The Rasner Institute

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.

New participation options

Choose Friday or Saturday or both

Choose Surgeon or Observer

Course description

The course has been carefully designed to integrate didactic, audio and visual aids, and extensive hands-on attendee participation with a wide range of exodontia procedures for each individual.


  • Safe patient selection
  • Oral sedation protocol
  • Red flags
  • Antibiotic coverage
  • Atraumatic extractions
    • Teeth broken below the gingiva
    • Multiple extractions
    • Teeth adjacent to delicate esthetic restorations
    • Teeth with immediate implant placement
  • Socket grafting
  • A review of angiogenesis
  • Surgical implant surgery introduction
  • Suturing 101: Interrupted, Continuous, Horizontal & Vertical Mattress: Where – When – How
  • Case presentation and fees
  • Appropriate legal documentation


All participants will have the opportunity to remove teeth on multiple patients. All patients will be carefully screened by Dr. Rasner, and only ASA Class 1 & 2 patients will be treated. Cases will be assigned to specifically challenge the doctors with varying degrees of difficulty. Doctors will work in spacious operatories in teams of two per patient, taking turns as doctor and assistant. The doctors will rotate as care provider with each subsequent patient. All patients will be fully monitored with a pulse oximeter while treated.

During the Hands-On Clinic, each doctor will:

  • Determine and utilize appropriate flap design
  • Remove teeth in various clinical scenarios, such as teeth broken to the gingiva; teeth adjacent to “delicate” teeth (ie, anterior crowns); teeth in lingual version; and teeth in crowded dentition
  • Select and demonstrate proficient use of appropriate armamentarium (Elevators, Physics Forceps vs. conventional) to remove sectioned teeth
  • Determine and demonstrate case-appropriate suturing technique


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.



Full participant:     Both days $4900     Single day $3400

Observer only:        Both days $1500     Single day $1000


"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
"I learned more on the first day than the last five courses I’ve taken. "
Dr. Andrew Galante
"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