Finicky Feline Dentistry: Pathology Recognition, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Surgical Skills
This RACE Approved 2-day lecture and laboratory course focuses on feline dentistry, dental and oral pathology, oral medicine, intraoral radiology, surgical extractions, and subgingival crown amputations, in order to strengthen the veterinarian’s knowledge and skill in the domestic cat. Complete oral examination, charting, and treatment planning will be thoroughly reviewed. Discussion of intraoral radiographic acquisition and interpretation, periodontal disease, gingivostomatitis, tooth resorption, common oral tumors, and extraction techniques will be presented with numerous visual aids to enhance learning and increase retention for the attendees. Pathophysiology and treatment planning for the aforementioned diseases will be covered. Clinical cases will be used to set the stage for step-by-step presentations for feline mucoperiosteal flap creation, tooth extractions and subgingival crown amputations. Extraction pitfalls and complications will be presented to help attendees minimize complications and address complications if they should occur in clinical practice. Regional nerve blocks will be reviewed and practiced. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to develop and enhance clinical skills.
Participants will learn current knowledge of pathophysiology, diagnostics, treatment options, and surgical techniques regarding feline periodontal disease, “gingivostomatitis” (mucositis), tooth resorption, fractured teeth, and common oral neoplasia.
Participants will learn regional analgesia for feline dentistry.
Participants will learn intraoral dental radiology image acquisition and interpretation.
Participants will learn surgical extractions of the feline dentition.
Participants will learn how to and when to perform feline subgingival crown amputations with intentional root retention.
Participants will gain and increase knowledge, confidence, and skill diagnosing and treating feline dental and oral diseases.
Course Curriculum (Lecture/Lab Limited to 24 Participants) - 16 Hours CE
Lectures: 4 Hours
Lecture 1: Feline Dental and Oral anatomy, Clinical Oral Examination, Nomenclature, and Dental Charting
Lecture 2: Feline Intraoral Radiology Interpretation
Lecture 3: Feline Periodontal Disease, Oral Inflammation, Mucositis, and “Gingivostomatitis” Pathophysiology and Treatment
Lecture 4: Step-By-Step Regional Nerve Blocks, Mucoperiosteal Flaps and Surgical Extractions in the Feline Patient
Lab: 4 Hours
Surgical extraction of dentition, mucoperiosteal flaps, intraoral radiography, regional nerve blocks
Lectures: 4 Hours
Lecture 5: Feline Tooth Resorption and Step-By-Step Subgingival Crown Amputations and Intentional Root Retention
Lecture 6: Complications and Management of Complications During Feline Extractions
Lecture 7: Fractured Teeth and Feline Endodontic Disease
Lecture 8: Feline Oral Tumor Recognition and Treatment
Lecture 9: Clinical Cases and Clinical Decision Making – Putting it All Together
Lab: 4 hours
Subgingival crown amputations, mucoperiosteal flaps, removal of retained roots, intraoral radiography, surgical extractions
Course Date and Location:
February 23 and 24, 2019
Kevin S. Stepaniuk, DVM, FAVD
Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
CE CREDITS - 16
FEBRUARY 23 AND 24, 2019
Lunch and Refreshments Provided