Continuing Education Event on January 19, 2024

Santa Rosa Oral Surgery is hosting a Continuing Education Event for local dental offices and their staff. On 1/19/24 at the Flamingo Hotel, world renowned Dr. Vogel will speak. His lecture “Precision, Productivity and Ideal Patient Care in Implant Dentistry”, covers cutting edge topics, components, techniques and technology
in implant prosthetics.

Straumann Platinum Conference

Drs. Tyko and Rogers attended the Straumann Platinum Conference in Las Vegas in November 2023. They were able to gain an inside look into the future of dentistry with Straumann’s latest technologies and innovations, all while learning and networking with key industry leaders.

Emergency Preparedness Training

On March 2, 2021, our team participated in our annual Emergency Preparedness Training, facilitated by Barbara Furry, RN-BC, MS, CCRN, FAHA from The Center of Excellence in Education.
During this training, the entire team was put through mock emergency situations using our medical simulation mannequin, “Airway Larry”, as our patient. These annual training sessions offer the team an opportunity to practice emergency protocols and keep our skills sharp for situations we don’t normally experience – but may someday. It’s a top priority for us to maintain our skills to ensure the health and safety of our patients and team!

Photos From the Event

Provisional Options for Dental Implant Treatment

On Thursday, June 13th, 2019, Dr. Robert Vogel will be speaking about creating provisions in preparation for the placement of final dental implant-supported restorations. Such provisional options are often essential in promoting even, symmetrical, and esthetically pleasing results following dental implant placement. They often focus on the health and appearance of the gingival tissues surrounding the implant posts and restoration.

In this hands-on course, sponsored by Doctors Leonard Tyko, and Jason Rogers, Dr. Vogel will help you understand the importance of provisional restorations, how to fabricate them for immediate load, and what factors to consider before and during the procedure.


29th Annual Edward C. Hinds Symposium

Dr. Tyko will proudly speak at the 29th Annual Edward C. Hinds Symposium, which will be held on April 26-27th, 2019, at the Houston Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (HSOMS). The symposium honors OMS pioneer, Dr. Edward C. Hinds, Professor and  Chairman of the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston.

This year, Dr. Tyko is honored to speak about Caleb’s Law and the Threat Against Outpatient Anesthesia. The discussion will focus on growing concerns about safety in the use of anesthesiology within the specialty. For more information, visit the HSOMS website by clicking here, or call our office at 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa).


Redwood Dental Hygienists’ Society CE Event

Identifying Oral Pathology, and Long Term Care of Dental Implant Patients” (3 Units)
Increase your ability to recognize a variety of soft tissue lesions and determine when it’s acceptable to monitor vs. refer to the specialist for biopsy/removal.

Learn how to identify common varieties of soft tissue pathology

  • Review the anatomy of hard tissue pathology: odontogenic infections, cysts, and tumors
  • Cone Beam computed tomography (CBCT) indications, review image reconstruction planes, normal anatomy, surgical findings and pathologic findings
  • Learn to determine when it’s okay to monitor vs. referring for a biopsy
Learn to recognize the warning signs that indicate a dental implant is not healthy.
  • Understand the reasons for dental implant failures
  • Evaluate patient risk factors to increase implant outcomes
  • Learn the important aspects of dental implant maintenance

Photos From the Event

OMSA Certification

The California Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons offers this additional certification course for dental assistants, elevating them to the status of an OMSA (Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical Assistant. The OMSA course consists of online study and quizzes on health topics like Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Endocrine and Immune Systems, reading EKGs, and preparation for emergency health scenarios.

Assistants attend a 2-day weekend review course which culminates with a final examination. Santa Rosa Oral Surgery treats the completion of this course as mandatory. We are proud that our assistants have added training and knowledge that helps our patients feel safe.

100 Years of  AAOMS


Educational Lectures

Drs. Tyko, and Rogers are proud to invite Robert C. Vogel, DDS back to Northern California. We will host two educational lectures. One in Santa Rosa on Thursday, June 14th and then in Kelseyville on June 15th.

Dr. Vogel is a respected, well recieved speaker that has lectured for us several times. He graduated Dental School from Columbia University in New York City, before completing a combined residency program at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Mount Sinai Medical Center, and Miami Children’s Hospital in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Vogel maintains a full-time private practice in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida in Implant Prosthetics and Reconstructive Dentistry. He has developed and collaborated on the development of several prosthetic components and techniques currently in used in implant dentistry. He lectures internationally on Implant Dentristry, focusing on simplification, confidence and predicability of implant prosthetics through ideal treatment planning and team interaction. He has published numerous scientific articles, and is a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology.

The focus of this lecture is Implant Dentistry. Dr. Vogel will present a systematic approach to ideal esthetic treatment of single teeth through the fully edentulous patient, emphasizing long-term esthetic predictablity and profitablity. We will demonstrate the Trios Digital Impression Scanner, and discuss how the digital workflow benefits you and your patients.

Attendance at Dr. Vogel’s lecture is by invitation. The intended audience is restorative dental practitioners and their clinical teams. If you would like to RSVP or have questions, please contact Toni at 545-4625.

Nobel Biocare’s Trefoil™ Educational Course

Dr. Tyko is happy to announce he will be attending Nobel Biocare’s training and education course on the revolutionary Trefoil™ system for edentulous patients. The course will be held on May 7th and presented by Edmond Bedrossian, DDS, FACD, FACOMS, FAO.

Nobel Biocare’s Trefoil™ is a comprehensive, full-arch, implant-supported restoration that allows patients to enjoy a definitive set of highly lifelike teeth in one day. Trefoil facilitates immediate loading and function of just three implant posts thanks to an innovative, prefabricated titanium bar. The bar is designed according the precise measurements and contours of the patient’s lower jaw (or mandible) and supported by just three strategically placed, high-load bearing implant posts. It allows for a custom-designed denture to be attached to the implant posts on the same day of implant placement so patients can enjoy their fully restored smiles much sooner.

The course includes a live surgery and hands-on training so attendees gain a comprehensive knowledge of the unique surgical procedure. It is open to and intended for entire implant treatment teams, as the entire team is critical to the success of any dental implant procedure.

After attending the educational course, Dr. Tyko will proudly provide the Trefoil™ system to edentulous patients who qualify. To learn more about the system and whether or not it’s the best implant choice for your smile, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa).


If you have questions or concerns, or wish to speak with one of our oral/maxillofacial specialists, then please contact our staff at Santa Rosa Oral Surgery, or set up an appointment by clicking here.