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DENT106-0608: Veterinary Dental Techniques Module 6
Anesthesia, Pain Management, Local Anesthesia, Ergonomics and Operatory Design

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

June 23 - July 14, 2008
Interactive sessions: Monday evenings: June 23, 30 and July 7; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)

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 sixth module discusses anesthesia, both local and general, pre-, intra- and post-operative pain management. The last portion is devoted to health, safety and ergonomics of veterinary dentistry and designing the dental suite.

Course Outline:

Week 1 (June 23):
General anesthesia, classification of anesthesia patients, preanesthetic medications, anesthetic agents, postoperative pain medications (Kressin)

Week 2 (June 30):
Advantages of local dental blocks, local anesthesia agents, areas that can be blocked, techniques

Week 3 (July 7):
General health safety and ergonomics, personal protection, ergonomic disease syndromes and prevention, dental suite design (Holmstrom)

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

CE HOURS: 6 CE Credits

Member/$100, Non-Member/$169 by June 9, 2008;
Member/$111 Non-Member/$188 after June 9, 2008

The Veterinary Dental Techniques Modules are each separate courses; you may enroll in one or all if you wish and there is no prerequisite.

Enroll in Veterinary Dental Techniques Modules 4, 5 and 6 by March 31, 2008 to receive a 15% discount: Member/$377, Non-Member/$602.

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 6 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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