Introductory Practical Dentistry
& Wet lab for Vets or Techs
Veterinary Dentistry Level 1
Saturday & Sunday – April 9-10, 2022
International Veterinary Dentistry Institute
Oral Surgery Center Atlanta, Georgia
Total of 15 Hours of RACE CE
Please register by March 28th
as registration will be closing.
(This course does not require a veterinarian and technician to both attend. This course accepts veterinarians as well as technicians.)
This is our comprehensive introductory course in veterinary dentistry for veterinarians and technicians. Veterinarians, if you have taken this course or have had similar training and are very comfortable with the topics detailed on this page you are ready for our next level weekend course and wet lab.
This RACE accredited dentistry course trains the Veterinarian and Technician team to be among the best in veterinary dentistry.
1. The Veterinarian-Technician Team Role in the Dentistry Service: Admit to Discharge
This will be a discussion of defining the Veterinarian-Technician team role in order to be an effective member of the dentistry team. Workflow, client communication for client compliance, and skill set specific to dentistry will be outlined in this lecture.
5. Pain Management: Start to Finish
This lecture will be an in depth discussion of the physiology of pain including the pain pathway, to better understand how to effectively manage pain. Several classes of agents and dosing will be discussed and protocols that are applied in everyday practice will be covered.
2. Dental Radiology: What Lies Beneath
This will be an in depth discussion of the importance of dental radiology within the dentistry service. Positioning and troubleshooting to achieve a diagnostic image will also be covered. This lecture will also include radiographic evaluation and common pathologies.
6. Common Oral Pathologies
A wide range of oral pathologies with be outlined in this lecture through the use of radiology and images taken during “real-life” cases in the dentistry practice. Information for identification and proposed treatment plans will also be discussed.
3. Advanced Periodontal Therapies and Hand Instrumentation
This lecture will discuss the physiologic process of periodontal disease and treatment therapies that can be implemented in the general practice dentistry service. The identification and proper use of hand instrumentation during periodontal therapy procedures will be outlined. Effective client communication for improved client compliance will also be discussed.
7. Dentistry: Making It Work in the General Practice
This session will include a discussion on creating a streamlined and efficient dental service. Overcoming hurdles, improving workflow, and establishing long term implementation of effective practices to achieve a high standard of care for the dental patient will be covered
4. Regional Nerve Blocks
Regional nerve block administration in the canine and feline patient including agents, dosing technique, benefits, and application within the dental service will be covered. Specific anatomy to identify landmarks for safe and effective delivery of regional analgesia will be discussed.
8. Home Care Strategies
Specific modalities of home care will be covered. A variety of products will be covered to include effective plaque preventatives. Client communication techniques to gain client compliance will be outlined.
Course Times = 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Saturday and Sunday
Annie is my Dental Technician of 11 years. A world renowned speaker, she has published multiple articles for technician journals and has co-authored a textbook in dentistry specifically for technicians and has taught and lectured extensively around the country with me.
Her experience includes emergency and critical care, anesthesia, orthopedic surgery technician, and dentistry. She received her VTS (Veterinary Technician Specialist) in Dentistry in 2008 and has served as President and Credentials Chair of the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians.
Frequently Asked Questions for
Level 1 and Level 2 Live Courses
Level 1 and Level 2 Live
Veterinarians and Technicians
Level 1 is an Introductory Dentistry course that focuses on the training of the Veterinarian-Technician team to become familiar with various procedures and clinical aspects of veterinary dentistry. This is for those who have not had a great practical introduction to veterinary dentistry that has resulted in a good working knowledge of clinical dentistry. This course will eliminate the frustrations with case management, dental radiographic technique positioning and interpretation, periodontal care, and nerve blocks among others.
It is strongly recommended that the vet/tech dentistry team attend
and go through this course together for maximal impact.
Level 2 is the brand new version of our past Extraction Wet Lab and builds on the knowledge and skills from Level 1. Upon registration you get 5 hours of RACE approved video instruction to access immediately and master prior to coming to the actual lab. The Level 2 Extraction Wet Lab then utilizes that knowledge to provide two days of clinical wet lab instruction to round out the skills needed by veterinarians to excel in veterinary dentistry in general practice.
The new Level 2 Extraction Wet Lab takes the lecture from the past labs and puts it into a 5-hour RACE accredited course that you access immediately and is yours to keep and refer back to for life. This is a prerequisite to be completed prior to Saturday day one.
This allows us to provide a new level of practical mostly hands-on instruction on Saturday that we couldn't provide previously. This leaves all day on Sunday for nothing but hands-on dog and cat extractions utilizing the skills that you have acquired from Level 1, the 5-hour online course, and Saturday’s clinical instruction and lab.
Not only do you get 4 more hours of CE than the previous format (20 vs 16) you have much more hands-on time in the wet lab. You also keep the 5-hour online course that before was the lecture provided throughout Saturday and Sunday