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DENT102-0409: Veterinary Dental Techniques Module 2

Steven Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC (course coordinator)
Dale Kressin, DVM, FAVD, Dipl. AVDC
Allen Matson, DVM, Dipl. AVDC

April 20 - May 18, 2009
Real-time sessions: Mondays, April 20, 27, May 4 and 11; 9:30 - 11:30 pm ET (USA)

Course Description

This course in Veterinary Dental Techniques is 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 second module of the series will discuss how to take and interpret dental radiographs and prevention and treatment of periodontal disease by prophylaxis.


Week 1 (April 20): Chapter 3, p 131 - 166
Indications for dental radiography, normal dental anatomy, taking and developing veterinary dental radiographs, storage of dental films, quality control & evaluation of dental radiographs, problem solving (Holmstrom)

Week 2 (April 27): Chapter 3, p 166 - 174
Dental radiographic interpretation: periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, FORLs, oral neoplasia (Matson)

Week 3 (May 4): Chapter 4, p 175 - 215
Oral examination, stages of periodontal disease, prophylaxis procedure, use of ultrasonic scalers, hand instrument techniques (Kressin)

Week 4 (May 11): Chapter 4, p 216 - 232
Probing, diagnostics, homecare instruction & products, VOHC, gingival surgery, biopsy (Holmstrom)

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


Member/$144, Non-Member/$223 by April 6, 2009;
Member/$160, Non-Member/$240 after April 6, 2009

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 $884 (15% off the regular VIN member price). To take advantage of this special rate, you must enroll in all six modules at the same time by March 9, 2009. The full series, which will run throughout 2009, 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
Available in the VIN bookstore:
Be sure to log in to receive your VIN member discount.

Recommended Textbooks: None

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"This course has been submitted (but not yet approved) for 8 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."

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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