Provides 7 total CE Credits

When: Sunday, October 6, 2024, 8:00 AM – 3:10 PM (7 CE hrs)

This “soup to nuts” course in dentistry and oral surgery is designed to provide knowledge, confidence and tools that can be nimbly applied to meet the majority of your practice needs. Presentations will proceed in a systematic manner that aim to build on principles covered in each preceding presentation.



Jason Soukup, DVM, PhD, DAVDC

Clinical Professor, AVDC Founding Fellow – Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dr. Soukup is a Clinical Professor in Dentistry and Oromaxillofacial Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. He received his DVM from Texas A&M University in 2002. After completing an internship, he spent three years in general practice before pursuing advanced training in dentistry and oromaxillofacial surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was board-certified by the American Veterinary Dental College in 2009 and became an AVDC Founding Fellow in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2018. In 2022, he acquired a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently serves as section head of the Dentistry and Oromaxillofacial Surgery service and the director of the Oromaxillofacial Surgery Fellowship program and the UW Medical Modeling and Printing Lab. His clinical and research interests are in the areas of dental and maxillofacial biomechanics, oromaxillofacial reconstruction, oral surgical oncology as well as medical modeling, virtual surgical planning and 3D printing.


  1. Comprehensive Approach to Periodontal Disease Management: A review of the etiopathogenesis of periodontal disease and how that directs management will be the focus of this presentation. The role of scaling and root planing as the foundation of periodontal therapy will be discussed as well as the concepts and practical implementation of host-modulation therapy. The role of periodontal surgery in select patients will be explored.
  2. Dental Trauma: Classification, Consequences and Care: The classification of common dentoalveolar injuries will be described in order to aid rapid diagnosis. Understanding the nature of the injury will lead to a better understanding of the endodontic consequences and, subsequently, the most appropriate treatment considerations.
  3. Mucogingival Flap Design in Oral Surgery: The surgical approach to most extractions and periodontal procedures begins with a mucogingival flap.  In this presentation we will review flap design options and provide tips to help the general practitioner choose the best approach.
  4. Dental Extraction Principles – Learn the principles required to properly extract major (and minor) teeth using tried-and-true techniques. The focus of this presentation will be on adequate bone removal/exposure, sectioning techniques, elevation principles, alveoloplasty and tension-free closure. In this presentation, the most commonly extracted teeth, the canine tooth and the maxillary fourth premolar tooth, will exemplify techniques and serve as a springboard for approaching more challenging extractions.
  5. Challenging Extractions and Common Complications: We all have our problem teeth! Many textbooks and presentations only review relatively straight-forward approaches to the canine tooth but that doesn’t quite cover the really difficult ones. In this presentation we will review alternative approaches to the mandibular canine tooth, tips to avoid jaw fractures and how to deal with closure of maxillary molar sites – just to name a few.  We will also look at how to deal with some of the common complications.
  6. Optimizing Oral Lesion Workup in the Primary Care Setting: Do you need to refer an oral mass case to a specialist but want to maximize the information gained in your office? In this presentation we will review the best approaches to maximizing data gathering in the primary care setting in order to provide the client and the specialist the best possible information and decrease the time to diagnosis and treatment delivery.
  7. Judicious Use of Antibiotics in Dentistry and Oral Surgery: In this age of antibiotic resistance, we all strive to use antibiotics only when necessary. The difficult part is defining necessary. In this presentation, we will review the most recent evidence providing guidance for “necessary”. We will also review the most effective antibiotic protocols.


Unicoi State Park & Lodge
51788 Georgia 356, Helen, GA 30545

Use Group Code 10559 to book your discounted room of $139/night by 09/06!


Discover the delights of Unicoi State Park and Lodge, where a thousand acres of wilderness between charming mountain towns offer endless adventures. Experience the North Georgia Mountains with alpine Helen’s shopping, dining, and annual events like Oktoberfest, and marvel at the double waterfalls of Anna Ruby Falls. Enjoy our vast wilderness trails, fish in Georgia’s renowned trout streams, and relax in nature’s splendor. Unicoi State Park and Lodge provides an array of activities, from paddleboarding on Unicoi Lake and 3-D archery to fly fishing classes. Come for the fun and discover even more at Unicoi.


The longest-running celebration of its kind in the U.S., Oktoberfect is held in the city’s riverside Festhalle. This beloved event features traditional dancing, food, and beer, with revelers in lederhosen and dirndls dancing the polka.

Archery & Air Gun Range

The Unicoi State Park Archery & Air Gun Range is a shooting facility that is set up for static archery target practice, 3-D archery target practice and air gun rifle target practice. All three areas of the range are considered ADA Accessible.


Get closer to the fish and closer to the water with our unique Guided Kayaking Class.  Our guided Kayaking Class is a great way to see the lake and learn the history of Unicoi and the surrounding area.

Zip Line Adventure Tour

Zip through the canopy with our canopy rangers. The adventure is amazing for the beginner and experienced thrill seeker. The adventure allows you to experience views of the lake and wildlife from a whole new vantage point.

Fly Fishing

Take a Level 1 fly fishing course, learn the basic of putting the real together and casting. This is a land-based class for beginners.

GPS Scavenger Hunt

If you love exploring, you will love the scavenger hunt. This is truly fun for all ages and teaches exploration and navigation skills.

Mountain Biking

Bring your mountain bike and experience our Mountain Bike Trail near Smith Creek. Our trail is considered intermediate in difficulty.


Date of RegistrationPremier MembersIndividual Members Non-Members
On or Before August 30$225$295$500
After August 30$225$375$600

Provides a total of 7 CE Credits

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