Continuing Education Credits

Course meets the requirements for 1 RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians and veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval. However, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery.

RACE Subject Category: Medical; Delivery Method: Non-interactive Distance; Program Number 1001114


Content Presenter

Mary Berg, LATG, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)


Participant Feedback

When asked what aspects of the course liked best some responses were:

...Good photos and slides are well organize. Like her speaking voice and the speed at which she speaks.


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

VetCE on Demand: Steps to a Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment (COHAT) utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.

Learning Objectives: Performing a Complete Oral Health Assessment and Treatment (COHAT) entails much more than removing plaque and calculus from the teeth. A thorough dental prophylaxis consists of educating the client, an oral examination, and charting the disease process, pathology and anomalies. It also includes radiographs, both supra, and sub-gingival plaque and calculus removal, hand scaling, polishing, irrigation, and home care instructions. Each step is vital to prevent or halt disease progression.

At the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • outline the steps necessary to perform a COHAT
  • explain the need to clean the entire tooth
  • compare and contrast the treatments available to halt disease progression
  • list tips to make the cleaning procedure more efficient


Open Enrollment with Immediate Access and Individual Scheduling

This is an open enrollment course. Participants may enroll at any time. Upon submission of enrollment the participant is immediately added to the course. The course welcome email provides login and other important information.

This is an asynchronous course, meaning it does not contain real time components. Participants do not need to be logged into the course at specific times to attend lectures or view presentations. Participants do not need to complete the course in one sitting.

Completion Deadline:

Participants have 60 days from date of enrollment to view the presentation, as often as desired, as well as submit the two completion requirements outlined below. If after 60 days the completion requirements have not been submitted, the participant will be graded out of the course as incomplete.


Completion Requirements

The completion requirements for this course are:

  • complete the quiz with a score of 80% or better - multiple attempts are permitted
  • submit the course survey

Upon submission of the final completion requirement, the participant will automatically be marked as completed and the course completion email will be sent out. The participant will have immediate access to the certificate.


Course Fee

Price: $25.00 USD

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