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 1094594


Content Presenter

Wendi Rensman, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

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


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.


Participant Feedback

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

...How to use the different tools, how to position myself while performing the dental procedure to protect myself.

...It went over a lot of basics and explained them well.

...Helpful tips with patient safety

...This is really informative and a good review of veterinary dentistry. This will help me on my surgery days.


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

Practices may enroll individual team members. To learn how to assign a specific team member to a course, please visit the Assigning Students page.

Please use this link to view the Withdrawal Policy for this course.