Dental Bites for the Enlightened Practitioner TimeOnline

17/02/2020 all-day
Centre for Veterinary Education
02 9351 7979
Dental Bites for the Enlightened Practitioner TimeOnline @ Online

Periodontal and dental diseases are arguably the most common issues seen in small animal practice, yet many vets feel intimidated or inadequate when faced with a complicated case that may require more than a scale and polish.

This course is designed at an intermediate level for those veterinarians who have had experience in performing dental procedures. It aims to help you understand how to plan and perform efficient, atraumatic extractions (for both you and the patient), where to place local anaesthetic nerve blocks, and how to take and interpret dental radiographs. Together, these skills will help you to avoid the common pitfalls that lead to complications such as lost roots, fractured roots and fractured jaws. Additionally, you will learn about the treatment options for traumatic malocclusions.

The skills you will learn in this course will take your dentistry to a more advanced level and help you to improve the health and welfare of your patients.


  • Anthony Caiafa
  • Kayo Kuroda

CPD points: 10

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Have a good understanding of the principles behind extraction techniques and how with good planning, to avoid the common pitfalls seen in extractions
  • Understand the treatment options for traumatic malocclusions and when to offer referral
  • Have a good understanding of oral radiology positioning techniques, allowing the operator to take quality diagnostic radiographs and then to interpret oral pathology seen on the image
  • Understand the pharmacology of the different local anaesthetic agents and identify the anatomical landmarks required to perform effective anaesthesia/analgesia in the oral cavity.

Monday 17 February – Sunday 15 March 2020

Delivered Online

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