One of the most common problems that a dentist faces is managing patients with impacted wisdom teeth. Management of the patients requires an appropriate risk assessment that leads to a decision of either to extract or not. Moreover, management might require a referral of the patient to a specialist when the case is outside the scope of practice of a general dentist.
This course offers a combination of didactic review of the management of third molar extractions, hands-on and live patients experience. Participants will acquire extensive knowledge of preoperative assessment of third molars of varying complexity and the surgical techniques required for their removal. The course hopes to instil confidence in dentists in the management of third molar extractions.
Wisdom Tooth Surgery Removal Principles & Theory
Wisdom Tooth Surgery: Watching/Assisting Live Patients – 2 Cases
Dr Samintharaj Kumar
About the Trainer
Dr Samintharaj Kumar graduated in Dentistry (BDS) from Singapore in 2001 and Medicine (MBBS) from London in 2006. During his dental undergraduate period, he was the first South-East Asian recipient for the David B. Scott Research Fellowship Award (International Association for Dental Research). He spent the final year elective of his medical degree in the Craniofacial Unit at The Hospital for Sick Kids in Toronto, Canada.
During medical school, he received several prizes for excellence in academic merit including the Drummond and Frank Scott Prize for overall performance in preclinical medicine, received awards from the British Association of Plastic Surgeons, British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, The Royal College of Physicians and The Wellcome Trust.
He has also extensive training in Non-Surgical Aesthetic Rejuvenation since 2004. His training has been acquired through courses with providers in the non-surgical industry and has successfully provided such treatments since 2004.
Dr Kumar’s postgraduate training in England includes rotations in: Anaesthesia/Intensive Care, Infectious Diseases, ENT, Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Accident & Emergency, Maxillofacial Surgery and Plastic Surgery in Singapore.