Introduction to Veterinary Dentistry & Radiology

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Instructors: Dr. Patrick Vall, DVM, AVDC,

Program Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Dates: 05/13/2021 to 05/13/2021
Format: lecture/wet lab
Wet-Lab: Yes

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): Radiology, Other

 The Introduction to Veterinary Dentistry and Radiology class is for both technicians and doctors and covers the 12-step dental cleaning procedure, oral pathology, instrumentation used in cleaning, equipment, dental radiology, interpretation of dental radiographs. digital dental radiography systems, utilization of digital systems to promote client acceptance of treatment plans, dental charting, and implementing a higher level of dental care in a general practice. This class will give you the skills required to provide a good cleaning procedure and identify oral pathology. Every participant will produce full-mouth dental radiographs on dogs and cats, using a simplified technique for positioning dental radiographs. Finding and assessing common dental pathology is the single most important dental skill a practice can acquire. The wet lab portion focuses on obtaining diagnostic dental radiographs utilizing canine and feline cadaver specimens. Sharpening of hand instruments and general equipment questions are also covered during the lab session. Each participant also receives a complimentary instrument set ($75 retail value) to take home with them.

This workshop covers the skills and information needed by all doctors and technicians to enable delivery of quality dental care. We are committed toward helping you implement a higher level of dental care in your practice. This requires training for both the doctor and technical staff. At a minimum, one interested doctor and one interested technician should attend the Introduction to Veterinary Dentistry and Radiology class, while the doctor should stay for the Introduction to Veterinary Oral and Periodontal Surgery class. Sending only a technician who has no interest in dental care to class rarely creates any lasting change in a practice.


Contact: Trish Nelson Boyd