Day#1 - Friday - Oral Pathology and Radiology: There will be 3.5 hours of lecture followed by a 4.5-hours laboratory. Lecture and Laboratory notes will be provided. The laboratory will be both on skulls and cadavers. This session will cover the following topics:

  • Origins of Oral Dental Disease Familial vs. Acquired Lesions
  • Pathology of Tooth #s, Form & Position
  • Jaw Growth Abnormalities & Classification of Malocclusions
  • Oral Soft Tissue Acquired Abnormalities
  • Periodontal Disease, Trauma, Endodontic Disease
  • Congenital and Neoplastic Disease

The Radiology laboratory section will cover:

  • Dental radiology in your practice. Equipment / Materials
  • Radiographic interpretation of Pathology
  • Positioning for all standard views
  • Identification of normal vs. abnormal structures

Day#2 - Saturday - Periodontics: The interactive morning lecture will cover clinical anatomy as it relates to oral health, disease and its treatment. The foundations of the dental exam, and oral prophylaxis for the treatment of periodontal disease will be thoroughly covered. In the afternoon the 4 hour wet lab will be on cadavers and will deal with the treatment of periodontal disease both conservatively and surgically:

  • Normal dental anatomy
  • Dental numbering system: Anatomic Vs. Triadan
  • Positional terminology
  • Malocclusions
  • Periodontal disease: etiology, symptoms, stages and treatment options
  • The thorough prophylaxis
  • Proper use of Doxyrobe
  • Bone augmentation and open currettage
  • Surgical gingivectomies

Day#3 - Sunday - Oral Surgery 1: There will be 3 hours of lecture followed by a 5-hour laboratory. The laboratory portion will be conducted on both cat and dog cadavers. They will cover the following topics:

  • Indications for exodontia which include: Retained teeth, Interceptive Ortho, Impactions Disarming, Treatment for caudal mucositis or LPGS in cats
  • Instrumentation and materials for exodontia
  • Techniques for surgical extractions (flap design and mobilization)
  • Dealing with difficult surgical extractions
  • Oro-nasal fistula closures single and double flap closures

Day#1 - Friday - Oral Pathology and Radiology: There will be 3.5 hours of lecture followed by a 4.5-hour laboratory. Lecture and Laboratory notes will be provided. The laboratory will be both on skulls and cadavers. The lecture will cover the following topics:

  • Origins of Oral Dental Disease Familial vs. Acquired Lesions
  • Pathology of Tooth #’s, Form & Position
  • Jaw Growth Abnormalities & Classification of Malocclusions
  • Oral Soft Tissue Acquired Abnormalities
  • Periodontal Disease, Trauma, Endodontic Disease
  • Congenital and Neoplastic Disease

The Radiology laboratory section will cover:

  • Dental radiology in your practice. Equipment / Materials
  • Indications for radiology Normal vs. Abnormal
  • Positioning for all standard views
  • Developing and ID of normal vs. abnormal structures.

Day#2-3 - Saturday & Sunday - Oral Surgery 1: Day 2: There will be 3 hours of lecture followed by a 5-hour laboratory. Day 3: 2 hours of lecture followed by 6 hours of Lab. The lecture and laboratory notes will be provided. The laboratory portion will be conducted on both cat and dog cadaver heads. They will cover the following topics for a Veterinarian audience only:

  • Indications for Exodontia
  • Retained teeth, Interceptive Ortho, Impactions, Disarming, Treatment for LPGS in cats
  • Instrumentation and Materials for Exodontia
  • Procedures for surgical extractions
  • Dealing with Complications of Surgery
  • Maxillary Oronasal Fistula Closures
  • Techniques for Muco-gingival Pedicle Flaps
  • Rostral Mandibulectomies & Maxillectomies
  • Jaw Fracture Repair

The participants at the end of this course will understand their integral role in the dental team and will be well versed in the following lecture topics:

  • Normal Dental Anatomy
  • Tooth development
  • Eruption schedules
  • Dental formulas of domestic animals
  • Dental numbering system: Anatomic Vs. Triadan
  • Positional terminology
  • Malocclusions
  • Periodontal disease: etiology, symptoms, stages and treatment options
  • Oral radiographic pathology
  • Radiographic theory of shooting

The laboratory component is 11 hours on cadavers and skulls and will include:

  • Complete Dental Prophylaxis
  • Dental Charting
  • Instrument Care and Sharpening Techniques
  • Radiology: Taking, Developing and Interpreting

Day#1 - Friday - Oral Pathology and Radiology: There will be 3.5 hours of lecture followed by a 4.5-hours laboratory. Lecture and Laboratory notes will be provided. The laboratory will be both on skulls and cadavers. This session will cover the following topics:

  • Origins of Oral Dental Disease Familial vs. Acquired Lesions
  • Pathology of Tooth #s, Form & Position
  • Jaw Growth Abnormalities & Classification of Malocclusions
  • Oral Soft Tissue Acquired Abnormalities
  • Periodontal Disease, Trauma, Endodontic Disease
  • Congenital and Neoplastic Disease

The Radiology laboratory section will cover:

  • Dental radiology in your practice. Equipment / Materials
  • Radiographic interpretation of Pathology
  • Positioning for all standard views
  • Identification of normal vs. abnormal structures

Day#2 - Saturday - Periodontics: The interactive morning lecture will cover clinical anatomy as it relates to oral health, disease and its treatment. The foundations of the dental exam, and oral prophylaxis for the treatment of periodontal disease will be thoroughly covered. In the afternoon the 4 hour wet lab will be on cadavers and will deal with the treatment of periodontal disease both conservatively and surgically:

  • Normal dental anatomy
  • Dental numbering system: Anatomic Vs. Triadan
  • Positional terminology
  • Malocclusions
  • Periodontal disease: etiology, symptoms, stages and treatment options
  • The thorough prophylaxis
  • Proper use of Doxyrobe
  • Bone augmentation and open currettage
  • Surgical gingivectomies

Day#3 - Sunday - Oral Surgery 1: There will be 3 hours of lecture followed by a 5-hour laboratory. The laboratory portion will be conducted on both cat and dog cadavers. They will cover the following topics:

  • Indications for exodontia which include: Retained teeth, Interceptive Ortho, Impactions Disarming, Treatment for caudal mucositis or LPGS in cats
  • Instrumentation and materials for exodontia
  • Techniques for surgical extractions (flap design and mobilization)
  • Dealing with difficult surgical extractions
  • Oro-nasal fistula closures single and double flap closures

Session #1 Topic: Recognition and Surgical Treatment of Oral Tumors (seminar)
Session Times: Saturday 8:00am - 9:00am | 1 hours of CE
Session Format: Interactive Seminar Lecture

Session Objective: Oral masses are a very common occurrence. It is important that participants recognize both visually and radiographically their characteristics and perform the appropriate diagnostic biopsies or perform therapeutic surgical resections. Proper techniques with strict adherence to anatomy and reconstruction is imperative. This session will cover the following topics:

  • Recognition of non-neoplastic versus neoplastic lesions
  • Recognition of their clinical and radiographic presentation
  • Diagnostic approaches
  • Surgical Techniques in their treatment
Session #2 Topic: Oral Surgical Oncologic Resections (laboratory)
Session Times: Saturday 9:15am - 12:15pm | 3 hours of CE
Session Format: Hands-On Wet Lab Techniques

Session Objective: The 3-hr laboratory will consist of individual totally equipped and instrumented stations . Participants will be challenged to perform rostral mandibulectomies and hemimaxillectomies to remove assigned tumor locations. This session will cover the following topics:

  • Hands-on techniques for Oral Oncologic resections
Session #3 Topic: Recognition and Treatment of Congenital and Acquired Palatal Defects (seminar)
Session Times: Saturday 1:00pm - 2:00pm | 1 hours of CE
Session Format: Interactive Seminar Lecture

Session Objective: Veterinarians are often confronted with oral lesions that impact both the hard and soft palate. This one hour interactive lecture will help clarify the origin of these defects and the appropriate surgical repair. This session will cover the following topics:

  • Etiology of the palatal defects
  • Blood supply and flap design to cover defects
  • Factors which must be considered in the healing process
Session #4 Topic: Surgical Repair of Simulated Congenital and Acquired Palatal Defects (laboratory)
Session Times: Saturday 2:15pm - 5:15pm | 3 hours of CE
Session Format: Hands-On Wet Lab Techniques

Session Objective: This 3-hr laboratory will allow the participants to create the palatal lesions and then design the appropriate flaps to close these defects. This session will cover the following topics:

  • Oppositional closure versus overlapping flaps
  • Single-layer versus double-layer flaps
  • Buccal Flaps
  • Advancement Flaps
  • Rotational Flaps
  • Split palatal U-flap
  • Island Flaps
Session #5 Topic: Recognition and Treatment Planning for Jaw Fractures (seminar)
Session Times: Sunday 8:00am - 9:00am | 1 hours of CE
Session Format: Interactive Seminar Lecture

Session Objective: Oral trauma can involve many structures including soft tissue, dental and bone. Each of these tissues often require attention and appropriate techniques to allow complete healing. Clinical evaluation of the injured structures and reducing and stabilizing the hard tissue will be covered in this lecture. This session will cover the following topics:

  • Assessment and prioritization of all traumatic lesions
  • Principles of jaw fracture management
  • Indications for various types of fracture fixation
  • Execution of various fracture repair techniques
  • Recognition and management of complications
Session #6 Topic: Treatment of Jaw Fractures (laboratory)
Session Times: Sunday 9:15am - 12:15pm | 3 hours of CE
Session Format: Hands-On Wet Lab Techniques

Session Objective: This 3-hr wetlab will enable the practitioner to incorporate the techniques of stabilization based on the jaw fracture’s presentation. Various wiring and splint fabrications will be practiced in addition to hemisectioning of teeth in the fracture site and placement of freeze dry bone to enhance bone healing. This session will cover the following topics:

  • Circumferential Wiring
  • Interdental Wiring
  • Interdental splint placements
  • Hemisectioning of teeth and vital pulp capping
  • Bone grafting
Session #7 Topic: Surgical Management of Unusual Oral Lesions (seminar)
Session Times: Sunday 1:00pm - 2:00pm | 1 hours of CE
Session Format: Interactive Seminar Lecture

Session Objective: Unusual presentations of oral lesions often present dilemmas for the veterinary practitioner. Getting the diagnosis with appropriate biopsy sampling and harvesting lymphnodes when oncologic lesions are suspected is important. The participants will be confronted with how also to perform glossectomies in addition to salivary gland removals in the treatment of salivary mucoceles. This session will cover the following topics:

  • Recognition and management of unusual oral lesions
  • Oral biopsy techniques
  • Glossectomies
  • Lymphnode resections
  • Salivary gland resections
Session #8 Topic: Surgical Management of Unusual Oral Lesions (laboratory)
Session Times: Sunday 2:15pm - 5:15pm | 3 hours of CE
Session Format: Hands-On Wet Lab Techniques

Session Objective: This 3-hr wet lab will challenge the particpants to accomplish a wide variety of techniques from lymphnode resections of the parotid, mandibular and medial retropharyneal nodes to salivary gland resections to treat mucoceles. In addition radical glossectomies with ligation of the salivary ducts will be performed. This session will cover the following topics:

  • Lymphnode resections
  • Salivary gland resections
  • Glossectomies

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) RE-OPENING ANNOUNCEMENT
-- Effective July 2021 --

All ADTC courses have fully resumed at this time! We have added additional sections through the remainder of year and continue to follow all current CDC safety guidance and social distancing protocols for the continued safety of our participants and staff. We thank you all for your support through these unprecendented times and look forward to welcoming everyone back!

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Continuing Education Courses in Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery"

On January 29, 2000, the Animal Dental Training Center (ADTC) opened its doors and created a permanent and dedicated facility for continuing education in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery for veterinarians and technicians alike. Since its inception, the Animal Dental Training Center has held nearly 375 classes across all topics in small animal veterinary dentistry and oral surgery. The center has been host to over 5000 participants world-wide and remains the premier facility for those seeking unparalleled and comprehensive "hands-on" veterinary dental continuing education programs. Small class sizes, individual workstations, interactive lectures, and an open forum approach to learning make classes at the ADTC a truly unique and professionally rewarding experience. Contact past participants and read what they have to say about their experience(s) at the Animal Dental Training Center in our testimonials section.

Starting in December of 2001, the ADTC began offering "Masters level" courses for those individuals with proficiency in dentistry and seeking training on more advanced topics within the dental disciplines. In addition to its regular schedule of courses, the ADTC has hosted the ACVS's Arlington VA's wet lab in dentistry, CVC East wet labs, and provides yearly veterinary dental mock exams to help candidates prepare for taking their veterinary dental specialty boards.

The many veterinary dental programs offered through the ADTC are for all ability levels and include special "technician weekends", exclusively feline programs, and continuing education courses in dental radiology, oral pathology, oral surgery, restorations, and endodontics for general practitioners and those veterinarians with a special interest in dentistry. Learn more about our current animal dental continuing education offerings below.

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