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SUTURING TECHNIQUES: A PRACTICAL HANDS-ON COURSE ON SOFT TISSUE SUTURING
 

(Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC)
SATURDAY
June 1,  2019 -   
9:00am-4:00pm
6 Continuing Education Credits

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SPECIAL NOTE:

This course is recommended for doctors at any level who are interested in improving their suturing skills. It will provide participants with practical information on how to suture properly and improve surgical treatment outcomes.

SYNOPSIS:

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Surgical procedures are an integral part of every dental practice. Dentists perform procedures such as extractions, periodontal surgery and implant placement that often require suturing skills. However, some clinicians may experience challenges such as premature suture loosing, flap opening and tearing, bent needles, and inability to stabilize flaps. Improper suturing can lead to complications and even treatment failures. The goal of this practical course is to train dentists in predictable suturing techniques. Participants will learn about different types of suture material and needle configuration and indications for their use. Principles of correct suturing, including concepts of suture mechanics, will be reviewed to enable participants achieve stable knots and immobile flaps. The hands-on portion of the course will include an "over the shoulder" instruction as doctors go through Dr. Simon's unique teaching method. Participants will learn different suture and needle types and experience a systematic exercise of the most commonly used suturing techniques in dental practice.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

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  • Basic principles of suturing
  • Suturing safety
  • Suture mechanics
  • How to choose suture material and when to use it
  • Needle types and their use
  • Interrupted vs. continuous suturing
  • Coronal vs. apical repositioning sutures
  • The most useful suturing techniques
  • Suturing for exodontia, bone grafting and implants
  • Suturing for primary closure
  • How to deal with suture challenges and complications

Hands-On Exercise
Doctors will practice all suture types reviewed in the lecture on dedicated models. This intensive suture exercise will allow participants to understand the important principles of suturing and be able to apply it when treating patients.

SPEAKERS:

Ziv Simon, DMD, MSc

 

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