This programme is for dental surgery graduates who wish to extend their knowledge, clinical practice experience and expertise in oral surgery.
The programme will give you theoretical and practical understanding of oral surgery and how it relates to other dental specialities.
The syllabus includes components of the core competencies for oral surgery training for the General Dental Council and Royal College of Surgeons of England guidelines:
extraction of teeth & retained roots/pathology management of associated complications including oro-antral fistula management of odontogenic and all other oral infections management of impacted teeth management of complications peri-radicular surgery dentoalveolar surgery in relation to orthodontic treatment intraoral and labial biopsy techniques treatment of intra-oral benign and cystic lesions of hard and soft tissues management of benign salivary gland disease by intra-oral techniques and familiarity with the diagnosis and treatment of other salivary gland diseases insertion of osseointegrated dental implants including bone augmentation and soft tissue management appropriate pain and anxiety control including the administration of standard conscious sedation techniques management of adults and children as in-patients, including the medically at risk patient management of dento-alveolar trauma and familiarity with the management and treatment of fractures of the jaws and facial skeleton management of oro-facial pain including temporomandibular joint disorders clinical diagnosis of oral cancer and potentially malignant diseases, familiarity with their management and appropriate referral the diagnosis of dentofacial deformity and familiarity with its management and treatment diagnosis of oral mucosal diseases and familiarity with their management and appropriate referral control of cross-infection medico-legal aspects of oral surgery
You will participate in lectures, seminars and a rehearsal of procedures in the clinical skills laboratory.
You will also undertake an integrated programme of theoretical, clinical and laboratory teaching.
Throughout the course you will be assessed by written examinations, case presentations, oral examination and the completion of a research project.
This programme has been designed for dental surgery graduates who wish to specialise in oral surgery.