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DENT101-0106: Veterinary Dental Techniques Module 1
Dental Records, Equipment and Care

Steven Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC (course coordinator)
Patricia Frost Fitch, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Allen Matson, DVM, Dipl. AVDC

January 9 - February 27, 2006
Interactive sessions: Monday evenings: January 9, 16, 23, break, February 6, 13 and 20; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)


This course in Veterinary Dental Techniques is a course designed to allow discussions of current techniques used in veterinary dentistry. Veterinarians practicing all levels of veterinary dentistry are invited to participate, from the veterinarian just interested in getting more information in veterinary dentistry to the Board Certified Veterinary Dentist.

The first portion of this module is devoted to proper dental record keeping. The first week of the course will discuss dental terminology and charting, documenting by intraoral photography, disease and procedure abbreviations. The next portion of the course will discuss dental equipment and care.

Course Outline:

Week 1 (1/9):
Tooth abbreviation systems, dental terminology, periodontal indices and charting (Holmstrom and Frost)

Week 2 (1/16):
Documenting by intraoral photography (Holmstrom and Frost)

Week 3 (1/23):
Disease and procedure abbreviations (Holmstrom and Frost)


Week 4 (2/6):
Dental workstations, dental hand pieces, compressor & hand piece maintenance, hand piece accessories, hand instruments, sharpening (Holmstrom and Matson)

Week 5 (2/13):
Ultrasonics, exodontic equipment, restorative equipment, orthodontic equipment (Holmstrom and Matson)

Week 6 (2/20):
Dental Radiology equipment, processing dental radiographs, digital radiology, lighting (Holmstrom and Matson)

Discussions will begin on the start date of the course and continue for 7 days following the last real-time session.

CE HOURS: 12 CE Credits

Member/$189, Non-Member/$277 by December 26, 2005;
Member/$210 Non-Member/$308 after December 26, 2005;

The Veterinary Dental Techniques series is designed as six individual modules. You may enroll in all six modules or just take the modules in your area of interest.

VIN members may enroll in all six modules of the Veterinary Dental Techniques Series at a special discount rate of $773. To take advantage of this special rate, you must enroll in all six modules by January 9, 2006. The full series, which will run throughout 2006, is 52 hours of CE credit! To enroll in all six modules, click on the Enroll Now button on the course enrollment page and be sure you have all six modules checked off on the second page of your course enrollment form.

Required Textbook:
Veterinary Dental Techniques, 3rd edition - Holmstrom, Frost, Eisner - 2004
You may purchase this textbook in the VIN bookstore:
Be sure to log in to receive your VIN member discount.

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Note: "This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 12 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's 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 VIN for further information."

(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by the board.)

COURSE WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY: Withdrawal prior to the listed start date of a course entitles the registrant to a complete refund or a credit toward a future VIN CE course, whichever is preferred. Withdrawal within 1 week after the listed start date (i.e. including no more than one real-time session) entitles the registrant to a credit toward any future VIN CE course. (Does not apply to courses with only one real-time session.) After the first real-time session, a registrant may withdraw due to special circumstances and receive prorated credit towards a future VIN course. These requests will be handled on an individual basis. The amount of the prorated credit will be determined based on 65% of the time remaining in the course at the time of withdrawal. It is not possible to withdraw retroactively.

Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 1-800-700-INFO.

Debbie Friedler
Continual Education Division
Veterinary Information Network


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