D r. Lawrence (Larry) Gaum is an oral surgeon who maintains a private practice in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a graduate of Dalhousie University Dental School in Nova Scotia and was the recipient of several awards throughout his studies. He practiced general dentistry for five years before taking his specialty training in Anesthesia and Oral Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and Wilmington Medical Centre. He is a former Associate in Dentistry, Faculty Of Dentistry, University Of Toronto where he taught for over 20 years. He has lectured extensively throughout Canada, United States and other countries, teaching his fellow colleagues oral surgery, anesthesia and pharmacology. He is the author of numerous articles on Oral Surgery and Anesthesia published in major dental and medical journals. He has published a text book for the general dentist titled: “Oral Surgery For The General Dentist” and is the principal developer of the “ART” Mandibular Block, used successfully by thousands of dentists around the world. Dr. Gaum is a member of several dental associations in Canada, United States and Europe. He is a staff member of St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and is the Director of Global Professional Seminars.
This course is designed for the general practitioner who wishes to perform his/her own surgery and who rarely refers cases to the specialist.
It is a step-by-step presentation, accompanied by slides, of numerous minor surgical procedures that the dentist can and WILL confidently perform in the office when this hands-on seminar is completed. The participant will have an opportunity to perform a large number of procedures utilizing anatomical specimens throughout the course. The course will demonstrate techniques that have been utilized and updated successfully for over 30 years.
It is important to emphasize that this seminar DOES NOT present major Maxillofacial surgery such as osteotomies, fractures, condylectomies, rhinoplasties, etc. that are of no practical or clinical value to the GP. The surgical procedures that will be taught are the "Bread and Butter" variety, allowing the participant to refine and update all surgical skills.
Performing a proper Examination, Assessment and Preparation of the Patient
The "ART" Mandibular Block. A refreshing, new, successful approach to accomplishing Regional Anesthesia by blocking the 3rd division of 5th nerve
Participants will find that the choice of proper instruments for each surgical technique, the proper use of these instruments and the proper surgical techniques, as well as pre-operative patient assessment and post -operative considerations will no longer be complicated nor a mystery. The GP will have the confidence and the skill to perform all of the surgical techniques taught in the seminar.