- How do I pronounce Knable?
- What states is it unlikely Dr. Knable will get a license?
- What states are Dr. Knable licensed in?
- Does the course price include Dr. Knable’s travel expenses?
- Can we review alternative local anesthesia techniques?
- What type of instruments do I need?
- My state isn’t listed in your licensed list. Can you still come to my office?
- Where is the course held?
- What level of difficulty should I look for in my case selection?
- What type of dental records are required?
- What types of cases are allowed?
- How are the patients supplied and chosen?
- Is the course taught on live patients only or can I practice on a typodont?
How do I pronounce Knable?
Knable is a strong German name and so the “K” is pronounced and the “a” has a long “a” sound. Think of it rhyming with “able”.
My favorite quip is to say “Able Knable”, but that sometimes confuses people into thinking my first name is Able. Don’t stress it too much. Everyone mispronounces my name and I’ll most likely mess yours up too.Back to Index
What states is it unlikely Dr. Knable will get a license?
FloridaBack to Index
What states are Dr. Knable licensed in?
Does the course price include Dr. Knable’s travel expenses?
In order to keep the price fair across the country, I request reimbursement for airfare and hotel separate from the instructional fee. This model will allow each individual to pay the same for the course. The reimbursement amount will vary depending on where in the country you are located. This is similar to if you traveled to a group course and had to pay your own travel expenses.Back to Index
Can we review alternative local anesthesia techniques?
I include a small section of the lecture material geared toward local anesthesia, techniques, armamentarium and mode of action for review. I find it very distracting from the surgical instruction if the patients are not profoundly numb. This is a short review, but if you are interested in a longer and more in-depth lecture, please mention it. I have no problem going into depth on this subject. One of my main focuses when I practice is to have my patients as comfortable as possible. I tell every one of my patients who seems nervous that I’ve been in their exact shoes, which I have, and I know what they are going through. I know what it’s like to not be numb and will make sure they will be comfortable.Back to Index
What type of instruments do I need?
I will provide a list of recommended instruments in my pre-session packet. The same list can be located in the “Armamentarium” section under the “Basic Techniques” menu. I will also bring several sets of my recommended instruments for you to try before you buy. I will also bring a surgical electric handpiece in case you don’t have one. However, this will be a necessary purchase eventually if you are wanting to be fluent in exodontia.Back to Index
My state isn’t listed in your licensed list. Can you still come to my office?
I’m adding to my list of states I hold a dental license in as fast as I can. However, there are several states that are very difficult to obtain a dental license. If you are in a state I either haven’t gotten to yet, or one that is very difficult, I apologize. I’m trying. Now, I will still be able to come to your office and give you one on one instruction that would be identical to an office in a state where I’m licensed except I would not be allowed to touch the patient. This means I cannot be your safety net if things get too difficult. I am willing to discount the course in this case. Please contact me and we can discuss our options. In most cases I am able to obtain a license without too much hassle. If you don’t have a deadline, then we can schedule the session after I obtain the license for your state.Back to Index
Where is the course held?
All of my instructional sessions are designed to be in your own office with your own team members and your own instruments. This is by far the best way to learn. I hold dental licenses in several states and am adding more as fast as I can.Back to Index
What level of difficulty should I look for in my case selection?
Patient safety is our number one priority, not to mention your reputation in the community. I also prefer to keep my track record clean. Even though this course is designed to stretch your abilities we must be prudent on what is possible. If there is a concern with the safety of the extraction I won’t allow it into the course. I will need to know your surgical history and experience to try and make an informed determination on what to look for. These sessions are very customizable and I want you to get the most out of it as possible while maintaining standard safeguards. This is also a part of the learning process, what to take on and what to refer and why. I will review each case with you to help explain my reasonings.Back to Index
What type of dental records are required?
Adequate health history including medication lists along with recent adequate radiographs are required. If we are looking at third molars, a quality panoramic radiograph is required. Each patient’s radiographs must be emailed to me at least two weeks before the session so I can verify its viability for the course. This is extremely important. I need to be sure that the cases we complete will not only be helpful but also be within a difficulty level that will be the most beneficial to you. We can spend all morning on one very difficult case and have you very frustrated by the end or spend the same amount of time on several other difficult cases that won’t discourage you.Back to Index
What types of cases are allowed?
The cases that are the most beneficial to you are ones that are just outside your comfort zone. It’s best to find patients who match with this criteria. If they are too easy, the session will be a waste of time. If they are too difficult, it will be frustrating for you. I will be able to take over if needed, but I prefer to have you complete the extractions with minimal physical intervention. To maximize the instructional time I suggest patients with multiple teeth that need extracting. Please try to stay in the criteria for each course offered. If you want to have a selection of cases that cross over all sessions offered just let me know and we’ll try to find a good middle ground fit.Back to Index
How are the patients supplied and chosen?
You will be required to provide the patients. Feel free to handle this however you want. Some doctors charge their normal extraction fee and can offset some of the session fees that way. This is usually in offices that have a high flow and can find extraction cases quickly and easily. Other offices will put up posters and other cheap advertisements for free extractions. This works well if you are coming up short for filling the instructional days. It’s also a great service to the community. You can also mix it up and fill as much as you can with paying patients and supplement the open times with free dentistry.Back to Index
Is the course taught on live patients only or can I practice on a typodont?
The course is geared specifically for live patients. However, I have access to extraction and oral surgery typodonts as well. I don’t normally bring extras for you to practice on, but if you let me know ahead of time, I’ll make sure to bring a fresh set.Back to Index