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DENT101-0807: 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

August 14 - September 25, 2007
Interactive sessions: Tuesdays, August 14, 21, 28, September 4, 11 and 18; 9:30 - 11:30 pm ET (USA)


This course in Veterinary Dental Techniques 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 (8/14):
Chapter 1, p 1 - 9
Tooth abbreviation systems, dental terminology, periodontal indices and charting (Frost Fitch)

Week 2 (8/21):
Chapter 1, p 25 - 29
Documenting by intraoral photography (Holmstrom)

Week 3 (8/28):
Chapter 1, p 10 - 24, p 29 - 38
Disease and procedure abbreviations (Frost Fitch)

Week 4 (9/4):
Chapter 2, p 39 - 65, 74 - 87
Dental workstations, dental hand pieces, compressor & hand piece maintenance, hand piece accessories, hand instruments, sharpening (Matson)

Week 5 (9/11):
Chapter 2, 70 - 73, 88 - 130
Ultrasonics, exodontic equipment, restorative equipment, orthodontic equipment (Matson)

Week 6 (9/18):
Chapter 2, p 66 - 70
Dental Radiology equipment, processing dental radiographs, digital radiology, lighting (Holmstrom)

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/$200, Non-Member/$299 by July 31, 2007;
Member/$222 Non-Member/$332 after July 31, 2007

Enroll in Veterinary Dental Techniques Modules 1, 2 and 3 by August 14, 2007 to receive a 15% discount: Member/$440, Non-Member/$684.

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

Recommended Textbook: None

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Note: "This course has been approved for 12 hours of continuing education credit 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 VIN at 1-800-700-4636 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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