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VIN DENT110-1021: Veterinary Dentistry for the General Practitioner Module 2

The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

Presenter: Steve Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Course Open: October 25-December 2, 2021
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, November 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2021; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 6
RACE Category: 6 hours Medical

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Course Information:
The second 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 cover how to read intraoral radiographs, normal radiographic anatomy, radiographic diagnosis of common intraoral disease, indications for exodontia, extraction equipment and extraction techniques, indications, drugs and landmarks for local anesthesia, treatment of feline tooth resorption and stomatitis.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to
  • recognize normal radiographic anatomy.
  • understand the fundamentals of dental radiographic interpretation: periodontics, endodontics, and orthodontics.
  • describe the indications for exodontias.
  • describe the instrumentation for exodontias.
  • understand simple extraction techniques.
  • understand surgical extraction techniques.
  • understand how to perform multiple root extractions.
  • understand how to perform techniques for specific teeth.
  • recognize the indications for exodontia.
  • understand the equipment and techniques for simple and surgical extractions.
  • describe the advantages of local dental blocks.
  • describe the various local anesthesia agents.
  • describe what each nerve block does.
  • understand the techniques used.
  • describe current concepts in the treatment of tooth resorption and stomatitis in the feline.

Level and Prerequisites: This basic VIN CE course is open for enrollment to 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. Although not required, it is strongly recommended that participants take the first module, DENT109-0921: Veterinary Dentistry for the General Practitioner Module 1, prior to enrolling in this course.
Accreditation: This course is approved for 6 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-752975)

Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session November 1, 2021): Fundamentals of Radiograph Interpretation
Presenter: Steven Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Required Reading (prior to November 1, 2021 Real Time Session):
Advanced Veterinary Dentistry Dental Procedures: Periodontics, Endodontics, Restorations, and Orthodontics

Week 2 (Real Time Session November 8, 2021): Exodontics
Presenter: Steven Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Required Reading (prior to November 8, 2021 Real Time Session):
Chapter 12: Exodontics (Extractions)

Week 3 (Real Time Session November 15, 2021): Local Anesthesia
Presenter: Steven Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Required Reading (prior to November 15, 2021 Real Time Session):
Chapter 5: Local Anesthesia

Week 4 (Real Time Session November 22, 2021): Feline Dentistry
Presenter: Steven Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Required Reading (prior to November 22, 2021 Real Time Session):
Chapter 10: Feline Dentistry.

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. If you don’t want to purchase the text, you can rent the etext version for approximately $20/month. Check Direct Textbook for purchase and rental options.
  • Holmstrom S (2019).
    Veterinary Dentistry – A Team Approach, 3rd Edition.
    ISBN: 9780323485272

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Tuition: Member $138 ($124 early bird special if enrolled by October 11, 2021)
Non-Member $231 ($208 early bird special if enrolled by October 11, 2021)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*Enroll in both modules of the Veterinary Dentistry for the General Practitioner Modules (DENT109-0921 and DENT110-1021) before October 4, 2021, and receive the discounted enrollment price: Member $235 Non-Member $393

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on November 1, 2021 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.

  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. 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.

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.

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

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

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