Nurses Certificate in Dentistry

NCert (Dent)

The Nurses Certificate in Dentistry programme has been designed to provide veterinary nurses with the opportunity to access relevant and up to date knowledge of small animal dentistry and to use this knowledge to improve the treatment given to small animal patients in practice.

At the end of this programme you should be able to:
  • Assess small animal patient’s oral health and to demonstrate skills in recording their findings
  • Demonstrate good working knowledge of the safe anaesthesia of the patients requiring dental treatment
  • Undertake practical techniques relevant to a patient requiring dentistry including completing a dental examination chart, acquiring diagnostic dental radiographs and completing appropriate prophylactic treatment of dental patients
  • Appreciate the need for lifelong dental care and communicate the principles and importance of home oral care to dog-owning clients and colleagues through nurse clinics to promote and monitor active and passive home care

Benefits

This Certificate Programme will:
  • Enhance your clinical skills and knowledge
  • Increase your confidence and job satisfaction
  • Enable you to gain an achievable and recognised ISVPS qualification

Your journey through our Certificate programme

Timings, assessment and learning support

This modular programme is made up of three two-day courses. The modules should ideally be followed in number order and for those wishing to complete the whole programme and sit the multiple choice exam, you must complete all three two-day modules within three years. You may take longer to attend all the modules but will not be eligible to sit the exam.

Comprehensive course notes are provided for each module. Refreshments are available throughout the day and lunch is included on all modules.

Access Requirements:

In order to attain the NCert qualification you must be able to prove your eligibility by either uploading your veterinary nursing qualification certificate or RCVS/VCI number to Improve once you have booked onto your programme of study. 

You can attend the modules if you are a student, or not in practice and enrolled with the RCVS; however, you will not be able to attain the NCert qualification.

Course timings:

09.00    Registration
09.30    Course Starts
17.00    Course Finishes

Venue: Swindon
Start date: 17 February 2022

Nurses Certificate in Dentistry
17 Feb 2022
7 Jun 2022
p
8 Day Course
Swindon
Nicola Grint, Richard A. Saunders, Gerhard Putter
From £2,599.00 + VAT

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Canine and feline dental anatomy and function
17 Feb 2022 | Swindon

Dental disease is one of the most common conditions seen in small animal practice. Familiarity with oral anatomy is a vital step in understanding why this is the case. This module will help you identify skull types, mucosal and periodontal structures and normal/abnormal dentition.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Be familiar with the development of teeth (enamel, dentine, cement and root pulp)
  • Be able to identify important anatomical structures (skull bones, musculature, innervations)
  • Recognise different skull types
  • Explain the structure and function of the periodontium and oral mucosa (palate tongue, soft palate, oropharynx, tonsils)
  • Identify different tooth types and dental formulae

Speaker: Gerhard Putter BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery) Dipl.EVDC MRCVS RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Dentistry EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Veterinary Dentistry
Dental examination and diagnostic tests
18 Feb 2022 | Swindon

The ability to perform a thorough and complete dental examination is a vital part of any dental clinic. This module will allow you to complete a dental chart with confidence and acquire dental radiographs to fully assess the health of individual teeth. The benefits of other diagnostic tests within a dental work up will also be discussed.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Assess the oral cavity and dentition of a conscious patient
  • Perform a full oral and dental examination under general anaesthetic
  • Confidently complete a comprehensive dental examination chart
  • Create complete patient records, recording findings and providing advice to clients and colleagues
  • Acquire diagnostic dental radiographs
  • Appreciate the need for other diagnostic tests such as blood samples, biopsy and CT

Includes a practical session.


Speaker: Gerhard Putter BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery) Dipl.EVDC MRCVS RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Dentistry EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Veterinary Dentistry
Canine dental conditions
1 Mar 2022 | Swindon

There are naturally some important differences between the species when it comes to diseases of their teeth. This module will concentrate on the dog allowing you to confidently identify abnormalities and discuss options with the client. The importance of preventative dental healthcare plans will also be discussed.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Recognise the clinical signs of canine periodontal disease
  • Identify conditions affecting the pulp (fractured teeth, abrasion, non-vital teeth, caries)
  • Explain the causes and treatment options for canine tooth resorption
  • Be able to assess malocclusion
  • Review developmental conditions
  • Acquire knowledge of oral masses
  • Discuss the importance of preventative dental healthcare plans for dogs and their implementation in practice
  • Appreciate the need for lifelong dental care and communicate the principles and importance of home oral care to dog owning clients and colleagues through nurse clinics to promote and monitor active and passive home care

Speaker: Gerhard Putter BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery) Dipl.EVDC MRCVS RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Dentistry EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Veterinary Dentistry
Exotic dentistry
2 Mar 2022 | Swindon

Cats and dogs are not the only species brought into clinics with dental disease. This module will cover the options for preventative and treatment options for rabbits and rodents by taking into consideration the difference in anatomy and tooth development. The instruments and equipment required to safely perform dentistry in these species will also be covered.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Identify skull and dental anatomy of rabbits and rodents
  • Explain tooth development in these species
  • Understand specific health considerations in these species
  • Discuss preventative and treatment options in these species with clients and colleagues
  • Become familiar with the instruments and equipment required to perform dentistry

Includes a practical session.


Speaker: Richard A. Saunders BSc (Hons) BVSc FRSB CBiol DZooMed (Mammalian) DipECZM(ZHM) MRCVS  RCVS Specialist in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine (Mammalian) European Specialist in Zoological Medicine (ZHM)
Anaesthesia
4 Apr 2022 | Swindon

By the end of this module delegates should be able to :

5.1 Discuss anaesthetic monitoring equipment (basic and advanced) and explain abnormal pulse oximetry values as well as abnormal capnography waveforms.

5.2 Describe the use of different pre-anaesthetic medication, induction and maintenance agents,

5.3 Explain the advantages and disadvantages of different pre-anaesthetic medication, induction, and maintenance agents each in the dental patient.

5.4 Define commonly encountered anaesthetic complications in dental and oral surgical procedures and discuss ways to minimise such complications.

5.4 Explain the importance of client consent forms, patient anaesthesia records and be able to complete both correctly.

5.6 Identify different types of endotracheal tubes and their use explaining the advantages and disadvantages of each. Demonstrate the skill of intubating easy and more difficult patients.

5.7 Identify the type of fluid replacement required for the peri procedure period in the Canine, feline and exotic (rabbit/guinea pig/ferret) patient.

5.8 Recognise the special considerations, techniques, and advice for anaesthesia in other species including ferrets, rabbits and other small mammals undergoing dental procedures stating the different administration techniques and cannulation techniques used for these species.

5.9 Select appropriate agents for the restraint, pre-medication, induction, and maintenance of anaesthesia for exotic species


Speaker: Nicola Grint BVSc PhD CertVA DVA DiplECVAA MRCVS
Analgesia
5 Apr 2022 | Swindon

At the end of this module delegates should be able to:

6.1 Appreciate the pathophysiology of pain and be able to identify pain in different species using pain scoring methods.

6.2 Explain the different classes of analgesia, including opioids, NSAIDs, local anaesthetics and other agents and their pharmacology.

6.3 Appreciate the use of a pre-emptive and multi-modal approach to analgesia.

6.4 Be able to identify appropriate analgesic agents for the use of CRI, when and how these should be used/monitored and be able to perform a CRI calculation.

6.5 Summarise the advantages and disadvantages of local anaesthetic nerve blocks in the dog and cat.

6.6 Learn how to perform local anaesthetic nerve blocks in the dog and cat (wet lab)


Speaker: Nicola Grint BVSc PhD CertVA DVA DiplECVAA MRCVS
Feline dental conditions
6 Jun 2022 | Swindon

This module will concentrate on the oral diseases seen in cats allowing you to identify and understand the different presentations that you will see in feline dental clinics. Preventative dental healthcare in cats also has its own challenges and this module will allow you to offer a variety of options to your clients.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Recognise the clinical signs of feline periodontal disease
  • Identify conditions affecting the pulp (fractured teeth, abrasion, non-vital teeth, caries)
  • Explain the causes and treatment options for feline tooth resorption
  • Revise the causes and treatment of chronic gingivostomatitis in the cat
  • Be able to assess malocclusion
  • Appreciate developmental conditions
  • Acquire knowledge of oral masses
  • Appreciate the need for lifelong dental care and communicate the principles and importance of home oral care to cat owning clients and colleagues through nurse clinics to promote and monitor active and passive home care

Speaker: Gerhard Putter BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery) Dipl.EVDC MRCVS RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Dentistry EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Veterinary Dentistry
The canine and feline dental procedure
7 Jun 2022 | Swindon

Many patients arriving for a dental procedure will need careful peri-operative management to reduce morbidity and mortality so this module will give you an appreciation of how to approach each individual case. The importance of the ergonomics of tables, chairs and lighting for a dental procedure will also be covered and a practical session will help you be familiar with all the instrumentation required for a successful procedure.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Assess the patient for anaesthesia and manage the patient peri-operatively in relation to intubation, IVFT, repositioning, maintaining body heat and analgesia
  • Select appropriate equipment and consumables to perform a dental procedure
  • Handle dental instrumentation appropriately
  • Maintain dental equipment
  • Understand the ergonomics of tables, chairs and lighting for a dental procedure
  • Formulate a business plan to bring high quality dental care to the clinic

Includes a practical session.


Speaker: Gerhard Putter BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery) Dipl.EVDC MRCVS RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Dentistry EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Veterinary Dentistry

Venue: Swindon
Start date: 17 February 2022

Nurses Certificate in Dentistry
17 Feb 2022
7 Jun 2022
p
8 Day Course
Swindon
Nicola Grint, Richard A. Saunders, Gerhard Putter
From £2,599.00 + VAT

Nurses Certificate in Dentistry Pricing

Payments Initial
Payment
Total
Payable
Payment Options All prices exclude VAT
NCert Programme £2,599.00 £0.00 £2,599.00
NCert Programme (Deposit and Direct Debit 12 Monthly Payments) £195.00 £299.00 £2,639.00
NCert Programme (Deposit and Payment in Full) £2,300.00 £299.00 £2,599.00

All NCert programme prices are based on you completing the programme and include ISVPS registration and examination fees.
* If taking the paired modules, there is an additional registration and examination charge, payable to ISVPS, if you wish to eventually complete all the modules and gain the NCert.

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  5. In addition, if paying by direct debit, we must receive the completed mandate prior to course commencement.
  6. Paired module pricing does not include the exam fees payable to ISVPS.
  7. Full details regarding the course cancellation procedure can be found here: https://www.improveinternational.com/uk/terms-and-conditions/
  8. We will charge VAT by default if you are part of an EU country outside of the UK. However, if you can supply a valid intra-community VAT number the invoice will be exempt from VAT.

Venue: Swindon
Start date: 17 February 2022

Nurses Certificate in Dentistry
17 Feb 2022
7 Jun 2022
p
8 Day Course
Swindon
Nicola Grint, Richard A. Saunders, Gerhard Putter
From £2,599.00 + VAT

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What do our customers think of our training?

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and the practical skills of the day. The course was very helpful with my job and found it to be the best so far. The practical side of this course was brilliant and I found this really helped my skills. Read more... Ellie Parry

RVN

Venue: Swindon
Start date: 17 February 2022

Nurses Certificate in Dentistry
17 Feb 2022
7 Jun 2022
p
8 Day Course
Swindon
Nicola Grint, Richard A. Saunders, Gerhard Putter
From £2,599.00 + VAT

Route to a Nurses Certificate

 

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In Partnership with

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What do our customers think of our training?

I thoroughly enjoyed the course and the practical skills of the day. The course was very helpful with my job and found it to be the best so far. The practical side of this course was brilliant and I found this really helped my skills. Read more... Ellie Parry

RVN