A Dr. Leonard Abrams Distinguished Speaker Series Lecture
Risk assessment of patients with wisdom teeth -M3Ms (or Implants, Endo. LA)
Practical tips in preventing nerve injury in relation to third molar surgery
Date: Friday, September 14, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Location: Temple University Student Faculty Center, 3340 North Broad Street, Auditorium, Philadelphia, PA 19140
Tuition: Temple Dental Faculty, Alumni, Residents and Students: FREE; All Others: $75 (Breakfast & Lunch Included)
Credits: 3 (L)
This lecture will update participants in the prevention of trigeminal nerve injuries during dental surgery. The lecture will focus on assessment of the patient with M3M, assessment of M3M surgical difficulty, radiographic factors, CBCT assessment, surgical modification to minimize nerve injuries and follow up advice to identify nerve injuries and assist resolution of nerve injuries.
Upon course completion, you will:
- Be familiar with recognising and minimising risk to the trigeminal nerve when undertaking dental procedures.
- Understand the importance of preventing nerve injuries and the impact on those patients affected.
- Understand how to improve patient consent.
- Be able to develop a better strategy for assessing and identifying patients at high risk.
- Know when to refer or treat.
Dr. Tara Renton
Dr. Renton (Specialist in Oral Surgery) is a dentist with a particular interest in trigeminal nerve injuries and pain. She completed her dentistry at Guys (1984), Oral and Maxillofacial surgical training in Melbourne (1991), undertook a PhD in Trigeminal Nerve injury at KCL (1999-2003) and senior lectureship at QMUL (2003-6). Over the past 10 years at KCL Tara has developed. Dr. Renton is on the Dental Update Editorial Board, she has co-edited the BDA clinical manuals for Oral Surgery Books I and II, editor of Warman OFP book and editor of ‘The Art of LA’ with Andrew Mason. Tara is an elected member of the RCS England FDS Board, the RCS Eng National advisor for Oral Surgery, member of the Oral Surgery SAC and Dental Senate. She represents dentistry on the National Surgical Safety Board, she is London South CLRN lead and she is President of the British Association Oral Surgery.