Registered Nurses in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Wick Beach

After having been employed in an Oral Surgery specialty practice for many years, I have learned that while RN’s receive extensive knowledge and training in the medical field, a “warm and fuzzy” connection with the oral cavity is lacking. I decided to compile a crash course for nurses entering our practice so that they will feel confident while they learn the new dental anatomy and terminology language. I’m sure that I will continue to add to this document as new questions arise daily from our RN’s such as, “what does luxate mean?” I love working with these intelligent and dedicated members of the oral surgery team, and simply want to make them feel comfortable in their new discipline. I hope this helps 🙂

Screen Shot 2018-02-18 at 5.10.45 PM I took the above photo at Wickanninish Beach on Vancouver Island: a place that I love, but also one that makes me feel like a “fish out of water.”

By kathryn truant

Dental assistant and educator!

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