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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 to confidently approach the surgical management of dental disease? Can you perform the procedures needed with efficiency whilst minimising complications 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 improve your clinical outcomes! Tony Caiafa is recognised as a leader with a capacity to empower vets with the skills they need in daily practice; he will be assisted by Kayo Kuroda, also a passionate educator.

Beyond just surgical extractions, the canine workshop addresses what to do when complications occur (fractured a root lately, anyone?), the management of Odontogenic 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 cat or dogs you can enrol in a single day of this 2-day workshop. Surgical Dentistry for Cats Workshop (Friday 13 August) or Surgical Dentistry for Dogs Workshop (Saturday 14 August).

Past Participant:

Participating in CVE programs always gives me that extra confidence in dealing with cases
Gourannanavar Pampapathi


View the program here.


Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Refine your approach to canine and carnassial extraction in dogs and arcade extractions in cats 
  • Develop an approach to  prevent or resolve complications related to tooth extraction including fractured roots and repair of oronasal fistulae   
  • Have an understanding of the management of oral masses and tumours and to develop the skills to enable the removal of small oral masses in a practice setting
  • Develop an understanding of normal and pathologic findings in dental radiography
  • Dental bonding techniques to manage occlusal trauma in cats

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 

Please bring the equipment listed below so that you get the most benefit from the day and have the right equipment for the procedures in the future. Failure to bring these instruments will impede your ability to participate in the practical sessions.

Participants need to bring-

  • Tissue forceps
  • Needle holders
  • Scissors
  • Size 15 scalpel handle
(CVE will provide gowns, gloves and other consumables).

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.

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 or sponsor.
  • 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 2-DAY WORKSHOP (CATS + DOGS)
Member* $2750 $2894 $1375 $1447
eMember / Non-Member  - $3216  - $1608

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

Friday, 13 August 2021 to
Saturday, 14 August 2021
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
20 CPD Point/s
Early Bird
01 Jul 2021

iM3 Training Centre
21 Chaplin Drive
Lane Cove NSW

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Dr Anthony M. Caiafa
Tony Caiafa
BVSc BDSc MANZCVS (Small animal surgery, 1992; Dentistry, 1993)
Dr Kayoko Kuroda
Kayo Kuroda
BVSc, MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery 2018)
Dr Anthony M. Caiafa
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...
Dr Kayoko Kuroda
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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