An extensive learning series containing 13 videos with specialist Rachel Perry covering all aspects of canine and feline dentistry as outlined below:
Canine Dentistry Series:
Dentistry is a very important part of practice life, from a time and income perspective, as well as in terms of general animal welfare, yet it is often the discipline practitioners like the least. This learning series aims to significantly improve your practical dentistry skills as well as reignite your enthusiasm for performing dental procedures in your canine patients.
Feline Dentistry Series:
Feline dentistry notoriously strikes fear into many veterinary surgeons. The prevalence of diseases such as periodontitis and resorption, combined with inappropriate equipment and technique and lack of dental radiography can quickly lead to stressful scenarios and potentially catastrophic complications for the feline patient. This learning series aims to provide the necessary information for performing feline dentistry efficiently and atraumatically; thereby reducing vet stress, improving patient outcomes and client satisfaction.
Dental Radiography Series:
Dental radiography is one of the most important tools available to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of dental diseases. It is estimated that as much as 70% of pathology can be missed without its use. This series is designed to cover all aspects of dental radiography and radiology in the cat and dog. Diagnostic assessment of the oral cavity, oral radiography techniques, radiographic interpretation and oral pathology are all covered.
Topics covered include:
- Understand the clinical indications for extractions, including reviewing relevant alternatives
- Review relevant dental and oral anatomy in the cat and dog
- Understand the principles involved in closed and open (surgical) extraction techniques
- Understand the benefits and risks of, and practise, regional anaesthesia (dental nerve blocks)
- Practical demonstrations shown on cadaver specimens – concentrating on the ‘big 4’: canines and carnassials in the dog
- Review surgical principles of mucogingivoperiosteal flap creation
- Understand how to avoid extraction complications
- Learn how to retrieve root tips
- Performing a thorough oral examination by probing, recording findings on a dental chart
- Obtaining full mouth diagnostic dental radiographs
- Diagnosing the commonly encountered dental diseases in the cat (with emphasis on periodontal disease and tooth resorption)
- Utilising dental nerve blocks safely as part of a dental analgesic plan
- Efficient and atraumatic tooth extraction
- Oral radiography techniques and optimal patient positioning
- Radiographic assessment
- Radiographic interpretation
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