Improve International Launches PgC in Dentistry and Oral Surgery

1 May 2019 – News

Improve International has launched a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) in Dentistry and Oral Surgery to help vets in first opinion practice to diagnose and treat the increasing number of patients suffering from dental or oral disease.

During the 14-module programme of lectures, case discussions and practical sessions, delegates will learn how to approach the dog, cat and exotic patient presenting with manifestations of oral pathology in a logical and scientific manner.  Lecturers for the programme, which starts in January 2020, include respected dental and oral surgical experts, including Dr Bob Partridge and Dr Rachel Perry, both European and RCVS Specialists in Veterinary Dentistry and Dr Owen Davies, an RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Oncology.

Each module will be supported with an online learning management platform offering additional learning resources, together with a subscription to Harper Adam’s online e-library which gives access to thousands of scientific articles and abstracts for those progressing to a PgC. All delegates benefit from a dedicated Programme Tutor.

Commenting on the new PgC, Mrs Juliet Pope, Operations Manager at Improve International, said: “The diagnosis and management of dental and oral disease is a significant – and growing – component of small animal practice. The programme we have developed offers a thorough case-based approach and includes the opportunity to practice oral surgery in a wet-lab environment. It will support general practitioners in taking a more well-informed clinical approach to the diagnosis and treatment of these cases and give them confidence to manage some cases that they might otherwise have felt they should refer.”


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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