Impaction Course – Aug 2019

Live Patient Hands-On Impaction Course

– 12 Impactions
– Patients Provided

San Jose, CA
August 16-18, 2019

Treating Dentist
(California License)

Cost: $7500
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Assisting Dentist
(Out of State)

Cost: $3750
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Do you want to remove impacted wisdom teeth with confidence, efficiency, and safety? Then, this course is for you. Stop referring out!

The Western Surgical and Sedation Impaction Course (IC) is our most popular course. All participants attend lecture and observe Dr. Wayland removing 16 impactions with IV sedation on Friday. The procedures can be viewed with direct vision or on high resolution monitors in the same room.

Saturday and Sunday are reserved for hands-on live patient treatment. Unfortunately, due to recent changes in legislation, participants must now have a California license to treat patients. All is not lost! We have recently changed our 3-day Impaction Course to comply with the new California legislation.

Out of state dentists will assist and observe 16 impactions while California dentists treat patients on Saturday and Sunday. The instructor patient ratio is 1:1. WSS faculty will be in each operatory at all times to guide you and answer questions. All patients are sedated.

All patient treatment and panoramic x-rays are reviewed after each of 4 clinical sessions. Participants discuss treatment and interact with WSS faculty.

The course fee for California treating dentists is $7500. The out of state and Canadian assisting dentist course fee is $3750.

You will learn:

  • How to assess panoramic x-rays for proper case selection
  • Appropriate surgical technique, instruments, materials, and medication
  • How to reduce complications including nerve injury, sinus opening, tooth displacement, infection, and root fracture
  • Good procedure documentation including consent forms/informed consent, SOAP progress notes, and post-operative instructions
  • How to use a straight surgical handpiece
  • How to safely and predictably remove impacted third molars
  • And much more

Course Content

  • Flap design
  • Documentation
  • Suturing
  • Case selection
  • Surgical techniques and principles
  • Instrumentation
  • Surgical steps for third molar impactions
  • Pharmacology

This course is a good investment for your patients and office:

  • You can confidently remove selected impacted wisdom teeth on Monday morning following the course.
  • Your patients don’t want to be referred, keep them in your office.
  • Removal of impacted wisdom teeth is a very profitable procedure.
  • There is no faster way to learn safe and efficient removal of wisdom teeth.

Course Details

The Impaction Course will be held in San Jose, CA. Please try to arrive by 8:00 am to sign in and enjoy a light breakfast with us. Class will begin at 8:30.

FRIDAY, August 16 – Observation and Lecture

8:00-8:30 Registration and breakfast
8:30-9:00 Introduction and lecture
9:00-10:30 Surgery 1
10:30-12:00 Surgery 2
12:00-1:30 Lunch and lecture
1:30-3:00 Surgery 3
3:00-4:30 Surgery 4
4:30-5:00 Review and questions

SATURDAY, August 17 – Live Patient Treatment and Lecture

8:00-8:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Impaction Course Overview
9:00-11:00 Surgery 1
11:00-12:00 Review Surgery 1 patients
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-3:00 Surgery 2
3:00-4:00 Review Surgery 2 patients
4:00-5:00 Case Selection

SUNDAY, August 18 – Live Patient Treatment and Lecture

8:00-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Complications Lecture
9:00-11:00 Surgery 3
11:00-12:00 Review Surgery 3 patients
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-3:00 Surgery 4
3:00-4:00 Review Surgery 4 patients
4:00-5:00 Instrumentation and Discussion

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Western Surgical and Sedation (WSS) reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course, modify the announced course content, limit enrollment, or change the location, time, date, or speakers due to unforeseen circumstances. Examples of circumstances that could cause course cancellation include; weather, natural disasters, medical conditions, government regulations, facility availability, and dental board restrictions. WSS is not responsible for the refund of any part of the course fee as a result of emergencies, unforeseen circumstances, or events beyond its control. In the event that WSS cancels a program, the registrant will receive a refund or credit toward another continuing education course.

Full refunds will be made when a WSS course is cancelled and is no longer available or a dentist provides documentation proving that they no longer practice dentistry. Western Surgical’s Liability is for the course fee only is not responsible for any other costs incurred.

Attendees who have registered for a course and are unable to attend will receive credit for the next available course provided their space can be filled.

WSS courses may include controversial materials. WSS acknowledges that there is potential risk to participants using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures into their practices. WSS assumes no responsibility and cannot be held liable for the clinical diagnosis or treatment of any individual patient.