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TECH132-0210 : Basic Dentistry for the Veterinary Technician Module 1
Steve Holmstrom, DVM, DAVDC
February 23-March 25, 2010
Real Time Sessions: Monday evenings, March 1, 8, and 15, 2010; 9:00pm-11:00pm pm ET (USA) **two-hour real time sessions.
In the veterinary practice, we see many patients with periodontal disease on a daily basis. The veterinary heath care team needs to be able to recognize periodontal disease and discuss prevention and treatment with clients. This basic course will provide instruction to the veterinary team on the oral examination, disease recognition and discussion of pathogenesis, and proper performance of the dental prophylaxis. We will also cover safety in the workplace and ergonomics.
The course will consist of three (3), two hour real time sessions; library materials supplementing the required reading chapters in the required text; multiple choice quizzes (at the end of each chapter) designed to enhance course effectiveness and material retention; a cumulative final online; and interactive message board discussions. Module 1 is a prerequisite for Modules 2 and 3; this is to help insure a complete understanding of dentistry and dental procedures for dogs and cats.
We encourage veterinarians and their staff to enroll as a team to utilize a shared knowledge approach to veterinary dentistry. It is preferred that participants be currently performing dental prophylaxis in practice prior to enrolling in this course.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
Week 1: The Oral Examination and Disease Recognition
Required Reading: Chapter 2
Content: Oral examination including charting, nomenclature, terminology and a review of veterinary dental oral disease.
Week 2: Dental Instruments, Equipment, Personal Safety and Ergonomics
Required Reading: Chapter 3 and Chapter 4
Content: Types, uses, and maintenance of dental instruments and equipment; physical, chemical, biological and ergonomic hazards, in veterinary dentistry to prevent injury in the workplace.
Week 3: Pathogenesis of Periodontal Disease & The Complete Prophy
Required Reading: Chapter 6 and Chapter 7
Content: Equipment and techniques necessary to perform the complete dental prophylaxis, including scaling polishing, disease detection and charting.
LIBRARY MATERIALS: Library materials will be made available prior to the topic week so participants will have plenty of time to prepare for the real time sessions and discussion.
MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS: Message board discussions regarding the topic presented will begin on the day the course opens and continue for one week following the last real time session. These discussions will be held in the VSPN CE course area.
CE HOURS: 6
$120 ($108 early bird special if registered before February 9, 2010).
*Module 1 of the Dentistry for the Veterinary Technician series is a prerequisite to Modules 2 & 3.
*Enroll in all three Modules before March 1, 2010 and receive a 15% discount off the regular course price.
*Students currently enrolled in and taking at least 2 classes or 5 units at an AVMA accredited or CAAHT approved Veterinary Technician Program may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular rate for this course (upon verification of student status). You must include the following information in the comments section of the CE enrollment form in order to be eligible for this discount: your program director's name and contact information (email/phone) and school name.
** NOTE: Enrollment will be closed when the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first real time session.
**The Participant's Resource Center includes all you need to know about online CE with VIN and VSPN.
Nanette R. Walker Smith, M.Ed., RVT, CVT, LVT
VSPN Content Director & CE Coordinator
VSPN CE Services-VSPNCE@vspn.org
1-800-846-0028 or 1-530-756-4881
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