Equine Dental Diagnostics Upgrade: Focus on Oroscope Examination and Radiograph Acquisition and Interpretation - Online


Introduction from Dr. Jennifer Rawlinson for the In-Person Portion of the course:

RACE Approved: 8 CE hours

Overview of Equine Dental Courses
This course is one in a series of online and in-person Equine Dental courses that are meant to build upon one another and provide you with the skills and confidence that you need in order to tackle challenging pathologies and extractions.

Here is the suggested order for the courses:

  1. Equine Dental Diagnostics Online Lectures, 8 CE hours This course will provide the knowledge to start or build your dental practice. It will provide the fundamentals of radiograph acquisition and interpretation that will be required for the more advanced Extraction Techniques Course.
  2. Equine Dental Diagnostics Upgrade, in Person October 27, 2021, 8 CE Hours
  3. Extraction Techniques for Equine Teeth Online Lectures, 8 CE Hours This advanced course helps Veterinarians tackle more complicated cases.
  4. Extraction Techniques for Equine Teeth, In Person October 28-29, 2021, 16 CE hours

Course Description
Equine Dental Diagnostics Upgrade is a course designed to hone a practitioner’s oral examination and dental radiographs skills utilizing the newest technology. This course will focus on arming veterinarians with a deeper understanding of oral and dental anatomy, common pathology, examination techniques, radiographic acquisition, and radiographic interpretation.  Oral examination will be taught with the newest equipment for oral and dental endoscopy. Both intraoral and extraoral radiographic techniques will be taught using the most state-of-the-art imaging systems.  After performing oral exams and acquiring radiographs, radiographic interpretation and treatment will be discussed and practiced in small groups to maximize learning. Veterinarians will leave the course with the knowledge to either start or build their dental practice.

Lecture Sections

  • Optimizing the oral examination – oral endoscopy
  • Review of Equine Dental Anatomy
  • Equid Dental Pathology
  • Extraoral/Intraoral Dental Radiography
  • Equine Dental Radiograph Interpretation
  • Skull Radiograph Interpretation
  • Putting It Together: Combining oral exam and radiographic findings to create a successful treatment plan
  • Case Presentations: Putting It All Together

Course Purpose:

Goals for this course will be to provide equine veterinarians instruction and education in the following topics:

  •       Performing in-depth oral examination utilizing an oroscope
  •       Recognizing common dental pathology
  •       Acquisition of intraoral and extraoral dental radiographs
  •       Dental radiograph interpretation and treatment planning

The overall goal of this course is for private practitioners to explore the latest in dental diagnostic technology and leave the meeting feeling empowered to perform high quality oral examinations and acquire diagnostic dental radiographs that they can accurately interpret to provide a treatment plan.

Dr. Jennifer Rawlinson

Jennifer Rawlinson, DVM, MS, DABVP/Eq: Dr. Rawlinson graduated from Cornell University Veterinary College in 1998. She completed her residency program in Dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania in 2004 and became an AVDC Diplomate in 2005 and AVDC Equine Diplomate in 2014. From 2004-2011, she created and ran the Dentistry Service at Cornell University. Since 2013, she has been running the Dentistry Service at Colorado State University which is a species comprehensive service caring for small animals, equine, farm animal, and exotics/wildlife patients. In 2018, she became the President-Elect of the American Veterinary Dental College. Her research focus is equine maxillofacial regional anesthesia, but she is published in many other areas of interest as well.

Dr. Jack Easley

Jack Easley, DVM, MS, DABVP/Eq: Jack Easley received a DVM degree from Tuskegee University in 1976. After completing a Large Animal Internship at Oklahoma State University, he served as an Associate Professor of Surgery at Kansas State University from 1978 to 1980 where he completed an Equine Surgical Residency and received a Masters Degree in Surgery. He was an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, 1980-1982. In 1982, he was certified as a Diplomate for the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners (Equine) and continues this recertification. Since 1982, he has been in private practice in Shelbyville, Kentucky where he has an exclusive equine only practice with an emphasis on dentistry. In 2014, he became board certified by the American Veterinary Dental College as an equine dental specialist.

Dr. Molly Rice

Molly Rice, DVM, DAVDC-Equine: Dr. Rice graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Veterinary School in 2003. She was a general equine practitioner until 2009 when she started working in an equine dentistry practice. In addition to her clinical work, she enjoys educating other veterinarians, veterinary students and clients at continuing education events and meetings. She became a diplomate of the Equine American Veterinary Dental College in June of 2018. In her free time, she enjoys fishing, camping, and hiking with her husband and two Springer spaniels.

Dr. Travis Henry

Dr. Travis Henry, DVM, DAVDC-Equine: Dr Henry graduated in 1993 from Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine. He has owned and operated Midwest Veterinary Dental Services for 15 years and completed a residency in dentistry at UC Davis. He went on to obtain board certification with the American Veterinary Dental College in the Non Specie specific tract in 2015 and Equine Board certification in dentistry in 2016. He is also adjunct assistant professor at the UW Madison School of Vet Med. He provides dental care for large as well as small animals.

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