Extraction Techniques for Equine Teeth - October 28-29, 2021


Introduction from Dr. Jennifer Rawlinson:

RACE Approved: 16.0 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
Please ensure that you have taken the Extraction Techniques for Equine Teeth Online Lectures, 8 CE Hours before arriving on site for the in-person course.

Extraction Techniques for Equine Teeth focuses on treatment planning and techniques to extract premolar and molar teeth. The online learning portion of the course covers dental applied anatomy, maximizing oral exam and imagining findings to develop and hone a treatment plan, and equipment and techniques to extract teeth. Extraction techniques will include intraoral standard extraction manipulations in addition to fragment retrieval, coronectomy, and tooth sectioning. The goal of this course is to help veterinarians develop the skills and confidence to tackle more challenging dental pathology and extraction.

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

  • Comprehensive treatment planning with preparation for extractions via review of oral exam andradiographs
  • “Simple” intraoral extraction technique and fragment removal
  • Coronectomy, tooth sectioning, and odontoplasty to aid extraction

The overall goal of this course is for private practitioners to leave feeling more comfortable and prepared to tackle extraction of equine premolar and molar teeth.

At Home Prerequisite Material

Anatomical Considerations for Performing Extractions
Dr. Travis Henry

Review of Extraction Armamentarium: Equipment and appropriate usage
Dr. Jack Easley

Knowing Extraction Options – Review of Extraction Techniques
Dr. Jennifer Rawlinson

Maximizing Imaging and Oral Examination Findings to Treatment Plan
Dr. Jennifer Rawlinson

“Simple” Intraoral Extraction
Dr. Travis Henry

Advanced Fragment Retrieval and Alternative Extraction Techniques: Intraoral Coronectomy, Alveolectomy, Sectioning, and Odontoplasty to Aid Extraction: Part 1
Dr. Molly Rice

Advanced Fragment Retrieval and Alternative Extraction Techniques: Intraoral Coronectomy, Alveolectomy, Sectioning, and Odontoplasty to Aid Extraction: Part 2
Dr. Molly Rice

Tackling Extraction Complications
Dr. Jack Easley

Day 1

7:30 am

7:50 am
Welcome and Introductions

8:00 am
Case Presentations: Focus Treatment Planning, Sedation, and “Simple” Extraction Technique

9:50-10:15 am
BREAK with snacks

10:15-12:15 pm
Laboratory 1: Regional Nerve Blocks, Oroscope Usage, and Introduction to Odontoplasty to Assist Extraction

12:15-1:00 pm

1:00-5:15 pm
Laboratory 2: “Simple” Intraoral Extraction and Fragment Retrieval

BREAK (optional)

Day 2

7:30 am

Morning Announcements

8:00-9:50 am
Case Presentations: Focus Treatment Planning and Coronectomy Extraction Technique

9:50-10:15 am
BREAK with snacks

Laboratory 3:: Coronectomy and Tooth Sectioning to Aid in Extraction


Lab Continued

BREAK (optional)

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 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.
For over 40 years, Dr. Easley has lectured extensively on and promoted equine veterinary dentistry throughout the world. He has written hundreds of articles for publication in professional as well as lay equine journals, textbooks, and periodicals. He serves on the editorial review boards for Equine Veterinary Education, Equine Veterinary Journal, and the Veterinary Dental Journal. Dr. Easley is the co- editor and major contributor of Equine Dentistry, first published in 1999 by Harcourt-Brace Publishing (Saunders) being the first equine dental textbook in recent times. This textbook was ultimately printed in Spanish and German; the 2nd edition published in October 2004 and the 3rd edition co-authored with Drs. Paddy Dixon and Jim Schumacher released in 2010.

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.

Dr. Molly Rice

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.

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