University of Puthisastra in Cambodia is pleased to announce a “Surgical Removal Of Wisdom Tooth Hands-on Course: A 3-Day Course with Dr. Anthony Goh” from October 20th – 22nd October 2023. This comprehensive 3-day course offers a didactic and hands-on review of the management of wisdom tooth extractions. Please note that it is recommended that you have experience with extractions.

Hands-on experience of wisdom tooth surgery is sometimes not offered in undergraduate dental courses. Consequently dentists may feel unprepared to carry out such surgery in their practices. Many want to have more hands-on experience under supervision to gain confidence.

Dr Anthony Goh (Singapore)

Course Director

Dr. Goh has more than 25 years of experience in oral surgery, dental implants, and wisdom tooth removal. He is known for his management of dental treatment for those terrified of dentists, allaying their fears and putting the patient’s best interest first. He enjoys the respect of his doctor colleagues as an astute diagnostician and he is also excellent with medically-compromised patients and special-needs children and adults.

Dr Goh has served in senior positions in the Singapore Dental Association and the Singapore Dental Council, as well as in various committees in the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Manpower. He actively participates in continuing dental education, and was an adjunct tutor in the Dental School of the National University of Singapore. He is also a lecturer and examiner in the Dental Surgery Assistants’ Course conducted by the Institute of Technical Education.

Dr Sam Sovatdy, DDS MSc (OMFS)

Course Coordinator

Dr Sam Sovatdy is a highly skilled and experienced oral surgeon with a passion for helping patients achieve and maintain a healthy smile. He is also known for his innovative and cutting-edge techniques, which allow him to provide his patients with the most effective treatment possible. He is a graduate of the University of Health Sciences in Cambodia, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. He then went on to earn his Master of Science (MSc) degree in Oral Surgery from the Mahidol University, Thailand.

Dr Sovatdy is a specialist in implant dentistry, bone grafts and related treatments, wisdom tooth surgery, and dental esthetic surgery.

Course Outline

This course is designed to give the general dental practitioner supervised clinical experience under the guidance of oral surgery specialists. Over the 3 days of the course, participants will receive

– teaching on third molar surgery;
– undertake lab exercises, and
– complete surgical removal of wisdom teeth on at least 3 patients.
DAY 1:
The first day will be lectures, discussions, and laboratory exercises. You will learn about:

  • Which wisdom teeth need removal?
  • Radiographic and clinical assessment of the patient and of the tooth
  • Armamentarium for surgery
  • Principles of Surgery
  • Surgical techniques for removing impacted third molars
  • Pre- and Post-op care
  • Management of complications
  • Practice in the dental lab on animal jaws

DAY 2 & 3:
Pre-selected patients requiring third molar removal will have their teeth removed by the participants under the supervision of the two instructors. Each participant will remove at least 3 impacted wisdom teeth.

As a result of attending this course, the participant will be better able to:

  • Diagnose and determine the difficulty of impacted third molars being considered for removal.
  • Have an understanding of the instruments, equipment, and supplies necessary to perform this procedure in the most efficient manner.
  • Perform this procedure with more confidence and proficiency than before attending the course.
  • Do this type of surgery with minimal, if any, complications if it is done in the ways outlined in the course.

The course fee is $5000. This covers:
– Course fee
– Airport pick up and drop off
– Accommodation at a 4-star hotel for 4 nights and 5 days
– Tea breaks and lunches for three days and celebration dinner on the last day of the course
– Printed course materials
– Temporary registration with the Cambodian Dental Council.

This course with Dr. Goh is a rare opportunity to study and learn more about the nature of impacted third molars. It involves when to do them, how to do them, and how to have it go smoothly. Complications can be an issue with this surgery and much of the success with this procedure is from using the right instruments, handpieces, and burs.

To ensure quality learning, the number of participants will be limited to 12. The course will not commence unless there are a minimum of 8 dentists who have signed up.

If you like to enroll or learn more about the program, please contact:

Dr. Bhavna Nahata
B.D.S., M.B.A (Health Management)
Postgraduate Education and Business Development Manager of Dentistry
H/P: (855) 10 507 456