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Assessment of Unerupted, Partially Erupted and Ectopic Molars course

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Faculty of Dental Surgery,elfh,NHS

This session will address the assessment of ectopic molars.

Learning objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • assess a patient presenting with ectopic molars
  • carry out the dental assessment of ectopic molars and the use of specific indications for additional tests
  • list the indications for removal of ectopic molars

A tooth is ectopic if it is malpositioned due to congenital factors or displaced by the presence of pathology. Impaction is an outdated term that is descriptive but has limited clinical significance. Impaction alone is not an indication for surgery for any tooth.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should have knowledge of:

  • normal eruption dates of primary and secondary dentition
  • radiographic assessment of dental patients
  • preoperative assessment for sedation and general anaesthesia
  • consent regulations and application
Instructors / Speakers
Tara Renton,
Specialist in Oral Surgery

Tara Renton (Specialist in Oral Surgery) is a dentist with a particular interest in trigeminal nerve injuries and pain. After completing her Oral and Maxillofacial surgical training in Melbourne, Tara undertook a PhD in trigeminal nerve injury related to third molar surgery at King’s College London 1999-2003. She was later appointed Senior Lecturer at QMUL and then was awarded her chair in 2006 at King’s College London. Over the past 4 years Tara has led the teaching of 180 dental students for each year 3, 4 and 5. She has established an academic training programme, which now has eight Oral Surgery SpRs of which three are undertaking PhDs and two are post docs. In collaboration with IoP KCL and Imperial College, Tara and collaborators have established an international leading programme of trigeminal pain research.

Tara is the UK National advisor for Oral Surgery, a council member for BAOS and an elected member of the RCS England Dental Faculty Committee.

Assessment of Unerupted, Partially Erupted and Ectopic Molars course
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Provider Type
Education Provider
Time / Duration
30 minutes
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