This practical 1-day workshop will start with a recap of common dental pathology seen in clinical practice, how to identify it and record it accurately.
We will teach you how to efficiently take a series of full mouth dental radiographs and the reasons why this is so important to be able to provide high quality dentistry. Equipment care and maintenance will also be covered.
The rest of the day will focus on the theory and practical components of a ten-step professional periodontal therapy program:
- Probing and charting
- Intra-oral X rays
- Recording findings and creating a treatment plan
- Chlorhexidine irrigation, gross removal of supra gingival plaque and calculus
- Supra and sub gingival scaling and closed root planing
- Gingival surgery and open root planing as required
- Sulcular lavage
- Homecare advice
- Recalls and Rechecks
At the end of this workshop delegates will be able to:
- Perform complete professional periodontal therapy
- Take a full set of intra-oral xrays with efficiency and confidence
- Make recommendations to clients regarding a dental treatment plan for their pets and suitable dental home care options
This workshop is accredited for 7 NZVNA CPD points.
BVSc, MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry and Oral surgery)
Craig Hunger graduated from Massey University with a BVSc in 1998. Since then he has worked in clinical practice, both in New Zealand and the UK. During this time, he developed an interest in small animal dentistry, culminating in attaining membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery in 2012. He owns and operates a dental and surgical referral clinic in Auckland, as well as providing in-clinic dental training. He is passionate about raising the profile and standard of small animal dentistry in New Zealand, by providing education to vets and nurses.
Value to your practice
Dental disease is the most common disease seen in small animal practice, with vets spending a good proportion of their surgical time on dentistry each day.
Attending this course will allow veterinary nurses to reach their full potential in helping veterinarians care for their patient’s dental health.
Nurses will learn to recognise dental disease in pets and make appropriate treatment recommendations, to perform complete professional periodontal therapy with confidence, including taking intra-oral xrays and follow this up by formulating personalised home-care plans.
There are 2 suggested accommodation options which are a 5 minute drive from the workshop venue and 15 minutes to Auckland airport, including:
Start date: April 30, 2021
Start time: 08:30
End time: 17:00
Venue: Kahuvet Education Centre, Wiri, Auckland
Coordinates: -37.004418, 174.866307
Directions: 23 Ash Road, Wiri, Auckland 2104