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DENT105-0906: Veterinary Dental Techniques Module 5
Orthodontics and Maxillofacial Fractures

Steven Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC (course coordinator)
Allen Matson, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Eric Van Nice, DVM, FAVD, Dipl. AVDC

September 11 - October 30, 2006
Interactive sessions: Monday evenings: September 11, 18, 3-week break, October 16, 23; 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 fifth module will be devoted to the treatment of orthodontic malocclusions and fractures of the maxilla and mandible.

Course Outline:

Week 1 (9/11):
Occlusal evaluation, classes of occlusion, interceptive orthodontics, taking impressions, making models, types of appliances (Matson and Holmstrom)

Week 2 (9/18):
Placing brackets, placing orthodontic appliances, adjusting orthodontic appliances, special purpose appliances (Matson and Holmstrom)

3-week break

Week 3 (10/16):
Anatomy, biomechanics, initial fracture management, principles of maxillofacial fracture repair, tape muzzles, treatment of symphyseal separation (Van Nice and Holmstrom

Week 4 (10/23):
Mandibular fractures, wiring techniques, intraoral splints (Van Nice and Holmstrom)

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

CE HOURS: 8 CE Credits

Member/$126, Non-Member/$196 by August 28, 2006;
Member/$140 Non-Member/$218 after August 28, 2006

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