An introductory dental course for veterinarians and technicians. Interactive lecture topics include: creating a dental department, review of tooth and oral anatomy, steps of a complete oral examination, review of oral pathology, steps of periodontal therapy, dental charting and client education. This course will provide veterinarians and technicians with the basic knowledge to get started in veterinary dentistry.
This course is designed for veterinarians and technicians. Intraoral radiology is the cornerstone to the diagnosis, treatment planning and monitoring of oral disease. It allows us to determine what pathology lies where our eyes cannot see and to determine treatment protocol based on factual information. Tips and techniques to obtain diagnostic intraoral radiographs will be discussed. A wet lab will allow participants to have "hands on" practice in the use of dental radiography and dental digital radiography. A lecture discussing the interpretation of dental radiographs will follow the laboratory.
Dentistry 201 - Local Anesthesia, Periodontal Surgery and Extraction Techniques
This course is for veterinarians only. Interactive lecture topics include: pain management in oral surgery, periodontal surgery and steps to surgical extractions. The laboratory following the lectures will allow the veterinarian to practice local anesthetic techniques, open and closed root planing and curettage, use of perioceutic, gingivectomy and surgical extractions on dog and cat specimens.
All of the above courses are held at the Northern Illinois University Campus, 5555 Trillium Blvd., Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60195.
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Veterinary Dental Education, Networking and Training
Through the creation of VDENT Seminars it is Dr. Charlier’s vision to teach the veterinary healthcare team about dental health and its potential impact on your patients, your clients and your practice in an interactive, fun learning environment that encourages networking, the exchange of ideas, experiences and practice tips.
Customized Veterinary Dental Education for Your Hospital
We can work together to customize a seminar or seminar series that will best meet the needs of YOUR hospital. Expanding your staff’s knowledge of veterinary dentistry will allow them to provide enhanced dental care for your patients.
In addition to staff education, we can evaluate your current equipment, advise you on future equipment purchases and provide you with client education materials.
VDENT Seminar Series
Three days of dental continuing education offered 4 times during 2014. Participants may attend one day, two days or all three days – whatever best serves you.
The 2014 dates, registration forms and further information can be found by clicking on the title of the seminars listed below.