Dr Cedric Tutt
Veterinary Dentistry is a skill set which can be acquired within a couple of days. The course offered by Okean will comprise of: 1. Veterinary anatomy pertaining to dentistry and oral surgery. 2. Oral examination and charting of clinical findings. 3. Dental radiography and Radiology. 4. Local and regional blocks used in Dentistry and Oral Surgery. 5. Extraction techniques.
A relevant refresher lecture in oral and dental anatomy will be presented and will discuss the tooth, periodontium and jaws. Function of teeth, anatomical terms used to describe the different aspects of the teeth and their association with the jaws.
Oral examination and charting; equipment required and how to use instruments will be discussed in the lecture and practiced in the workshop. Delegates will then be taught how to obtain diagnostic intra-oral digital dental radiographs and how to interpret these images. Delegates will be required to obtain a full set of dental radiographs and evaluate the radiographs; considering the soft tissues, bone and dentition. Normal structures superimposed on other structures may give the impression of pathology. Delegates will be able to recognize superimposed structures and rule out pathology by changing the angle of the incident beam to eliminate superimposition. Local and regional blocks will be discussed and during the workshop delegates will be instructed on and be given the opportunity to administer local blocks accurately. Finally, delegates will learn how to extract teeth using: closed and open extraction techniques, crown amputation and retrieval of fractured root tips.