior teeth on dental mannequins under the microscope.

Stage 4: Communication with Referrers – To effectively communicate with referrers, participants learn how to document the surgery and to make videoprints to include in the case report.

Course Dates

March 23/24, 2015
April 27/28, 2015
June 15/16, 2015
September 28/29, 2015
October 19/20, 2015
November 16/17, 2015

Course Fee

$3,000 ($300 cancellation fee)

To register

All courses are held at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. The School reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course due to unforeseen circumstances.

Additional Programs

Microendodontic Training
Penn Endodontic Global Symposia

Contact

Dr. Meetu R. Kohli

Program Director – CE & International Program
Phone: 215-898-4617
Fax: 215-573-2148
E-mail: pennendo@dental.upenn.edu

Microsurgery Training

Live Demonstration of Microsurgery:
The Center Director, Dr. Syngcuk Kim, demonstrates optimal positioning of the patient, the surgeon, and the assistant(s). Usage of various microsurgical instruments during an actual surgery and the concepts and principles discussed in the lectures are illustrated.

Penn
The Robert Schattner Center
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
240 South 40th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6030