Feline Dentistry | Centre for Veterinary Education

Feline Dentistry

Cats are not just small dogs and have unique dental requirements.

This course will be a refresher on some of the basic dental techniques but will also focus on key feline-specific issues and techniques related to periodontal disease and extractions as well as key disorders including feline tooth resorption, chronic gingivostomatitis, endodontic disease and malocclusions.

Each module has comprehensive course notes well-illustrated with clinical photos. Practical tips are given throughout. Lists of recommended reading and references are also included in each section.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants will:

  • Review the principles of the basic dental exam and gain an appreciation of the need for radiography in feline patients.

  • Gain an understanding of periodontal disease, its onset, treatment and management.

  • Review the management of key feline dental disorders including, feline tooth resorption, feline chronic gingivostomatitis, endodontic disease and feline malocclusions.

  • Learn to perform a range of extraction techniques.

  • Understand and learn to deal with the possible complications associated with tooth extractions.


  1. Examination and diagnosis of dental disorders in the feline patient

  2. Periodontal disease and its management

  3. Specific dental disorders in more detail

  4. Extractions

Course Delivery

This course comes with:

  • A set of written notes and photographs within each module

  • Self-assessed multiple choice quizzes to test your knowledge and understanding

  • A discussion forum for conversation, debate and information exchange with your peers and tutor

  • An electronic certificate available for download upon successful completion of the course

The estimated time to complete this course is 10 hours. The course will be open for 4 weeks.

RACE approved for 10 CE hours

This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for 10 hours of continuing education. Participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.

Limited places remaining


Monday 18 September - Sunday 15 October 2017
Delivered Online



Lisa graduated from the University of Pretoria, South Africa in 1997 and worked in the UK since. She soon developed an interest in dentistry and pursued this to specialist level. She is a diplomate of the European Veterinary Dental College.

Lisa was the principal of a dedicated dental and oral surgery referral practice in Surrey before being diagnosed with motor neurone disease. She was involved with undergraduate and post graduate dentistry training and has published and presented papers both in the UK and internationally.

Lisa was also actively involved with International Animal Rescue and is still a trustee of the charity. She has travelled abroad to perform dental treatment at various projects and has over the past year spent time training others to continue this work. 

Course Fees

Member TypeTimeOnline
Recent Grad / Part-time Member$289
Student Member$145
Non-member / eMember$578
*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members

You may be eligible for a 10% discount off your registration. Please read the full Terms & Conditions to see if you are eligible. Discounts can’t be processed online so please contact the CVE on +61 2 9351 7979 or cve.timeonline@sydney.edu.au to register.     

Further details

Have a question? Your answer could be on our frequently asked questions page. If you cannot find an answer for your question, please email us or call us on +61 2 9351 7979.