Periodontal Surgery


Periodontal flap surgery very often follows a course of scaling and root-planning. It aims to improve access and visibility of persisting deep pockets allowing better debridement and leads to improved periodontal health.

This one-day course is aimed at general practitioners wishing to enhance their clinical and surgical skills and increase confidence in undertaking this procedure. The emphasis of this course is on practical techniques for use on their own patients and what outcomes can be expected.

The course consists of lectures followed by a laboratory component in which participants will undertake surgical procedures on animal heads. Theory, indications, rationale and techniques will be covered in the lectures, while the practical part will cover flap design and elevation plus regeneration.

Major Topics

  • Indications for periodontal flap surgery
  • Rationale and outcomes of flap surgery
  • Techniques for periodontal flap surgery
  • Hands-on sessions raising flaps and debridement  

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants should be familiar with:

  • when and why to consider periodontal flap surgery
  • basic techniques in periodontal flap surgery.

Audience:  General Dentists

Course Limit 15 participants

Convener:  Professor Ivan Darby

Past participant feedback: "A structured approach to content with theory and hand-on sessions. Excellent course and presenters".

Providers Terms

PAYMENT OF COURSE FEES - Full payment of the course fee must be made upon enrolment. Once enrolling online, confirmation of your payment will be sent via email in the form of a tax receipt. Please note for our taxation purposes: If you are planning to pay and enrol more than one participant in a course (i.e. you are enrolling yourself and a colleague) please be aware that only ONE tax receipt will be issued in the name of enrolling participant/credit card holder. Individual tax receipts are not issued through the e-cart unless enrolling (1) one person at a time. The Melbourne Dental School can not issue separate receipts at a later date for multiple person enrolments. You will be sent a confirmation letter outlining your course enrolments, via the post. Two weeks prior to the course ddate, you will receive a written reminder of your enrolment, the course location and other details. The course fee provides for your registration, use of dental equipment, as specified, incidental materials and all meals and refreshments during the day. Please note the "Registration Limit" for each course, As our parctice is to run small groups that allow greater interaction with presenters and colleagues, we strongly recommend that you enrol for your preferred course(s) as early as possible.

CONTACT DETAILS - Please ensure you contact us as soon as possible if you update or change your contact details. Emailing is our main way of contacting and updating you about the course you have enrolled in.

Please note - For those participants attending CPD activities that require provision in regard to parenting rooms, please refer to the University of Melbourne parenting room locations guide which is available at:

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE - A certificate of attendance will be presented to each participant at the end of the course listing CPD hours. The mandatory CPD scheme, as implemented by the Board, is self-regulatory. It is the responsibility of each participant to track the hours accrued by attending University courses on a log sheet for the current cycle.

VENUE AND LOCATION OF COURSES - Our courses are often held over several venues

  • The Melbourne Dental School, which is located at 720 Swantston Street, Carlton
  • Melbourne Oral Health Traning Education Centre (MOHTEC), located at 723 Swantston Street, Carlton

Participants will be notified of exact venue and room allocations in advance of the course date.

WAITING LISTS - To have your name added to a course waiting list please email [email protected], include the course name you wish to attend, your name and contact details. If a place becomes available we will make our way through the list until the place is filled. Full payment is required upon acceptance. Please note that waiting lists are not carried over from year to year.

CANCELLATION – If you need to cancel your registration you must inform the Continuing Professional Development Office, as soon as possible, so that your place can be offered to another applicant. Refunds following cancellation are as follows: a $50 cancellation fee will be charged for all course cancellations made more than 6 weeks prior to the course commencement; cancellations made less than six weeks prior to the course will be offered a 50% refund; cancellations made less than one week prior to the course or failure to attend/notify the CPD office will receive NO refund.

GST - All course fees include 10% GST in the total cost. For your tax purposes, upon payment, your receipt will show the GST amount. All receipts list the University ABN 84 002 705 224.

DISCLAIMER - The Melbourne Dental School reserves the right to cancel, postpone, relocate or reschedule any program. If CPD exercises this right, we will endeavour to notify delegates as early as possible to minimize inconvenience. CPD will not accept any responsibility for travel and accommodation costs incurred by delegates. A full refund of the course fees paid by the delegate for the course will be offered and processed within 30 days of notification.

HANDS-ON PROGRAMS - Generally, all equipment to be used at our hands-on courses will be supplied. Participants must bring their own magnification loupes and/or safety glasses which must be worn during any session in the pre-clnical laboratory and RDHM clinics

CATERING - Catering will be provided for each course. Vegetarian and Kosher meals are available upon request along with any other specific dietary requirements.

LOCAL ACCOMMODATION - Rydges on Swanston (2 minute walk) 701 Swanston Street Carlton 3053 Ph: (03) 9347 7811. Quest Clocktower on Lygon (5 minute walk) 255 Drummond Sreet Carlton Ph: (03) 9349 9700. Quest Carlton on Finlay 2-9 Finlay Place Carlton Ph: (03) 8341 4777. Drummond Apartments 371 Drummond Street Ph: (03) 9341 5600.

Course Fee$962Select
Contact Hours:

6.0 hrs


Fri, 21 August 2020

Start Time:

9:00 AM


1 Day


Lecture and Hands On




Melbourne Dental School

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720 Swanston Street, Carlton,
Melbourne, Victoria,
Australia, 3053

Melbourne University
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Dr Susan Wise

Dr Susan Wise graduated as a dentist from The University of Melbourne in 1994. She worked as a general dentist for 5 years in Victoria before moving to Brisbane in 2000. Susan studied periodontics at the University of Queensland and was awarded a Masters of Dental Science (Periodontics) in 2002. She moved to Sydney in 2003 and worked as a specialist periodontist and returned to Melbourne in 2005 to set up her own specialist practice in periodontics in McKinnon. Susan has been a demonstrator for and examined undergraduate students and postgraduate students in periodontics. Susan is a Past President of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Society of Periodontology President of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Dental Association.

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Professor Ivan Darby

Professor Ivan Darby is Head of Periodontics and Convener of the Postgraduate Periodontic program at the Melbourne Dental School. He graduated with a BDS (1991) and completed his PhD (2000), both from the University of Glasgow. In 2006 he received his FRACDS(Perio). Ivan is a specialist periodontist working part-time in Moonee Ponds. His research interests include periodontal and surgical implant treatment outcomes and bone regeneration. He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and serves as editor of Periodontology. A Fellow of the ITI, Ivan has lectured locally, nationally and internationally.

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