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Vital Pulp Therapy: Small Animal Dentistry Workshop

Vital Pulp Therapy: Small Animal Dentistry Workshop

This workshop will offer attendees, detailed knowledge, and the tools, to perform Vital Pulp Therapy (VPT) in a general practice setting. 

The workshop will consist of lectures and a wetlab. Attendees will be able to perform the VPT procedure on extracted canine teeth, as well as radiographically monitor each step of the procedure. Tutors will be available to give one on one assistance during the wetlab component of the workshop.   

Vital pulp therapy (VPT) involves the sterile amputation of around 6 mm of the coronal pulp. 
Indications for VPT include crown height reduction of the maloccluded mandibular canine tooth, where there is trauma to the hard palate, or for recent traumatic crown fractures of a canine tooth, involving the pulp. The amputated pulp is then treated with medicaments that stimulate cells lining the pulp to lay down reparative dentine. The medicaments allow the remaining pulp to stay vital. A restoration is placed over the medicaments, to seal the tooth from bacterial ingress.

VPT works best in younger dogs (under 18 months of age) and is less predictable (according to limited studies), if performed >2 days post trauma. Short- and long-term radiographic monitoring of the procedure is essential. Visual and tactile monitoring of the restoration is also important.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Determine the indications/contraindications for performing VPT in dogs and cats 
  • Understand the functions of the pulp and its response to injury
  • Have knowledge of the dental materials used for VPT
  • Understand the steps involved in performing a successful VPT procedure
  • Develop and implement review protocols to monitor the success of the VPT procedure

What is a Workshop?

Highly practical - develop the confidence to implement your new skills on your return to work

Practical workshops are an ideal way to build confidence and competence in your skills, as you put theory into practice.

Ideally balanced combination of theoretical and hands-on education, our workshops allow participants to obtain the most benefit possible through practical application of the skills being taught. Small group teaching with a high tutor to participant ratio will ensure that you benefit from individual attention from your highly regarded and experienced tutor/s. Nothing beats on-the-spot feedback as you learn a new procedure.

Who should enrol?

This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians.

Equipment requirements 

iM3 and CVE will provide gowns, gloves, and all other consumables required for this workshop.

Venue details

iM3 Training Centre
21 Chaplin Drive
Lane Cove NSW 2066

Covid SAFE Event

The Center for Veterinary Education and iM3 Veterinary Dental Company are taking all reasonable precautions to manage the spread of COVID-19, in line with national and state requirements. Upon entering the venue for your workshop you will be required to check-in via the Service NSW Mobile App and show proof of your Covid-19 Vaccination.

As part of this approach we are asking all visitors coming to the iM3 Training Centre to confirm the following before entering the building. Please note these conditions may change based on advice from the NSW Chief Health Officer:

  • You are not showing any symptoms of COVID-19;
  • You have not had contact with a person who has been confirmed with COVID-19 in the past 14 days;
  • You have reviewed the NSW Government list of COVID case locations and if you have visited a relevant location have complied with Government instructions particularly as related to testing;
  • You have not returned from overseas, or any other location the subject of a current NSW Public Health Order in the past 14 days;
  • You have not been tested for COVID-19 and are awaiting results and are not currently required by relevant authorities to quarantine or self-isolate;
  • You will follow any relevant COVID-19 Safety Plan requirements advised to you and any reasonable directions of your host, security staff and/or emergency services

As a guest of the iM3 Training Centre, you are asked to observe the following hygiene and physical distancing practices:

  • Stay home if you feel unwell.
  • Keep a distance of 1.5 metres between you and other people wherever possible.
  • Avoid physical contact such as shaking hands.
  • Wash your hands (or use hand sanitiser) regularly.
  • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing and sneezing or use your elbow, not your hands.
  • Wear a mask when instructed to by your host.
  • If you feel unwell whilst at the venue you must immediately isolate from others and notify your host. You may be asked to leave the venue to seek medical advice.
  • In the event of a confirmed COVID-19 case at the venue your details may be provided to authorised iM3 Traning Centre personnel and NSW Health to support contact tracing.

If you can not agree to these conditions, then you are not permitted to be at the iM3 Traning Centre.

Registrant Type 1-DAY VPT WORKSHOP
EARLY BIRD
1-DAY VPT WORKSHOP
FULL RATE
Member* $1750 $1845
eMember / Non-Member  - $2050

*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time Professional, Recent Graduate and Academic members.

Workshop
Sunday, 28 August 2022
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10 CPD Point/s
Early Bird
15 Jul 2022

iM3 Training Centre
21 Chaplin Drive
Lane Cove NSW
Workshop
Sunday, 28 August 2022
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10 CPD Point/s
Early Bird
15 Jul 2022

iM3 Training Centre
21 Chaplin Drive
Lane Cove NSW

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Tutor/s

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Tony Caiafa
BVSc BDSc MANZCVS (Small animal surgery, 1992; Dentistry, 1993)
Tony Caiafa graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor degree in Veterinary Science in 1978. He worked as mainly a companion animal vet and owned two practices over...
Kayo Kuroda
BVSc, MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery 2018)
Kayo graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2006. Since completing her degree, she has pursued her twin passions of teaching and clini...
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Tony Caiafa
BVSc BDSc MANZCVS (Small animal surgery, 1992; Dentistry, 1993)
Tony Caiafa graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor degree in Veterinary Science in 1978. He worked as mainly a companion animal vet and owned two practices over...
Kayo Kuroda
BVSc, MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery 2018)
Kayo graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 2006. Since completing her degree, she has pursued her twin passions of teaching and clini...

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