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VET 114LB - Veterinary Dental Procedures Lab

1 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
0 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Anatomy, physiology, diagnostics, and therapeutics specific to the oral health of companion animal species. Includes procedures on live patients with dental radiographs, local anesthetic blocks, teeth scaling, teeth polishing, and preventative care.

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

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Complete aspects of small animal dental prophylaxis
  2. Demonstrate the ability to obtain and evaluate small animal dental radiographs
  3. Demonstrate the peri-procedural care and record keeping for dental patients.
  4. Demonstrate appropriate nomenclature and care for dental instruments

Performance Objectives:
  1. Perform small animal dental prophylaxis
  2. Perform small animal dental record keeping
  3. Perform small animal dental local anesthetic nerve blocks
  4. Perform small animal dental radiographs and adjust technique to improve diagnostic outcome
  5. List dental disorders and terminology
  6. Identify dental instruments for all species and their respective use
  7. Apply disinfectant, sterilization, and maintenance of respective veterinary dental equipment

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