Enrollment is closed.
Instructor(s): Steven Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
DENT109-0914: Veterinary Dentistry for the General Practitioner, Module 1
The lectures for this course will be presented in a predominantly audio format.
Please come prepared to listen.
September 22-October 31, 2014
Real Time Sessions (RTS):
Mondays, September 29, October 6, 13, and 20, 2014; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA
Course RTS Times in Your Area:
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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
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:
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.
The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.
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 Sessions, supplemental library materials,
interactive message board discussions, and a mandatory end-of-course test.
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
*The lecture portion of this course will be an audio presentation, please be prepared to listen.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
- perform a complete oral exam.
- describe the AVDC Stages of Periodontal Disease.
- perform a proper prophylaxis procedure, including the use of hand
and ultrasonic instrumentation.
- practice general health, safety and ergonomics in the dental area.
- demonstrate new ideas for operatory design and efficient use of dental equipment.
- use basic and advanced periodontal procedures for both the prevention
and treatment of periodontal disease.
- demonstrate 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 29)
Required Reading (prior to September 29 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 October 6)
Required Reading (prior to October 6 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 October 13)
Required Reading (prior to October 13 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.
- Periodontics: probing
- Homecare instruction & products
- Periodontal debridement
- Gingival surgery
(Real Time Session October 20)
Required Reading (prior to October 20 Real Time Session):
Chapter 11, Dental Radiology, p241.
CE Credits: 8
- Dental radiology equipment
- Processing dental radiographs
- Digital radiology
Member $168 ($151 early bird special if enrolled by September 8, 2014)
Non-Member $266 ($239 early bird special if enrolled by September 8, 2014)
Enroll in both Veterinary Dentistry for the General Practitioner Modules
by September 29, 2014 and receive a discounted rate: Member $286; Non-member $452.
*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes,
enrollment will close at 5 pm ET on September 29, 2014
or when the maximum number of participants is reached.
*For more information on how online CE works, see the
Participant Resource Center
Enrollment is closed.
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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.
- Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration.
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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
VIN Course Catalog
The CE team:
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator
VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
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