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Northern ILAGD Presents: Oral Surgery by Dr. Karl Koerner

April 6, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Oral Surgery:

Faster, Easier, and More Predictable


 Karl Koerner, DDS, MS


Speaker Bio:

Dr. Koerner has a Master’s Degree in Education. He is the author of many articles on various aspects of oral surgery for the general dentist and has authored or co-authored the books: Clinical Procedures for Third Molar Surgery, 2nd ed. (PennWell), Color Atlas of Minor Oral Surgery, 2nd ed. (Mosby), and his most recent one, Manual of Minor Oral Surgery for the General Dentist, (Blackwell). Dr. Koerner has been featured in several video tapes for the profession, including three made with Dr. Gordon Christensen, on exodontia, third molar surgery and medical emergencies. He is past president of the Utah Dental Association and Utah Academy of General Dentistry. He is the former Head of Oral Surgery at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry and is currently Director of Oral Surgery at Intermountain Dental Associates in Utah.

He has organized and conducted many humanitarian trips to China (patient treatment and teaching other dentists) since 2006. At the 2010 National AGD Meeting, he received the Thaddeus V. Weclew Award for his contributions to General Dentistry and continuing education. In 2013 he received the Utah Dental Association’s Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Koerner has presented hundreds of both didactic and participation oral surgery courses at international, national, state and regional meetings for many dental associations and AGD groups. He is not an oral surgeon, but learned oral surgery in a U.S. Army General Practice Residency. For the last 15 years he has limited his Salt Lake City, Utah practice to minor dentoalveolar surgery, including ridge augmentation and implant procedures.

Course Objectives:

Many extractions look easy, but can soon become difficult, time consuming, and lead to complications. This course reviews the best techniques and instruments to perform “surgical” extractions easily and quickly while conserving bone. Multiple extractions and ridge preparation for dentures (including frenectomy and alveoplasty) are covered, along with flaps and the most common suturing techniques. In addition, Dr. Koerner reviews some un-complicated socket grafting methods, bleeding management, techniques to avoid sinus problems, anxiety control for surgery patients, and other topics as time permits.

Attendees will have a clear understanding of how to:

 More easily do “surgical” or difficult extractions that frequently occur in general practice.
 Be more proficient at ridge preparation for immediate dentures.
 Select appropriate socket grafting cases and have the knowledge to do them successfully.
 Prevent and/or manage bleeding problems that can occur during oral surgery.
 Control patient anxiety related to oral surgery.
 Perform oral surgery according to current standards of care.

CE Credit:

7 hours of lecture credit may be used towards FAGD, MAGD or relicensure for dentists and hygienists.

 When & Where:

Friday, April 6, 2018
8:00—8:30 Registration
8:30—12:00 Lecture
12:00—1:00 Lunch
1:00—4:30 Lecture
Giovanni’s Restaurant & Convention Center
610 N. Bell School Rd.
Rockford, Illinois


Return the completed form with your check payable to Northern Illinois Academy of General Dentistry to :
Stephen Petras, DMD, MAGD, FICOI
120 W. Front Avenue
Stockton, IL 61085

Phone(815)947-3700           Fax (815)947-9058      [email protected] OR [email protected]



When Registering, please note if you require a vegetarian option for lunch!

AGD Member          Non-AGD Member

Dentist or first person-                    $275                          $325
From office:
First additional staff/Hygienist     $100

Each additional staff member        $50

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Refund Policy: Full tuition refund is available without penalty up to one week prior to scheduled course.

For information contact:
Stephen Petras, DMD,MAGD
Phone: (815) 947-3700
Fax: (815) 947-9058
E-mail: [email protected] OR [email protected]


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companies. A complete listing of contributing companies will be available at the program site.


April 6, 2018
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Giovanni’s Restaurant & Convention Center
610 N. Bell School Road
Rockford, IL 61085 United States
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Dr. Stephen Petras


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