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Oral Surgery Update

November 15 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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This full day lecture course will cover four areas:
Tooth Be or Not Tooth Be:  Falling into the diagnostic trap of misdiagnosis of toothache

  • Provide an overview and refresher of Orofacial pain classification and mechanisms.
  • Illustrate the variety of diagnoses that can be mistaken for toothache.
  • Avoid these diagnostic traps.

Local Anaesthesia:  Tips on success and potential pitfalls

  • What local anaesthetics to use and where.
  • The Articaine nerve injury question?????
  • Update on LA techniques.

Painless Management of the Oral Surgical Patient: Are we there yet?

  • Learn some tips for minimising morbidity in relation to LA techniques whilst maximising intra-operative pain relief.
  • Strategies to optimise post-operative pain relief.
  • Surgical tips that will reduce intra-operative and post-operative pain.
  • Pain research driving developments in this field.

Risk Assessment of Patients with Mandibular Third Molars

  • Assessment of the patient.
  • Assessment of M3M surgical difficulty.
  • Radiographic factors.
  • CBCT assessment.
  • Surgical modification to minimise nerve injuries.
  • Follow up advice to identify nerve injuries and assist resolution of
  • nerve injuries.


November 15
8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Dr Jenny Ball


Professor Tara Renton
About Presenter
Professor Tara Renton obtained her Master of Dental Science Degree in Oral Surgery from Melbourne University and her PhD on Trigeminal Nerve Injuries from Kings College London. She is currently Professor in Oral Surgery at Kings College London, teaching undergraduate students, modernising the Oral Surgical teaching with minimal access approach and modern LA techniques. She is the President of the British Association of Oral Surgeons. Tara is the editor of four books, 24 book chapters and more than 140 peer reviewed publications. She frequently lectures internationally. Tara has set up two patient facing websites, and


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