Dental Bites for the Enlightened Practitioner
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 extractions (for both you and the patient), 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.
The skills you will learn in this course will take your dentistry to a more advanced level and help you to improve the health and welfare of your patients.
"Dental bites TimeOnline was such a wonderful course. I learnt so much, so much new information. The tutors are outstanding and so helpful. These short courses are so valuable for vets in general practice." Larissa Ladyko
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
Flexible and affordable short online CPD
TimeOnline is a quality online education program delivered by veterinary experts, in short, manageable timeframes. You will be engaging with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum and other online resources including a set of concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links, and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and complete your CPD requirements. All participants receive an electronic certificate upon successful completion of the course.
Complete at your own pace over 4 weeks to earn 10-20 CPD points (depending on the course).
|Recent Grad / Part-time Member||$303|
|Non-member / eMember||$607|