Surgical Extraction Course Melbourne

The surgical extraction program was developed by the Australasian Restorative and Implant Academy (ARIA) to help general dentists gain confidence in their surgical skills. This is done through a combination of theoretical and hands on components, as well as a live surgery module.
Fundamental to ARIA’s Surgical Extraction Program is a well-qualified team that keeps up to date with the latest in dental developments and technologies.
$8,295.00 $5,895.00

40 CPD 

3-4 June & 4-5-6 August 



Dr. David Goubrial

Dental Surgeon

Dr. Devika Iyer

Masters of Periodontology, Masters of Implantology

Dr. Praveen Nathaniel


Dr. Matthew Youssef

PG DIP Implantology

Course Overview

Learn how to extract third molars safely, atraumatically extract dentition prior to implant placement and practice as a dental surgeon to the highest standard. Third molar surgery is a complex procedure requiring a high level of education to execute safely and predictably to aid practice growth.

Includes LIVE SURGERY, hands-on training, pig-jaw training and high quality didactic material for optimised learning conditions. 5 Modules with 4 Modules Face-to-Face totalling 40+ CPD. Certificate in Third Molar Extraction from the Australasian Restorative and Implant Academy.

Module 1: Online (8 CPD hours)

Module 1 to be completed prior to in person modules (3-4)

Introduction to program

Welcome message, course information


  • Identify what constitutes informed consent, particulary in cases of surgical extractions
  • Imeplement safe record keeping
  • Identify “red flags”

Surgical Anatomy

  • Identify relevant anatomical structures for dentoalveolar surgery
  • Understand the importance of the cavernous sinus, pterygoid plexus and infra-temporal fossa
  • Be able to distinguish between normal anatomy and pathology

Drug Therapy in Oral Surgery

  • Be able to understand the various drug protocols and regimens in third molar surgery

Local Anaesthesia

  • Be able to understand the pharmacology of local anaesthesia in dental practice
  • Appreciate the composition of local anaesthetic in dental practice and how it works
  • Be able to implement supplementary anaesthesia techniques when standard techniques may fail
  • Identify local and systemic complications associated with local anaesthesia

Module 2: Oral Surgery Principles (8 CPD hours)

Aim: to understand the necessities of Oral Surgery.

Welcome & Introduction

Review of online material

  • Focus on anatomical landmarks

Surgical Instrumentation

  • Identify the various instruments used in third molar surgery
  • Understand the different surgical handpieces used in third molar surgery
  • Know when and how to use the various instruments in different clinical settings

Flap Designs Around Third Molars

  • Understand the principles of flap design
  • Identify the various types of flaps in third molar surgery and their indications
  • Understand the principles of suturing and tissue approximation

Surgical Planning – Principles of Sectioning

  • Be able to have a methodical approach in third molar surgery and treatment plan accordingly
  • Understand the various sectioning protocols for different impactions
  • Be able to troubleshoot when encountering complications sectioning third molars

Radiography and Imaging in Oral Surgery

  • Understand how to read and interpret the various imaging available for oral surgery

Live Surgery Breakdown

  • Understand the procedures that will take place on the day of live surgery
  • Gain insight into appropriate patient selection and preparation

Module 3: Advanced Oral Surgery (8 CPD hours)

Aim: to expand the students’ learning in patient selection, surgical execution, managing and preventing complications, and aiming for atraumatic extractions.

Patient and Case Assessment – When to Refer

  • Be able to pre-operatively treatment plan a surgical procedure
  • Identify various clinical and non-clinical factors that may render a surgical procedure difficult and know how to manage accordingly
  • Assess a surgical field and treatment plan accordingly

Complications, Management and Prevention 1

  • Pre-operatively identify complications that may arise
  • Be able to manage and refer complications accordingly

Complications, Management and Prevention 2

  • Pre-operatively identify complications that may arise
  • Be able to manage and refer complications accordingly

Atraumatic Extraction Techniques

  • Appreciate the complications that may arise from aggressive tooth extraction
  • Identify various instruments and systems that can be used to deliver a tooth atraumatically
  • Gain sound knowledge on the effect on dental implant placement following traumatic tooth extraction

Conclusion (Q and A)

  • Clarify any questions, time allowed for case discussions

Module 4: Clinical Oral Surgery – Hands On Component (8 CPD hours)

Aim: to apply knowledge in a more clinically based setting, ensuring students are ready for live surgery.

Suturing in Oral Surgery

  • Understand the principles of soft tissue healing
  • Recognise suturing instruments, materials and techniques

Alveolar ridge preservation and guided bone regeneration

  • Recognise indications for ridge preservation
  • Gain an understanding of GBR
  • Application of various bone grafting products

Practical Component (Pig’s Head)

  • Hands on practice in flap design, surgical extraction and wound closure

Online quiz/assessment: satisfactory completion of the assessment is required to undertake the Live Surgery component of Module 5

Module 5: Live Surgery (16 CPD hours)

Aim: Live surgery over two days enables students to treat their own patients, act as scrub nurses, observe, have mentoring discussions, learn sterilisation protocols and key surgical principles in a clinical environment
Each dentist will have the opportunity to complete a minimum of one surgical extraction on a patient.

Live Surgery

  • 4 hours of live surgery on a student’s own patient under supervision
  • Organise a patient to present for surgery by Module 3 to complete surgery on the patient under mentorship in this module. Each student is allowed 1 implant in the posterior region
  • Assist other participants

Case Discussion

  • Students are able to bring in cases for discussion and treatment planning in front of the group or in private consultation with our dedicated mentors

Completion Ceremony and Drinks

Only Few Seats Available

Dr. David Goubrial

After completing his University Degree, Dr. David Goubrial undertook oral surgery training in the Oral and Maxillofacial Unit at the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne.  Dr Goubrial also worked in the Special Needs Department, and at the Northern Hospital Dental Unit managing immunocompromised and special needs patients

Dr. Goubrial’s particular interests are:

  • impacted third molar (wisdom tooth) surgery
  • pre-prosthetic alveolar reconstructive surgery
  • management of immunocompromised patients

He is the founder of Ballarat Wisdom Tooth and Implant Centre, and operates at Ballarat Day Procedure Centre and St John of God Hospital in Ballarat.

Dr. Devika Iyer

Dr. Devika Iyer has a continued passion for surgery and periodontics. She graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1992 and commenced her practice Grandstand Dental Care in 1998 with a strong surgical and periodontal focus.

Dr. Praveen Nathaniel

Dr. Nathaniel is a specialist prosthodontist in full time private practice in Glen Waverley, Moonee Ponds and Berwick. He is the principal dentist at the Melbourne Prosthodontic Centre. Praveen has worked as a specialist since 1994 and was in the first few clinicians in Australia to begin placing Implants and working with CADCAM.


Dr. Aarushi Joshi

The best thing about this course is the hands-on components where you get to do suturing on pigs heads and extractions on a real patient. Because the student cohorts are small, it really enables you to get more one-on-one attention with the tutors, pick up tips and tricks, and identify small errors that you might be making and correct them straight away

Dr. Diluni Perera

The experience definitely made me really confident to get started on the simpler cases of the implants and I feel confident to do it in a safe, predictable way.

Dr. Haya Awni

Theory component was very comprehensive, and now the practical component is so good because it is a small group of people. It’s such a supportive, nice tight-knit learning environment. I feel comfortable taking these things that I’ve learnt and implementing them in my practice because I’ve done it before now, and with the guidance of a specialist. I feel very comfortable asking questions and making sure that I fully understand the content being taught… that is massive… you can’t put a price on that

Dr. Wynton Perrot

Caliber is the word that I’m looking for. From the tutors to the pig’s head practicals, I found the course is incredibly well resourced

There’s been a lot of discussions and opportunities to ask questions. The clinical educators were incredibly helpful. This really put my mind at ease with regards to the challenges ahead this implant program. I have enjoyed the course thoroughly and definitely would recommend it to my colleagues

Dr. Angela Rigo

My implant restoration and surgery skills have improved a lot. I feel like I can provide a better clinical outcome for my patients after attending the program. I am really happy with the course and would recommend it to my peers.

The fact that it’s face-to-face, small class size really intrigued me in the first place, as I enjoyed learning hands-on practicals with proper guidance from the clinical educators.

Dr. Daniel

Before ARIA course I would not know where to start my implant education
Previously I had attended other basic implant courses. Afterwards I was still hesitant about placing implants as I wasn’t confident. I couldn’t picture myself performing the procedure from start to finish.
But after attending the Master Implant Program, I feel like I’m confident enough to complete implant procedures by myself
Highlight of the course was the final module, where we got to actually place an implant on our own patients. It’s a really cool experience
The practical side was really fun and engaging, as we get to practice the surgery aspect of placing implants. It’s like a lab simulation before the live surgery module.