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TECH134-0310 : Intermediate Dentistry for the Veterinary Technician Module 2
Steve Holmstrom, DVM, DAVDC; Lori Fuehrer, CVT, VTS; (Anesthesia); and Sara Sharp, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)
March 23-April 22, 2010
Real Time Sessions: Monday evenings, March 29, April 5 and 12, 2010; 9:00pm-11:00pm pm ET (USA) **two-hour real time sessions.
Module 2 of the Dentistry for the Veterinary Technician series is an intermediate course that takes the veterinary health care team to the next level of veterinary dentistry. The emphasis of this intermediate course is to aid the veterinary technician and veterinarian in devising an individualized course of action for each dental patient. Topics covered will include use of dental radiography, anesthesia including local blocks, and periodontal therapy and homecare.
The course will consist of three (3), two hour real time sessions; library materials supplementing the required reading chapters in the required text; multiple choice quizzes (at the end of each chapter) designed to enhance course effectiveness and material retention; a cumulative final online; and interactive message board discussions. Module 1 is a prerequisite for Module 2; this is to help insure a complete understanding of dentistry and dental procedures for dogs and cats.
We encourage veterinarians and their staff to enroll as a team to utilize a shared knowledge approach to veterinary dentistry. It is preferred that participants be currently performing dental prophylaxis in practice prior to enrolling in this course.
Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to
Week 1-Dental Radiology
Required Reading: Chapter 11
Content: Veterinary dental radiology equipment, intraoral positioning, developing dental radiographs
Week 2-Veterinary Dental Anesthesia
Guest lecturers Lori Fuehrer, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia); and Sara Sharp, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Required Reading: Chapter 5
Content: Safe anesthetic techniques including airway protection in, commonly used anesthetics for, and monitoring of the anesthetized dental patient. We will also discuss the use of local anesthesia and nerve blocks.
Week 3-Periodontal Therapy and Homecare Instruction Required Reading: Chapter 8 Content: Equipment and techniques necessary to perform periodontal therapy including root planning, periodontal debridement, and home care instructions for the client.
LIBRARY MATERIALS: Library materials will be made available prior to the topic week so participants will have plenty of time to prepare for the real time sessions and discussion.
MESSAGE BOARD DISCUSSIONS: Message board discussions regarding the topic presented will begin on the day the course opens and continue for one week following the last real time session. These discussions will be held in the VSPN CE course area.
CE HOURS: 6
$120 ($108 early bird special if registered before March 9, 2010).
*Module 1 of the Dentistry for the Veterinary Technician series is a prerequisite to Modules 2 & 3.
*Enroll in all three Modules before March 1, 2010 and receive a 15% discount off the regular course price.
*Students currently enrolled in and taking at least 2 classes or 5 units at an AVMA accredited or CAAHT approved Veterinary Technician Program may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular rate for this course (upon verification of student status). You must include the following information in the comments section of the CE enrollment form in order to be eligible for this discount: your program director's name and contact information (email/phone) and school name.
** NOTE: Enrollment will be closed when the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first real time session.
**The Participant's Resource Center includes all you need to know about online CE with VIN and VSPN.
Nanette R. Walker Smith, M.Ed., RVT, CVT, LVT
VSPN Content Director & CE Coordinator
VSPN CE Services-VSPNCE@vspn.org
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