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Clinical Small Animal Dentistry

Time limit: 150 days

$50 Enroll

Full course description

Over 70% of dogs and cats have dental disease by age two! In this course, Dr. Sandra Manfra will teach you to identify and manage dental diseases in small animal practice. Dr. Manfra, DVM, DACVS, DACVD, is the world's leading expert in canine and feline dentistry and oral surgery and former president of the American College of Veterinary Dentistry.

This course is an intensive study of modern dentistry techniques for dogs and cats. Each module highlights clinically relevant dental and paradental anatomy in the recognition and treatment of dental disease. Dental pathology, radiology, extraction techniques, and periodontal disease are applied in a clinical model. This is a required course for our college's dentistry and oral surgery rotation. 

This course is 100% online. All the videos and assessments are on demand. Complete this course with an 80% to get a certificate of completion!

What You'll Learn

  • Gain a thorough working knowledge of canine and feline dental and paradental anatomy
  • Gain a thorough understanding of commonly occurring canine dental pathologic conditions
  • Understand proper radiology techniques and their use in the diagnosis of dental diseases in dogs and cats
  • Explore perioperative pain management and state-of-the-art veterinary dental equipment for performing extractions efficiently
  • Identify various stages of periodontal disease and the various treatment options

Credit Hours

This course is equivalent to three elective credit hours. It's a self-paced course. You are expected to spend 48 hours finishing it. See your academic institution about using this course for credit.

Promotion Code

Because of the generous donation from the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, you can now use the code AVD15 to pay only $15 for this course, covering the increased price.