Surgical Extraction Techniques in the Dog


This 2-day course starts with 4 hours of didactic lecture followed by 12 hours of hands on laboratory skills. It is designed to give veterinarians significant hands on training for mucoperiosteal flaps, extractions, surgical extractions and complication extraction management. The majority of the course is a hands on laboratory supplemented with didactic teaching of step-by-step clinical photographs. The course will begin with step-by-step presentation of mucoperiosteal flap creation, surgical extractions of individual teeth, regional nerve blocks, analgesia, and management of extraction complications. 

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 extration 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 

Lab Day 2: 8 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

9. Free time to continue extractions and teaching support of additional individual student challenges, if time. (Majority of 200 and 300 quadrant dentition available for extraction as well as additional specimens)

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

Course Date and Location:

September 23 and 24, 2017
Vancouver, WA


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



Veterinarians Only

October 20 and 21, 2018

Lunch and Refreshments Provided