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Steven Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
DENT111-0413: Advanced Tooth Extractions and Fractured Tips
Staying in the frying pan, avoiding the fire.
William Gengler, DVM, Dipl AVDC
Matthew Lemmons, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
March 25-April 18, 2013
REAL TIME SESSIONS (RTS):
Mondays, April 1 and 8; 9:30-11:30 pm ET (USA)
Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14
at the Oquendo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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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 to answer questions 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 veterinarians
actively interested in veterinary dentistry, specifically exodontia.
VIN CE Course:
Open to veterinarians.
This course has been RACE approved for veterinarians.
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 this class consists of two (2) 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 Oquendo Center portion of the class 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
- Understand clinical presentations, current knowledge of pathophysiology,
diagnostics and treatment options and techniques for canine periodontal
disease, tooth resorption, fractured teeth, and common oral neoplasia.
- Produce and interpret canine intraoral radiographs
- Perform surgical extractions of the dog dentition
- Increase knowledge, confidence, and skill level in diagnosing and
treating canine dental and oral diseases.
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 two editions of Veterinary Clinics of North America.
He is in a dental only practice in San Carlos, California.
Dr. Bill Gengler
received a Bachelor of Science degree from
the University of Wisconsin - Platteville, a Master of Science and Doctor of
Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri - Columbia. Dr. Gengler
is a Diplomate in the American Veterinary Dental College. He has 25 years
of general small animal practice and 15 years of specialty practice experience.
He recently held a dual appointment as Associate Dean for Clinical
Affairs/Director of the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at the
University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine and as the Section Head
of Dentistry and Oral Surgery in the Department of Surgical Sciences.
Bill is the Immediate Past President of the American Veterinary Dental College,
the 2003 recipient of the Wisconsin VMA Veterinarian of the Year award and
the 2009 recipient of the Hill's Excellence in Dental Research and Education
award. He currently practices Dentistry and Oral Surgery in Dallas, TX.
Dr. Matt Lemmons
is a 2003 graduate of Purdue University's
School of Veterinary Medicine. After working in general practice he completed
a residency in Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the University of Wisconsin in 2007.
He is a consultant for the Veterinary Information Network and currently performs
clinical veterinary dentistry at Circle City Veterinary Specialty and Emergency
Hospital in Indianapolis.
(Real Time Session - April 1, 2013)
- Anatomy, clinical oral examination, nomenclature, and charting
- Intraoral radiography and interpretation
- Instrumentation for exodontia and oral surgery
(Real Time Session April 8, 2013)
- Mucoperiosteal flaps and surgical extractions step-by-by step
- Complications during canine extractions
- Tooth resorption and treatment
(Lab Session 1 - April 13, 2013):
Lab, Radiology, Tooth Extractions
- 8:00-10:00 am
Oral examination, charting and intraoral radiography - the attendee
will become comfortable with a comprehensive oral examination, the instruments
needed and production of a time-efficient but detailed medical record along
with the use of digital dental radiographic equipment to understand proper
positioning to produce diagnostic images in addition to image interpretation.
- 10:00-11:00 am
Introduction to the care and use of hand and power instruments
required for exodontia.
Non-surgical and surgical extraction of teeth in dogs and cats, including
the use of mucogingival flaps, buccal cortical osteotomy, tooth sectioning,
proper selection and technique for elevators/luxators and forceps, suture
selection and surgical closure.
- 1:00-5:00 pm
Continue Non-surgical and surgical extraction of teeth, learn ways to extract
teeth with less bone removal and the use of alternative instruments.
(Lab Session 2 - April 14, 2013):
Fractured Tips, Recovering from Complications in Exodontics
CE CREDITS: 4
"Staying in the frying pan, avoiding the fire"
When bad things happen to good people learn how to effectively and safely
retrieve solidly-held broken root tips, root tips that inadvertently
are pushed into the nasal sinus, infraorbital canal or mandibular canal.
Recovering from common "blunders" in exodontics.
- 1:00-4:00 pm
Oronasal fistula repair, alternative methods for safe tooth extraction,
further master extraction techniques of their personal interest, radiographic
interpretation or to catch a flight that will get them home Sunday evening.
for the VIN CE online course;
for the in-person Oquendo Center extraction lab.
Tuition: Included in the registration for the Oquendo extraction course.
*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
- 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.
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*Note: "This course is approved for 4 online and 14 in-person
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."
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(Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for
information regarding recognition by their board).
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A complete refund of the paid course price will be
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If you wish to withdraw after the start date please contact the VIN/VSPN office 1-800-700-INFO (4636)
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VIN Course Catalog
Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
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