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Surgical Extractions for the General Dentist
November 3, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT$645.00 – $995.00
MasterTrack Session 2 - Day 1
Delivery: In-Person Lecture & Hands-On
Presenter: Dr. Nick Parque
Location: Washington AGD Global Education Center
Subject Codes: 310 – Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Credit Hours: 8.0
Light breakfast, lunch, parking, all hands-on materials are provided for in-person attendees.
Lecture & Hands-On:
- AGD Member Dentists: $795
- Non-AGD Member Dentists: $995
- AGD Member Students: $645
This course is designed for general dentists who wish to expand beyond simple dental extractions, and want to gain a better understanding on the fundamentals of safe, surgical extraction techniques. Geared to guide the general dentist on the fundamentals of simple and surgical dental extractions including incision design, flap elevation, sectioning of teeth, and advanced suturing techniques.
Dentists will also gain knowledge on basic alveolar socket preservation techniques utilizing resorbable and non-resorbable membranes in preparation for implant placement.
- Gain a better understanding of patients who are medically stable to be treated in the general dentist’s office.
- Gain a better understanding of how to avoid complications.
- Understand the principles of surgical extractions:
- Incision/flap design,
- Raising full-thickness mucoperiosteal flap
- Sectioning of teeth
- Judicious removal of bone to facilitate removal of a tooth
- Suturing techniques
- Basic Alveolar Socket Preservation techniques
- Post-operative considerations
Dr. Parque grew up in Northeastern California in the small town of Susanville. After high school, he then moved to Spokane, Washington, where he attended Gonzaga University. Dr. Parque completed his dental school training at the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit, Michigan. Early on he demonstrated special interest in surgical training, having completed the Periodontics Clerkship and Advanced Oral Surgery Clinical Elective programs. Following the completion of his dental training, Dr. Parque completed a General Practice Residency Program at Swedish Medical Center with special focus on advanced oral surgical procedures, sedation dentistry, and management of medically complex patients. During his residency training, he also obtained Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification as well as his Intravenous Moderate Conscious Sedation Permit in the state of Washington. Since the completion of his residency training, Dr. Parque has served as an attending dentist within the Swedish residency program and has trained five cohorts of dental residents on the fundamentals of oral surgery. Dr. Parque has recently assumed the full-time role as the Assistant Director within the Swedish Medical Center GPR program. Dr. Parque is a previous participant of the Washington AGD Implantology A to Z program, where he has advanced his skills within the realm of implant dentistry. He has a passion for education, teaching, and helping others learn to deliver excellent surgical care.
Dr. Parque is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, and plans to earn his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry in the summer of 2022. Dr. Parque serves on the Board of Directors for the Washington Academy of General Dentistry and has served as clinical faculty for several hands-on courses on oral surgery and neurotoxin therapy at the WAGD.
Dr. Parque also holds active membership in the American Dental Association, Washington State Dental Association, and Seattle-King County Dental Society.
In his free time, Dr. Parque enjoys spending time at home with his wife, Tara, newborn son, Theo, and dog, Wrigley. He is an avid cyclist, having completed the Seattle to Portland bike ride twice, and enjoys other outdoor activities such as running, swimming, and golf.
The Washington AGD Continuing Dental Education Committee gratefully acknowledges corporate partners of our programs for their generous support. CE program providers and instructors will disclose to participants any monetary or other special interest the program provider may have with any corporate partners products they are discussing in CE activities. Disclosure will be made in publicity materials and at the beginning of the presentation itself in accordance with our PACE Commerical Support Guidelines.