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// Emergency  Dentistry and Facial Trauma In An Austere Environment


Target Audience: 


Expedition Doctors, Wilderness Medics,  Nurses, Paramedics, Military Medics, those who have completed our Wilderness First Responder Course.



Dental Pain accounts for more than 16 % of all Medevacs.

Why is it important?:

Dental pain can be very debilitating. Preventing it would be the best solution. But what can you do on an expedition when you are faced with it. You would be totally outside your comfort zone . Treatment when properly done could give you a simple rapid solution.

What will delegates get out of it? How might it influence their practice?

This workshop has been running for the last 13 years. The delivery team have constantly adapted and fine tuned it based on questions, experiences, situations that medics have faced . We have excelled at this workshop by consistently keeping it hands on, simplified , step by step training . 


This one day course addresses content relating to  how to administer Local  Anesthesia in the mouth, do a dental filling, place a dental splint, save a tooth that’s been knocked out, do a simple extraction and finally incise and drain a dental abscess as well as addressing facial injuries.

Free post course resources will be provided.

The Lecturer:

The course lead is currently an NHS dentist in England. He is a faculty member of RCPS Glasgow , University of Exeter, Dental training for NATO SOTC as well as overseas academic organisations.


He is the resident expedition dentist for AdventureMedic, founder of Wilderness Expedition Dentistry and past consultant dentist for the British Antarctic Survey Medical Unit.


He has many years’ experience in Expedition/ Wilderness and Remote Access Dentistry, having first become interested in this specialism while running dental camps in remote parts of India (where he did his Masters in Oral Surgery), and later when working in the Sultanate of Oman.

He has deepened and broadened his expedition medical experience through spending four seasons in the Antarctic; working as a VSO dentist in Malawi, and working with Mobile Surgical Services in New Zealand.

The contributing author and editor for the dental chapter in the new Oxford Handbook of Expedition and Wilderness Medicine, our instructor has written numerous articles about his specialism, which have been published in AdventureMedic and in the dental section of competency guides for remote health care practitioners and expedition medicine. He has also lectured extensively on his subject, and provides phone and email support for event medics.

His main passion these days is to train medics in the dark art of Expedition Dentistry, through running intensive yet interesting hands-on workshops.


The National Outdoor Centre, Plas y Brenin.


These courses are run on the Saturday. On the Sunday, we plan to run (as a stand alone module), a wound care day. Details up in the next few days.

31 March 2023 - we will happily take provisional reservations now by email but bookings will open on 1 February 2023.

4 November 2023 - 

Cost: £175.00

How to book:

Click the link below to access the booking course pack for the course you are interested in. Download the pack, save it your computer and you can complete the booking form electronically and email to us. Alternatively, print off the pack, complete and scan the booking form back to us. Terms and Conditions can be found in the booking pack and any booking form submitted to us is subject to these booking terms and conditions (including cancellation charges).

Booking link:

This link will go live when bookings open
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