Minor 0ral Surgical Procedures: A Practical Hands-On Course

25th May 2024

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Cardiff, Cardiff Bay


This one-day course will provide an overview of minor oral surgical procedures which are carried out in general dental practice. Using animal tissue, it will demonstrate a range of procedures and discuss how they can be safely undertaken in general practice. These procedures include the principles of flap design, tooth sectioning, safe bone removal, and suturing.

The course will discuss:

  • Extraction techniques, including chair positioning and choice of instruments.
  • Ideal contents of a surgical tray/pack and simple armamentarium.
  • Clinical and radiological assessment of teeth before extraction.
  • Principles and techniques for the use of elevators and luxators in the removal of roots and impacted teeth.
  • Anatomical consideration and basic principles of flap elevation, bone removal, and suturing techniques.
  • Complications of dental extractions and their management.
  • Tips on oral surgery.
  • When to refer the patient.

The course will also involve a case-based discussion. Delegates are invited to bring specific cases to discuss their management.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To evaluate the principles of elevation techniques in patient management for safe and effective hard and soft tissue surgery in general dental practice.
  • To carry out the steps involved and gain confidence in removing teeth and roots in a safe and effective manner.
  • To critically analyse the risks associated with underlying medical conditions and familiarise oneself with new and emerging drugs in treating patients.


  • To improve one’s knowledge and enhance one’s skills in minor oral surgery.
  • To gain confidence in surgical and non-surgical extraction techniques.
  • To understand and revisit the current trends in management.


  • To explain the theoretical principles of and provide training to perform oral surgical procedures, including appropriate use of elevators and luxators in specific situations.
  • To demonstrate the principles of flap design, flap elevation, tooth sectioning, bone removal, and suturing with hands-on practice on pigs’ jaws.
  • To discuss precautions, guidelines and management of patients with risk of osteonecrosis and bleeding tendency.
  • To explain how to prevent, identify and manage complications in general practice.

Aimed at:

Dentists; Dental Students; VT Trainees; DwSI in Oral Surgery


Dr V. Murugaraj, BDS, MFDS RCS (Eng), FFD RCSI (Ireland) Oral Surgery with Oral Medicine, FDS RCPS(Glasg), PGCert Med Ed, FHEA
Specialty Doctor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

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Date 25th May 2024
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College of Physicians and Surgeons of Cardiff, Cardiff Bay
Course Fee £300.00
Closing Date Places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis and therefore we are unable to provide a precise closing date.
No of Places 10
Dress code Professional/Semi-formal
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