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DENT106-1106: 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
Eric Van Nice, DVM, FAVD, Dipl. AVDC

November 13 - December 11, 2006
Interactive sessions: Monday evenings: November 13, 20, break, December 4; 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 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 (11/13):
General anesthesia, classification of anesthesia patients, preanesthetic medications, anesthetic agents, postoperative pain medications (Kressin and Holmstrom)

Week 2 (11/20):
Advantages of local dental blocks, local anesthesia agents, areas that can be blocked, techniques (Kressin and Holmstrom)


Week 3 (12/4):
General health safety and ergonomics, personal protection, ergonomic disease syndromes and prevention, dental suite design (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: 6 CE Credits

Member/$95 Non-Member/$157 by October 30,2006;
Member/$105 Non-Member/$174 after October 30,2006

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 6 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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