Continuing Dental Education

CE1711: Oral Surgery for the General Dentist

CE Abroad: Iceland

Dr. Maria B. Papageorge

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This course is offered in partnership with Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry.

Course Overview

This course will review the diagnosis, treatment planning, and patient selection for basic outpatient oral surgical procedures for the general dentist. Surgical techniques for exodontia, prosthetic surgery, biopsies and frenectomies will be discussed.

It will review the assessment and management of the medically compromised patient in the office, perioperative management of the surgical patient, surgical exactions, and the importance of management of third molars and other impacted teeth. The evaluation of the edentulous alveolar ridge for implant dentistry, socket bone grafting and the basics of implant dentistry will be also be discussed.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the importance of pre and perioperative management of the surgical patient
  • Understand the principles of simple and surgical extractions
  • Examine basic surgical pre-prosthetic procedures including tori removal and frenectomies
  • Understand the importance of management of impacted third molars
  • Evaluate the edentulous alveolar ridge for bone grafting for implant dentistry
  • Understand the basics of implant dentistry
  • Understand how to manage post-operative complications


Monday, October 2:

  • Depart US

Blue LagoonTuesday, October 3:

  • Arrive Reykjavik
  • Relax at the Blue Lagoon Spa in the exclusive Lava Cove with Breakfast at Lava Restaurant
  • Transfer to Hotel Stracta with lunch enroute at Við Fjöruborðið for a traditional Icelandic Langoustine Feast
  • Time at leisure and hotel check-in
  • Dinner and overnight at Hotel Stratca

Glacier WalkWednesday, October 4:

  • Breakfast at Hotel Stratca
  • Morning CE Meeting
  • Lunch at Hotel Stratca
  • Blue Ice Adventure Walk on Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Dinner at Country Hotel Anna
  • Overnight at Hotel Stratca

Thursday, October 5:

  • Breakfast at Hotel Stratca
  • Morning CE Meeting
  • Visit to Fridheimer Farm and  Greenhouses
  • Transfer to Reykjavik
  • Check-in at Canopy Hotel
  • Leisure time and dinner on  your own in Reykjavik

WaterfallFriday, October 6:

  • Breakfast at Canopy Hotel
  • 4 X 4 Golden Circle Super Jeep Adventure to the Big Three
    • Þingvellir National Park, a
      UNESCO Heritage Site
    • Geysir, Hot Springs
    • Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall
  • Lunch at Skjól
  • Snowmobile safari at Langjökull
  • Dinner at Forrettabsrinn Restaurant
  • Overnight at Canopy Hotel

Saturday, October 7:

  • Breakfast at Canopy Hotel
  • Borgarfjorður with a visit to the amazing ice cave
  •  Lunch at Hussafell Bistro
  • Dinner and Overnight at Hotel Husafell

Sunday, October 8:

  • Breakfast at Hotel Hussafell
  • Airport Departure with lunch enroute at Vitinn Restaurant Sanderði
  • Fly home


Dr. PapageorgeDr. Maria B. Papageorge is a tenured Professor and Chair of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She is also Associate Dean for Hospital Affairs and Chair of the Department of Dentistry at Tufts Medical Center. She has been on the faculty in the department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery since 1986.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College, and her DMD degree and MS degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She completed her Advanced Education Training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a fellowship in Cancer and Reconstructive Surgery from Tufts and Tufts Medical.

Dr. Papageorge is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the Academy of Dental Sciences. Her extensive research and     clinical interests include cancer, maxillofacial reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, and implant surgery.

Course Logistics

October 3 – 8, 2017



To reserve a spot or for more information, please contact: Jodi Murphy, 610-399-4501,



 $3,950 per person based on double occupancy

  • Add 3% if paid by credit card
  • Add $395 for 6-credit CE Course per person

Trip Includes:

  • Five hotel nights
  • Breakfast Daily
  • Six Lunches
  • Four Dinners
  • Blue ice adventure walk
  • Ice cave tour
  • 4×4 Golden Circle Jeep Adventure
  • Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa & Lava Cove
  • Glacier Snow Mobile

6 hours

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University of Washington designates this activity for 6 continuing education credits