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VIN CE Course DENT111-0114: Advanced Tooth Extractions and Fractured Tips
Staying in the frying pan, avoiding the fire

Enrollment is closed.

INSTRUCTOR(S): Steven Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Jan Bellows, DVM, Dipl. AVDC, Dipl. ABVP
Christopher Snyder, DVM, Dipl. AVDC

COURSE OPEN: December 20, 2013-January 30, 2014
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS): Mondays, January 6, 13, and 20; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
Oquendo Center (in-person) Lab Sessions: Weekend, January 25-26; 8am-4pm PT (USA)
Course RTS Times in Your Area: World Clock Converter

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 intermediate course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in veterinary dentistry, specifically exodontia.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians. The Veterinary Information Network (VIN) is RACE Provider #22.

Course Description:
This course is designed to focus on canine and feline dentistry in order to strengthen the attendee's knowledge and skills in dog and cat exodontia. Complete oral examination, charting, and treatment planning will be thoroughly reviewed. Discussion of intraoral radiographic acquisition and interpretation, periodontal disease, gingivostomatitis, tooth resorption, common oral tumors, and extraction techniques will be presented with numerous visual aids to enhance learning and increase retention for the attendees. Pathophysiology and treatment planning for the aforementioned diseases will be covered. Clinical cases will be used to set the stage for step-by-step presentations for canine tooth extractions with heavy emphasis on being able to predict the difficult tooth extraction, extraction pitfalls and complications will be presented to help attendees minimize complications and address complications if they should occur in clinical practice. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to put clinical skills into practice.

The VIN CE online portion of the course consists of three (3) 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.
*The instructors will be using audio to answer questions during the real time sessions, please be prepared to listen.

The in-person portion of the course will consist of two (2) consecutive days of laboratory experience held in the Oquendo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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): There is no required textbook for this course.

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: A Team Approach, in its second edition and edited three editions of Veterinary Clinics of North America. He was the chairperson for the first and second editions of the AAHA Dental Guidelines. He practices at the Animal Dental Clinic in San Carlos, California.

Dr. Jan Bellows received his undergraduate training at the University of Florida and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. After completing a small animal internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City, he returned to south Florida where he still practices companion animal medicine, surgery and dentistry. He was certified by the Board of Veterinary Practitioners (canine and feline) in 1986 and the College of Veterinary Dentistry in 1990. Currently he is president of the American Veterinary Dental College (2013-14). He has authored three dental texts- The Practice of Veterinary Dentistry � A Team Effort (1999), mall Animal Dental Equipment, Materials, and Techniques (2005) and Feline Dentistry (2010). He is a frequent contributor to DVM Newsmagazine and a charter consultant of Veterinary Information Network's (VIN) dental board since 1993. He was also chosen as one of the dental experts to formulate AAHA's Small Animal Dental Guidelines published in 2005 and updated in 2013.

Dr. Christopher Snyder is a graduate of The Ohio State University's College of Veterinary Medicine and completed residency training in Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Veterinary Medicine. Since joining the faculty at University of Wisconsin, he has taught 400+ veterinary students and has lectured nationally and internationally. In addition to authoring numerous journal articles, a particular research interest includes investigating new techniques for improving regional anesthesia for the oral surgery patient.

Course Outline:
Week 1 (Real Time Session January 6, 2014)
Content: Week 2 (Real Time Session January 13, 2014)
Content: Week 3 (Real Time Session January 20, 2014)
Content: Oquendo Center(In-person Lab Session 1 January 25, 2014) Lab, Radiology, Tooth Extractions
Schedule: Oquendo Center (In-person Lab Session 2 January 26, 2014) Fractured Tips, Recovering from Complications in Exodontics
Schedule: CE CREDITS: 6

Tuition: Included in the Oquendo Center registration fee.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close at 5pm ET January 6th 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.
  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 approved for 6 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:
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 797
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01452226154

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