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School of Dental Medicine

CE Abroad: Iceland 2017

Northern Lights
Join us on a hunt for the northern lights and all of the adventure Iceland has to offer!

Dates: October 3 – 8, 2017

We're embarking on a five-day CE travel adventure to the "Land of Ice and Fire." The trip features a 6-credit course, Oral Surgery for the General Dentistry, plus a visit to the Blue Lagoon Spa, a Blue Ice Adventure Walk on Sólheimajökull Glacier, Big Three jeep tour, and much more.

Oral Surgery for the General Dentist


Dr. Maria Papageorge, Associate Dean of Hospital Affairs, Professor, and Chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at TUSDM


This course will review the diagnosis, treatment planning, and patient selection for basic outpatient oral surgical procedures for the general dentist. Surgical techniques for exodontia, prosthetic surgery, biopsies and frenectomies will be discussed.

It will review the assessment and management of the medically compromised patient in the office, perioperative management of the surgical patient, surgical exactions, and the importance of management of third molars and other impacted teeth. The evaluation of the edentulous alveolar ridge for implant dentistry, socket bone grafting and the basics of implant dentistry will be also be discussed.

Learning objectives:
  • Understand the importance of pre and perioperative management of the surgical patient
  • Understand the principles of simple and surgical extractions
  • Examine basic surgical pre-prosthetic procedures including tori removal and frenectomies
  • Understand the importance of management of impacted third molars
  • Evaluate the edentulous alveolar ridge for bone grafting for implant dentistry
  • Understand the basics of implant dentistry
  • Understand how to manage post-operative complications
Credits and Price:

6 CE Credit Hours – $395 Dentist per person 


Monday, October 2
  • Depart US
Tuesday, October 3:
  • Arrive Reykjavik
  • Relax at the Blue Lagoon Spa in the exclusive Lava Cove with Breakfast at Lava Restaurant
  • Transfer to Hotel Stracta with lunch enroute at Við Fjöruborðið for a traditional Icelandic Langoustine Feast
  • Time at leisure and hotel check-in
  • Dinner and overnight at Hotel Stratca
Wednesday, October 4:
  • Breakfast at Hotel Stratca
  • Morning CE Meeting
  • Lunch at Hotel Stratca
  • Blue Ice Adventure Walk on Sólheimajökull Glacier
  • Dinner at Country Hotel Anna
  • Overnight at Hotel Stratca
Thursday, October 5:
  • Breakfast at Hotel Stratca
  • Morning CE Meeting
  • Visit to Fridheimer Farm and Greenhouses
  • Transfer to Reykjavik
  • Check-in at Canopy Hotel
  • Leisure time and dinner on  your own in Reykjavik
Friday, October 6:
  • Breakfast at Canopy Hotel
  • 4 X 4 Golden Circle Super Jeep Adventure to the Big Three
    • Þingvellir National Park, a
      UNESCO Heritage Site
    • Geysir, Hot Springs
    • Gullfoss, the Golden Waterfall
  • Lunch at Skjól
  • Snowmobile safari at Langjökull
  • Dinner at Forrettabsrinn Restaurant
  • Overnight at Canopy Hotel
Saturday, October 7:
  • Breakfast at Canopy Hotel
  • Borgarfjorður with a visit to the amazing ice cave
  •  Lunch at Hussafell Bistro
  • Dinner and Overnight at Hotel Husafell
Sunday, October 8:
  • Breakfast at Hotel Hussafell
  • Airport Departure with lunch enroute at Vitinn Restaurant Sanderði
  • Fly home