Practical Dental Solutions

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1st Sep to 22nd Sep 2021

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Online Wednesday Nights 7:30pm (QLD time)

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CDP Value: CPD Points: 8

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Practical dental floss-ophies come from those who have seen many a good and bad oral exam. You can do a lot to help your patients when it comes to their teeth and the fundamentals are still the same as they were many years ago. AND, if you desire to do more than just those horrid grade 4 periodontal disease mouths, this course is just for you.

Over this four-week course we will be covering some of the more interesting details about dentistry for your small animals. From knowing what you’re looking at in an oral exam to whether to save or sacrifice that fractured tooth and early intervention for malocclusions. Make the difference today for your patients and get across some of the practical solutions for a well-rounded dental approach.

Do you struggle with…

  • Knowing when to save a fractured tooth?
  • How to approach periodontal disease treatment?
  • When to intervene with misalignment of teeth?
  • Confidence in your oral examination?

What if you had the opportunity to build your knowledge and know how to approach your dental patients with more confidence and a skilled approach?

Join us for a special four-week online course and look at all the best bits of dentistry you’ll need to be well-rounded in all things dental. It’s more than just extracting a tooth or a general  polish and clean. With Dr Will leading you through each week, you’ll receive plenty of tips and tricks to  help with your malocclusion cases and get ahead of periodontal disease, while looking closer at what can be done for fractured teeth. Plus, the time to ask those burning questions with a group of like-minded vets.






What you will learn

You will revise :
  • Evaluating periodontal disease
  • Animal handling during oral exams
  • Oral anatomy
  • Different bite conformations
You will develop skills in :
  • Efficient oral examination
  • Determining types of tooth fractures
  • Delivering the best treatment options for periodontal disease
  • Understanding the periodontal disease staging system
  • Alternative options for treating fractured teeth
  • Corrective measures to manage malocclusions

Workshop Schedule

Week 1 – Introduction to oral examination

You will cover the systematic approach for performing a conscious oral exam. From there you will move on to the diagnosis of common oral pathology in your patients. Learn the techniques, tips and tricks in handling the patient during the oral exam, normal oral anatomy, and talk about what to look for during the oral exam. Never underestimate the power of a thorough oral examination during your consultation! After all, more is missed by not looking than not knowing.

Week 2 – Fractured teeth: To save or not to save?

Gain a better understanding of the treatment options for fractured teeth. From chips to full fractures, and even nerve root exposure. We will arm you with all the options and treatments appropriate for the related injury, because not all teeth can be “saved”.

Week 3 – Periodontal disease: the essentials

The most common oral pathology in dogs and cats and definitely the most important! It is essential for clinicians to understand the pathophysiology behind periodontal disease, its staging system, and the treatment options for each stage. We’ll bring it all together with a case study to discuss and conclude this session.

Week 4 – Let’s straighten up these Teeth: malocclusion

Gain a better understanding of the different criteria for “normal” occlusion and malocclusion classes in this session. Learn about different management options for base narrow canines as the “Kong ball therapy” is not for everyone. Plus you can learn about certain cases that may be appropriate for “doggy braces”.



With the skills you gain at a VetPrac course, you can dramatically increase your income.


If the dental prophylactic procedure you’ve learned bills for $550, with less than 2 procedures you will have paid for the course that helped you gain that skill.


Plus, you may be able to claim some or all of the cost as professional development or a tax deduction.

Your Educators

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Dr. Williana Basuki

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Qualifications: BVSc (Hons), MS, MANZCVS, DAVDC

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Specialisation: Board Certified in Veterinary Dentistry (Registered Specialist)

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Will earned her veterinary degree from University of Queensland in 2010. She completed her residency in dentistry and oral surgery at Colorado State University in 2017. She received her specialist credential and became the Diplomate of American Veterinary Dental College in 2019 and was honored the Associate Membership of Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Dentistry on the same year. Will worked at Tufts University for the past 2 years as a dental specialist and educator, and finally returned to Australia in late 2020 to re-join Queensland Veterinary Specialist.

Your Questions Answered

Are the online courses recorded?

Yes! Each live session is recorded, and the recordings are shared to each participant in a folder link. Registrants will have access to all the recordings for 30 days after the completion of the course.

Can I pay off my registration fee?

Yes! We offer payment plans so registrants can pay off their fee easily. To request a payment plan, please contact [email protected].

What happens if the course is cancelled?

If VetPrac cancels any workshops, you will be provided with a refund.

Are there group discounts available?

Yes! If you are coming in a group of 3 or more, discounts are available. Please contact us directly to discuss group discounts.

What happens if I pay and then later can’t attend?

As per our workshop terms & conditions, refunds are provided (if the cancellation is in writing) up to 45 days prior to the workshop. Cancellations made 45 days prior to the commencement of the workshop incur a 50% administration fee. Cancellations made 7 days prior to the commencement of the workshop are not refundable.

Still have questions? We’ve got answers.
0409 743 100 or 0411 798 165

Still have questions? We’ve got answers.
0409 743 100
0411 798 165

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