Feline dentistry can be frustrating for some veterinarians. The goal of this course is to help veterinarians get more comfortable with cat dentistry and is for veterinarians only.
The course curriculum will focus on anatomy, oral pathology, regional anesthesia, a step-by-step approach on extractions and extraction complications. There is a 3-hour lab section of the course will focus on the steps of surgical extraction in cats, including mucogingivial flap design, tooth sectioning, bone removal, use of a dental elevator and luxator, alveoplasty, periosteal releasing incisions, and tension-free closure.
We will cover extraction complications that arise in feline dentistry, including retained roots, mandibular fractures and displaced tooth roots. Additionally, we will review best practices in educating clients about feline dentistry and how to improve client compliance.
There will be two instructors and 1 assistant to ensure that participants will have a high level of attention. Each participant will have a brand-new, sharp, extraction instrument set designed specifically for feline dentistry to use and then take home with them. Magnification is extremely helpful for this course. Please bring your own if you have it. We will provide magnification for those who do not.
This class is approved for 8 hours of continuing education credits.