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Dentistry: Theory & Practice

Dentistry: Theory & Practice

Put your money where the mouth is: invest and upgrade your dentistry skills in companion animal oral care.

This course will whet your appetite to a new world of veterinary dentistry. Increase your ability to diagnose more disease using modern technologies. Offer your clients better outcomes for those pets with oral disease. Manage more cases ‘in-house’ that in the past you used to refer on.

Your tutors will review dental anatomy, the pathophysiology of periodontal disease, the techniques for obtaining diagnostic and high quality radiographs and how to reduce pain and discomfort in your dental patients.

The practical component will include planning and performing surgical extractions, use of minimally invasive extraction techniques including demonstration of a mechanical periotome. Planning to prevent extraction complications but if they occur, how to manage them and obtain a successful outcome.

I would highly recommend this event to anyone looking to improve their dental knowledge and skills. I feel a lot more confident with surgical extractions. - Natalie MacNab

Aspendale Gardens Veterinary Hospital

Learning objectives

At the end of this two-day course, attendees should be able to:
• Understand the techniques and steps required to perform a successful extraction
• Successfully perform oral surgical procedures including surgical extractions
• Identify and correct potential complications arising from oral procedures
• Utilise valuable diagnostic tools to identify and treat more oral disease
• Gain more confidence in managing complex oral disease cases
• Reduce post-operative pain through simple anaesthetic techniques
• Offer your clients a dental service to be proud of


Friday 12 April 2019
13 April 2019
9.00 - 5.00
Early Bird
1 March 2019
Veterinary Science Conference Centre
Regimental Drive
Camperdown NSW


BVSc BDSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Surgery, 1992; Dentistry, 1993)

Tony graduated in 1978, from the University of Melbourne with a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Science. He worked as a vet for 16 years. He returned to complete in 1998, a bachelor’s degree in Dental Science, graduating dux of his year. He has extensive experience in all aspects of general dentistry with an interest in dental implants and root canal treatment. Tony has lectured all over the world, for the past 20 years, in all aspects of Veterinary Dentistry. He has also convened hundreds of hands-on practical workshops. He has authored chapters in Veterinary Dental books, as well as published a number of articles in peer reviewed journals.  He continues to work with our four legged friends, as a guest lecturer in Veterinary Dentistry at James Cook University, Townsville and consultant at North Coast Veterinary Specialists and Referral Centre.

Course Fees

*Member includes: Practice, Professional and Academic members