Course Open: April 11-May 12, 2022
Real Time Sessions (RTS): Mondays, April 18, 25, and May 2; 8:30-10 PM ET World Clock Converter
Total CE Credit: 4.5
RACE Category: 4.5 hours Medical
This course is intended for veterinary technicians and support staff to learn how to obtain diagnostic dental radiographs. Dental radiographs are an essential part of the oral exam and should be performed on every patient. We will first learn the normal anatomy and terminology of the mouth before diving into full mouth radiographs of a canine and feline. Proper positioning techniques to obtain diagnostic dental radiographs and troubleshooting common problems will be discussed and demonstrated. Tips and tricks to obtain dental radiographs on a brachycephalic breed are demonstrated as well. Different types of dental radiography equipment and radiation safety will be covered as well.
- Identify the anatomy of a tooth on a dental radiograph.
- Practice radiation safety.
- Obtain diagnostic radiographs.
- Correct common mistakes of dental radiographs.
- Orient dental radiographs.
RACE Accreditation: This program has been approved for 4.5 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval. (20-893319)Course Agenda:
Week 1 (Real Time Session April 18): Anatomy and Terminology of a Dental Radiograph
This week the anatomy of the teeth and mouth will be discussed. This will help with understanding what a dental radiograph consists of. Radiation safety and dental radiograph equipment will be covered.
Week 2 (Real Time Session April 25):
Diagnostic Dental Radiographs
Proper angles and positioning of the patient and equipment will be demonstrated. Trouble shooting common mistakes is demonstrated as well.
Week 3 (Real Time Session May 2):
Tips and Tricks for Brachycephalic Breeds
Brachycephalic breeds present their own challenges when it comes to dental radiographs. Dental radiographs on a brachycephalic breed will be demonstrated.
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.
Tuition: $99 ($89 early bird special if enrolled by March 28, 2022)
Prices are listed in US dollars.
* Students currently enrolled in an AVMA accredited or CVMA approved Veterinary Technician Program may be eligible to receive a 50% discount off the regular rate for this course (upon verification of student status).
- 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.
- 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.
- For further assistance call 800-846-0028 ext.792 or email VSPNCE. Please include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
800-846-0028 or 530-756-4881; ext. 792
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01 45 222 6154
or direct line to VIN/VSPN from Australia: 02 6145 2357