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TECH134-1006: Advanced Dentistry for the Veterinary Technician
Steve Holmstrom, DVM, DAVDC
October 2 - October 29, 2006
Real Time Sessions: Thursday evenings, October 5, 12, and 19, 2006; 9:00pm-11:00pm pm ET (USA)
Due to the relatively high number of patients with periodontal disease in veterinary practice, the emphasis of this course is placed on the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease. This advanced course will provide instruction to credentialed veterinary technicians, veterinary technician students, and experienced veterinary assistants on veterinary dental radiology, periodontics, the components of a complete dental prophylaxis, disease pathogenesis and homecare instruction. There is a required text for this course, see information below.
This advanced course will consist of three (3), two hour, real time sessions; library materials supplementing the 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.
All veterinary staff involved in or wishing to learn more about veterinary dentistry are encouraged to register, however, it is advisable that registrants be those currently performing dental prophylaxis in practice. This course is also geared toward those interested in achieving veterinary technician specialty certification in dentistry.
Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:
Week 1: Chapter 11 Dental Radiology
Veterinary dental radiology equipment, intraoral positioning, developing dental radiographs
Week 2: Chapter 6 Pathogenesis of Periodontal Disease and Chapter 7 The Complete Prophy
Equipment and techniques necessary to perform the complete dental prophylaxis, including scaling polishing, disease detection and charting.
Week 3: Chapter 8 Periodontal Therapy and Homecare Instruction
Equipment and techniques necessary to perform periodontal therapy including root planning, periodontal debridement, and home care instructions for the client.
Veterinary Dentistry for the Veterinary Technician and Office Staff. By Steve Holmstrom, DVM, DAVDC. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, c2000. This book can be purchased from the VIN bookstore by clicking on this link: http://store.vin.com/custom/edit.asp?p=82497
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. Due to the amount of material to be covered, it is highly recommended the student comes to class having reviewed the handouts for that week, reviewed the previous week's homework and study guide, utilized the message boards for the course, and is prepared to interact during the real time session.
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 (RACE approval applied for)
Registration: $105 ($ 95 early bird special if registered before September 18, 2006).
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)
*VT students: 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 directors name and contact information (email/phone) and school name.
** NOTE: Registration will be closed when the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first real time session.
** Minimal computer requirements for participating in VSPN and VPSNCE: http://www.vspn.org/CE/MinReqs.htm
** For More Information on VSPN's upcoming CE Courses, check out http://www.VSPN.org/CE
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