Dental Assisting Course: How to set up and assist for Oral Surgery Procedures - Simple and Surgical (DA_M5) - Dentistry

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DA_M5: Advanced series for DAs (Oral surgery): Dental assisting knowledge, skills and efficiencies required to assist for dental surgical procedures

IMPORTANT NOTES: (From the organizer)

  • Price quoted is per person for an Online-Self Paced course.
  • If there are 3 or more members from the same group who wish to attend, then this course can be delivered Online-Live (9am-5pm)
  • Group discounts are also offered. Please contact us before purchasing the course.
  • Alternatives: If you prefer that I deliver the course Face-to-Face onsite or at premises of your choice – please contact me re: travel costs. (Note: I am based in the Southern Gold Coast region and there are no additional costs to travel within a 150km radius.)
  • Please contact us on 0407732297 or send an email to [email protected] with your needs and let us help you

Fast track a new staff member through our 1 day fast paced practical workshop on dental assisting. Best suited to newcomers who have had a minimum of 4 weeks in your practice. Save time and get them up to speed with surgical procedures.

Let us do all the hard work. A hands-on practical workshop approach with basic templates and practice sessions allows them to learn and cement the information quickly.

4-handed dental assisting skills will be taught for each procedure

The workshop can be tailor made to what you may use in your practice and some home work is necessary


Lesson 1: Basic Dental Anatomy (Tooth Root-Crown-Nerves-Gum-Bony Alveolus)

  • Dental terminology, Anatomy and it’s relevance to Oral surgical procedures
  • Understand what is in the mouth – basic structure of teeth, jaw bone, nerves, and soft and hard tissues
  • Tooth numbers, surfaces, ADA item codes for oral surgery
  • Furcation areas, root curvature, fusion, ankylosis, vertical fractures, and fractured tips
  • Caries and Periodontal Disease and Reasons why some teeth are removed and complexity

Lesson 2: Extraction Procedure, Instruments and Set Up (Simple and Surgical)

  • Knowledge of the principles of how teeth are extracted
  • Setting up for X-rays and other tests
  • Instruments: Extraction Forceps, Elevators, Luxators, Root picks, surgical burs, and surgical instruments
  • Healing packs, Bone grafting material, and dressings
  • Flap design, Suturing material and methods
  • Incisions for drainage of abscessesM5)

Lesson 3: 4-handed Dental Assisting for Oral surgery procedures

  • Complications of dental surgery and assisting for these problems
  • Morning huddles and anticipation
  • 4-handed dental assisting for extractions
  • Charting and ADA item numbers for extractions
  • Record keeping, medical history checks, and note writing
  • Consent paperwork
  • How to retract tissues, how to have a clear field of vision, How to support the TMJ
  • Communication and support of patient during procedures
  • Post op instructions following extractions
  • Time and stress management under difficult conditions
  • Dental terminology

Lesson 4: Principles of Infection control, PPE, WHS, Waste management, and tracking

  • Infection control and sterilization principles around blood-soaked instruments
  • Concept of Universal and Standard precautions, hand washing and minimizing cross contamination
  • Critical instruments and instrument tracking, Bagging and Loading instruments in autoclaves
  • WHS, PPE, Sharps injury prevention and management, Inoculations
  • Waste segregation and disposal
  • Cleaning up surgery after a patient and setting up for new patient – turnaround time
  • Dental terminology
  • NOTE: Lesson 4 is an overview of general principle rather than detailed sterilizing procedures as every practice needs to follow their own protocol as per recommended guidelines.


Lesson 1: Foundation Knowledge Of Oral Anatomy, Disease Process, Reasons For Extraction, ADA Codes

  • Lecture 1.1: DA_OS_Lesson 1 - Dental Anatomy and Pathology and it’s relevance to Oral Surgery - 02 hours 30 mins
    • Quiz 1.1: OS_Lesson 1 - Homework - 0 question

Lesson 2: Principles Of Extraction, Instrument Set Up, Complications

  • Lecture 2.1: DA_OS_Lesson 2 - Principles of Extraction, Instrument set up

Lesson 3: Post-Op Complications, Post-Op Instructions, Morning Huddles, 4-Handed Dental Assisting

  • Lecture 3.1: DA_OS_Lesson 3.1 -  Post op complications and their management - 01 hour 15 mins
  • Lecture 3.2: DA_OS_Lesson 3.2: - Practical Demo of 4-Handed Dental Assisting for simple extraction - 15 mins
  • Lecture 3.3: DA_OS_Lesson 3.3: - Practical demo of 4-handed Dentistry for surgical extractions - 30 mins

Lesson 4: Infection Control, Decontamination, Tracking, Waste Management

  • Lecture 4.1: DA_OS_Lesson 4 - Infection Control as related to Oral Surgery

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Course Fee$264Book
Contact Hours:

8.5 hrs


Lecture & Quizzes


4 Lessons - Online self-paced

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Dr. Nupur Hackwood

Dental Consultant and Trainer Australia

My background as a Dentist for 34 years, Dental Practice Owner for 11 years, Dental Educator, Dental Researcher and Publisher, Certified Dental Trainer in RTOs, Quality Assurance Head, and also a Dental Specialist puts me in a unique position to thoroughly understand the business of Dentistry and also the needs and wants of every member working in a Dental Business.

I provide practical, hands-on, affordable dental training workshops for the entire dental team. I have developed these courses with careful thought on what the dental industry needs today.

Starting with a small 1 chair dental practice, I scaled and grew to a 4 chair dental practice with 3 Dentists and an OHT within 5 years and ended with approximately a 2 Million Dollar turnover during my 11 years ownership. So, I know what it takes to scale and grow a business cost effectively and how to use KPI numbers as a GPS to get there. This is my forte.

I strongly believe in training staff not just to have a high-performing team and reduce stress, but also because it helps nurture, grow, motivate and keep staff engaged and happy and increases staff retention. I have trained new graduate dentists, dental assistants, receptionists and practice managers for 11 years.

In the 11 year period when I owned and operated my own business, I conducted structured in-house training programmes which comprised of not just a regular weekly staff meeting but also, monthly, quarterly and annual staff training sessions.

Based in the Gold Coast Queensland / Northern Rivers NSW area, I provide online, off-site and onsite training courses and consulting services to dental practice members all across Australia.

I have also worked as Head of Quality at National Dental Centre in Singapore for 2 years, lived and worked as a dental researcher in NZ, Japan and the USA and published many papers in peer reviewed journals of repute.

I am also a certified trainer with Cert IV TAE and have run and facilitated workshops at TAFE. I have worked as clinical tutor at Queensland University & Griffith University and have tutored 3rd, 4th, and 5th year dental students.

I truly understand the gaps in workflow and processes in dental practices and the gaps in knowledge and skills of dental team members and am here to help you bridge these gaps and excel. I am passionate about training and guiding you to achieve your goals in Dentistry.

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