Early Third Molar Removal (ETMR) Observation January 10, 2020 – SOLD OUT

Early Third Molar Removal (ETMR) – GERMECTOMY

Salt Lake City, UT
January 10, 2020

Cost: $2500

Call (385) 202-3630 for questions or to register.


The ETMR course is a live patient observation course held in Salt Lake City, Utah in conjunction with the first day of our Live Patient Hands-On Impaction Course. Dr. Wayland has removed more than 25,000 full bony impacted third molars with oral and IV sedation. Dr. Hendrickson has removed over 80,000 third molars under IV sedation. They are offering a live surgery day for dentists to observe early third molar removal. This is the ideal option if you are not sure if the full course investment will be worth it or not.  Come test the waters, hear the lecture and witness for yourself how simple it can be to safely, efficiently and productively remove impacted third molars in your practice.

The course is informal. All surgery is recorded with an HD camera. Surgical procedures can be seen with direct vision or on monitors. Everyone will have ample opportunity to see the surgical procedures and have their questions answered. Procedures are explained during surgery and participants are encouraged to interact with the instructor. Dr. Hendrickson will treat 6 patients Friday morning and remove up to 24 full bony impactions. Dr. Wayland will treat 2 patients and remove up to 8 full bony impactions.  That is a total of 32 full bony impactions.  The identical procedures are repeated for all eight patients.

You will see their surgical technique and protocol, including; surgical drills, burs, sutures, instrument setup including the Weider retractor and 46 R and how to use them, introduction to IV sedation, throat pack, consent forms/informed consent, documentation, Rx, flap design and suturing, and much more. The lecture portion covers case selection, possible complications, treatment, and when to refer.

The surgical principles used for full bony impactions can be applied to other extractions as well.

Germectomy Defined

Germectomy, as defined by the American Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAMOS), is the removal of a tooth with 0-1/3 root development. The WSS ETMR course will teach to safely and predictably remove third molars with 0-1/3 root development.

  • Become familiar with the use of a straight, high torque surgical drill.
  • Understand the logic for a throat pack and Weider retractor.
  • Learn proper suture technique for impacted third molars.
  • Learn flap design for impacted third molars.
  • Observe patients properly and safely sedated intravenously.
  • Know the 7 steps for the removal of mandibular bony impacted third molars.
  • Understand when to refer difficult cases.
  • Understand consent forms and procedure documentation.
  • Patient selection
  • Complications
  • Surgical technique
  • Documentation
  •  Instrumentation
  •  Medication
  • Post-operative management
  • Sedation

Friday, Day 1 – Observation and Lecture

8:00-8:30 Registration and breakfast
8:30-9:00 Introduction and lecture
9:00-12:00 Surgery 1-6
12:00-1:30 Lunch and lecture
1:30-3:00 Surgery 7
3:00-4:30 Surgery 8
4:30-5:00 Review and questions

*Please try to arrive by 8:00 am to sign in, receive your manual, and enjoy a light breakfast with us.
**Continental breakfast and lunch included.
***This course is AGD approved for 8 CEUs.

Call 415-297-9046 for questions

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.