The course focuses more on simple extractions rather than difficult surgical procedures.
This course will allow participants the opportunity to extract a variety of teeth on cadavers with an oral surgeon looking over their shoulder. This will enable the participant to ask questions during the procedure and for the oral surgeon to offer tips and suggestions on extraction. There will be one head per two participants. Due to the nature of the course, availability of teeth to be extracted will vary. The course focuses more on simple extractions rather than difficult surgical procedures. The team of oral surgeons participating in the hands-on course will be headed by A/Prof Dieter Gebauer.
*Please note that this course will be carried out on human cadavers.
Associate Professor Dieter Gebauer is a specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon with degrees in medicine and dentistry. He is also a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. Dieter is currently Head of Department at Royal Perth Hospital and a consultant facial trauma surgeon.Dieter’s keen interest in facial trauma has taken him to the Illinois medical district in Chicago (the largest medical district in the world, hosting Cook County Hospital, The University of Illinois Chicago Hospital, The Veteran’s Affairs Hospital and The Rush Presbyterian Hospital) and Johannesburg General Hospital.
Dr Leon Smith is a specialist oral and maxillofacial Surgeon with degrees in medicine and dentistry. He completed advanced surgical training in Melbourne and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons, offering surgical management of the diseases and conditions of the face, jaws and mouth. He has completed post-fellowship training in orthognathic surgery, facial trauma surgery and head and neck surgery.
Professor Ray Williamson is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He worked in WA for 20 years before spending a number of years in Ireland. He returned to WA in 2021. Ray engages with dentistry outside the box, having been a Navy Dentist and a Navy Diver, working in Hyperbaric Medicine. He was a member of the Specialist Medical Team for the Wallabies Rugby Union team, Western Force Rugby Union team and the WA Reds Rugby League team. Ray has also worked as an Archaeologist in Egypt, Mexico and South America.