Dentistry at the 2019 New York State Veterinary Conference

Dentistry at the 2019 New York State Veterinary Conference


My name is Nadine Fiani, I’m an assistant
clinical professor of dentistry and oral surgery at Cornell and I’m going to tell you just
a little bit about our new course for the New York State Veterinary Conference this year. We’re actually pretty excited about it. We’ve decided to try something a little bit new. So what we’ve decided to do is build a three-day
program where the very first day, which is a Friday, is a full day of lectures. Starting with the very basic building blocks
of dentistry and oral surgery, so relevant clinical anatomy, and physiology, and build
up on that in the more specialized areas, so a little bit about periodontal disease,
or endodontics, or malocclusion. But we’ve tried very hard to keep the topics
so they are relevant to the general practitioners, and that the information is immediately applicable
in the clinical setting. Our day two is an exciting program that takes
a blended approach to learning, where we’re going to be concentrating largely on intro-oral
radiology, in particular in the dog. There’s an online component where you take
your time, you do it at your own pace at home and is pretty exciting because it’s not just
videos, it’s actually a combination of approaches that we’ve used, including puzzles, interactive
quizzes, and little tools to help you move along through this topic and help reinforce
your understanding with the idea that you would then come to the wet lab, which will
be held at the conference itself, and you can get a lot more one-on-one attention, and
you can really practice those practical skills and also how to interpret, which is the real
crux of this area of dentistry in itself. On the final day of the conference, we are
offering a regional anesthesia and dental extraction wet lab. This is very relevant to your day-to-day clinical
work. We are covering everything from the equipment
that you will require, right through to the various techniques necessary to extract teeth
safely. We also try and cover information about potential
complications and the best ways to avoid that. The three days are run independently, which
is designed to offer you the ability to mix and match, and sort of choose the areas
of dentistry that best suit your needs. We are very excited to be offering this new
program at the New York State Veterinary Conference, and we hope to see you in October!

Author: Kevin Mason

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