Tired of large class sizes at conferences and ready to get serious about the dentistry you offer at your clinic? We are your answer! Our wetlabs consist of no more than 4 attendees per instructor and allow you to use state of the art equipment that is fitted to you during your experience. ALL the courses PDU offers are beneficial for veterinarians. Our VTS’s are packed full of information and have tailored the classes to be valuable for all positions. Check out the calendar and contact us for course descriptions and registration fees.
Canine and Feline Oral Surgery Courses for Veterinarians
Instructor: Wade Gingerich, DVM, DAVDC
The oral surgery courses offered by PDU are unique training opportunities. Each lab will be limited to 4 students so that there is adequate contact time between the instructor and student. Each student will have access to his or her own surgical table, saddle stool and surgical loupes to promote comfort and proper ergonomics. Our goal is to show each student how the proper equipment and ergonomics, in addition to learning surgical techniques, provides a superior learning experience and leads to increased skills in oral surgery.
Fundamentals of Oral Surgery ($500)
This 6-hour lecture and hands-on course will start with 3 hours of lecture covering equipment, instruments, materials, anatomy and the fundamentals of dental extractions and oral surgery. The second part of this lab will be hands-on instruction of extractions on canine and feline cadavers. The focus will be on proper ergonomics, instrumentation and techniques of oral surgery.
Advanced Canine and Feline Dental Extractions ($650)
This course will be hands-on for all 6 hours and will include instruction of multiple types of dental extractions in both cats and dogs. The focus will be on flap design and bone removal for specific teeth with consideration to the maxillofacial anatomy of both dogs and cats.
Veterinary Dentistry Courses for Veterinarians & Technicians
Instructor: Denise Rollings CVT, VTS (Dentistry)
The veterinary dentistry courses offered by PDU are designed to provide veterinarians and technicians with knowledge and skills that will improve their level of dental services offered. These courses are limited to 8 attendees each so that adequate contact time between the instructor and student is maintained.
Dentistry 101 ($200)
This 4-hour lecture and 4-hour wetlab will start with four hours of lecture covering:
- The Basics of Oral Anatomy
- Dental Abnormalities
- Dental Radiography Positioning & Techniques
- Dental Cleaning, Probing & Charting
The second part of this lab will be hands-on instruction on canine and feline cadavers. The focus will be on cleaning, probing, charting, and learning the most effective ways to obtain intraoral full mouth radiographs.
Dental Radiology Positioning & Techniques ($150)
This course starts with a 2-hour lecture discussing radiology equipment, safety, terminology, normal and abnormal anatomy, basic pathology, and labial mounting of films.
Following the lecture there will be a-2 hour wetlab with hands on training of radiology positioning. Learn how to obtain a diagnostic intraoral radiograph using the latest state of the art equipment taught by one of the most highly trained veterinary technicians in in the country. This lab is the most effective way to learn intraoral dental radiography because it imitates real-life patients without the stress of anesthesia.
Everyday Anesthesia Workshop ($125)
Presented by Jennifer Dupre-Welsh, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia), CVPP
- 4 hours of CE upon completion
- 8 spaces available
- Attendance fee required to reserve your place
For details regarding these courses, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 239-888-6761.
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