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 RACE approved for 8 hours of continuing education credits.
"Thanks for an excellent overview of feline dentistry. My first procedure day back I had a technician owned kitty that required extraction of both maxillary canines, both mandibular MT's, and had severe type 2 resorption of maxillary pre-molars. I felt more confident in all of my treatment decisions! I will surely reach out to your practice with questions in the future. Thanks again for sharing your expertise! We will continue to try to send associates your way." Hal Hawkins
"Just wanted to say how great the FelineDentistry CE was! It was amazing, important and pertinent to go over the behavior and handling part for cats. That was such forward thinking! I love the client manual, so thank you for that too! Not only was the information great, but it was very refreshingly well-rounded CE. Thanks so much again. We are all lucky to have taken this course!" Jen K., DVM
"I have trained under Dr. Vall and team for nearly 10 years. He and his team are among the most skilled and compassionate veterinary dentist/oral surgeons I had the pleasure to work with. I hope to pattern my practice after his lead as he has definitely set the bar." Kipp Wingo, DVM, DAVDC
"I’m a veterinarian who had little previous dental experience. I took one of my technician interested in dentistry out with me a few years ago for training and it absolutely changed how we practice everything related to oral health and surgery. The instruction was fantastic, from the boarded dentists to the very experienced technicians. It has changed the way we practice and has been a significant benefit not only to our clinic but especially for our patients!" Dr. Jon Gose
"Hats off to everyone at Animal Dental Care and Oral Surgery. I have had the pleasure of taking the two introductory and feline courses. Recently at the 2020 Western Veterinary Conference I took a lab on difficult extractions. While it was an adequate lab it was nowhere near the quality and educational merit of the programs I have taken at Animal Dental Care. You guys rock!!" Dr. James Akers, Franktown Animal Clinic
Due to limited size of classes and the difficulty in filling open slots after payment for a class has been made, we cannot offer refunds for cancellations. If you need to cancel your participation, we will try to find a substitute to take your place. Upon confirmation of their reservations, we will gladly refund your tuition less a 10% administrative fee. Please keep in mind that last minute substitutions are very difficult to fill. We strongly recommend that you purchase trip insurance to avoid the expense of a class cancellation. Trip insurance policies can potentially reimburse you for tuition, cancelled lodging deposits, unused airplane flights and all other trip costs you may have already incurred. Some policies allow cancellation for documented health issues, while others allow you to cancel for any reason.