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20 Jan 2021

PgC/GPCert 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 Dentistry and Oral Surgery programme is provided by Improve International in collaboration with the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS) and Harper Adams University.

Complete the one-year programme (all modules) and achieve the General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) by passing the required assessments with the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS).

Continue on to the Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) that combines the GPCert clinical studies, plus reflective practice, and successful completion of the Advanced Practitioner Module with Harper Adams University. The PgC represents Masters Level 7 within the Quality Assurance Agency’s framework for higher and further education. It provides 60 transferable academic credits.

After successfully completing your PgC, you may apply for the RCVS Advanced Practitioner Status. This is subject to meeting all of the other entry requirements set out by the RCVS in the Applicant Guidance Notes.

The Programme Tutor will discuss which learning option you wish to progress and advise the necessary requirements to support you.

All of our PgCs are recognised by the RCVS as eligible entry qualifications for application to Advanced Practitioner status with the exception of the PgC Endoscopy and Endosurgery for which the RCVS has no designated award.

All delegates studying for a PgC will receive a subscription to Harper Adams online e-library providing access to 1,000s of scientific articles and abstracts.

Our online learning management system: Moodle – Provides access to course notes, discussion forums and other study resources, including surgical videos and webinars.

A dedicated Programme Tutor will support every individual during their PgC programme to ensure a rewarding and successful learning journey.

Registration is from 9.15am, course starts at 9.30am and finishes at 5.00pm on taught modules.

Modules with practical elements:
Day 1 - 9.30am to 5.00pm
Day 2 - 9.00am to 4.30pm

A buffet lunch and refreshments are provided on each day.

Delegates wishing to complete the Postgraduate Certificate examination will be required to attend all of the taught modules (including the practical sessions). These modules can be completed in one year or delegates can extend the programme over two or three years. Modules can be attended in any order, to suit individual preferences.

The full programme course fees INCLUDE registration with Harper Adams University and all examination and assessment fees including the Advanced Practitioner fee.

PgC/GPCert Dentistry and Oral Surgery Modules

Oral Examination
20 Jan 2021 | Swindon

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

Speaker: Bob Partridge BVM&S Dipl.EVDC MRCVS
Anaesthesia and Analgesia
21 Jan 2021 | Swindon

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

Speaker: Nicola Grint BVSc PhD CertVA DVA DiplECVAA MRCVS
Diagnostic Imaging Theory
11 Mar 2021 | Swindon

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

Speaker: Andrew Perry BVSc Dip EVDC MRCVS EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Dentistry
Diagnostic Imaging Practical
12 Mar 2021 | Swindon

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.


Speaker: Andrew Perry BVSc Dip EVDC MRCVS EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Dentistry
Oral and Dental Disease
29 Apr 2021 | Swindon

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.


Speaker: Bob Partridge BVM&S Dipl.EVDC MRCVS
Periodontology
30 Apr 2021 | Swindon

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

Speaker: Bob Partridge BVM&S Dipl.EVDC MRCVS
Oral Surgery I
to be confirmed | Swindon

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

Speaker: Rachel Perry BSc, BVM&S, MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery), PG Cert (Vet Ed), Dipl.EVDC, MRCVS, EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist, Dentistry, RCVS recognised Specialist, Veterinary Dentistry
Oral Surgery I Practical Techniques
to be confirmed | Swindon

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

Speaker: Rachel Perry BSc, BVM&S, MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery), PG Cert (Vet Ed), Dipl.EVDC, MRCVS, EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist, Dentistry, RCVS recognised Specialist, Veterinary Dentistry
Oral Surgery II
15 Jul 2021 | Swindon

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

Speaker: Andrew Perry BVSc Dip EVDC MRCVS EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Dentistry
Oral Surgery II Practical Techniques
16 Jul 2021 | Swindon

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

Speaker: Andrew Perry BVSc Dip EVDC MRCVS EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Dentistry
Oncology
7 Oct 2021 | Swindon

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

Speaker: Owen Davies MA VetMB MVetMed MANZCVS(SAM) DACVIM(Oncology) MRCVS RCVS & American Specialist in Veterinary Oncology
Exotic Animal Dentistry
8 Oct 2021 | Swindon

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


Speaker: Richard A. Saunders BSc (Hons) Zoology BVSc RCVS CertZooMed RCVS, Dipl ZooMed (Mammalian)
Advanced Veterinary Dental Techniques I
to be confirmed | Swindon

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

Speaker: Rachel Perry BSc, BVM&S, MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery), PG Cert (Vet Ed), Dipl.EVDC, MRCVS, EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist, Dentistry, RCVS recognised Specialist, Veterinary Dentistry
Advanced Veterinary Dental Techniques II
to be confirmed | Swindon

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


Speaker: Rachel Perry BSc, BVM&S, MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery), PG Cert (Vet Ed), Dipl.EVDC, MRCVS, EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist, Dentistry, RCVS recognised Specialist, Veterinary Dentistry

Booking Options

Payments Initial
Payment
Total
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Payment Options All prices exclude VAT
PgC/GPCert Programme £10,495.00 £0.00 £10,495.00
PgC/GPCert Programme (Deposit + Direct debit in 12 Monthly payments) £833.00 £995.00 £10,991.00
PgC/GPCert Programme (Deposit and Payment in Full) £9,500.00 £995.00 £10,495.00

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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

PgC/GPCert Dentistry and Oral Surgery
20 Jan 2021
7 Dec 2021
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14 Day Course
Swindon
Rachel Perry, Bob Partridge, Nicola Grint, Richard A. Saunders, Owen Davies, Andrew Perry
£10,495.00 + VAT