Practical Oral and Dental Trauma

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About the course

Cats and dogs commonly sustain traumatic dentoalveolar injuries (TDI).  This course will provide the general practitioner with knowledge of the commonly encountered injuries and optimal management of these patients will be covered in detail. There will be a highly practical component, with a chance to practise: oseophagostomy placement, nerve blocks, mylohyoid intubation, and symphyseal separation cerclage. In addition, the materials for non-invasive jaw fracture repair will be discussed, including; acid etch, acrylic, wire and dental composites. Delegates will be able to practice maxillomandibular fixation techniques, as well as placement of wire and acrylic tooth-borne splints for jaw fractures.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Overview and diagnosis of traumatic dentoalveolar injuries
  • Oesophagostomy feeding tube placement and mylohyoid intubation
  • Materials used in non-invasive jaw fracture repair
  • Maxillomandibular fixation

Jaw fracture stabilisation using acrylic and wir

Lecturer: Rachel Perry BSc BVM&S MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery) Dip.EVDC, MRCVS

European Veterinary Specialist, Veterinary Dentistry

RCVS Specialist, Veterinary Dentistry

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