Dentistry in small animal practice - Day 1: The basics, Day 2: Oral surgery

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CPD Hours

16 hours for attending both days - 8 hours for one day

Delivery Mode

On site CPD

About this course

This is a two-day course covering the most common applications of dentistry in general practice through lectures and hands-on wet labs on canine cadavers. Both days can be booked separately or together.

Day 1
The basics of oral diagnosis and extraction techniques will be discussed and practiced.

Key areas:

  • Dental charting
  • The use of different probes and how to use a dental mirror to your advantage
  • How to take good dental radiographs
  • Do’s and don’ts in scaling and polishing
  • How to perform closed extractions confidently and with control
  • Regional nerveblocks

Day 2
Will cover more advanced topics as well as an opportunity for a radiography recap.

Key areas:

  • The use of muco-periosteal flaps for surgical extractions of:
    • mandibular & maxillary canine teeth
    • carnassial teeth
    • multiple teeth in one quadrant
  • Root remnant removal
  • Basic oro-nasal fistula repair
  • Principles of biopsying oral mass lesions


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Rachel Perry , BSc BVM&S MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery) DipEVDC MRCVS, RCVS Advanced Practitioner (Veterinary Dentistry)
Director, Perrydental Vet Ltd

Simone Kirby, DipEVDC MRCVS Tieraerztin
Lecturer in Veterinary Dentistry
The Royal Veterinary College

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