VetCE on Demand: Fine-tuning Your Dentistry in General Practice utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.
This course discusses ways to practice better such as ergonomics, instrumentation, proper PEE, and how it contributes to better patient care. Patient positioning, prevention of tracheal tears in cats, safety limitations, and what we need to know when it comes to mouth gags is reviewed. The course also looks at normal clinical anatomy and radiographic anatomy to help identify findings that may be abnormal. Radiographic anatomy, using tools such as correct image orientation and the mounting or layout of the images, will help develop a systematic approach to tooth identification. Lastly, the course outlines how to identify basic instruments in dentistry, including the periodontal probe, explorer, and different ultrasonics as well as how to properly use them.
At the end of the course participants should be able to:
- demonstrate proper safety techniques for themselves and their patient
- label dentistry equipment, supplies, and basic instrumentation
- identify both the normal anatomy and the abnormal anatomy
- demonstrate proper radiograph orientation
- outline important factors regarding ultrasonic scaling & polishing