Dentistry: Theory & Practice
Put your money where the mouth is: invest and upgrade your dentistry skills in companion animal oral care.
This course is designed to provide the essentials to become a good companion animal dentist and to drive your dental service to the next level in standard of care.
The interactive lectures and workshop will offer the latest knowledge and techniques in optimal dental care for dogs and cats. Topics include: periodontal flap surgery, surgical extractions and techniques for avoiding and treating extraction complications, management of the three types of feline tooth resorptions, as well as current best practice in oral pain management.
A focus of the course will be on optimal radiographic positioning to obtain diagnostic dental radiographs and, importantly, the radiographic interpretation of any oral pathology.
At the end of the course, participants will have a better understanding of managing periodontal disease and the below skills:
Improved surgical skills to better manage oral disease including surgical extractions and how to avoid complications
Ability to utilise valuable diagnostic tools to identify and treat more oral disease
Increased confidence in managing complex oral disease cases
Ability to reduce post-operative pain through simple anaesthetic techniques
"Most instructive and enjoyable sessions. Showed what we should all be doing in our practices."
Grant Poolman, Bowral
"Loved it!! Tony, Christine and John were great! I have so much more confidence and am reinspired by animal dentistry! Definitely feel I can pass on knowledge and practical skills to my colleagues that will only serve to benefit our patients."
Samara Deitz, Lort Smith Animal Hospital