Surgical Dentistry for Cats & Dogs Workshop | Centre for Veterinary Education

Surgical Dentistry for Cats & Dogs Workshop

Surgical Dentistry for Cats & Dogs Workshop

Dentistry is a significant part of companion animal practice – and it’s becoming more so. Do you have the skills you need to confidently approach the surgical management of dental disease?

Can you perform the procedures needed with efficiency and minimal undue trauma to your patient? This is your opportunity to be mentored by leaders in the field and be individually guided on techniques and tips that will make your life much easier – and your outcomes better! Christine Hawke and Tony Caiafa are recognised as both leaders and gifted educators with a capacity to empower vets with the skills they need in daily practice.

Beyond just surgical extractions, the canine workshop addresses what to do when complications occur (fractured root, anyone?) Otodogenic tumours and cysts, as well as pain relief and radiographic interpretation are all covered.

And because cats are not just small dogs – particularly when it comes to dental disease – a whole day will be devoted to feline dentistry. Extraction techniques, gingivostomatitis (including full quadrant extractions), root resorption (crown amputation application and technique) and management of jaw fractures will all feature.

Take the distress out of dentals for both you and your patient – this 2 day workshop is essential for any small animal clinician.

If you prefer to improve your surgical dentistry skills in only cats or dogs you can enrol in a single day of this 2-day workshop. Surgical Dentistry for Dog Workshop (Friday 24 July) or Surgical Dentistry for Cats Workshop (Saturday 25 July).

“Participating in CVE programs always gives me that extra confidence in dealing with cases."

Gourannanavar Pampapathi


Friday 24 - Saturday 25 July 2020
9.00 - 5.30
Early Bird
28 May 2020
Veterinary Science Conference Centre
Regimental Dr
Camperdown NSW


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 a period of 16 years. He returned to study and completed a Bachelor of Dental Science in 1998 and graduated dux of his year. He has extensive experience in all aspects of general dentistry in humans with a particular interest in dental implants and root canal treatments. He continues to work with our four-legged friends as an Adjunct Associate Professor in Veterinary Dentistry at James Cook University, Townsville as well as a consultant in veterinary dentistry at North Coast Veterinary Specialists and referral practice on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

BSc (Vet) BVSc (Hons) PhD MANZCVS (Dentistry)

Christine Hawke graduated from the University of Sydney in 1993, and spent four years in general practice both in Australia and the UK, during which time she disliked dentistry immensely. She returned to the University of Sydney in 1999, and completed her PhD in immunogenetics of autoimmune disease in 2003. After a break to start a family, Christine returned to the Faculty of Veterinary Science as a clinical lecturer, where, strangely enough, she developed an unexpected passion for small animal dentistry. Christine sat her ANZCVS membership exams in Veterinary Dentistry in 2006. She founded Sydney Pet Dentistry in 2007, and divides her time between clinical dentistry and teaching all aspects of small animal dentistry to vets, vet nurses and undergraduate students.

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