Small Animal Dentistry for Veterinarians - March 3-4, 2022


Early Bird Special: Register by 1/3/2022 and save $200!

RACE Approved CE Hours: 16 Hours

Course Description:

Registration fee includes an instructor-curated set of dental instruments (retail value ~ $1000)

This practical and interactive 2-day course consists of a whopping 6 hours of lecture and 10 hours of hands-on lab and is a great place to start your pathway into small animal dentistry!   Day 1 is a biggie and will include: 

  • oral exam, regional anesthesia, radiograph acquisition, interpretation, and treatment planning 
  • review of critical periodontal equipment 
  • 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 including infraorbital, inferior alveolar and mental nerve blocks and their administration
  • Radiograph acquisition and interpretation 

At the conclusion of Day 1 you will be able to: 

  • complete a comprehensive oral exam, understanding clues present in the oral exam that will aid in your treatment planning 
  • obtain full mouth radiographs of the dog and interpret common normal variations and periodontal pathology 

Ready for Day 2?   We’ll split the veterinary technicians and DVM’s into separate role-focused training tracks:  

  • The technician track will focus on equipment maintenance, equipment sharpening and the technician’s role in dentistry. 
  • The DVM track will be devoted to developing and honing your basic dental extraction techniques. You’ll receive valuable “pro” tips from our practical and supportive experts. Common complications will be discussed and practiced.  

Register your technician here

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Dr. Naomi Hoyer DVM, DAVDC

Dr. 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.

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Refund and Cancellation Policy

Course cancellation could occur if registrations fail to meet minimum numbers 30 days prior to the course.
If a course is canceled for any reason, we are not responsible for any charges related to travel.
Refunds are available for cancellations made 60 days prior to the beginning of the course. Cancellations less than 35 days before a course are nonrefundable but may be partially transferrable to a future course.

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