“Surgical” Extractions Don’t Have To Be So Difficult


AGD Member:  $49*

Student Member: $37.50*

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Speaker:  Karl R. Koerner, DDS, MS, FAGD

Non-Member:  $70

Credit Hours:  1.5

Subject Code:  311 – Exodontia

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“Surgical” extractions are performed by nearly all general dentists yet for many clinicians they are an unpredictable, much-feared nemesis. This presentation reveals a proprietary algorithmic approach used by oral surgeons to remove difficult roots that does not include buccal bone removal but allows GPs to finish cases more smoothly and on­schedule.  This useful knowledge is not currently utilized by many of our colleagues.

Learning Objectives

  • Use methods and techniques for exodontia that enables them to perform “surgical” or difficult extractions faster, easier, and more predictably.
  • Utilize the armanentarium necessary to allow the most efficient oral surgery possible.
  • Prevent and/or manage complications that can occur during oral surgery such as excessively long surgery, bleeding, sinus problems, etc.

Karl R. Koerner, DDS, MS, FAGD, practices dentistry in the Salt Lake City, Utah area. He is an Adjunct Professor in Oral Surgery at Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Dentistry in Utah. Although a general dentist, his clinical dental treatment is limited to oral surgery which he performs in several offices. He received surgery training in the U.S. Army where he completed a General Practice Residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. He subsequently earned a Master’s Degree in Education.

Dr. Koerner has presented hundreds of didactic and participation oral surgery courses in the U.S. and around the world. He speaks about twice a month at dental meetings both large and small including at the ADA Meeting, Greater New York, Chicago MidWinter, Yankee, California Dental Association Meeting and most commonly for State/Province AGD MasterTrack Programs.

Dr. Koerner is the author of many articles (20+) on various aspects of oral surgery for the general dentist and has authored or co-authored four books on oral surgery.  In addition, he has made several DVDs on surgery with Dr. Gordon Christensen. He is past president of the Utah Dental Association and Utah Academy of General Dentistry.  He has received the National AGD’s Weclew Award for his contributions to dentistry and dental education and also the Utah Dental Association’s Distinguished Service Award.

Additional information

Time and Period of Availability for Internet Based Courses

Until expiration or renewal

Original Release Date

September 21, 2016

Expiration Date

September 21, 2019