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VIN CE Course DENT109-0912: Veterinary Dentistry for the General Practitioner, Module 1

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INSTRUCTOR(S): Steven Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
COURSE OPEN: 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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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 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: This basic 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.

Course Description:
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 Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.

Required Textbook(s): 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.

Course Outline:
Week 1 (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.

Content: Week 2 (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

Content: Week 3 (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

Content: Week 4 (Real Time Session October 1):
Required Reading (prior to October 1 Real Time Session):
Chapter 11, Dental Radiology, p241
Content: CE CREDITS: 8

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).

Special Discount: 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.

  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 1-800-700-INFO (4636) or email (VIN CE) or (VSPN CE) Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
*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 VIN Course Catalog.

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

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