Colgate Oral Health Network
Management of Wisdom Teeth for the General Dentist
Caroline Zeller

Caroline Zeller DDS, MPH (Assistant Professor OHSU Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Hospital Dental Services)

Management of Wisdom Teeth for the General Dentist

Oral Surgery Series Part 2

Not all wisdom teeth need to be removed. For those that do, how can we evaluate when removal will be challenging or when it is associated with a high risk of complication? How do we determine if a patient’s symptoms are associated with their wisdom teeth or other possible pathologies? This course will empower you to understand how to best manage your patient’s wisdom teeth in a way that focuses on true pathology, reduces overall risk, and removes the mystery of impacted wisdom teeth.

Participants will learn:

  • Identify pathologies that indicate wisdom tooth removal
  • Demonstrate risk assessment for nerve damage of mandibular wisdom teeth
  • Describe indicators of difficult wisdom teeth extraction
  • Consider use of coronectomy procedure or leaving roots when indicated
  • Recognize signs and management of dry socket
  • Contrast pathologic wisdom teeth with TMD
  • Determine when patients might be good candidates for tooth autotransplantation

Presenters:

Caroline Zeller

Caroline Zeller DDS, MPH (Assistant Professor OHSU Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Hospital Dental Services)

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Dr. Caroline Zeller graduated dental school at the University of Missouri in Kansas City and then moved to Portland to complete an internship in oral and maxillofacial surgery at OHSU. Dr. Zeller’s passion is providing services for patients that struggle to find access to care. Since finishing her training she has been working as an internal oral surgery referral at low-income clinics throughout the state. Dr. Zeller has her MPH in health policy and serves on multiple boards throughout the state in an effort to advocate for her patients and profession. Half time Dr. Zeller is at OHSU as an attending in the pre-doc oral surgery clinic and hospital GPR department. This past year she was selected as one of 10 recipients by the American Dental Association for the 10 under 10 award for her work in advocacy and service.

"Management of Wisdom Teeth for the General Dentist" has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the AGD Pace and is supported by funds received from Colgate Oral Pharmaceuticals Inc. Tribune Group GmbH is a recognized AGD Pace provider. At the end of the webinar, after passing the C.E. Quiz, you will be able to download your AGD Pace C.E. Certificate.

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