The DCG Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Selective (OMFSS) will hold their annual Extraction Day event on March 11. This event pairs experienced faculty and residents with dental students to reinforce fundamental techniques for performing extractions and managing potential complications. Another purpose of this event is to raise awareness about the OMFS specialty.
“More extraction practice with these oral surgeons leads to more confidence among students, which ultimately translates to more confident, competent dental professionals,” said Tyler Day, Class of 2024.
The club is a student organization for those interested in learning more about OMFS and getting more surgical hands-on practice with dental models, and Extraction Day is one way that the organization provides this practice. In preparation for the event, OMFS members solicited residents as training partners, checked out extraction kits and coordinated with various sponsors so that students could engage in hands-on practice in the third-floor Thomas P. Hinman Simulation Lab.
“It’s a great learning environment, the faculty and residents are very knowledgeable,” Day said. “It’s a great opportunity to get hands-on feedback and advice from people who know what they are doing, and they’re always happy to help.”
This is the second Extraction Day that OMFSS has organized. Last year, this event drew about 100 students.