Take your dentistry to a more advanced level and improve the health and welfare of your patients.
Periodontal and dental diseases are arguably the most common issues seen in small animal practice, yet many vets feel intimidated or inadequate when faced with a complicated case that may require more than a scale and polish.
This course is designed at an intermediate level for those veterinarians who have had experience in performing dental procedures. It aims to help you understand how to plan and perform efficient, atraumatic (for both you and the patient) extractions, where to place local anaesthetic nerve blocks, and how to take and interpret dental radiographs. Together, these skills will help you to avoid the common pitfalls that lead to complications such as lost roots, fractured roots and fractured jaws. Additionally, you will learn about the treatment options for traumatic malocclusions.
Fantastic Course! I learnt so much about interpreting dental radiographs, when to extract and local anaesthetics that I now feel more comfortable and confident tackling dentals in general practice! I thoroughly recommend this course!
Dr. Rebecca Robey
By successfully completing this course, you will:
- Have a good understanding of the principles behind extraction techniques and how with good planning, to avoid the common pitfalls seen in extractions
- Understand the treatment options for traumatic malocclusions and when to offer referral
- Have a good understanding of oral radiology positioning techniques, allowing the operator to take quality diagnostic radiographs and then to interpret oral pathology seen on the image
- Understand the pharmacology of the different local anaesthetic agents and identify the anatomical landmarks required to perform effective anaesthesia/analgesia in the oral cavity.
- Surgical extractions including introduction to new technologies simplifying the extraction process. Extraction complications: avoiding common pitfalls
- Dental radiology: how to obtain diagnostic images and interpretation of dental radiographs, including identifying normal radiographic oral anatomy
- Local anaesthesia: drugs and techniques
- Treatment options for malocclusions
What is a TimeOnline?
Flexible and accessible online CPD
TimeOnline is quality online education delivered by veterinary experts in short, manageable timeframes.
Build in-demand skills in key clinical areas. Engage with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum. The programs are further enhanced by concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and round out the program. Earn 10 CPD point with completion of each TimeOnline course.
Who should enrol?
This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians. Veterinary students are welcome to enrol.
|Recent Graduate / Part-time Professional Member
|eMember / Non-Member
*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members.