Small Animal

SA Dentistry – February 11-12, 2021 – Vets

Course Date: February 11-12, 2021

CE Hours: 16 for veterinarians

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.  

 

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SA Dentistry- February 11-12, 2021- Techs

Course Date: February 11-12, 2021

CE Hours: 12 for technicians

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.  

 

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Introduction to Video Otoscopy – March 28, 2021

This video otoscopy course allows participants to practice safe ear flushing techniques as well as myringotomy, middle ear culture, and foreign body removal. First, an interactive lecture will describe equipment and provide tips on safe otoscopic examination. Participants will then move into the laboratory and use Karl Storz video otoscopes performing procedures on cadaver specimens. Standard otoscopes will also be available for practice and instruction. At the conclusion of the two-hour interactive laboratory, the practitioner will be able to successfully manage common ear disorders.

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