Mastering the Basics of Surgery


Duration: 3 days

Tuition: $3,800 CAD


Why take this course?


Practice on Cadaver


One-on-one Supervision


20+ Hours Hands-on

This program is Category 2 (CDE Points: 24)

When it comes to achieving success in clinical dentistry, everyone knows the importance of offering all treatment options in your clinic setting and retaining all the “valuable” work. Now is the time to focus on enhancing your skills and start engaging some of the cases you referred out earlier. 

This course is redesigned with a hybrid theory-practical continuum component as we focus on giving participants the maximum amount of hands-on training we could fit into a three-day course. The result is a program that gives participants the opportunity to raise flaps, remove fractured multi-rooted teeth, remove submerged roots, learn to preserve and enhance proposed implant sites with GBR, perform crown lengthening procedures to gain height for a ferrule, and select appropriate suturing materials and techniques.

All hands-on exercises are done on human cadavers and pig mandibles. Seating is limited to 12 participants only.

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9/1/2021 to 8/31/2024.
Provider ID# 371504

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What Is Mastering the Basics of Surgery?

Designed with the general dentists in mind, this course will take you through all the techniques you need to do complicated extractions and perform other types of minor oral surgery. From raising flaps and removing bone to sectioning and removing teeth, this course will give you an immediate jump in skill level when managing difficult extractions and soft tissue and an introduction to the surgical phase of implant dentistry on models.

With the benefit of expert instruction—three full days of practice on human cadavers and pig mandibles, peer discussion, concise lectures, and demos and post-course support—you will leave this course with the practical tools to do atraumatic extractions for most of the difficult scenarios. Your increased confidence in your skills will help you perform the kind of surgical and difficult extractions you used to refer out and retain that income.

All demonstrations will be done on a surgical operating microscope and relayed live on the lecture theatre screens.

Dentist training in Basic Surgery course at Prep Doctors

Learning Outcomes & Benefits


  • Plan your cases for success 
  • Design flaps for appropriate access
  • Perform surgical extractions atraumatically/prepare the site for future implant placement
  • Choose the appropriate armamentarium
  • Section teeth
  • Remove bone
  • Using root elevators
  • Perform guided bone regeneration (GBR)
  • Choose the appropriate type of suture and technique to appropriate the flap
  • Perform crown lengthening procedure to gain height for a ferrule
  • Remove bone using surgical handpieces/piezoelectric instrumentation
  • Perform root planning/root surface treatment using ultrasonics and manual instrumentation 
  • How to avoid dry sockets
  • Communicate with specialists and other members of the interdisciplinary team

All equipment and materials included. Just bring your loupes!

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What Our Graduates Say

I have been impressed from the outset with Prep Doctors' professional approach and high quality dental training for internationally trained dentists. The center has a thorough understanding of current dental imperatives according to the Canadian standards and offers a wide array of courses with an eye on quality and integrity. The instructors are highly qualified, the staff are efficient and friendly, the center facilities - including the practical lab - are superior and the course materials are continuously improved and updated. I highly recommend Prep Doctors.
Dr. Mays Al Saffar