Tobin Bellamy, DMD
CE Credits: 3
Oral surgery is an everyday event in a dental practice. Fortunately, many of the skills learned in dental school have been refined to enable faster and better healing. During this hands-on workshop, many everyday and not-so-everyday scenarios will be discussed and practiced on life-like models, allowing participants to gain skills to take back to their practice immediately. Procedures such as ridge preservation, biopsy technique, sinus exposure and root fracture retrieval will be included.
Supplies Needed: Periosteal elevator, blade handle and (2) 15 blades, straight elevator (ideally Coupland #1 but 301 will do), needle driver with 3.0 silk suture (2 packs), suture scissors, pots or other curved elevator (if you have one), 77R elevator, retractor (Minnesota preferred), straight curette (Hu-Friedy CM 2/4) (but curved will do), straight pick-ups or cotton forceps, Kelly or curved hemostat, periotome (if you have one), root tip pick, forceps (upper and lower universal will do). A list will also be emailed to participants.
- Discuss and perform biopsy of a lesion using both a punch technique and excision technique.
- Discuss and perform extraction and ridge preservation techniques.
- Discuss and perform closure over a sinus perforation.
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.