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Cadaver workshops offer hands-on training at SmileCon

September 17, 2021

By Mary Beth Versaci

Dentists looking to roll up their sleeves and take their skills to the next level can sign up for cadaver workshops being offered at SmileCon.

Two of those workshops are Socket Graft and Ridge Preservation — Cadaver Workshop and The Anatomy of Local Anesthesia: Human Cadaver Dissection.

Photo of Jon B. Suzuki, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Jon B. Suzuki, D.D.S., Ph.D.
Socket Graft and Ridge Preservation will take place from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 11 in Lagoon G at the Mandalay Bay South Convention Center. Led by Jon B. Suzuki, D.D.S., Ph.D., professor at the University of Maryland, University of Washington and Nova Southeastern University, the workshop will combine instruction, demonstration and hands-on activities to teach participants the basic principles of bone augmentation surgery, in conjunction with extractions, for private practice.

Other speakers include Kevin Suzuki, D.M.D., assistant professor at the University of Washington, and Francine Misch-Dietsh, D.D.S., clinical adjunct professor at Temple University.

The course also includes a two-hour prerequisite online lecture.

Photo of Alan W. Budenz, D.D.S.
Alan W. Budenz, D.D.S.
The Anatomy of Local Anesthesia will take place from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 12 in Lagoon G at the Mandalay Bay South Convention Center. Led by Alan W. Budenz, D.D.S., professor at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, the workshop will review the anatomy of the oral region and demonstrate local anesthesia block techniques.

The workshops may include an additional charge, depending on the registration pass purchased, and pre-registration is required. Participants will need to bring their own gear.