Enrollment is closed.
INSTRUCTOR(S): Steven Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
DENT111-0114: Advanced Tooth Extractions and Fractured Tips
Staying in the frying pan, avoiding the fire
Jan Bellows, DVM, Dipl. AVDC, Dipl. ABVP
Christopher Snyder, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
December 20, 2013-January 30, 2014
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Mondays, January 6, 13, and 20; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
Oquendo Center (in-person) Lab Sessions:
Weekend, January 25-26; 8am-4pm PT (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area:
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In order to prepare you for a successful experience
in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first
Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session
is up to 1 hour in length.
For more information, please visit the
CE Practice Area
*The instructors for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen.
If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend
one of the Practice Sessions.
Level and Prerequisites:
course will be open to veterinarians
actively interested in veterinary dentistry, specifically exodontia.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
This course is designed to focus on canine and feline dentistry in order to
strengthen the attendee's knowledge and skills in dog and cat exodontia.
Complete oral examination, charting, and treatment planning will be thoroughly
reviewed. Discussion of intraoral radiographic acquisition and interpretation,
periodontal disease, gingivostomatitis, tooth resorption, common oral tumors,
and extraction techniques will be presented with numerous visual aids to
enhance learning and increase retention for the attendees. Pathophysiology
and treatment planning for the aforementioned diseases will be covered.
Clinical cases will be used to set the stage for step-by-step presentations
for canine tooth extractions with heavy emphasis on being able to predict
the difficult tooth extraction, extraction pitfalls and complications will
be presented to help attendees minimize complications and address
complications if they should occur in clinical practice. The laboratory
will provide the opportunity to put clinical skills into practice.
The VIN CE online portion of the course
consists of three (3) 2-hour Real Time Sessions, supplemental library materials,
interactive message board discussions, and a mandatory end-of-course test.
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better)
on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for
*The instructors will be using audio to answer questions during the real time sessions,
please be prepared to listen.
The in-person portion of the course
will consist of two (2) consecutive days of laboratory experience held in the
Oquendo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- Understand clinical presentations, current knowledge of pathophysiology,
diagnostics and treatment options and techniques for canine periodontal
disease, tooth resorption, fractured teeth, and common oral neoplasia.
- Produce and interpret canine intraoral radiographs.
- Perform surgical extractions of the dog dentition.
- Increase knowledge, confidence, and skill level in diagnosing and
treating canine dental and oral diseases.
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook(s): There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Instructors:
Dr. Steve Holmstrom
was one of the two original VIN Dental
Consultants. He has co-authored the textbook which the course is based on,
Veterinary Dental Techniques
, which is in its 3rd edition and in 4 languages.
He has also authored Veterinary Dentistry: A Team Approach
, in its second
edition and edited three editions of Veterinary Clinics of North America
He was the chairperson for the first and second editions of the
AAHA Dental Guidelines
. He practices at the Animal Dental Clinic
in San Carlos, California.
Dr. Jan Bellows
received his undergraduate training at the
University of Florida and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University.
After completing a small animal internship at The Animal Medical Center
in New York City, he returned to south Florida where he still practices
companion animal medicine, surgery and dentistry. He was certified by the
Board of Veterinary Practitioners (canine and feline) in 1986 and
the College of Veterinary Dentistry in 1990. Currently he is president
of the American Veterinary Dental College (2013-14).
He has authored three dental texts-
The Practice of Veterinary Dentistry … A Team Effort
mall Animal Dental Equipment, Materials, and Techniques
(2010). He is a frequent contributor to
DVM Newsmagazine and a charter consultant of Veterinary Information Network's
(VIN) dental board since 1993. He was also chosen as one of the dental experts
to formulate AAHA's Small Animal Dental Guidelines
published in 2005
and updated in 2013.
Dr. Christopher Snyder
is a graduate of The Ohio State
University's College of Veterinary Medicine and completed residency
training in Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison,
School of Veterinary Medicine. Since joining the faculty at
University of Wisconsin, he has taught 400+ veterinary students
and has lectured nationally and internationally. In addition to authoring
numerous journal articles, a particular research interest includes
investigating new techniques for improving regional anesthesia for the
oral surgery patient.
(Real Time Session January 6, 2014)
- Anatomy, clinical oral examination, nomenclature, and charting
- Intraoral radiography and interpretation
- Instrumentation for exodontia and oral surgery
(Real Time Session January 13, 2014)
- Radiographic case interpretation
- Local intraoral anesthesia
(Real Time Session January 20, 2014)
- Mucoperiosteal flaps and surgical extractions step-by-by step
- Complications during canine extractions
- Tooth resorption and treatment
(In-person Lab Session 1 January 25, 2014)
Lab, Radiology, Tooth Extractions
- 8:00-10:00 am
Oral examination, charting and intraoral radiography - the
attendee will become comfortable with a comprehensive oral
examination, the instruments needed and production of a
time-efficient but detailed medical record along with the
use of digital dental radiographic equipment to understand
proper positioning to produce diagnostic images in addition
to image interpretation.
- 10:00-11:00 am
Introduction to the care and use of hand and power instruments
required for exodontia.
Non-surgical and surgical extraction of teeth in dogs and cats,
including the use of mucogingival flaps, buccal cortical osteotomy,
tooth sectioning, proper selection and technique for elevators/luxators
and forceps, suture selection and surgical closure.
- 1:00-5:00 pm
Continue non-surgical and surgical extraction of teeth, learn ways to
extract teeth with less bone removal, the use of alternative instruments,
and local anesthesia.
(In-person Lab Session 2 January 26, 2014)
Fractured Tips, Recovering from Complications in Exodontics
CE CREDITS: 6
- 8:00 am-Noon
"Staying in the frying pan, avoiding the fire"
When bad things happen to good people, learn how to effectively and safely
retrieve solidly-held broken root tips, root tips that inadvertently
are pushed into the nasal sinus, infraorbital canal or mandibular canal.
Recovering from common "blunders" in exodontics.
- 1:00-4:00 pm
Oronasal fistula repair, alternative methods for safe tooth extraction,
further master extraction techniques of their personal interest,
radiographic interpretation or catch a flight that will get you home
Included in the Oquendo Center registration fee.
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close at 5pm ET January 6th
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
Enrollment is closed.
- Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to
VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course
must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a
VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
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and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants;
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*Note: "This course is approved for 6 continuing education credits in jurisdictions
which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some
boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or
restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education."
Call VSPN/VIN CE at 1-800-700-4636 for further information.
(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for
information regarding recognition by their board).
Course withdrawal and refund policy:
A complete refund of the paid course price will be
issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course.
If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN/VSPN office 1-800-700-INFO (4636)
to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you
call the VIN/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).
*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the
VIN Course Catalog
The CE team:
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
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