Dentistry in small animal practice - Day 1: The foundations, Day 2: Surgical extractions and case discussions


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Key Areas

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CPD Hours

16 hours

Delivery Mode

On site CPD

About this course

Need more confidence handling challenging dental cases?

This is a two-day course focussing on extractions in small animal practice. It includes a strong practical component with canine and fox specimen, and lectures that cover both canine and feline aspects.

Why do this course?
Fine-tune your extraction skills, and at the same time become more knowledgeable and confident addressing your dental cases.

Key areas
Day 1: The foundations
• The foundations of oral diagnosis
• Dos and don’ts of scaling and polishing
• How to take good dental radiographs
• How to perform closed extractions confidently and with control
• Regional nerve blocks and analgesia for dental patients

Day 2: Surgical extractions and case discussions
• The use of muco-periosteal flaps for the surgical extraction of mandibular, maxillary and carnassial teeth
• Root remnant removal
• Radiographic interpretation & case discussions covering
• Periodontal disease: when to extract?
• Fractured teeth: when to treat?
• Treating teeth affected by resorption

Course details
Course format: Lectures, case-based discussions and practical sessions
Course length: Two-day



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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