SA Dentistry - February 11-12, 2021 - Vets


Small Animal Dentistry - Vets

Course Date: February 11-12, 2021

CE Hours: 16 for veterinarians (Race ID 1478-39822)

Course Description for Vets: 

This 2-day course consists of 6 hours of lecture and 10 hours of hands on lab. The first day is devoted to the oral exam, regional anesthesia, radiograph acquisition, interpretation, and treatment planning. After the first day, attendees will be able to complete a comprehensive oral exam, understanding clues present in the oral exam that will aid in treatment planning. Attendees will review critical periodontal equipment and how to perform basic periodontal treatments such as ultrasonic and hand supragingival scaling, closed and open root planing, and appropriate use of perioceutics. Local and regional anesthesia will also be covered on the first day, including infraorbital, inferior alveolar and mental nerve blocks and their administration. Finally, on the first day, radiograph acquisition and interpretation will be discussed and practiced. After the first day, the attendee will be able to obtain full mouth radiographs of the dog and interpret common normal variations and periodontal pathology. 

For the second day, the technicians and doctors will be split into separate groups. The technician track will focus on equipment maintenance, equipment sharpening and the technician role in dentistry.

The second day for veterinarians will be devoted to extractions. Tips to improve extraction techniques will be discussed and practiced, and common complications will be discussed and practiced.  


Day 1

7:30 am- 8:00 am Breakfast

8:00am- 9:00am Avoiding Quicksand: The oral exam and periodontal therapies

9:00am –10:30am Laboratory 1: Oral exam, dental charting and periodontal practice

10:30am- 10:45am Break

10:45am- 11:15am Taking the Sting out of Dentistry: Local and Regional Anesthesia in the Oral Cavity

11:15am-12:15pm Laboratory 2: Local & regional anesthesia practice

12:15pm- 1:00pm Lunch

1:00 pm- 2:00pm Under the Surface: Intraoral radiograph acquisition and interpretation

2:00pm-3:30pm Laboratory 3: Obtaining radiographs

3:30pm-3:45pm Break

3:45pm-5:00pm Small Group Roundtables: Radiograph interpretation & treatment planning

Day 2

7:30 am- 8:00 am Breakfast

8:00am- 9:00am Extraction 4-1-1: Making Extractions Less Painful

8:00am – 9:30am Equipment maintenance and technician role lecture for technician

9:00am –12:00pm Laboratory 4: Extraction practice

10:00am – 11:30 am Technician Lab: Equipment maintenance

12:00pm- 1:00pm Lunch

1:00 pm- 2:00pm When Things go Wrong: Managing Extraction Complications

2:00pm-5:00pm Laboratory 5: Managing extraction complications practice

Naomi Hoyer DVM, DAVDC

Naomi Hoyer is an Assistant Professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University. She graduated from Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in 2002. She worked in general practice for 10 years before starting her dental residency in private practice. She became an AVDC Diplomate in 2017. She left private practice in 2018 to pursue her passion for dentistry education. She hopes to share her love of dentistry with as many students and practitioners as possible. Her professional interests include management of periodontal disease and developmental maxillofacial disease.

Jennifer Rawlinson

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.

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