Continuing Dental Education

Oral Surgery for the General Dentist – Hands-On Workshop – May 2019

Karl Koerner, DDS

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


Course Description

Many extractions look easy but can soon become difficult, time consuming, and lead to problems. This course reviews the best techniques and instruments to remove “surgical” extractions easily and quickly while conserving bone. It makes exodontia more enjoyable and predictable so it can be performed with greater confidence and less stress.

Along with surgical extractions, it covers multiple extractions and ridge preparation for immediate dentures, avoiding or managing common surgical complications such as sinus misadventures, excessive bleeding, and tuberosity fractures. Also included is predictable socket bone grafting, and other related topics as time permits.

Course Objectives

As a result of attending this course you will be able to:

  • More easily do “surgical” or difficult extractions that frequently occur in general practice.
  • Be more proficient at ridge preparation for immediate dentures.
  • Prevent and/or manage complications that can occur during oral surgery such as bleeding, sinus problems, etc.
  • Perform predictable socket bone grafting.


Dr. KoernerDr. Koerner is currently Director of Oral Surgery for Intermountain Dental Associates in Utah. He is also an Adjunct Professor in Oral Surgery at Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Dentistry in Utah. His clinical dental treatment is limited to oral surgery which he performs in several offices. He is not an oral surgeon but received surgery training in the U.S. Army where he completed a general practice residency. He has a Masters Degree in Education.

Dr. Koerner is the author of many articles 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.

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. In the last few years, he has organized 15 dental humanitarian trips to China and enjoys studying and speaking Mandarin Chinese.


  • Dr. Koerner 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, May 1 and 2, 2020

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

This course is designed for dentists.

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
$715.50/Active Military Dentist (Proof of Military ID Must Be Provided)

This course is limited to 42 participants.

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 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.