Third Molar Surgery, 4th edition

About the Course
This basic-level course will provide a review of the classification of impactions of third molars in relation to their position relative to contiguous anatomical structures such as the second molar, the adjacent bone, and the oral mucosa, as well as the relative surgical difficulty associated with the extraction of impacted wisdom teeth. It will help general dentists determine if they have the surgical and patient management skills necessary to extract an impacted wisdom tooth in an atraumatic fashion while minimizing postsurgical complications such as trauma to the inferior alveolar nerve, the lingual nerve, and the maxillary sinus. The course highlights some of the common surgical instruments and techniques employed for the extraction of impacted wisdom teeth.

Learning Outcomes
  • Explain the varied clinical presentations of third molars.
  • Cite the classification and surgical management of third molars.
  • List the risks and complications of third molar extractions.
  • Describe the treatment modalities and specific surgical techniques available for third molar surgery.
  • Outline established criteria for third molar removal in the U.S.
  • List the benefits of a preventive strategy in relation to third molars.
About the Author
Mark J. Szarejko, DDS, received his dental degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1985 and has received Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in 1994. He has been in private practice for 16 years with the balance involved in Correctional (County Jail) Dentistry. In 2007 he received the Certified Correctional HealthCare Professional (CCHP) designation from the National Commission of Correctional Healthcare. He has authored and edited several dental continuing education courses and has given presentations on varied topics to local, regional and national audiences. He has been an examiner for the dental and dental hygiene licensure exams for the Northeastern Regional Boards (NERBS) now the Commission on Dental Competency Assessments since 1994. He has reviewed standard of care cases for the State of Florida and for private companies.
How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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