Tobin Bellamy, DMD
CE Credits: 3
Oral surgery can be one of the most rewarding procedures a dental practitioner can perform. It can also be one of the most stressful if complications are encountered. This lecture will help the general practitioner navigate pre-operative diagnosis, procedures, and possible complications that can be encountered. Pre-operative areas such as steroid use, pregnancy, and anti-coagulant use will be covered. Complications including bleeding, sinus exposure, and dry sockets will be included. Many more areas will be explored using real life examples. This lecture is given in an open format and questions are encouraged. This lecture is intended for those who regularly perform oral surgery in their offices and those who would like to do more, but still have questions. Extractions and ridge preservation prior to implant placement and biopsy technique will also be covered.
- Describe the management of patients who are anti-coagulated, pregnant, on steroids, or who are on antiresorptive therapies.
- Describe the management of fractured root tips, sinus exposure, bleeding during surgery and requiring a biopsy.
- Describe the management of patients who have alveolar ostetis, infection or post-operative pain.
Dr. Bellamy received his dental degree in 1998. He practiced dentistry in Canada for three years, during which time he completed an externship in Oral Surgery. This experience sparked a deep interest in the surgical specialty, which led to his acceptance into oral and maxillofacial surgery at the Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Bellamy enjoys teaching and is an associate clinical professor at the University of British Columbia. He enjoys lecturing nationally and internationally regarding oral surgery.