The University Medico-Dental Centre at Medical University - Varna organizes the first in our country course in Ambulatory Oral Surgery, intended for Dental Medicine specialists. The course will be divided into three levels, each level lasting two days. The first level of the course is to take place on 17th and 18th October 2015, held in groups of 10 to 20 participants. All participants who have successfully completed the course will receive a University Certificate.
The course leader will be Assoc. Prof. Tihomir Georgiev, PhD from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Diagnostic Imaging at MU-Varna. Dr. Steliyan Edrev and Dr. Georgi Papanchev from the same department will also take part in the course.
12.10.2015 is the enrollment deadline for everyone willing to take part in the course. The participation fee for each level is 600 lev (total 1800 lev).
The respective fees have to be transferred to the following bank account:
DSK BANK, Varna Branch
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Assoc. Prof. Georgiev, would you tell us a bit more about the course in Oral Surgery?
This type of course has not been conducted in Bulgaria so far. Single courses, dealing with various topics of Oral Surgery, have been organized over the years. However, such an integrated course has not been organized so far. The course consists of three levels and provides both theoretical and practical knowledge for beginners and those wishing to be trained in Oral Surgery. For each level and topic of the course every one of the course participants needs to provide an appropriate patient on whom they are going to perform the respective surgery. At the end of the course every participant will receive a University Certificate.
This course will be useful for beginners and new graduates in Dental Medicine. Is that so?
Well, not only for them. In fact, a lot of experienced doctors do not dare to perform a certain manipulation - either because they have never done it before, or because they have failed doing it. So, we'd like to enable them to perform the respective operation after a prior consultation with us about the specific case, developing a treatment plan and finally, under our guidance, performing the manipulation. In my opinion, every dental practitioner, dealing with Oral Surgery, will benefit from a course like that - to brush up their theoretical knowledge, broaden their practical opportunities and last but not least, gain adequate self-confidence in order to be able to make decisions by themselves - something extremely essential in our profession.
We will also provide an opportunity for dental practitioners who have greater professional experience and would like to attend just some of the course levels, dealing with a specific problem that they are not particularly sure they would be able to cope with in their dental surgeries. Of course, in these cases, they will pay only the participation fee for the respective level, and without receiving a certificate at the end.
How did the idea for such a course come up?
I have been thinking about this for quite some time, yet the idea was not mature enough. Since 2008 I have been teaching Oral Surgery for postgraduate students. It's a great pleasure for me to see the development of a postgraduate student, and I feel great satisfaction in work well done. Together with Assoc. Prof. Peev, the head of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, who I consider to be my mentor in conducting courses, we have been conducting university courses in Dental Implantology for a second year. I believe I have gained the experience needed for structuring a similar course. And last but not least, I should say that the facilities at the University Medico-Dental Centre are absolutely unique! There is nothing like that in our country, the possibilities are really unlimited! I take this opportunity to express my deep gratitude to the Rector of MU-Varna Prof. Krasimir Ivanov for the constant encouragement he gives us to seek new horizons and further development!
Who are the lecturers taking part in the lecture course?
Together with Dr. Edrev and Dr. Papanchev, we are going to conduct the main part of the course, whereas Assoc. Prof. Peev will take part during the third level, where we will be discussing and demonstrating more complex implant techniques.
Are the operated by the course participants patients supposed to pay for the procedure?
No, they are not. Since this represents a form of training, patients will have to pay only for the supplies that are being used during the surgical procedure.
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