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VIN CE Course DENT004-0419: Dental Radiograph Interpretation 2019
The lectures for this course will be presented in an audio format using a webinar platform.

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Presenter: Steve Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Course Open: April 22-May 30, 2019
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, April 29, May 6, 13, and 20, 2019; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This basic course will be open to veterinarians actively interested in the interpretation of dental radiographs. Veterinary technicians/technologists who are AVDT members may also enroll. Veterinary technicians/technologists will need to provide their AVDT number in the comment field of the payment page when they enroll.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians and AVDT veterinary technicians/technologists. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians and veterinary technicians/technologists. (RACE 22-35570)

Course Information:
The course is focused on the participant getting the maximum benefit possible from the use of digital radiology. It will introduce the concept of what is a good veterinary dental intraoral radiograph, how to take it, and how to correct errors. Radiographic anatomy of canine and feline teeth will be covered as well as non-pathological and pathological variations, and normal/abnormal anatomy of the mandible and maxilla for such things as developmental disease, periodontal disease, endodontic disease and orthodontic disease. We will discuss errors in diagnosis and examples of unusual cases will be provided.

Week 1 (Real Time Session April 28, 2019): Garbage In, Garbage Out - Taking a diagnostic radiograph & fixing what is not
Presenter: Steve Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 2 (Real Time Session May 6, 2019): Evaluating Individual Teeth
Presenter: Steve Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 3 (Real Time Session May 13, 2019): Evaluating the Maxilla & Mandible
Presenter: Steve Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Week 4 (Real Time Session May 20, 2019): Zebras, Common Misdiagnoses
Presenter: Steve Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Format: Audio
Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to Successful completion (scoring 80% or better) on the end-of-course test is required to earn a certificate of completion for the course. To learn more about the requirements for earning a CE certificate, please refer to Receiving Your CE Credit and Course Completion Certificate.

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 Presenter:
Dr. Steve Holmstrom is one of the two original VIN Dental Consultants. He has co-authored the textbook, Veterinary Dental Techniques, which is in its 3rd edition and in 4 languages. He has also authored Veterinary Dentistry: A Team Approach, now in its third edition and edited three editions of Veterinary Clinics of North America.

Total CE Credit: 8

Tuition: $184 ($166 early bird special if enrolled by April 7, 2019)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

*To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close on April 28, 2019 at 5 pm ET (USA) or when the maximum number of participants is reached.

*For more information on how online CE works, see the Participant Resource Center.

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  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 800-846-0028 ext. 797 or email Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
"This program (22-35570) is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 8 CE Credits, with a maximum of 8 CE Credits being available to any individual veterinarian or veterinary technician/technologist. This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Medical using the delivery method of Interactive-Distance: (Web-based, Teleconference or Audio-Conference). This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board's CE requirements."

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 office 800-846-0028 ext. 797 to discuss eligibility for a pro-rated refund.

*For more information on VIN's upcoming CE courses, check the VIN Course Catalog.

Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Director

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