9 Jan 2020

Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery

Swindon

Aims

The diagnosis and management of dental and oral disease represents a major component of small animal practice. This NEW modular programme will provide a thorough, informed case-based approach to such cases. Through lectures, case discussions and practical sessions you will learn how to approach the dog, cat and exotic patient presenting with the various manifestations of oral pathology in a logical and scientific manner.

Objectives

The modules will assist delegates in developing their knowledge of small animal dentistry and oral surgery and help them apply this knowledge in conjunction with diagnostic aids to their everyday dentistry cases.

Summary

The taught programme in Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery is validated by Harper Adams University at Masters level (level 7) and the ESVPS examination process, which enables practitioners to gain a General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) is also validated.

This means that delegates sitting and passing the GPCert examination will also receive 40 academic credits from Harper Adams University.

For delegates who wish to achieve a Postgraduate Certificate in the subject, there will be an additional 20-credit module, delivered by Harper Adams University called ‘Advanced Practitioner’ centred on work based activities. This module is delivered on a part-time basis across a period of nine months.

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Modules

Module (class) -1 - Oral Examination
9 Jan 2020 (9:30-17:00) - Swindon

Speaker: Bob Partridge

Details

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

  • Describe the sequence of events in dental embryology and tooth eruption
  • Recognise normal oral and dental anatomy and its variations
  • Appreciate normal occlusion in the dog and cat and identify the different classes of malocclusions
  • Use correct dental terminology and nomenclature
  • Identify and describe the use of dental diagnostic hand instruments
  • Perform a detailed oral examination and comprehensively record data on a dental chart

Module (class) -2 - Anaesthesia and Analgesia
10 Jan 2020 (9:30-17:00) - Swindon

Speaker: Nicola Grint

Details

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

  • Provide a balanced approach to anaesthesia and analgesia in dental and oral surgical cases
  • Discuss anaesthetic monitoring equipment
  • Define commonly encountered anaesthetic complications in dental and oral surgical procedures and discuss ways to minimise such complications
  • Summarise the advantages and disadvantages of local anaesthetic nerve blocks in the dog and cat
  • Learn how to perform local anaesthetic nerve blocks in the dog and cat

Module (class) -3 - Diagnostic Imaging Theory
11 Mar 2020 (9:30-17:00) - Swindon

Speaker: Andrew Perry

Details

By the end of this module, candidates should be able to:

  • Understand the principles of radiology – material, methods and safety considerations
  • Describe the techniques and equipment required for intraoral dental radiography in the dog and cat
  • Be able to explain bisecting angle and parallel techniques
  • Appreciate the indications for and limitations of skull radiography
  • Identify normal dental radiographic anatomy and be familiar with common variations
  • Discuss the indications for advanced diagnostic imaging techniques, such as CT and MRI

Module (class) -4 - Diagnostic Imaging Practical
12 Mar 2020 (9:00-16:30) - Swindon

Speaker: Andrew Perry

Details

By the end of this module, candidates should be able to

  • Confidently use the equipment required for dental radiography
  • Perform the techniques required to acquire diagnostic intraoral radiographic images in the dog and cat
  • Be able to demonstrate bisecting angle and parallel techniques
  • Interpret dental and skull radiographic images and recognise commonly encountered pathology

This module includes a practical film reading session.

Module (class) -5 - Oral and Dental Disease
28 Apr 2020 (9:30-17:00) - Swindon

Speaker: Bob Partridge

Details

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

  • Recognise and describe developmental and congenital abnormalities of the teeth and oral cavity
  • Review the commonly encountered acquired oral and dental conditions of the dog and cat including feline gingivostomatitis
  • Describe the potential diagnostic pathways for these conditions
  • Analyse the advantages and disadvantages of the various treatment options for these conditions
  • Evaluate specific case material (photographs and radiographs) in order to discuss potential diagnoses and treatment options

This module includes case discussion including evaluation of photographs and practical film reading.

Module (class) -6 - Periodontology
29 Apr 2020 (9:30-17:00) - Swindon

Speaker: Bob Partridge

Details

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

  • Describe the aetiopathogenesis and pathobiological forms of periodontal disease in the dog and cat
  • Discuss the assessment of periodontal health using radiography, probing and charting
  • List the potential hazards associated with periodontal therapy (both to operator and patient)
  • Summarise the evidence-base surrounding potential homecare options
  • Identify ideal cases which could be referred for periodontal surgery, and briefly explain the techniques involved

Module (class) -7 - Oral Surgery I
11 Jun 2020 (9:30-17:00) - Swindon

Speaker: Rachel Perry

Details

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

  • Describe wound healing in the oral cavity, including factors which affect it
  • Identify instruments commonly used in oral surgical procedures (including dental extractions)
  • Demonstrate how to perform atraumatic tooth extractions using closed and open surgical techniques
  • Summarise extraction complications and their avoidance
  • Outline the causes of cleft palate and oronasal fistulae in the dog and cat
  • Consider the advantages and disadvantages of techniques for cleft palate and oronasal fistula repair in the dog and cat

Module (class) -8 - Oral Surgery I Practical Techniques
12 Jun 2020 (9:00-16:30) - Swindon

Speaker: Rachel Perry

Details

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

  • Describe and perform local anaesthetic nerve blocks in the dog and cat
  • Assess periodontal health via radiography, probing and charting
  • Demonstrate thorough periodontal therapy using scaling, closed sub-gingival debridement and polishing techniques
  • Perform atraumatic tooth extractions using closed and open surgical techniques
  • Repair cleft palate defects and oronasal fistulae

Module (class) -9 - Oral Surgery II
27 Jul 2020 (9:30-17:00) - Swindon

Speaker: Peter Southerden

Details

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

  • Discuss the classes of dentoalveolar trauma and analyse treatment options
  • Describe the biomechanics of jaw fracture repair
  • Evaluate the invasive and non-invasive treatment options for jaw fracture repair and symphyseal separation in the dog and cat
  • Diagnose and describe management options for traumatic temporomandibular joint disorders
  • Know when to refer cases with complex oral pathology

Module (class) -10 - Oral Surgery II Practical Techniques
28 Jul 2020 (9:00-16:30) - Swindon

Speaker: Peter Southerden

Details

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

  • Stabilise a symphyseal separation using wire
  • Perform interdental wiring
  • Repair mandibular fractures
  • Approach the temporomandibular joint surgically

Module (class) -11 - Oncology
1 Oct 2020 (9:30-17:00) - Swindon

Speaker: Owen Davies

Details

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

  • Explain the spectrum of oral masses including inflammatory, hyperplastic, cystic, benign neoplastic and malignant, using current terminology
  • Describe the clinical and radiographic appearance of odontogenic tumours in the dog and cat
  • Define the commonly encountered non-odontogenic tumours of the dog and cat, describe clinical and radiographic appearances, and evaluate treatment options
  • Discuss with clients more advanced oral surgical techniques such as unilateral and bilateral rostral mandibulectomy and rostral maxillectomy

Module (class) -12 - Exotic Animal Dentistry
2 Oct 2020 (9:00-16:30) - Swindon

Speaker: Richard A. Saunders

Details

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

  • Recognise normal dental and oral anatomy in rabbits and guinea pigs
  • Identify the factors which adversely affect dental and oral health in these species
  • Evaluate the treatment options for overgrown incisors, molars and traumatic injuries to teeth
  • Discuss treatment options for abscesses and caries
  • Provide advice on the prevention of dental disease in these species and ethical considerations for the treatment of advanced disease in these species

This module includes a practical session

Module (class) -13 - Advanced Veterinary Dental Techniques I
26 Nov 2020 (9:30-17:00) - Swindon

Speaker: Rachel Perry

Details

By the end of these modules, delegates should be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology of the pulp-dentine complex and its response to trauma
  • Identify disorders which may be referred for endodontic therapies (root canal therapy, vital pulp therapy)
  • Appreciate the steps involved in performing root canal therapy and vital pulp therapy, and discuss success rates and complications
  • Explain the classes of malocclusion seen in the dog and cat, and summarise the treatment options
  • Consider the ethical considerations of performing orthodontic treatments
  • Discuss the basic principles and techniques of orthodontic tooth movement
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the indications for and process of performing crown therapy (prosthodontics) in the dog and cat
  • Summarise restorative techniques, materials and indications

Module (class) -14 - Advanced Veterinary Dental Techniques II
27 Nov 2020 (9:00-16:30) - Swindon

Speaker: Rachel Perry

Details

This is the second of two days allocated to advanced veterinary dental techniques. Full learning objectives can be found under Module 12.

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9 Jan 2020
Swindon
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Payment Terms & Conditions

  1. Payment for the course can be paid by credit card or bank transfer.
  2. Please contact us for pricing relating to corporate veterinary groups and multiple booking discounts.
  3. Full details regarding the course cancellation procedure can be found here: https://www.improveinternational.com/uk/terms-and-conditions/

Registration Information

  1. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
  2. Where all available places are full, applicants will be offered first refusal for the next available date.
  3. Confirmation and enrolment details will then be sent to confirm your booking.

Key Information

Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery
9 Jan 2020
27 Nov 2020
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14 Day Course
Swindon
Rachel Perry, Bob Partridge, Nicola Grint, Richard A. Saunders, Owen Davies, Andrew Perry, Peter Southerden
Price: £8,995.00 + VAT

Alternative Start Dates

No alternative dates at present

ABOUT IMPROVE

Improve International was established in 1998 by a group of veterinary surgeons from across the UK. We run Continuous Professional Development training for veterinary professionals to help develop the skills and knowledge required in practice. Our programmes utilise a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and, where applicable, hands-on practical sessions. We are an international organisation with offices in the UK and Portugal.

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