The Oral Surgery Course for General Practitioners

Initial online training followed by 2 day Oral surgery masterclass for General Practitioners comprising of theory based teachings and hands-on learning.

29th, February 2024, to 1st, March 2024

L.S. Browne Centre

The Oral Surgery Course for General Practitioners

*NEW RELEASE: BACK FOR 2024* This comprehensive 2 day course is set up as a blended learning package, to enhance your learning experience whilst respecting your time in the practice. Before the hands-on days, there will be essential course material available online at that will qualify for 8 hours CPD-

This covers:

  • Relevant medical history (including how to manage patients taking anticoagulants, antiplatelets and bisphosphonates)
  • Local anaesthetic (trying to make it more predictable and managing hot/infected teeth)
  • Pharmacy in oral surgery (analgesics and antibiotic guardianship)
  • Simple extraction technique (easy wins to try and help your consistency using luxators, elevators and forceps)
  • Surgical extraction technique (flap design, incisions, flap raising, tooth sectioning, bone removal and suturing)
  • Complications (planning to avoid them and how to recover from them)
  • Impacted and ectopic teeth (8s, 3s and 5s. Systematic approach planning for the removal of 8s, an orthodontic led approach to the treatment of 3s)

During the hands-on days there will be several exercises designed to reflect the techniques in the pre-course material and time available for each delegate to work through any particular issues they might be experiencing.

We’d hope that each delegate would have time to complete several surgical extractions on a mix of pigs heads and custom extraction models. The two days will be devoted to hands on work and will qualify for 14 hours CPD.

The course would suit the dentist who seeks more confidence and competence for their general dentistry; who might be wanting to improve their skills to provide dental implants; or who might be looking down the path of becoming a DWPSI.

*The Providers of this course are Chris Waith & Joe McEnhill. The L.S. Browne Centre are the hired administrators of this course, operating on their behalf. When you book this course, your purchase agreement is with the providers.

 – Developing basic oral surgery skills/simple surgical extractions/avoiding and treating complications/instrumentation/RMH

1. To look through RMH and introduce ASA, physical reserve and fitness for surgery
2. To look at oral anatomy and how it relates to surgical planning and local anaesthetic technique
3. To understand the range of instruments and materials available to the surgeon (to include types of sutures and haemostats available) and the technique to use them
4. To review basic exodontia techniques
5. To progress on to simple surgicals and the principles of flap design, removal of obstructions and bone removal

6. Use antimicrobials and analgesics in a rational and evidence-based way

-At the end of the course participants will be able to:
-Expand their medical knowledge and apply it to their assessment of patients
-Understand how oral anatomy relates to oral surgical procedures
-Identify appropriate surgical instrumentation and use them effectively
-Establish a systematic approach of progressing through controlled simple to more difficult surgical extractions
-Identify risk factors in oral surgery and help avoid complications and how to treat them when they happen

DAY 2 – Ectopic, impacted and wisdom teeth

1. To review those areas most susceptible to tooth impaction
2. Look at the correct terminology and nomenclature for those impactions
3. Look specifically at wisdom tooth removal and the relevant approach to different types of impaction
4. Look at the surgical approach and relevant anatomy involved with other ectopics and impactions
5. Look at some of the sequelae of treatment and non treatment

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

-Identify the different types of impactions we commonly encounter

-Choose an appropriate treatment approach for individual patients

-Manage surgical removal of wisdom teeth

-Manage surgical removal or exposure of other ectopic teeth

-Advise their patients appropriately about behavioural management and medical issues surrounding treatment of these cases


8.30-9.00am – Registration

Developing basic oral surgery skills/simple surgical extractions/avoiding and treating complications/instrumentation/RMH


DAY 2 –

8.30-9.00am – Registration

Ectopic, impacted and wisdom teeth

Chris Waith BDS Hons MFDS

Chris works as a dentist with a special interest in oral surgery. He has spent time around general and university hospitals teaching undergraduates, MSc students and DCTs and has limited his practice to oral surgery, dental sedation and dental implants for the last 15 years. He currently leads the NW FD and GDP oral surgery program, has recently started a PGDip/PGCert and teaches/mentors privately around the UK.

Joe McEnhill - Belmore Dental Implant & Facial Clinic

Joe McEnhill

GDC No. 77972

Joe qualified from Queen’s University, Belfast, in 2000. He then relocated to Manchester to continue his education and soon joined a leading central Manchester maxillo-facial unit enabling him to participate in major reconstructive surgery.

It was in this post that Joe gained his Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

Joe then returned to his native Enniskillen and shortly after he graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in England with an Advanced Diploma in Implant Dentistry.

Joe has travelled the world in order to learn new techniques from many of the best dental educationalists. Many trips to the USA, Germany, Spain, Brazil, South Africa and the UK has enabled Joe to offer many advanced treatments such as implants, gum grafts, full mouth rehabilitations and digital smile design.

As recognition of the high standard of Joe’s treatment he was awarded the Best Young Dentist in Northern Ireland 2011. He has since received further recognition from the dental industry in 2017 when he was invited to become a Fellow of the prestigious International College of Dentistry.

Joe enjoys giving back to the profession and he currently mentors dentists in the field of oral surgery and with implant treatments.

Not one to sit still throughout the Covid pandemic he has continued developing his academic credentials. He is working towards his Membership of Advanced General Dental Surgery diploma at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

Course Provider

This course is provided by L.S. Browne Centre — view profile

Course Dates

29th, February 2024
1st, March 2024

Course Info

1190.00 incl. VAT
CPD Hours, 14

The Course Provider: L.S. Browne Centre

The L.S. Browne Centre is a world-class educational space designed to facilitate and deliver on the needs of education providers and delegates alike, all within an inspiring and unforgettable destination.

Course Location

The Venue:

Our location is easily accessible by flying into either of the two Belfast airports. We are located just 90 minutes away from Belfast.

The L. S. Browne Centre
17 Tully Road
County Fermanagh
Northern Ireland
BT94 1RL

Located in the beautiful Fermanagh countryside, The L. S. Browne Centre is more of a destination than a venue. Beautifully appointed, the centre offers a truly world class experience for all those who visit. With state of the art facilities, friendly staff and engaging atmosphere the centre oozes and lives its ethos of ‘When you know better, you do better’.


Preferential rates are available from our partners:
• The Manor House Country Hotel Manor House Country Hotel | Hotels in Enniskillen Fermanagh
We advise booking early as the hotel is busy all year round.

• The L. S. Browne centre is situated only 90 mins from Belfast and 120 mins from Dublin airports.
• Pick ups can be arranged direct to our accommodation partners. Please contact us for details.

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