Assisting in Basic Surgical Procedures

  • Friday 1/28/2022
  • Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Course Code: 428RH
  • Cost: $225
  • Room Location: BCEC Room 150
  • Credits: 3 CE Hours
Herbert Bader, DDS is an emeritus lecturer in periodontology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and lectures throughout the United States and Canada on the subjects of inflammatory suppression, diagnosis, and adjunctive oral cancer screening. He maintains a private practice in Plymouth and on Cape Cod, MA.
Ellen Gambardella, CDA is the former director of dental assisting at the Minuteman School of Applied Arts and Sciences, as well as a national speaker and educator.

Treatment acceptance, trust, and patient satisfaction during surgical procedures are oftentimes influenced by communication skills and clinical competence. This course will provide a practical discussion of the auxiliaries’ responsibilities during basic surgical procedures. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in small group activities such as surgical instrument identification, reviewing the health history, taking and recording blood pressure, oral cancer detection emphasizing biopsy, practicing infection control protocols, etc. Expand your knowledge and elevate your clinical skills during this interactive course.

After this course attendees will be able to:
  • Determine the auxiliary's role during extractions, implants, etc.
  • Review the patient’s health questionnaire and its relevance to treatment 
  • Understand oral cancer and biopsy procedures 
  • Identify instruments and equipment used for surgical procedures and review suture removal techniques 
  • Demonstrate how to maintain a clear operating field and monitor vital signs 
  • Utilize optimal infection control protocols 

*Attendees must bring a copy of the handout for this course.

Recommended Audience: Assistant

Handouts are available for this course. Download Now

Supplies Needed: Must bring course handout.