This 2-day course has 4 hours of lecture and 4 hours of laboratory each day. It is designed to give veterinarians increased exposure to fundamental core pathology and step-by-step extraction and complication of extraction management. It is extension of fundamental skills learned in the fundamental course or equivalent. The majority of the course is a hands on laboratory supplemented with didactic teaching of step-by-step clinical photographs and radiographs. The course will begin with step-by-step presentation of mucoperiosteal flap creation, surgical extractions of individual teeth, regional analgesia, and management of extraction complications. “This program has been approved for 16 hours of continuing education credit in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. “ 

Learning Objectives:

1. Participants will learn extraction techniques for all the canine dentition (e.g. mandibular canine teeth, maxillary canine teeth, premolars, maxillary 4th premolars, maxillary molars, mandibular molars). Including closure of the surgical mucoperiosteal flaps.

2. Participants will learn regional analgesia and analgesia for oral surgery

3. Participants will learn how to manage complications of extractions such as retained roots, intruded tooth roots, and parasymphyseal fractures.

4. Participants will learn about osteoconductive, osteoinductive, and osteogenic materials and the plethora of materials that industry presents to practices and will learn about the fibrin blood clot and that good extraction techinque, fibrin blood clot, and proper surgical closure is all that is required in the vast majority of cases in practice.   

Lecture Day 1: 4 hours

I. Principles of Surgical Extractions, Incisions, and Techniques

II. Regional Analgesia in the Canine Patient 

III. Surgical Extraction Step-By-Step of the Strategic Dentition (e.g. Canine teeth, Carnassial Teeth) 

IV. Management of Extraction Complications and Understanding Osseous Conductive Materials

Lab Day 1: 4 hours

1. Regional nerve blocks (i.e. infraorbital, inferior alveolar, maxillary, mental)

2. Line angle incision with creation of a trapezoidal mucoperiosteal flap for extraction of tooth 104 with release of tension and surgical closure

3. Creation of line angle incision and triangular mucoperiosteal flap for surgical extraction of 108 with release of tension and surgical closure 

Lecture Day 2:  

V. Intraoral radiographic interpretation of periodontal disease with decision making for treatment planning

VI. Intraoral radiographic interpretation of canine and feline dental pathology with decision making for treatment planning

VII. Understanding and maintaining the surgical equipment in your dental operatory

VIII. Making dentistry in your practice successful with the symbiotic team approach

Lab Day 2: 4 hours

4. Surgical extraction of teeth 209 and 210 with creation of a surgical flap and closure

5. Creation of a mucoperiosteal flap and surgical closure of 409

6. Surgical extraction of 404 (buccal or labial technique) with closure

7. Retrieval of simulated retained tooth roots 106 and 406

8. Retrieval of simulated intruded roots 107 and 407

Course Curriculum (Lecture/Lab Limited to 16 Participants) - 16 Hours CE

Course Date and Location:

May 30 and 31, 2020
Vancouver, WA


Kevin S. Stepaniuk, DVM, FAVD
Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College

Alice M. Sievers, DVM
Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College



Veterinarians Only

May 30 and 31, 2020

Lunch and Refreshments Provided