Dental dilemmas in companion animal practice

Event date

06 December 2017

Venue location

Novotel Manchester West
Worsley Brow
Greater Manchester
M28 2YA


Helen Dingle, 0207 908 6336

Event type

Small animal clinical CPD


Rachel Perry BSc BVM&S MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery) MRCVS, European Veterinary Specialist, Veterinary Dentistry and an RCVS Specialist, Veterinary Dentistry



 Early birdStandard
BVA member£195 (including VAT)£235 (including VAT)
Non-memberN/A£395 (including VAT)

Early bird rate applies to bookings made more than eight weeks in advance of the course date.

Event Description

Course programme (217KB PDF)

Registration will open at 09.30, with the course starting at 10.00. The course will finish at 16.00.

Dental disease in small animal practice is very commonly encountered in small animal practice. Historically, treatment has involved extracting grossly mobile teeth and cleaning what remains; which may be considered a very out-dated approach. Contemporary dentistry skills require a thorough and complete oro-dental examination under general anaesthesia, including the use of the periodontal probe and dental radiography. This will allow an accurate diagnosis to be made which in turn allows for an appropriate treatment plan to be implemented.

This course will cover the commonly encountered conditions in small animal practice, using a case-based discussion format. Diseases will be described, and clinical and radiographic signs will be reinforced by use of real case material. Conditions to be covered include; periodontal disease, dentoalveolar trauma (tooth wear, tooth fractures etc), feline dental problems including resorption, bite abnormalities (malocclusions), and some weird and wonderful cases that are not so rare in practice.

Delegates are encouraged to bring along their own cases for discussion- ideally digital dental radiographs, and/or clinical images.

The five key things delegates will learn from this course are:

  • An understanding of the importance of dental radiography and learn how to interpret dental radiographs
  • How to identify and manage commonly encountered malocclusions
  • An understanding of pathogenesis of periodontal disease and therefore make appropriate decisions regarding tooth extraction
  • How to understand pulp response to trauma, and how endodontic disease is diagnosed and treated
  • How to manage tooth resorption in cats

Please note - if you want to book three courses for the price of two please call Helen Dingle on 020 7908 6336.

Terms & Conditions

Payment conditions Payment for BVA courses must be received in advance to guarantee your place. On acceptance of your booking a confirmation letter will be sent to you. Prices are subject to 20% VAT and bookings will be confirmed with a VAT notice. Member discount Please note that in order to qualify for the member discount it must be the member that attends the course. A member cannot book on behalf of a non-member to benefit from the discount. If a non-member attends in place of a member, they will be liable to pay the additional non-member fee. Book 3 courses for the price of 2 This offer is only valid for BVA members. All 3 courses must be booked at the same time. The cheapest course will be free. A practice may book using the offer and send a different member of their team to each course. This offer is only valid for BVA 2017 CPD courses and excludes media training courses and any webinars. The offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer relating to BVA CPD. Cancellation policy In event of cancellations received in writing no later than one calendar month in advance of the course, the fee will be returned less 25% to cover administration expenses. After that date no refunds will be possible. Substitutions may be made at any time, however, please see the condition about the member discount. Programme information The programme is correct at the time of going to press. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the programme may change and BVA reserves the right to cancel the event or alter the venue and/or speakers. Where circumstances force BVA to cancel a course, the liability of BVA shall be limited to a refund of any fees paid for the courses. BVA is not liable for any consequential loss.

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