Extractions and Grafting for the GP

A personalized course with Dr. Steven Rasner

Surgical procedures for the GP

This is a unique opportunity to spend two full days performing a variety of surgical procedures, with Dr. Rasner right there to guide you when needed. Each day starts with a brief lecture period, followed by a full day of surgery. Doctors work in teams of two, taking turns as doctor and assistant.

Course description

This intimate course is limited to eight doctors. We strive to meet each attendee where they are in their surgical journey. Cases will be assigned based on the experience and goals of the participants. All patients will be ASA 1 or 2, and all will be monitored during treatment. Participants will work in teams of two, taking turns as doctor and assistant.

  • Extraction
  • Graft
  • Suture

You will perform surgeries both days

The ultimate goal in any extraction is to leave the site prepared to receive an implant, even if an implant is not in the patient’s immediate plans. With that in mind, the day opens with discussion of techniques designed to leave the socket intact and repair it when necessary.

Upon registration, each doctor will be asked their goals for the course. We do our best to match those goals with the available case load.

All patients are sedated with Dr. Rasner’s protocol, which we will cover in the lecture. We anesthetize the patients for you, so your time is spent performing procedures. Doctors will work in teams of two, taking turns as doctor and assistant. Dr. Rasner will review the case with you and then be available for guidance as needed.

Cases that are seen at every course include teeth broken below the gingiva and teeth adjacent to delicate esthetics. We spend about ninety minutes in lecture each morning, and the remainder of the day, you are performing surgery.

Course objectives

Following this course, participants can expect to be able to:

  • Understand techniques to address any tooth
  • Perform four suturing techniques and know when to employ them
  • Understand socket preservation techniques and which to choose when
  • See red flags and select the safest patients
  • Use appropriate antibiotic coverage
  • Be familiar with case presentation and determining fees
  • Understand the necessary legal documentation
  • Understand the benefits of oral sedation

Questions and answers

Following the surgical sessions, all attendees will participate by sharing the challenges they faced and having an open opportunity to clarify any of the procedures demonstrated.

At the table

All attendees are invited to dinner on Friday at a local restaurant selected by Dr. Rasner. Up for discussion will be anything from practice management and growth tips to clinical gems to improve your productivity.

16 CE Units

You do not need a NJ license to participate


Surgeon:    $6900*

Observer:   $2500

Assistant:      $450

*A $2000 deposit is required and if paid in full 4 months in advance, receive our Early Bird discount of $250.

Refund Policy

Cancellations made less than 2 months prior to the start of the course are non-refundable.

Program dates are subject to change. By registering, you agree to use of course photos in promotional materials.


Reviews - Surgical Procedures for the GP - Dr. Ken Eye
"Dr. Steve Rasner's course gave me the surgical confidence to tackle the extraction cases I used to refer. His approach is simple, fast and effortless."
Dr. Ken Eye
Reviews - Surgical Procedures for the GP - Dr. Andrew Galante
"I learned more on the first day than the last five courses I’ve taken. "
Dr. Andrew Galante
Reviews - Surgical Procedures for the GP - Dr. Rob Hales
"Dr. Rasner's course was just what I was looking for. A lot of surgery and education packed into such a short amount of time. It was the perfect course to get me to be comfortable to extract any tooth."
Dr. Rob Hales
Continuing Education Recognition Program PACE Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education
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Dates & Times

  • Spring 2024 March 8-9, 2024 Friday 07:00am-05:00pm Saturday 07:00am-05:00pm

  • Fall 2024 September 27-28, 2024 Friday 07:00am-05:00pm Saturday 07:00am-05:00pm


  • 2106 West Landis Avenue
    Vineland, NJ 08360

What's Included

The two-day hands-on course (16 CE hours); light breakfast and lunch both days and dinner with Dr. Rasner on Friday.


Hotel Accommodations Hampton Inn Vineland

Attendees are responsible for their own travel expenses. The Hampton Inn Vineland is directly next to the course location at 2134 West Landis Avenue, Vineland, NJ 08360, 856-405-0600.

Two other hotels are just a few steps further:

Wingate by Wyndham Vineland

Ramada Vineland/ Millville