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14 July 2015

‘NEW’ Minor Oral Surgery Course

Minor Oral Surgery Course

Verifiable 5 CPD hours

About the course:

Oral surgery is often considered the ‘bread and butter’ for most dental clinicians, whether you are a general or a specialist practitioner.

This hands-on course reviews specific procedures and discusses how to successfully integrate them into a daily practice. It will also provide surgical technique refinements that may significantly improve patient outcomes.

The course encompasses a seminar and symposium of patient cases, followed by a practical session involving five to six patients before finishing at 1.30pm.

The course will take place on a Saturday or Sunday morning with one or two candidates at a time over three to four morning meetings, or until the candidate feels confident. Tutoring will be on a one-to-one basis.

Course modules:

  • Flap design
  • Simple extractions
  • Surgical removal of retained roots and impacted teeth
  • Management of oro-antral communication
  • Post extraction bleeding
  • Apical surgery

Course Objectives:

On completion of the course, applicant should be able to:

  • Achieve local anaesthesia
  • Raise and suture a mucoperiosteal flap to maximise access and visualisation with healing improvement
  • Safely use elevators and luxators to remove teeth/roots
  • Remove impacted teeth/roots
  • Perform apical surgery
  • Decide when to treat and when to refer a patient
  • Manage medically compromised patients (e.g. patients on Bisphosphonate or anticoagulant medications)

Course Director: 

Mr. A Dalghous – Specialist Oral surgeon

PhD, FFD RCSI (OSOM), FDS RCS (Eng), MDentSci (MaxFax), FDS RCS (Edin), BDS (honours).

oral course tutorMr Dalghous is a highly qualified and experienced specialist Oral Surgeon who also works as an Associate Specialist Surgeon in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery at the Mid Yorkshire Hospital NHS Trust. 

After graduating with a distinction in his dental degree and winning the prize for Maxillofacial surgery in 1989, he was awarded a Master of Dental Science degree from the University of Leeds in 1994. This is where he completed his PhD in Oral Medicine in 2003.

Mr Dalghous was awarded the fellowship of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England in 1997, the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in 2006 and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2014.

He is skilled in the treatment of anxious patients using sedation after completing a Diploma in Conscious Dental Sedation at the University of Newcastle in 2006.

Teaching Experience:

Since 1995, Mr Dalghous has been very active in the teaching of Oral Surgery and Oral medicine of undergraduate students from various universities. He is also influential in the training of junior doctors in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery.

Mr Dalghous has worked alongside various Oral and Maxillofacial consultants in organising training courses in Oral Surgery and Oral Medicine in the Yorkshire region. Numerous doctors, dentists and general practitioners have starting their careers by attended these courses.

He is a tutor for the Certificate in Oral Surgery for the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is also involved in overseas teaching, examining and training of dental and medical students.


  • British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery (BAOMS)
  • A council member of the British Association of Oral Surgeons (BAOS)
  • British Society of Oral Medicine (BSOM)
  • Libyan Dental association (LDA)
  • General Dental Council (GDC No. 81805)
  • Association of Dental Implantology UK (ADI)
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologist (ICOI)
  • European Association for Osseointegration (EAO)

Course Coordinator:

Mrs Sue Tomkinson

Essential Information: 

Location: Genix Healthcare, 54 Main Street, Garforth, Leeds, LS25 1AA

Cost: £300 per day (including lunch, coffee and course materials)

Start Date: Courses are ongoing, starting at 9am (seminar and symposium of cases) followed by the practical session, before finishing at 1.30pm. There will be five to six patients per session.

Contact details:

For an application form or for more information, please contact SueTomkinson on 0113 286 6133 or email

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