14 Apr 2020

Canine and Feline Dental Anatomy and Function & Dental Examination and Diagnostic Tests



Day 1 - 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

Day 2 - Dental examination and diagnostic tests

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.


Comprehensive course notes, refreshments and lunch on each day.

Available Dates

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