Advanced Equine Dentistry: Straight from the Horse's Mouth - 2 days
About the course
Are you certain that your practice is getting optimal use of your dental equipment? Are you confident in your approach to nerve blocks for tooth extractions? Do you need a refresher on sinus anatomy or how to perform an efficient oroscopic exam? Are you happy with which diagnostic modality will give you the best information for each case? Can you leave that slab fracture in situ and what is the best approach to diastemata in the field? How do you get the best from your radiograph machine and which top tips can help you avoid common pitfalls? What new evidence based medicine can help you with your chronic unilateral nasal discharge in practice?
Day 1 will include detailed dental anatomy, how to perform a detailed yet efficient oral examination, abnormalities of the incisors and cheek teeth, instrumentation, routine floating and treatment of periodontal disease, and dental examination in the pre-purchase examination. Practical sessions will utilise cadaver material to demonstrate dental and sinus anatomy, nerve blocks and tooth extraction and safe use of motorised dental equipment. Delegates will also have “hands on” experience of using hand and motorised dental equipment on clinical patients.
Day 2 will include an interactive case discussion session on oral findings and how to treat them, plus imaging and extraction techniques (along with an opportunity to try it yourself under the guidance of our specialist speakers!). Recent advances in equine dentistry will also be discussed along with how to implement current evidence based medicine findings into your own practice protocols.
Course organiser: Victoria M. Nicholls BSc (Hons) BVetMed Cert AVP (EM) Cert AVP (ED) BAEDT MRCVS
Neil Townsend MSc BVSc Cert ES (Soft Tissue) DipECVS DipEVDC(Eq)MRCVS
Rob Pascoe BVSc, BAEDT, Dipl. AVDC Eq, MRCVS
Sam Hole BVM&S CertAVP(EP) CertAVP(ED) DiplEVDC (Eq)) BAEDT MRCVS
Delegates should bring their own appropriate light source where available and protective clothing and all other equipment will be provided. Delegates are also encouraged to submit their own cases in advance for discussion in a new “blended learning” approach to this course (further details to follow).
This workshop is suitable for all delegates working in equine practice, irrespective of experience, and for those studying to achieve an RCVS CertAVP in equine dentistry or surgery. There will also be an opportunity to discuss preparation for the synoptic examination with candidates. Numbers are limited on this highly practical course so booking early is advised.