Periodontal disease, left untreated, has progressed to cause severe bone loss to the molar in a dog

Periodontal disease is the most common disease is small animal medicine. Proper treatment of this condition relies on effective diagnosis and treatment planning.

This 8 hour hands-on class is designed to help the veterinarian and veterinary technician understand and identify

periodontal disease, properly diagnose teeth which can be treated and which teeth cannot be saved, and provide basic treatment of compromised teeth.

This lecture and hands-on wet lab will include:

  • Plenty of hands-on time to practice radiograph positioning
  • Normal oral anatomy on exam and radiographs
  • Handling of instruments
  • Use of perioceutic therapies will be demonstrated and practiced
  • How to position for radiographs of all teeth in dogs and cats
  • The differences between film and digital systems and hands-on experience with both in wet lab if desired
  • Use of state-of-the-art digital radiography for immediate feedback on positioning
  • The financial benefits of adding dental radiographs to your practice

Accurate dental charting can be used to monitor periodontal pockets

Periodontal charting involves knowing normal anatomy, as well as knowing the most common abnormalities and how to identify them. Handling of the instruments involved in cleaning, polishing, and detailed dental charting. Use of perioceutic therapies will be demonstrated and practiced as well.

This class has been approved for 8 hours of CE Credit with the NM Board of Veterinary Medicine.

Canine right mandibular molar with dilacerated roots and periapical pathology

Class Schedule: Postponed due to Covid-19

Time: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Cost: You will receive all of this dental radiograph information and training for only $395 plus tax per person.

Class Instructor: Kris Bannon DVM, FAVD, DAVDC and Maria Littles, DVM, Resident, Veterinary Dentistry

Location: 5 Camino Karsten, Algodones NM 87001

You may call our office or email our facility if you would like more information or to register.

We reserve the right to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation, all payments will be refunded. See our refund policy.