Course Description:

The Koerner Center for Surgical Instruction (KCSI) is partnering with DOCS Education to present Surgical Extractions and Related Procedures for General Dentists, a 22-hour course combining online didactic and in-person training for general dentists who wish to master office dental surgery. Presented by Dr. Karl Koerner, DDS, MS of KCSI.

This course is worth 22 CE.

Extractions and other surgeries are significant practice builders with substantial ROI. This comprehensive program will equip dentists to meet the needs of their patients with safety, efficiency, and confidence.

This course is split into two parts: 8 hours of online didactic with self-paced instructional videos, and then 14 hours of hands-on model work at the course venue.

Due to the hands-on component of this course, attendance is limited to 30 doctors. Register today to save your seat!

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PART 1: 8 Hours Didactic (Online)

Complete this portion at your own pace. You will have access to this online content for 1 year, from the date you purchased this course. It is recommended that this section be completed before the course starts on October 27, 2023.

PART 2: 14 Hours, Hands-On Model Work (In-Person)

Part 2 takes place in-person Friday and Saturday, October 27-28, at the Crowne Plaza in Orange County, CA, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. You will complete hands-on model work and discussions ranging from basic to advanced. The in-person training totals 14 hours.

  • Date: Friday and Saturday, October 27-28, 2023
  • Time: 9 AM-5 PM PST (Lunch break at 12 PM with a few short breaks.)
  • Location: Crowne Plaza in Orange County, CA

Scientific support and additional resources are available here.

Course Schedule

The online portion is 8 hours and can be completed at your own pace before the in-person segment.

  • Surgical Extractions
  • Periotome Bur/Luxator “System” for Root Removal
  • What to Do When Complications Occur
  • Maxillary Sinus
  • Preventing and treating complications
  • Patient precautions and medications
  • Avoiding tuberosity fractures
  • Infection Control
  • Bone Grafting Techniques for Socket Preservation
  • Multiple Extractions and Ridge Grooming
  • Bleeding Management
  • Incision and Drainage
  • Managing Moderate Third Molar Impactions
  • When to Refer


Part 2 takes place in-person, with 14 combined hours of model work and discussions.

  • Instrumentation
  • Faster “Surgical” Extractions
  • Subtleties of Sectioning and Easier Root Retrieval
  • Flaps and Suturing for Exodontia and Socket Grafting
  • Extractions and the Sinus
  • Multiple Extractions and Disease Removal/Alveoplasty
  • Exostoses Excision and Frenectomy
  • Incision, Drainage, and Managing Infection
  • Moderate Third Molar Impactions
  • Mandibular and Maxillary Case Selection, and How to Avoid Complications


Until recently, Dr. Koerner was an Associate Professor in Oral Surgery at Roseman University of Health Sciences, College of Dental Medicine in Utah. Currently, he is an adjunct professor there. He has presented hundreds of didactic and participation oral surgery courses in the U.S. and around the world — speaking about twice a month at dental meetings both large and small.

Dr. Koerner is the author of many articles on various aspects of oral surgery for the general dentist and has authored or co-authored four books on oral surgery. He has a Master’s Degree in education.

In addition, Dr. Koerner has made several surgery DVDs with Dr. Gordon Christensen on various surgery topics. He is past president of the Utah Dental Association and Utah Academy of General Dentistry. Though not an oral surgeon, Dr. Koerner received surgery training in the U.S. Army where he completed a General Practice Residency. He was given the National AGD’s Weclew award for his contributions to dentistry and dental education and the Utah Dental Association’s Distinguished Service Award.



October 27-28, 2023

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