VIN DENT110-1119: Veterinary Dentistry for the General Practitioner, Module 2

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: November 11-December 26, 2019
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, November 18, December 2, 9, and 16, 2019; 9:00-11:00 pm ET (USA)
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Level and Prerequisites: This basic course will be open to general practice veterinarians actively interested in veterinary dentistry. Participants in the course should have an interest in taking better care of the dental needs of their patients. Although not required, it is strongly recommended that participants take the first module, DENT109-0919: Veterinary Dentistry for the General Practitioner - Module 1, prior to enrolling in this course.
VIN CE Course: Open to veterinarians. This course is approved by RACE for veterinarians. (RACE 22-37728)

Course Information:
The second of 2 modules, this course is designed to allow discussions of current techniques used in veterinary dentistry. Veterinarians practicing all levels of veterinary dentistry are invited to participate, from the veterinarian just interested in getting started in veterinary dentistry to the Board-Certified Veterinary Dentist. The course will cover how to read intraoral radiographs, normal radiographic anatomy, radiographic diagnosis of common intraoral disease, indications for exodontia, extraction equipment and extraction techniques, indications, drugs and landmarks for local anesthesia, treatment of feline tooth resorption and stomatitis.

Week 1 (Real Time Session November 18, 2019): Radiographic Interpretation
Presenter: Steve Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Format: Audio
Required Reading (prior to November 18, 2019 Real Time Session):
Advanced Veterinary Dentistry Dental Procedures: Periodontics, Endodontics, Restorations, and Orthodontics

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • recognize normal radiographic anatomy
  • understand the fundamentals of dental radiographic interpretation: periodontics, endodontics, and orthodontics
Week 2 (Real Time Session December 2, 2019): Exodontics
Presenter: Steve Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Format: Audio
Required Reading (prior to December 2, 2019 Real Time Session):
Chapter 12: Exodontics (Extractions)

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • describe the indications for exodontias
  • describe the instrumentation for exodontias
  • understand simple extraction techniques
  • understand surgical extraction techniques
  • understand how to perform multiple root extractions
  • understand how to perform techniques for specific teeth
  • recognize the indications for exodontia
  • understand the equipment and techniques for simple and surgical extractions
Week 3 (Real Time Session December 9, 2019): Local Anesthesia
Presenter: Steve Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Format: Audio
Required Reading (prior to December 9, 2019 Real Time Session):
Chapter 5: Local Anesthesia

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • describe the advantages of local dental blocks
  • describe the various local anesthesia agents
  • describe what each nerve block does
  • understand the techniques used
Week 4 (Real Time Session December 16, 2019): Feline Dentistry
Presenter: Steve Holmstrom, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Format: Audio
Required Reading (prior to December 16, 2019 Real Time Session):
Chapter 10: Feline Dentistry

Objectives: Upon completion of this session, the participant should be able to
  • describe current concepts in the treatment of tooth resorption and stomatitis in the feline
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: Participants are responsible for acquiring a copy of the required course textbook prior to the first real time session.
  • Holmstrom S (2019).
    Veterinary Dentistry - A Team Approach, 3rd Edition.
    ISBN: 9780323485272
About the Presenter:
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 for the Technician and Office Staff and edited two editions of Veterinary Clinics of North America.

Total CE Credit: 8

Tuition: Member $184 ($166 early bird special if enrolled by October 28, 2019)
Non-Member $292 ($263 early bird special if enrolled by October 28, 2019)
Prices are listed in US dollars.

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

To Enroll:
  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 @vspn.org and @vin.com 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.
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"This program (22-37728) 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. 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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