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.

24th, October 2024, to 25th, October 2024

L.S. Browne Centre

The Oral Surgery Course for General Practitioners

*NEW CURRICULUM* A comprehensive oral surgery course with everything we could throw at you!

Suitable for all levels of experience, you’ll use pigs heads, models and phantom heads to tackle teeth, roots, flaps, suturing, sectioning, bone removal, luxating, elevating, forceps and wisdom teeth. This course has 6 hours of online pre-course material, 2 hands-on days that are 100% hands-on, and 6 hours of online post-course material.

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.


  • To look at oral anatomy and how it relates to surgical planning
  • 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
  • To look at how we assess different patients and teeth
  • To review basic exodontia techniques
  • To progress on to simple surgical’s and the principles of flap design, removal of obstructions and bone removal
  • To discus different extraction plans for different teeth
  • Look at the correct terminology and nomenclature for impactions
  • Look specifically at wisdom tooth removal and the relevant approach to different types of impaction
  • Look at the surgical approach relating to relevant anatomy like the IDC and lingual nerve
  • Look at some of the sequelae of treatment and non treatment
  • To provide an overview of key medical conditions relevant to the clinician
  • To discuss and outline when to refer patients with certain medical conditions (referencing physical reserve and ASA rating)
  • To understand what sepsis is, its effect on the body and risk factors for developing it
  • To understand medical histories/assessments for the dental practice
  • Review our role in antibiotic stewardship and promote best practice in oral surgery
  • Revise some basic nerve anatomy, relating to innervation of the teeth and jaws
  • Revise different local anaesthetic techniques (including IDB v infiltrations in the mandible)
  • Look at reasons for failure of anesthesia
  • Show some top tips for successful LA and patient anxiety management



  • At the end of the module delegates will be able to:
  • 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 the different types of impactions we commonly encounter
  • Advise their patients appropriately about behavioural management and medical issues surrounding treatment of these cases
  • Choose an appropriate treatment approach for individual patients
  • Use a systematic assessment to plan a surgical approach for the removal of wisdom teeth
  • Understand the risks involved in wisdom tooth removal, how to plan to avoid them and deal with them should they arise
  • Manage surgical removal of wisdom teeth
  • Understand some key medical conditions and how to assess such patients
  • Explain the importance of medical histories/assessment in dental practice
  • Understand the affect that sepsis has on a patient, be aware of those patients most at risk and the symptoms a patient may present with
  • Demonstrate application of the principles of sound antimicrobial stewardship to common clinical scenarios
  • Choose appropriate management strategies for dentoalveolar infections
  • Explain the anatomy and nerve supply of the teeth and jaws
  • Carry out several different local anaesthetic techniques
  • Recognise common reasons for failure of anaesthesia
  • Define dental anxiety, fear and phobia and understand the options available to help anxious patients
  • Utilise some basic language, rapport and communication skills with anxious patients


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.

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

Course Dates

24th, October 2024
25th, October 2024

Course Info

1495 incl. VAT
CPD Hours, 14
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