Practical Oral Surgery - Canberra


Learn practical skills to enhance your clinical techniques

This course will cover the practicalities of every day oral surgery - from extractions to impactions, breakages to biopsies, instrument and suture selection, exposures and closure of oro-antral communications.

Course overview

Presented by Dr Barbara Woodhouse the course will include video demonstrations and a hands on session including practicing suture techniques on pig's trotters. Participants are also encouraged to bring patient cases for discussion during the final session. NB: Pigs trotters are used in the workshop session.


  • Extraction made easy/(ier)
  • Understand elevators for maximum effect
  • Pick that impaction - before you start
  • How to effectively expose AND bond at the same 
  • Close the antral opening today - avoid the fistula next week
  • Prescribe to maximise your analgesic effect
  • Try out different suture materials, needles and techniques

Providers Terms

Course Payments

If enrolling through a registration form, enrollment in courses requires payment via cheque (made payable to The University of Sydney) or through EFT within 7 days of registration.

All courses under $2000 require full payment on application, and all courses over $2000 can be paid in up to three installments, with the full course fee due two months prior to course start date. For some courses, installment payment plans are provided. Payment plans can be tailored to suit please contact our office to discuss.

Online payment is available for most courses and is indicated on each course's web page. Payment is made via the University's online payment system and an invoice and receipt will be generated and sent immediately after enrollment. Installment payments where offered can be processed online. Please check the details on the website.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

  • Cancellations made 8 weeks prior to the course commencement date are subject to a 10% administration charge.
  • Cancellations made within 4 to 8 weeks of the course commencement date are subject to a 20% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations made within 4 weeks of course start date are charged a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Where no notice of cancellation is given, no refund will be issued.

Cancellation and Refund Policy -Orthodontics 2 & 3

Course fees for Orthodontics 2 and Orthodontics 3 are non-refundable. We recommend candidates assess their ability to complete the full course prior to registration as withdrawal once the course has commenced will result in the loss of any/all course fees paid. No refunds will be issued.

The complex logistics involved in the planning and delivery of this course, that requires candidates to work in pairs to plan and execute complex treatments on a patient over many months, necessitates this policy as substitution with a replacement candidate once the course has commenced is not possible.

Course Cancellation

Courses which do not receive sufficient enrollments are subject to cancellation. If a course is cancelled, full course payment will be refunded. Continuing Education in Dentistry is not responsible for any associated expense e.g. accommodation or travel, or for any loss or damage as a result of a substitution, alteration, cancellation or postponement of an event.

Terms and Conditions

1. The Continuing Education in Dentistry Unit reserves the right to exclude individuals from registering and/or participating in any Continuing Education course on reasonable grounds.

2. All attendees at our Continuing Education courses must abide by relevant policies and procedures, including the

   a. University’s policies on Harassment and Discrimination available online at here and

   b. The University’s Code of Conduct for Students available online at here.

3. If the University receives a complaint about the conduct of an attendee of the Continuing Education Course from a member of staff, course presenter, hospital staff member or patient, or another attendee of the Continuing Education Course, the Continuing Education in Dentistry Unit may, acting reasonably, cancel the attendee’s registration in the course and/or exclude the attendee from participating in the remainder of the course or Continuing Education courses held in the future.

4. If the course involves patient treatment there are additional mandatory requirements for participants which include but are not limited to complying with Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities of NSW Health incorporating Sydney Dental Hospital available online at here.

5. If enrolling through a registration form, enrollment in courses requires payment via cheque (made payable to The University of Sydney) or through EFT within 7 days of registration.

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Dentists - Early Bird$692Closed
Dentists - Standard$814Select
University of Sydney / NSW Health staff$650Select
University of Sydney Alumni$692Select
Contact Hours:

7.5 hrs


Sat, 30 November 2019

Start Time:

8:00 AM


1 Day


Lecture and Hands on




Venue to be advised

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,

University of Sydney
Barbara woodhouse

Dr Barbara Woodhouse

Dr Woodhouse graduated in dentistry from the University of Qld in 1978 and worked for Qld Health and in private practice - both in rural Queensland and in Brisbane - before deciding to specialise in oral and maxillofacial surgery. After completing a Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, she returned to the University of Qld to teach and to complete a Masters degree in oral and maxillofacial surgery in combination with a four-year surgical training program, initially at the Royal Brisbane Hospital. Dr Woodhouse completed her final year in a world class training facility in the UK and was admitted to Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

She was awarded a travelling Fellowship to Europe in recognition of the work she undertook in England. On her return to Australia, Dr Woodhouse commenced private practice in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. At the same time she completed a medical degree through the University of Queensland and was awarded a specialist Fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

She was appointed a consultant at the Royal Brisbane and Princess Alexandra Hospitals from 1994 to 2009 where she pioneered several techniques not previously performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons in Queensland. She has also served as Lieutenant Colonel Consultant to the Australian Army, and is currently on the national board of examiners for doctors applying for specialist registration in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr Woodhouse practices all aspects of oral and maxillofacial surgery but has a special interest in the correction of facial deformity.

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