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VET 114 - Veterinary Dental Procedures

1 Credits, 1 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 0 lab periods

Anatomy, physiology, diagnostics, and therapeutics specific to the oral health of companion animal species.

Prerequisite(s): Within the last two years: VET 100 , VET 112IN , and VET 115IN  .
Corequisite(s): VET 114LB  

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Articulate the involvement of the CVT in the small animal dental prophylaxis procedure
  2. Assess the quality of dental images for diagnostic use
  3. Identify common dental anomalies and pathologies in common veterinary species

Performance Objectives:
  1. Explain the structure and formation of teeth in different species
  2. List dental disorders and terminology
  3. Evaluate the diagnostic outcomes of dental radiographic imaging
  4. Demonstrate the ability to map oral physiology and pathology for medical records
  5. Compare and contrast the expected reach and effectiveness of various dental blocks across dogs, cats and equines.

  1. Mouth and Teeth Anatomy
    1. Structure and formation
    2. Function in different species
    3. Disorders and terminology
  2. Small Animal Dental Radiography
    1. Safety
    2. Equipment
    3. Technique
    4. Positioning
    5. Quality
      1. Density
      2. Contrast
      3. Detail
      4. Distortion
  3. Small Animal Dental Prophylaxis
    1. Scaling
      1. Manual
      2. Machine
    2. Polishing
    3. Preventative care
  4. Small Animal Dental Support of Extractions
    1. Nerve blocks
    2. Equipment nomenclature and care
    3. Drill operations
    4. Oral surgical support
  5. Small Animal Dental Support of Advanced Endodontics
    1. Periodontal care
    2. Root canal
    3. Other
  6. Pocket Pet Dental Care
    1. Anatomy, physiology and pathology
    2. Equipment nomenclature and use
  7. Large Animal and Equine Dental Care
    1. Anatomy, physiology and pathology
    2. Equipment nomenclature and use