Are you sure? The decision to extract third molars should not be taken lightly. There are a number of considerations to be taken into account.
Topics covered include:
Do those third molars need to be removed?
Patient history and medical history
Clinical and radiographic assessment to determine the difficulty
Who should actually be removing the teeth?
Should I refer?
Dealing with complications
Actual radiographic images will be used as examples.
Attendees are encouraged to bring images for discussion.
Dr Carolyn Stulner is a dual-qualified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, who obtained her dental degree at the University of Melbourne in 1996, and her medical degree with Honours at the University of Western Australia in 2003. After gaining experience in the UK, Dr Stulner completed her formal accredited training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Melbourne and Perth and passed the final fellowship exams in 2007. Dr Stulner is a member of ADAWA (Australian Dental Association WA), AMAWA (Australian Medical Association WA), ANZAOMS (Australian & New Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons), ITI (International Team for Implantology) and AOS (Australian Osseointegration Society). She is the founder of WA Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery based in South Perth, and has particular interests in evolving surgical techniques and advances in surgical exodontia, implantology, bone grafting, and 3D surgical planning.
Dr Magdalen Foo is a UK trained Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon with sub-specialty training in head and neck cancers. Besides being the Discipline Lead in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery and Senior Lecturer at UWA Dental School, she is also an adjunct lecturer and examiner at Curtin Medical School