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 901809.

VetMedTeam is also approved as a New York State sponsor of continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary technicians.

VetMedTeam is also approved as a Florida state sponsor of continuing education for veterinarians. The Florida Medical Board does not recognize technicians and therefore only addresses veterinarian CE requirements. However, techs in Florida are able to use VMT courses to meet CE requirements.


Content Presenter

Jeanne R Perrone, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

VetCE on Demand: Oral Assessment of the Dental Patient Under Anesthesia utilizes the archive of a live presentation under the same name.

The oral exam of veterinary patients under anesthesia entails a tooth-by-tooth evaluation. The team member must be familiar with the oral cavity's structures in order to perform an effective oral exam. The use of diagnostic instruments such as the periodontal probe to find periodontal pockets, gingival bleeding, and furcation involvement, along with the dental explorer to find pulp exposure and tooth resorption, are addressed. Also included is a basic dental charting technique which shows how the examination findings, combined with dental radiographs, are recorded on a dental chart that guides the clinician.

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

  • identify the anatomical structures of the oral cavity
  • establish a dental plan for the patient
  • recognize and record oral pathology during an examination under anesthesia


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:

...I especially like the "skills" section of the course (although would have been even more helpful had the dental chart been zoomed while filling out). Great slides and definitions.

...I appreciated the dental chart and the different ways of charting

...This lecture strengthened the importance of a COHAT to improve quality of care in my practice

...I loved taking this course, the fact that it was on demand was even better bc I could scroll back and watch parts again that I may have not fully understood. Thank you for creating another wonderful learning tool.


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.