My Trip to Colorado
I had the opportunity to visit Denver Colorado recently to meet with a wonderful doctor who cares deeply for her patients. Dr. O. brought me down to help her regain her confidence with extractions. In her career, she had focused on other treatment options for her patients such as esthetic cosmetic dentistry, Botox, minimalized gum surgery and other high end procedures. She had become accustomed to referring all extractions out to the oral surgeon and recently decided to get back into removing teeth in her office.
We spent three days together, which allowed me to provide an extensive lecture, which covered anesthetic techniques, instruments, suturing and surgical techniques. We spent some time with surgical typodonts where specific procedures could be explained in depth and experienced without the need for patient management.
Most of the time we spent together was with patients that were in need of extractions. Dr. O. was able to set up a free extraction event where patients, who we had screened a few weeks before, were able to come and receive treatment at no charge. This developed a very close and appreciative atmosphere. Several patients had helped spread the word about the event to other people they knew that needed treatment as well.
I was very impressed with Dr. O. and her ability to align quickly with the principles that were presented. She was able to implement the strategies and techniques and gain confidence with simple extractions as well as extractions that turned out to be more complex. She is now actively looking for more opportunities to increase her experience with extractions. I thoroughly enjoyed witnessing the rapid development of her skills.
Dr. O. was kind enough to send me a review of the course. Please enjoy. (Click on image)