Dentistry Masterclass: A Team Approach

Course Date:
Wednesday 24th November 2021
Course Time:
10.00am - 5.30pm
Available Spaces:
£249.00 + VAT
The Clinical Skills Lab Manor Place,
204a Manor Place,
London. SE17 3BN

This course is currently full for Vets so bookings can only be made for Vet Nurses here. If you are a Vet and would like to be added to our waiting list please email us at

This blended learning course is designed for both vets and nurses and an ideal opportunity for practice teams who perform dental procedures together to learn together.

Pre-course learning will be provided for both nurses and vets prior to the course date in the form of online videos. These comprehensive videos will cover the theory required to perform the practical elements of the day and are highly recommended to be viewed prior to attending the course. The online videos provided will allow both the nurses and vets to familiarise themselves with the theory they are expected to know ahead of the course and maximise the time spent in the practical sessions.

The day will start with a joint practical session for both vets and vet nurses, comprehensively covering oral examination, probing and charting techniques, plus the administration of local anaesthetic nerve blocks.

Nurses will have an interactive, lecture-based day focusing on dentistry from a nursing perspective and covering common dental presentations encountered in practice. Anaesthesia concerns for the dental patient, analgesic options, as well as post op care, both within the hospital setting and at home will also be covered.

Vets will partake in a cadaver-based practical day in the wet lab, practising extraction techniques with particular focus on the canines and carnassials, as well as root tip retrieval.

Access to all course footage will be available to view following the course.

Learning outcomes:

By the end of this blended learning course, nurses will be better able to:

  • Perform a comprehensive oral cavity examination, documenting pathology
  • Safely plan and implement the use of local anaesthetic nerve blocks during dental extractions
  • Be familiar with different dental presentations seen in practice, including abnormal dentition, tooth fractures and malocclusion problems
  • Confidently assist with planning and monitoring a general anaesthetic for dentistry with particular reference to airway security, avoiding hypothermia and treating hypotension
  • Analgesia options for dentistry: including what drugs we could utilise, how and why we would want to use them and when we may need to avoid some of them
  • Plan post-operative care for the dental patient

By the end of this one-day practical course, vets will be better able to:

  • Perform a comprehensive oral cavity examination, documenting pathology
  • Safely plan and implement the use of local anaesthetic nerve blocks during dental extractions
  • Handle dental instruments correctly and safely
  • Plan and design mucoperiosteal flaps for the open extraction of any tooth in the mouth
  • Approach dental extractions with increased confidence and precision
  • Appropriately use antibiotics in dentistry

Supported by: iM3 Veterinary Dentistry

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Some feedback about this course...

"Very concise and detailed lecture notes, but not too overwhelming and complex. Good to have some hands on practical work, especially with a rep from IM3" - Practical Dentistry for Nurses Course July 2019
"Really good notes, lectures, lecturer was really helpful and not judgmental, answered all questions in detail."- Practical Dentistry Course January 2019
"Rachel is very knowledgable and approachable as well. She made the learning experience fun"- Practical Dentistry Course January 2019
"Rachel was brilliant. One of the most helpful CPDs I’ve been on that is going to help me on a daily basis."- Practical Dentistry December 2019
"Rachel is a great lecturer and the notes were comprehensive with lots of pictures. The practicals are great and it definitely gave me more confidence to do 'proper' dentals in the future" - Practical Dentistry December 2019