*Oral Surgery 101: The Basics Before You Start*

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29 videos

  • A Simple Extraction (no such thing)

    11:19 Published: 12/14/2018

    There is no such thing as a simple tooth removal. A non-surgical extraction can have many challenges and can result in unwanted complications. Making it look "easy" requires knowledge, skill and experience. This case, removal of an erupted mandibular central incisor, illustrates a number of points. Duration 11:19.

  • I think I can. I think I can.

    14:06 Published: 07/14/2017

    One of the biggest mistakes a clinician can make is to "think" that they can successfully perform a surgical procedure. It is essential to KNOW that you can do it before you pick up the first instrument. This video discusses a case where the doctor had no plan, did not know how to handle a broken root tip, and after an hour of struggling, finally sent the patient to Dr. Reznick to complete the surgery. The basic principles of how to handle a broken root on a mandibular molar are discussed.  Run Time - 14:06.

  • Implant kit cleaning tricks

    03:24 Published: 07/03/2017

    This video is not coupled with continuing education credits. 

    It is important to properly clean, dry and sterilize and implant surgical kit. Improper technique can lead to oxidizing and dulling of the drills. Since a guided surgery kit generally costs about $5000-6000, not knowing the proper protocol can be expensive.

  • Aseptic Protocol for Dental Implant Surgery

    25:16 Published: 04/12/2017

    A common question that comes up in lectures to dentists who are just getting started on their journeys into implant surgery is how to set up the operatory to create an aseptic environment. Just how "sterile" does everything need to be, and where to I get the supplies to do this, and what instruments do I need for my basic implant set up. This video will answer these questions for you. Run time- 25:16

  • Four Bicuspids

    7:23 Published: 04/25/2016

    Orthodontists frequently refer patients for removal of 4 erupted premolar teeth to alleviate dental crowding. Proper surgical technique is necessary to prevent root fractures and alveolar plate injuries that would hamper the orthodontic treatment. This topic is discussed in this video. Run Time - 7:23.

  • Surgical removal of impacted third molars

    5:13 Published: 04/25/2016

    This video presents the surgical removal of a straightforward mandibular third molar tooth. The classification, strategy and procedure is explained. This is an example of a good case for a dentist who is starting to incorporate surgery into their practice. Duration- 5:13.

  • Surgical Split – #18

    7:01 Published: 04/25/2016

    The technique of sectioning a mandibular molar in a 76 year old man, with a surgical handpiece is shown in this video. The roots are mobilized with an East-West elevator. Duration 7:00.

  • Using cowhorn forceps to split lower molar

    3:34 Published: 04/25/2016

    This video is not coupled with continuing education credits.

    This video shows how a mandibular molar may be split, to facilitate its removal, using the cowhorn forceps. Duration- 3:33.

  • New Instruments for Atraumatic Exodontia

    15:16 Published: 04/25/2016

    A new design of exodontia instruments has been introduced that modifies the surgical procedure to minimize trauma to the extraction site. These instruments are demonstrated, and typical cases are illustrated. Run Time 15:00

  • Bisphosphonate Osteonecrosis – What You Need to Know

    34:21 Published: 04/25/2016

    Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws (BRONJ) is a recently recognized complication of a class of drugs that is used to treat osteoporosis and bone disease in a variety of cancers. Millions of patients have been exposed to these drugs. There is a lot of incomplete information and misinformation around regarding dental management of these patients. This course attempts to make some sense of it all. Run Time- 34:21

  • Basic Surgical Extraction Instruments

    18:36 Published: 04/25/2016

    Knowing which instruments to use is a basic requirement of performing surgical extractions. The instruments you should have at your disposal are reviewed in this course. Run Time -18:35

  • Intraoral incision and Drainage (I & D)

    9:05 Published: 04/25/2016

    Odontogenic infections are commonly seen in dental practice. When the infection spreads in to the soft tissue and forms an abscess, surgical drainage is frequently indicated as part of the management. This video demonstrates how to do an intraoral I & D procedure. Duration- 9:06

  • Surgical Removal of Impacted Third Molars – Part II

    10:54 Published: 04/25/2016

    In Part II of this 3 video series, Dr. Reznick discusses the risks of 3rd molar removal. The most common post-operative sequelae and complications are reviewed, along with the more significant ones to be aware of before performing surgery. This video also discusses the risks of NOT removing third molars in patients before they reach the age of 25. Duration- 10:45

  • Informed Consent for Oral Surgery

    12:56 Published: 04/25/2016

    Before an invasive surgical procedure can be performed, the patient must give their Informed Consent. But, what does this mean. And what must be discussed. Isn't Informed Consent just the paper they sign? Find out in this course. Duration- 12:55.

  • Surgical Removal of Impacted Third Molars – Part I

    29:19 Published: 04/25/2016

    Dr. Reznick uses this video to introduce students to the basic principles of removal of impacted 3rd molar teeth. This includes indications for removal, classification of impactions, surgical setup and preparation and radiographic evaluation. Duration- 29:19

  • Delayed 3rd Molar Postop Infection

    10:51 Published: 04/25/2016

    Patients may present anytime after surgery with a late complication. This video shows management of a late infection in a 3rd molar site due to a bony sequestrum. Duration- 10:51

  • Surgical Removal of Impacted Third Molars- Part III

    22:15 Published: 04/25/2016

    In this 3rd part of the introductory series on impacted third molars, Dr. Reznick discusses surgical technique for the various types of impactions. Pre- and post-operative regimens are also reviewed. Duration- 22:15

  • Introduction to OnlineOralSurgery

    11:45 Published: 04/25/2016

    This video is not coupled with continuing education credits.

    In this introductory video, Dr. Jay Reznick discusses the teaching philosophy of the website and how to approach oral surgery cases with confidence and competence. You will also learn about Informed Consent and why this is so important for oral surgery procedures. Duration- 11:45

  • Basics of Odontogenic Infections Management

    25:44 Published: 04/25/2016

    This course reviews some basic principles regarding the management of infections of dental origin. Topics include I & D technique, culture/sensitivity testing, and antibiotic use. Duration 25:43

  • Common medical emergencies in dental practice

    37:18 Published: 04/25/2016

    Medical emergencies are fortunately uncommon in dental practice. However, it is extremely important to be familiar with the most common conditions which can occur, so they can be diagnosed and managed properly. This video reviews the basics of what you need to know for the medical emergencies that are most likely to occur in dental practice. Duration: 37:17.

  • Sectioning a maxillary first molar

    7:04 Published: 04/25/2016

    This video discusses the technique of sectioning of a maxillary first molar to remove this severely decayed tooth. The adjacent premolar is removed using Proximators. Duration- 7:04

  • The Root of the Matter

    9:50 Published: 04/25/2016

    Sectioning between the roots is a common technique to extract a multirooted tooth. But, which root do you remove first? Watch this video and see if you are right. Duration: 9:50.

  • Surgical Extraction Fundamentals

    18:42 Published: 04/25/2016

    This course discusses the basic principles involved in surgical extraction of teeth. Strategies for single versus multi-rooted teeth are outlined. Duration 18:42.

  • Oral Surgery Basics 1

    13:44 Published: 04/25/2016

    Dr. Reznick discusses some basic approaches to performing oral surgery procedures, discusses what instruments to have on your surgery basic instrument tray, and talks about his standard office perioperative medication routine. Duration- 13:44

  • Management of surgical and post operative complications

    36:03 Published: 04/25/2016

    This course covers the basics of managing the common intraoperative and postoperative complications that can occur with any oral surgical procedure. Duration- 36:02

  • Use of Proximators

    2:18 Published: 04/25/2016

    This video is not coupled with continuing education credits.

    This video shows a technique to remove a severely decayed maxillary incisor root using Proximators. Run Time- 2:18.

  • Silence is Golden (HD)

    11:44 Published: 01/26/2014

    Rather than showing how to do a specific procedure, Dr. Reznick discusses some concepts that are generally only taught to surgical residents. In this video, the subjects of consistency and efficiency and how they apply to oral surgical procedures is presented. Run time- 11:43.

  • Look Before You Leap (HD)

    25:02 Published: 01/21/2014

    One of the basic fundamentals taught by Dr. Reznick is proper pre-surgical evaluation of the patient and the procedure to be performed. For the removal of a tooth, following the Standard of Care regarding pre-operative radiographs is essential to plan the surgical approach and to minimize the risk of complications. When this is not done, not only will the procedure be more difficult, but the risk of untoward events and litigation are significantly increased. In this case, a dentist failed to properly evaluate the clinical situation before attempting surgery and the patient ended up in Dr. Reznick's office for management of a failed surgical attempt. Run Time- 25:02 (HD)