Practical Oral Surgery for the General Dentist: Impacted Third Molars

Jay B. Reznick, D.M.D., M.D., Practical Oral Surgery for the General Dentist: Impacted Third Molars
Speaker: Jay B. Reznick, D.M.D., M.D.
Category: Oral Surgery
Format: Flash Released: 10/18/2005
Running Time: 1.5 hours Expiration Date: 6/30/2019
  4.7 (3 Reviews)
Review Date: 6/30/2016
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Credit Details
This electronically delivered self-instructional program is designated for 2 hours of CE credit by Farran Media.
AGD Code: 311.

The fee to view this course is $36. This cost includes the fee to take the exam and claim your CE credits.

This is the third of a five-part series covering the “basics” of oral surgery for the general practitioner. The typical dentist’s training in oral surgery is usually quite rudimentary, but in private practice, referral to a specialist may not be an option in every case. Yet, should a problem arise, general practitioners are held to the same standard of care as the specialist.

This series aims to increase the knowledge level and comfort zone of the general dentist when performing surgical procedures. Topics to be covered on this third module include presurgical planning, local anesthesia, design and use of surgical flaps, classification of third molar impactions, sectioning techniques for impacted teeth, and management of the surgical site. Subsequent chapters will cover management of intraoperative and postoperative complications, biopsy indications and techniques, and management of odontogenic infections.

Description of Speaker:
Dr. Reznick received his undergraduate Biology degree from CAL-Berkeley, Dental degree from Tufts University in Boston, and his M.D. degree from the University of Southern California. He did his internship in General Surgery at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena and trained in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at L.A. County- USC Medical Center. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at USC and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

His special clinical interests are in the areas of facial trauma, jaw and oral pathology, dental implantology, sleep disorders medicine, laser surgery, and jaw deformities. He also has expertise in the integration of digital photography and imaging in clinical practice. He frequently lectures at continuing education meetings, and has published articles in JADA, Journal of the California Dental Association, Oral Surgery-Oral Medicine-Oral Pathology, Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry, Dentaltown Magazine, and Gastroenterology.

His advice and comments are frequently seen on the website He is a Partner in the Southern California Oral and Facial Surgery Group, with offices in Tarzana and Encino, California.

Educational Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to achieve the following:

  • Be able to discuss the controversial issue of elective removal of impacted wisdom teeth.
  • Understand the issues to decide whether they should be performing impaction surgery.
  • Be better able to treatment plan surgical impaction cases to reduce wasted surgical time and frustration.
  • Know which patient and anatomical factors facilitate third molar removal, and which complicate the procedure.
  • Know which local anesthetic techniques are needed for impacted third molars.
  • Understand design of surgical flaps to improve access and visualization of the surgical site.

Dr. Rezick declares having received an honorarium from Karl Schumacher Dental Instrument Co., Inc. …Instruments of the better grade

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CE Reviews


4.7  (3 Total Reviews)
2 people would recommend this course to a friend.
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand 5.0
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date 5.0
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised 5.0
love Dr Reznik
tatianashifrin tatianashifrin
5/17/2015 2:58:16 PM
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand 5
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date 5
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised 5
I highly recommend course!!
Excellent, content was useful and in depth
8/6/2013 1:49:18 PM
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand 5
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date 5
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised 5
Good photos and diagrams, good stepwise rational for technique used
Good Introduction
sonjaly sonjaly
11/17/2012 3:16:22 PM
Instructor spoke clearly and was easy to understand 5
Course material was informative, organized, and up to date 5
Course objectives were consistent with course as advertised 5
It was a good introduction to the material
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1/1/2016 to 12/31/2018
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