Dr. Toby Bellamy


Oral surgery can be one of the most rewarding procedures a dental practitioner can perform.  It can also be the most stressful if complications are encountered.

This course will help the general practitioner navigate pre-operative diagnosis, procedures, and possible complications that can be encountered.    Complications including bleeding, sinus exposure, and dry sockets will be included.  Many more areas will be explored using real life examples.  The lecture is given in an open format and questions are encouraged. This course in intended for those who regularly perform oral surgery in their offices and those who would like to do more, but still have questions.  Extractions and ridge preservation prior to implant placement will also be covered.

Objectives:

  1. Discuss pre-operative issue that can affect the outcome of surgical procedures
  2. Discuss complications and their management
  3. Discuss hard and soft tissue grafting techniques

Bio:  Dr. Bellamy received his dental degree from the University of British Columbia (UBC). After practicing general dentistry in the Vancouver area for 3 years, he completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the Washington Hospital Center in Washington DC.  Currently he is a part time clinical faculty member at the UBC Oral Surgery Department. He is an international speaker on surgical aspects of implant dentistry and oral surgery aimed at the general practitioner. He maintains a private practice with emphasis on implant dentistry and tissue engineering in Coqutilam BC.  He also enjoys helping the profession and is past president of the BC Dental Specialist Society and  BC Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.