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VIN CE Course DENT109-0517: Veterinary Dentistry for the General Practitioner, Module 1
The lectures for this course will be presented in an text format. Participant questions will be answered using audio.

Enrollment is closed.

Presenter: Steve Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Course Open: May 29-July 6, 2017
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, June 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2017; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)
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Practice Sessions: In order to prepare you for a successful experience in your CE course, we request you attend a Practice Session prior to the first Real Time Session. Please arrive promptly at the start time; each Practice Session is up to 1 hour in length. For more information, please visit the CE Practice Area.

*The presenter for this course will be using audio which will require you to have a headset or speakers to listen. If you have any concerns regarding your computer's audio capabilities, please be sure to attend one of the Practice Sessions.

Level and Prerequisites: This basic course will be open to general practice veterinarians actively interested in veterinary dentistry. Participants in the course should have an interest in taking better care of the dental needs of their patients.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-29315)

Course Information:
The first of 2 modules, this course 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 started in veterinary dentistry to the Board Certified Veterinary Dentist. The course will start out with oral examination and disease recognition, then cover prevention and treatment of periodontal disease, and continue to intraoral radiographs.

Week 1 (Real Time Session June 5, 2017): Dental Anatomy
Presenter: Steven Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Format: Text/Audio
Required Reading (prior to June 5, 2017 Real Time Session):
Chapter 1, Introduction to Veterinary Dentistry, p1;
Chapter 2, The Oral Examination and Disease Recognition, p26.
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session June 12, 2017): Dental Instruments & Equipment
Presenter: Steven Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Format: Text/Audio
Required Reading (prior to June 12, 2017 Real Time Session):
Chapter 3, Dental Instruments and Equipment, p78;
Chapter 4, Personal Safety and Ergonomics, p117.
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session June 19, 2017): Periodontal Therapy
Presenter: Steven Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Format: Text/Audio
Required Reading (prior to June 19, 2017 Real Time Session):
Chapter 6, Pathogenesis of Periodontal Disease, p150;
Chapter 7, The Complete Prophy, p167;
Chapter 8, Home-Care Instruction and Products, p194;
Chapter 9, Periodontal Therapy, p216.
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session June 26, 2017): Dental Radiology
Presenter: Steven Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Format: Text/Audio
Required Reading (prior to June 26, 2017 Real Time Session):
Chapter 11, Dental Radiology, p241.
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required Textbook: Participants are responsible for acquiring a copy of the required course textbook prior to the first real time session. About the Presenter:
Dr. Steve Holmstrom was one of the two original VIN Dental Consultants. He has co-authored the textbook which the course is based on, Veterinary Dental Techniques, which is in its 3rd edition and in 4 languages. He has also authored Veterinary Dentistry for the Technician and Office Staff and edited two editions of Veterinary Clinics of North America.

Total CE Credit: 8

Tuition: Member $184 ($166 early bird special if enrolled by May 15, 2017)
Non-Member $292 ($263 early bird special if enrolled by May 15, 2017)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*Enroll in both DENT109-0517 and DENT110-0717 before June 5, 2017 and receive the discounted enrollment price: Member $312 Non-Member $496

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on June 5, 2017 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

To Enroll:
Enrollment is closed.
  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from and addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
  4. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
"This program (22-29315) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 8 CE Credits, with a maximum of 8 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Scientific, using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."

Course withdrawal and refund policy: A complete refund of the paid course price will be issued when your withdrawal request is received prior to the listed start date of the course. If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.
* Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN office at 800-846-0028 ext. 797.

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator

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