FGDP Diploma in Primary Care Oral Surgery
The part-time Diploma will provide participants with the confidence to deal with cases at a primary level.
With prominent consultants and lecturers at the helm, this two-year course guides the general dental practitioner through the fundamentals of oral surgery in a primary care environment.
Designed to provide participants with a thorough practical and theoretical understanding of all aspects of primary care oral surgery, the Diploma will provide the clinician with the opportunity to complete multiple ‘hands-on’ oral surgery cases supervised by a specialist oral surgeon within a primary care setting or specialist minor oral surgery clinic.
This course combines practical sessions on cadaveric and animal tissue, with didactic teaching sessions using a variety of methods. Participants are also paired with a clinical supervisor to treat patients for minor oral surgery procedures.
This programme aims to improve the level of care delivered to patients within the primary care setting. Each unit builds on the foundations of oral surgery. The first year combines early practical experience with academic-based seminars and tutorials forming foundation for the two-year programme. Practitioners will observe and be supervised by an approved oral surgeon in a clinical setting. Completion of surgical cases, allow practitioners to follow a route through assessment, treatment planning, diagnosis, surgical procedure and reflective practice.
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