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 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, and how to critically evaluate the plethora of dental homecare products on the market. These skills will allow you to take your dentistry to the next level, and help you to improve the health and welfare of your patients.
"Fantastic course!! I have gained so much and use these daily for dental work in clinic" Anonymous.
"Excellent course achieving great up to date techniques that can easily be applied by any practitioner" Anonymous.
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
- Have an understanding of how homecare products work and develop the ability to critically evaluate claims made by manufacturers of homecare products
- 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
Treatment options for the most common traumatic malocclusion: Linguoversion of the mandibular canine(s) or base narrow canine condition. Some of the treatments to be discussed will include orthodontic movement, crown reduction and vital pulp therapy, surgical extraction, crown extensions.
Dental radiology: how to obtain diagnostic images and interpretation of dental radiographs including identifying normal radiographic oral anatomy
Dental homecare products: how to tell the bad from the good
Local anaesthesia: drugs and techniques
|Recent Grad / Part-time Member||$303|
|Non-member / eMember||$607|