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TECH172-0410 : Advanced Dentistry for the Veterinary Technician Module 3
Steve Holmstrom, DVM, DAVDC
April 20-May 27, 2010
Real Time Sessions: Monday evenings, April 26, and May 3, 10, and 17, 2010; 9pm-11pm ET (USA) ** two hour real time sessions
Module 3 of the Dentistry for the Veterinary Technician series is an advanced course for the veterinary care team to aid in the individualized course of treatment for current techniques and diseases in veterinary dentistry. Topics covered will include feline dentistry, stomatitis and tooth resorption, orthodontics, taking impressions (including impressions for crowns), endodontics and restorations, non-surgical exodontics and assisting surgical exodontics.
The course will consist of four (4) two (2) hour real time sessions; library materials supplementing the required reading chapters in the required text; multiple choice quizzes (at the end of each text chapter) designed to enhance course effectiveness and material retention; a cumulative final online; and interactive message board discussions. Modules 1 & 2 are a prerequisite for Module 3; 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: Feline Dentistry
Required Reading: Chapter 13
Content: Feline Stomatitis and Tooth Resorption (Formally called FORL)
Week 2: Advanced Veterinary Dental Procedures, Part 1
Required Reading: Chapter 12; p. 247-252; p 270-282; worksheet questions 1-5, 16-20.
Content: This week we will cover indications for periodontal surgery, instruments used in periodontal surgery, assisting in periodontal surgery. We will discuss indications and feasibility for orthodontics in small animal dentistry, instruments and materials used, making impressions for orthodontic and crown therapy cases.
Week 3: Exodontics
Required Reading: Chapter 10
Content: Equipment and instruments for extracting teeth will be covered. Non-surgical endodontic technique, assisting in surgical endodontics will also be discussed.
Week 4: Advanced Veterinary Dental Procedures, Part 2
Required Reading: Chapter 12; p 252-270; worksheet questions 6-15.
Content: In this final week we will cover indications for endodontic therapy, types of endodontic therapy, instruments and equipment needed for endodontic therapy.
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: 8
$160 ($144 early bird special if registered before April 6, 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
1-800-846-0028 or 1-530-756-4881
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