DENT109-0912: Veterinary Dentistry for the General Practitioner, Module 1
Enrollment is closed.
INSTRUCTOR(S): Steven Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
September 3-October 11, 2012
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Mondays, September 10, 17, 24 and October 1; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
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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
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*The instructors 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:
course will be open to general practice veterinarians
actively interested in veterinary dentistry. Participants in this course should
have an interest in taking better care of the dental needs of their patients.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians.
This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.
This course in Veterinary Dentistry for the General Practitioner 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 course will start out with oral examination and disease recognition,
then cover prevention and treatment of periodontal disease and continue
to intraoral radiographs.
This course consists of four (4) 2-hour Real Time Session, supplemental library materials,
interactive message board discussions, a mandatory end-of-course test, and may include online multiple
choice quizzes (after each Real Time Session).
Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required
to earn a certificate of completion for the course.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- Perform the complete oral exam.
- Describe AVDC Stages of Periodontal Disease.
- Perform a proper prophylaxis procedure, including the use of hand
and ultrasonic instrumentation.
- Be aware of general health, safety and ergonomics in the dental area.
- Have new ideas for operatory design and efficient use of dental equipment.
- Understand basic and advanced periodontal procedures for both the
prevention and treatment of periodontal disease.
- Have knowledge of dental radiology equipment and digital intraoral radiology.
Course materials will be available
in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
About the Instructors:
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.
He is in a dental only practice in San Carlos, California.
(Real Time Session September 10):
Required Reading (prior to September 10 Real Time Session):
Chapter 1, Introduction to Veterinary Dentistry, p1;
Chapter 2, The Oral Examination and Disease Recognition, p26.
- Dental anatomy
- Disease recognition
(Real Time Session September 17):
Required Reading (prior to September 17 Real Time Session):
Chapter 3, Dental Instruments and Equipment, p78;
Chapter 4, Personal Safety and Ergonomics, p117
- General health
- Safety and ergonomics
- Personal protection
- Ergonomic disease syndromes and prevention
- Dental suite design
(Real Time Session September 24):
Required Reading (prior to September 24 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
- Homecare instruction and products
- Periodontal debridement
- Gingival surgery
(Real Time Session October 1):
Required Reading (prior to October 1 Real Time Session):
Chapter 11, Dental Radiology, p241
CE CREDITS: 8
- Dental radiology equipment
- Processing dental radiographs
- Digital radiology
Tuition: Member $160 ($144 early bird special if enrolled by August 20, 2012).
Non-Member $253 ($228 early bird special if enrolled by August 20, 2012).
Enroll in both Veterinary Dentistry for the General Practitioner Modules 1 and 2
(DENT109-0912 and DENT110-1012) by September 10, 2012 and receive a discounted rate:
Member $272; Non-member $430.
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close when
the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first
Real Time Session unless otherwise noted. If the first Real Time Session is on a
weekend, course enrollment will close on the Friday before the first Real Time Session.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
- 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.
- Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org
and @vin.com addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants;
personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
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*Note: "This course is submitted for approval for 8 continuing education credits 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 VSPN/VIN CE at 1-800-700-4636 for further information.
(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for
information regarding recognition by their board).
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/VSPN office 1-800-700-INFO (4636)
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/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).
*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the
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Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
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