Dental disease and conditions affect a very high percentage of pets. For many animals, the impact on their health and quality of life is profound. Pet owners often do not understand the seriousness of their pet's condition beyond surface symptoms such as bad breath. As crucial as good dental health is to pets, the veterinarian is simply not able to provide a full range of dental services, including strong client education, without a trained support team.
Credentialed veterinary technicians with advanced training in dentistry are able to provide a higher level of dental support. This allows the doctor to see more dental patients, yet increase the quality of care each patient receives.
Advanced Principles of Companion Animal Dentistry is a 4-week course that explores the progressive ideologies of dentistry. Periodontal and endodontic diseases are the most common dental diseases diagnosed and they are often misunderstood. With the completion of this course, participants will understand the pathogenesis, clinical signs, and radiographic signs, and will be able to implement progressive treatment options that is ideal for each patient.
Feline dental disease can be complex, often resulting in unsatisfied clients. However, participants will be able to fully explain how and why gingivostomatitis and eosinophilic granuloma complex occurs predominantly in cats and be able to implement proper treatment protocols. Exotic medicine is on the rise in general practice and dental care for these exotic patients requires special training. Anesthesia, pain management, common dental diseases and radiology techniques are covered at length for rabbits, rodents, ferrets, hedgehogs and sugar gliders.
Advanced Principles of Companion Animal Dentistry is a follow-up course to Basic Principles of Companion Animal Dentistry and builds on the base concepts presented in that course.