Fundamentals Of Dentistry | 3-Day RACE Accredited Series

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Instructors: Ira Luskin, Dr. med Vet, FAVD, DAVDC, DEVDC
Mary Volker, DVM, DAVDC

Sponsoring Organization: Animal Dental Training Center
Program Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Dates: 12/04/2020 to 12/06/2020
Format: lecture + wet-lab
Wet-Lab: Yes
Cost: $2675

AVDC Sponsored: No
"AVDC Sponsored" indicates that the program content and presenters have been selected by the AVDC Education and Programs Committee.

AVDC Approved: No
"AVDC Approved" indicates that the program has been approved by AVDC for specialist training hours for AVDC-registered residents.

Discipline(s): Oral Surgery, Periodontics, Radiology

Course Title: Fundamentals Of Veterinary Dentistry

Instructors: Dr. Ira Luskin Dipl. AVDC/EVDC ♦ Dr. Mary Volker Dipl. AVDC
Dr. Jason Hutt, DVM ♦ Dr. Inshil Kim, DVM ♦ Dr. Monica Morgado, DVM ♦ Dr. Colin Adley, DVM

Credits Earned: 24 RACE + NYSED APPROVED veterinary continuing education credits


This hands-on program was designed to quickly bring practitioners with little or no previous experience with oral disease recognition and treatment “up to speed.” Combining the essential disciplines over 3 days; Radiology, Oral Surgery and Periodontal disease treatment will be taught through interactive lectures and focused wet-labs. Doctors will learn clinical anatomy, the complete dental exam with charting, oral prophylaxis in addition to open curettage and bone augmentation.

For nearly 20 years the Animal Dental Training Center (ADTC) has offered year-round continuing education programs in Oral Surgery & Dentistry. These comprehensive multi-level courses are specifically designed for general veterinary practitioners and veterinary technicians seeking to grow Oral Surgery & Dentistry within their practices.

EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE that only an immediate practical application, highly individualized teaching, and expert critique can make in your learning and professional growth.

Day#1 - Friday - Periodontics: The interactive morning lecture will cover clinical anatomy as it relates to oral health, disease and its treatment. The foundations of the dental exam, and oral prophylaxis for the treatment of periodontal disease will be thoroughly covered. In the afternoon the 4 hour wet lab will be on cadavers and will deal with the treatment of periodontal disease both conservatively and surgically:

  • Normal dental anatomy
  • Dental numbering system: Anatomic Vs. Triadan
  • Positional terminology
  • Malocclusions
  • Periodontal disease: etiology, symptoms, stages and treatment options
  • The thorough prophylaxis
  • Proper use of Doxyrobe
  • Bone augmentation and open currettage
  • Surgical gingivectomies

Day#2 - Saturday - Oral Pathology and Radiology: There will be 3.5 hours of lecture followed by a 4.5-hours laboratory. Lecture and Laboratory notes will be provided. The laboratory will be both on skulls and cadavers. The lecture will cover the following topics for both Veterinarian and Technician audiences:

  • Origins of Oral Dental Disease Familial vs. Acquired Lesions
  • Pathology of Tooth #s, Form & Position
  • Jaw Growth Abnormalities & Classification of Malocclusions
  • Oral Soft Tissue Acquired Abnormalities
  • Periodontal Disease, Trauma, Endodontic Disease
  • Congenital and Neoplastic Disease

The Radiology laboratory section will cover:

  • Dental radiology in your practice. Equipment / Materials
  • Radiographic interpretation of Pathology
  • Positioning for all standard views
  • Identification of normal vs. abnormal structures

Day#3 - Sunday - Oral Surgery 1: There will be 3 hours of lecture followed by a 5-hour laboratory. The laboratory portion will be conducted on both cat and dog cadavers. They will cover the following topics:

  • Indications for exodontia which include: Retained teeth, Interceptive Ortho, Impactions Disarming, Treatment for caudal mucositis or LPGS in cats
  • Instrumentation and materials for exodontia
  • Techniques for surgical extractions, flap design, and mobilization
  • Dealing with difficult surgical extractions
  • Oro-nasal fistula closures single and double flap closures