ANZAOS recently organised the CPD event “Oral Surgery – Local and General Anesthesia, Risk and Airways in practice” in conjunction with the University of Sydney.
Lectures were designed to address the issues encountered by the general dental practitioners and oral surgeons regarding efficacy and complications of local and general anaesthetics. The course included a short review of surgical anatomy for local anaesthetic applications, followed by a comprehensive coverage on the efficacy and adverse effect of local anaesthetics with a focus on comparison of Lidocaine and Articaine. A specialist anaesthetist addressed the general anaesthetic complications in dental patient care.
The ever-popular format of a forum of case presentations was hosted by Dr Stephen Cox. In these sessions, participants were encouraged to send cases of oral surgery that they would like to discuss from a management viewpoint. These cases were then managed in a problem-based-learning group platform.
Dr Malcolm Coombs was invited by the ANZAOS president not only to present on the history of Oral Surgery, but also for having the honour of presenting a first in the next step of advancing the society – a society award for the Oral Surgery trainees.
Congratulations to Dr Andrew Thorpe for being awarded the inaugural Award for Academic and Clinical Excellence for his specialty training from the Australian and New Zealand Association of Oral Surgeons.