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Sandra Mitchell, DVM, ABVP Feline, ABVP ECM
Löic Legendre, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DEVDC
EXOT005-0414: Basics of Exotic Companion Mammal Dentistry
The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly text format.
April 1-May 2, 2014
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Tuesdays, April 8, 15, and 22, 2014; 8:00-9:30 pm ET (US)
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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.
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Level and Prerequisites:
course will be open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians
actively interested in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of common dentistry presentations
when dealing with rabbits, guinea pigs, and rodents.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
We will cover the basic dental anatomy for rabbits,
guinea pigs, rodents, mice, rats, hamsters, and
prairie dogs, as well as husbandry issues (such as diet)
which may influence dental health. We will then
discuss the common presentations seen with each species,
methods of diagnosing dental disease, and the appropriate
treatment for these conditions. Some time will be spent
going over the proper equipment needed in the exotic
dental suite, and post-procedural management options
and care. This class will only touch on the anesthesia
of these patients, leaving that generous topic for
This course consists of three (3) 90-minute Real Time Session,
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 course.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- know the dental anatomy of common exotic species.
- recognize normal and abnormal anatomy.
- diagnose common dental disease presentations.
- properly equip a dental suite to treat exotic patients.
- understand the fundamentals of disease management.
- help to counsel owners on additional home care.
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
There is no required textbook for this course.
About the Instructors:
is board certified in both
exotic companion mammal practice and feline practice.
As a general practitioner as well as referral practitioner she
sees and treats all stages of dental disease in her patients.
started as a companion animal
general practitioner, "fell" into dentistry and never looked
back. He worked for 5 years in a large referral hospital with
23 other specialists and thereby received exposure to many
"unusual" cases. Currently, Dr. Legendre is a shareholder
and practitioner in a veterinary dental referral center where
he works above the neck in a variety of species - mostly dogs,
cats, rabbits, and rodents. Dr. Legendre has published several
articles and spends many weekends each year lecturing in Canada,
the USA, Europe, and other, more exotic, locations.
(Real Time Session April 8, 2014):
Anatomy and Diet
- Dental anatomy
- Prevention - the role of diet in dental disease
(Real Time Session April 15, 2014):
Common Disease Presentations
- Diagnosis of dental disease
- Common disease presentations
(Real Time Session April 22, 2014):
Equipment and Treatment
CE CREDITS: 4.5
- Equipment needed
- Treatment and Therapy
Member $95 ($86 early bird special if enrolled by March 18, 2014)
Non-Member $171 ($154 early bird special if enrolled by March 18, 2014)
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close at 5 pm ET April 8, 2014
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
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