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Continuing Dental Education

Atraumatic Extractions for the General Practitioner – August session moved to March 2021

Steven Rasner, DMD, MAGD

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Due to COVID concerns, this course has been postponed to March 5-6, 2021.

This course is offered in partnership with the Washington Academy of General Dentistry.

“Steve is a living example of what happens when intensity coupled with his ability to motivate both staff and patients are put into motion.”
– Dr. Frank Spear

Course Description

Is it possible to master in two days multiple surgical procedures that you’re currently referring out? The answer is a resounding yes. This action-packed two day class, with two hands-on model course, will provide a step-by-step blueprint for success at a wide array of oral surgical procedures. It will be a question-inviting atmosphere. From pre-op patient preparation to scheduling to post-op instructions, you will leave prepared to return to your practice and immediately provide these procedures.

The course has been carefully designed to integrate didactic, audio and visual aides, and extensive hands-on attendee participation with a wide range of exodontia procedures for each individual.
During the (Model) Hands-On, each doctor will:

  • Determine and utilize appropriate flap design.
  • Remove teeth in various clinical scenarios, such as teeth broken to the gingiva; teeth adjacent to “delicate” teeth (ie, anterior crowns); teeth in lingual version; and teeth in crowded dentition.
  • Select and demonstrate proficient use of appropriate armamentarium (Elevators, Physics Forceps vs. conventional) to remove sectioned teeth. Determine and demonstrate case-appropriate suturing technique.

Didactic Session Topics

  • Safe patient selection
  • Oral sedation protocol
  • Red flags
  • Antibiotic coverage
  • Atraumatic extractions
  • Teeth broken below the gingiva
  • Multiple extractions
  • Teeth adjacent to delicate esthetic restorations
  • Teeth with immediate implant placement
  • Socket grafting
  • A review of angiogenesis
  • Surgical implant surgery introduction
  • Suturing 101: Interrupted, Continuous, Horizontal & Vertical Mattress: Where – When – How
  • Case presentation and fees
  • Appropriate legal documentation


Steven Rasner has taught for seventeen years in 40 American states and 5 countries. He has received numerous speaking awards and been recognized in Dentistry Today’s Top Clinical Educators list for ten consecutive years. Dr. Rasner received a lifetime achievement award in 2011 from Excellence in Dentistry. He has authored 3 books and over 50 industry and journal publications. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a doctorate in dental medicine and received his Mastership from the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Rasner is a member of the American Dentistry Association, Academy of Periodontology, Academy of General Dentistry, American College of Implantology, International Congress of Oral Implantologist, and the International Academy for Facial Esthetics. Dr. Rasner practices dentistry in Bridgeton and Vineland, New Jersey.


  • Dr. Rasner has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • The staff of the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education and Washington Academy of General Dentistry have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course Logistics

Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6, 2021

Washington AGD Educational Center
19415 International Blvd, #410
Seatac, WA 98188

This course is designed for dentists.

This course is limited to 44 dentists.

Friday and Saturday:
Registration and Continental Breakfast: 7:30am – 8:00am
Course: 8:00am – 5:00pm

TUITION – price includes lunch:
$895/AGD Member Dentist
$995/Non-AGD Member Dentist
$805.50/Active Military Dentist

16 hours

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The University of Washington is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the University of Washington Office of Continuing Dental Education and the Washington Academy of General Dentistry.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

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The University of Washington is a member of the Association for Continuing Dental Education.

University of Washington designates this activity for 16 continuing education credits.