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Treatment of un-erupted, 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 treatment of ectopic mandibular 3rd molars (M3Ms).

Learning objectives

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

  • list the indications for the removal of M3Ms
  • describe how to assess a patient presenting with ectopic teeth
  • describe how to carry out the dental assessment of ectopic teeth excluding molars and the use of specific indications for tests

The procedure for extraction of M3M is variable and is influenced by the type of impaction and surrounding structures, for example, proximity of the inferior alveolar and lingual nerves. Generally, surgery involves the raising and protection of soft tissue flaps and bone removal, with either a chisel or bur with water cooling irrigation.

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.

Treatment of un-erupted, 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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