Continuing Education

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The Veterinary Dental Clinic of NC (VDCNC) is excited to offer RACE-approved continuing education in veterinary dentistry and anesthesia for both veterinarians and veterinary technicians/assistants.

All courses are offered in our new training space located at VDCNC in Durham, North Carolina. Dentistry courses for veterinarians offer eight hours of continuing education credit and take place on a Saturday. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Courses for veterinary technicians offer four hours of continuing education and take place on a Saturday morning.

Anesthesia courses offer eight hours of continuing education credit for veterinarians and/or technicians and take place on a Saturday. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Fee: Dentistry courses are $1,100 for veterinarians and $425 for veterinary technicians/assistants. Anesthesia courses are $450 per participant or $650 per vet/tech pair.

Technician courses are open to all RVTs and assistants with at least two years of veterinary dentistry experience. Fee is due at registration and is fully refundable 30 days prior to the class. Nonrefundable if less than 30 days prior to class.

Continuing Education for
Veterinarians

To register for one of our continuing education courses, please complete the form below. Please note that payment is required to secure your spot.

July 9th – Feline Dentistry (FULL)

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This is an intermediate-level course designed for veterinarians with some experience in feline dentistry and oral surgery. This course will offer three hours of lecture and five hours of wet lab that will cover the following topics:

  • Dental equipment and instruments
  • Normal anatomy and Nomenclature
  • Dental radiography with emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of tooth resorption
  • Nerve blocks
  • Full quadrant surgical extractions of maxillary and mandibular teeth
  • Crown amputation techniques
  • Complications – prevention and treatments
  • Feline chronic gingivostomatitis
  • Oral and dental disease unique to the cat

Presenter: Don Hoover, DVM, FAVD
Cost: $1,100 per participant, breakfast and lunch included
RACE Approved CE Hours: 8
Instructor: Don Hoover, DVM, FAVD
Assistant Instructor: Trudi Bowden, DVM

Aug 27th – Canine & Feline Surgical Extractions (FULL)

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This is an intermediate-level course designed for veterinarians that have at least two years of clinical experience in veterinary dentistry. The course will offer two hours of lecture and six hours of wet lab. Half of the day will be devoted to extractions in the dog and the other half to extractions in the cat. This course will cover the most common complications associated with surgical extractions with an emphasis on prevention and treatments. The following topics will be covered:

  • Dental radiography
  • Breed associated differences in anatomy
  • Surgical extractions of retained tooth roots, Surgical extractions of teeth with tooth resorption
  • Full quadrant extractions
  • Oronasal fistula repair
  • Oral mass biopsy techniques

Time 8:00am – 5:00pm 
Cost: 1,100.00 per participant, breakfast and lunch included
RACE Approved CE Hours: 8
Instructor: Don Hoover, DVM, FAVD
Assistant Instructor: Trudi Bowden, DVM

October 22nd – Analgesia & Anesthesia for the Veterinary Dental Patient

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This course is open to DVMs, Credentialed Vet Technicians, and Veterinary Assistants.

There is a discounted price if two employees attend from the same hospital. The session is limited to a total of 20 participants and up to 2 employees per hospital. Lunch will be provided.

We have partnered with Dan Boruta, DVM, DACVAA to offer a full day of education and training in veterinary anesthesia focused on the unique challenges of veterinary dentistry. Dr. Boruta is a board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist that has spent the last decade working in both academic and private practice settings. He provides anesthesia services at veterinary practices in eastern North Carolina and South Carolina.

This educational experience is designed for veterinary technicians because veterinary anesthesia for the dental patient is a team sport. We will cover the following topics:

  • Dental Nerve Blocks (wet lab portion)
  • Breed Specific Problems in Anesthesia
  • Update on Brachycephalic Anesthesia
  • Use of CRIs and partial IV anesthesia
  • Use of mechanical ventilation
  • Capnography
  • Clinical pearls
  • Alfaxolone vs Propofol
  • Use of checklists for increased patient safety

Presenter: Dan Boruta, DVM
8:30am – 5:00pm
Cost: $450 per person or $650 per hospital team, lunch included
RACE approved CE Hours: 8
Instructor: Dan Boruta, DVM

November 12th – Canine Surgical Extractions

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This course is designed for veterinarians with limited experience in veterinary dentistry. This course will offer three hours of lecture hours and five hours of wet lab covering the following topics:

  • Dental equipment and instruments
  • Normal anatomy and Nomenclature
  • Dental radiography
  • Nerve blocks
  • Surgical extractions of maxillary and mandibular teeth
  • Complications, prevention, and treatments

8:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: 1,100.00 per participant, breakfast, and lunch included
RACE Approved CE Hours: 8
Instructor: Don Hoover, DVM, FAVD
Assistant Instructor: Trudi Bowden, DVM

Continuing Education for
Techs/Assistants

To register for one of our continuing education courses, please complete the form below.

July 23rd – Advanced Periodontal Treatments with the Wet Lab and Lecture

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Open to experienced assistants and registered technicians.

Advanced Periodontal Treatments – What Technicians Should Know (Lecture)

Credentialed Veterinary Technicians and VTS Mentees Only

Periodontal disease can vary from patient to patient, and treatment choices differ depending on the owner’s compliance with at-home care. The importance of a thorough oral exam and recognizing subtle oral pathology is key in assisting the veterinarian when deciding treatment options. Understanding these treatment choices and their impact can help the Technician communicate with pet owners. This lecture will discuss different treatment options such as open vs. closed root planing, perioceuticals, guided tissue regeneration, and bone augmentation. We will also cover the materials and instruments used in different periodontal treatments.

8:00am
Cost: $200.00, breakfast included
RACE Approved CE Hours: 3

Advanced Periodontal Wet Lab – Putting Your knowledge to Use

This wet lab will test your skills by performing a comprehensive oral exam and treatment of periodontal disease to save functional and vital teeth. Correct handling of equipment, instruments used in specific areas, and effective calculus removal from hard-to-reach areas will be covered. Instructional areas to be reviewed include subgingival curettage and root planing. The goal of this wet lab is to prepare the technician for set-up and assist the veterinarian with these procedures. Instrument care and material handling will also be included in this lab.

4:30pm
Cost: $425.00, lunch included
RACE Approved CE Hours: 4
Instructor: Jeannie Losey RVT, VTS-Dentistry

Total cost: $625.00

August 20th - Dental Radiology for Feline and Canine Patients Wet Lab and Treatments for Malocclusions Lecture

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Dental Radiology for Feline and Canine Patients Wetlab

This will be a four-hour dental radiology wet lab focusing on capturing diagnostic images with dogs and cats. There will be a ½ hour lecture portion focusing on terminology and safety. You will have the opportunity to use both sensor and phosphorus plate technology. The goal is to capture diagnostic images with fewer retakes, reducing the amount of radiation exposure for all staff members. The importance of machine maintenance and cleaning procedures will be reviewed.

8:00am – 12:30pm
Cost: $425, breakfast included
NCVMB and RACE Approved CE Hours: 4

Treatments for Malocclusions Lecture

Credentialed Veterinary Technicians and VTS Mentees Only

Malocclusions can be hereditary or traumatic in nature. There are a variety of treatment options for malocclusion. This lecture will dive into the types of malocclusions and the appropriate treatment options available. Examples of procedures to be covered: orthodontic movement of teeth, endodontic treatment options, crown movement/extension, etc. We will discuss each malocclusion and the recommended treatment options for improving the patient’s overall bite.

12:30pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $200, lunch included
RACE Approved CE Hours: 3
Instructor: Jeannie Losey RVT, VTS-Dentistry

October 22nd – Analgesia & Anesthesia for the Veterinary Dental Patient

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This course is open to DVMs, Credentialed Vet Technicians, and Veterinary Assistants.

There is a discounted price if two employees attend from the same hospital. The session is limited to a total of 20 participants and up to 2 employees per hospital. Lunch will be provided.

We have partnered with Dan Boruta, DVM, DACVAA to offer a full day of education and training in veterinary anesthesia focused on the unique challenges of veterinary dentistry. Dr. Boruta is a board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist that has spent the last decade working in both academic and private practice settings. He provides anesthesia services at veterinary practices in eastern North Carolina and South Carolina.

This educational experience is designed for veterinary technicians because veterinary anesthesia for the dental patient is a team sport. We will cover the following topics:

  • Dental Nerve Blocks (wet lab portion)
  • Breed Specific Problems in Anesthesia
  • Update on Brachycephalic Anesthesia
  • Use of CRIs and partial IV anesthesia
  • Use of mechanical ventilation
  • Capnography
  • Clinical pearls
  • Alfaxolone vs Propofol
  • Use of checklists for increased patient safety

Presenter: Dan Boruta, DVM
8:30am – 5:00pm
Cost: $450 per person or $650 per hospital team
RACE approved CE Hours: 8
Instructor: Dan Boruta, DVM

November 5th – The Complete Professional Dental Cleaning Lab

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This class will begin with a lecture covering the importance of proper cleaning techniques, probing, and charting. A wet lab will follow, providing detailed, hands-on instruction on the proper way to do complete dental prophylaxis and oral examination, including accurate charting and proper handling of instruments. Each attendee will receive individual instruction while probing, cleaning, and charting.

8:00am -12:30pm, breakfast included
RACE Approved CE Hours: 4
Instructor: Jeannie Losey RVT, VTS-Dentistry

Address

3702 Hillsborough Road, Suite 1
Durham, NC 27705

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Hours

Mon-Thurs: 8:00am - 5:30pm

For after-hours emergencies, please contact Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospital at
919-489-0615.

Contact Us

Call: 919-321-4878
Fax: 919-383-6884
Email: info@vdcnc.com