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VIN DENT110-1122: Veterinary Dentistry for the General Practitioner Module II

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

Presenter: Steve Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Course Open: November 7-December 22, 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, November 14, 21, December 5, and 12, 2022; 9:00-10:30 pm ET (USA) World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 6
RACE Category: 6 hours Medical


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Tuition: Member $138 ($124 early bird special if enrolled by October 24, 2022)
Non-Member $231 ($208 early bird special if enrolled by October 24, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars.


*Enroll in both modules (DENT109-0922 and DENT110-1122) of the Veterinary Dentistry for the General Practitioner series before October 3, 2022 and receive the discounted enrollment price: Member $235 Non-Member $393


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 interested in veterinary dentistry. Although not required, it is strongly recommended that participants take the first module, DENT109-0922: Veterinary Dentistry for the General Practitioner Module 1 as a prerequisite.
Accreditation: This course is approved for 6 hours of continuing education credit by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 20-932342)


Course Agenda:

Week 1 (Real Time Session November 14, 2022): Fundamentals of Radiograph Interpretation
Required Reading (prior to November 14, 2022 Real Time Session):
Advanced Veterinary Dentistry Dental Procedures: Periodontics, Endodontics, Restorations, and Orthodontics

Week 2 (Real Time Session November 21, 2022): Exodontics
Required Reading (prior to November 21, 2022 Real Time Session):
Chapter 12: Exodontics (Extractions)

Week 3 (Real Time Session December 5, 2022): Local Anesthesia
Required Reading (prior to December 5, 2022 Real Time Session):
Chapter 5: Local Anesthesia

Week 4 (Real Time Session December 12, 2022): Feline Dentistry
Required Reading (prior to December 12, 2022 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


Enroll Now  

Tuition: Member $138 ($124 early bird special if enrolled by October 24, 2022)
Non-Member $231 ($208 early bird special if enrolled by October 24, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars.


*Enroll in both modules (DENT109-0922 and DENT110-1122) of the Veterinary Dentistry for the General Practitioner course before October 3, 2022 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 14, 2022 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.


Enrollment qualifications:
  1. VIN CE Courses:
    1. VIN CE courses are open to VIN member, VIN student member, and non-member veterinarians.
    2. Veterinary support staff must be VSPN members in order to enroll in a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. VSPN CE Courses:
    1. VSPN CE courses are open to veterinary support staff and veterinarians.
    2. Only VIN and VSPN members can enroll in a VSPN CE course.
    3. Veterinarians will only receive credit for those VSPN CE courses that specify in the Accreditation statement that the course is accredited for veterinarians.
  3. Please check the course Level and Prerequisites, Accreditation, and Tuition before enrolling.
  4. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from @vspn.org and @vin.com addresses.
    1. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  5. For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email CEonVIN@vin.com. 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

VIN CE Services: CEonVIN@vin.com
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
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or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357