Join us for a full day of learning with Jeannie Losey RVT, VTS at the Veterinary Dental Clinic of North Carolina.
We are offering two fantastic sessions, a lecture and a wet lab, to develop your skill set in veterinary dentistry.
Speaker & Instructor
What Technicians Should Know
Lecture for RVTs and VTS mentees only
3 hrs: 8:30 am EST – 11:30 am EST
Periodontal disease can vary from patient to patient, and treatment choices differ depending on the owner’s compliance with at-home care. The importance of a thorough oral exam and recognizing subtle oral pathology is key in assisting the veterinarian when deciding treatment options. Understanding these treatment choices and their impact can help the Technician communicate with pet owners. This lecture will discuss different treatment options such as open vs. closed root planing, perioceuticals, guided tissue regeneration, and bone augmentation. We will also cover the materials and instruments used in different periodontal treatments.
Cost: $200 | Breakfast included
Putting Your Knowledge to Use
Open to experienced assistants and technicians
4 hrs: 12:30 pm EST – 4:30 pm EST
This wet lab will test your skills by performing a comprehensive oral exam and treatment of periodontal disease to save functional and vital teeth. Correct handling of equipment, instruments used in specific areas, and effective calculus removal from hard-to-reach areas will be covered. Instructional areas to be reviewed include subgingival curettage and root planing. The goal of this wet lab is to prepare the technician for set-up and assist the veterinarian with these procedures. Instrument care and material handling will also be included in this lab.
Cost: $425 | Lunch included