1215 Practical Veterinary Dentistry

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About the course

Dental and oral diseases are extremely common in small animals and a potential source of severe pain for your patients. In this two day course Dr Alex Smithson, a dual qualified human Dental Surgeon & Veterinary Surgeon, will draw on evidence and his experience from both man and animal to give you a highly practical approach to dental and oral cases you’ll see in practice.  If you’re a GP this is an essential course; it’s designed to illuminate this subject beyond simple extraction and make your dentistry a pleasure! You’ll gain confidence and skills in your approach to small animal dental and oral cases.

What you’ll learn:

  • Equipment – pros, cons, choice, care and practical try-out
  • Oral examination & investigation – approach & protocols
  • Introduction to intra-oral radiography – identifying the lesion
  • Dental and oral disease & abnormalities
  • Indications for extraction – when to extract, why & alternatives
  • Periodontal disease – prevention and cure
  • Feline dental disease essentials
  • Extraction techniques
  • Interactive cases to help you with decision making
  • Extensive hands-on wet labs to help you develop your practical skills

Already done a comprehensive dentistry course and ready for more specific topics?

 Further your knowledge and skills on our next-stage courses:

  • Dental X-ray Imaging
  • Feline Dentistry
  • Oral Surgery - Difficult Extractions
  • Jaw Fractures

Course Tutor:    Alex Smithson BVM&S BDS (Hons) MRCVS

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