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Suturing: Improving Outcomes in Clinical Practice

May 16, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm


This course aims to refresh and update your knowledge on suturing techniques in relation to commonly found clinical situations.

Closing and stabilising wounds satisfactorily is the key to predictable surgical outcomes. Its importance in achieving consistent predictable results is often underestimated. Nearly all surgical procedures require the use of sutures. Whilst simple at its core, achieving good results is unlikely when performed poorly. The instruments that we choose to use, the materials we select and the techniques we employ can have a significant impact on the efficiency and results of treatment.

Major Topics

Why we suture – flap design, wound stability and its’ effect on clinical outcome.
Suture material and types and their appropriate selection.Hands-on suture techniques in respect to various extraction socket scenarios, coronally advancing flap for closure of OACs, apically repositioning flaps, biopsy closures, implant closures, soft tissue augmentation and frenectomy.
Program Delivery

Online web lectures via Learning Management System, Canvas.
A short MCQ (multiple choice questions)to cement your knowledge on the lecture topics. An additional one hour of Scientific CPD is awarded.
Hands-on Pre-clinical lab session to be held at the Melbourne Dental School, Ground Floor Preclinical Laboratory, 723 Swanston Street, Carlton Vic 3053
IMPORTANT: Please note, the online content for this program, must be completed in full before attending the face-to-face hands-on sessions at the Melbourne Dental School on Tuesday 16 May 2023 (9.00am – 1.00pm).

At the conclusion of the program participants should be able to:

Have a greater understanding of the suturing and its effect on the clinical outcome.
Identify the type of sutures available and their appropriate selection.
Use of various suturing techniques for a variety of clinical situations.


May 16, 2023
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The University of Melbourne
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The University of Melbourne
723 Swanston Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053
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