90th FVMA Annual Conference
Advance registration required
$95 with conference registration
$150 wet lab only
A lecture explains instrument handling, cleaning and sharpening; the importance of proper cleaning technique; probing and charting. Following is a detailed, hands-on wet lab providing instruction on the proper way to do a complete dental prophylaxis and oral examination including accurate charting. Learn how to properly handle instruments using the latest state-of-the-art equipment taught by some the most highly trained veterinary technicians in veterinary dentistry. There is a low teacher-to-student ratio to ensure everyone receives individual instruction while probing, cleaning and charting the mouth of a dog and cat using cadaver heads. This is the most effective way to learn correct and safe techniques because it imitates real-life patients without the stress of having to monitor anesthesia while trying to learn at the same time. The lecture also describes landmarks, drug doses, benefits, contraindications and complications of dental regional blocks. Correct placement and administration of local block analgesia is practiced using cadaver heads and skulls until the attendees are comfortable with this skill.