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Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC


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This course is recommended for doctors at any level who are interested in improving their suturing skills. It will provide participants with practical information on how to suture properly and improve surgical treatment outcomes.

Surgical procedures are an integral part of every dental practice. Dentists perform procedures such as extractions, periodontal surgery and implant placement that often require suturing skills. However, some clinicians may experience challenges such as premature suture loosing, flap opening and tearing, bent needles, and inability to stabilize flaps. Improper suturing can lead to complications and even treatment failures. The goal of this practical course is to train dentists in predictable suturing techniques. Participants will learn about different types of suture material and needle configuration and indications for their use. Principles of correct suturing, including concepts of suture mechanics, will be reviewed to enable participants achieve stable knots and immobile flaps. The hands-on portion of the course will include an "over the shoulder" instruction as doctors go through Dr. Simon's unique teaching method. Participants will learn different suture and needle types and experience a systematic exercise of the most commonly used suturing techniques in dental practice.

Basic principles of suturing
Suturing safety
Suture mechanics
How to choose suture material and when to use it
Needle types and their use
Interrupted vs. continuous suturing
Coronal vs. apical repositioning sutures
The most useful suturing techniques
Suturing for exodontia, bone grafting and implants
Suturing for primary closure
How to deal with suture challenges and complications
Hands-On Exercise
Doctors will practice all suture types reviewed in the lecture on dedicated models. This intensive suture exercise will allow participants to understand the important principles of suturing and be able to apply it when treating patients.


Jun 23, 2018

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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Ziv Simon, DMD, MSc

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Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC Free CE CME Live CE CME Seminar CE CME

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Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC)
925 W. 34th St
Los Angeles, CA   90089
United States of America

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