Continuing Education for the Veterinary Professional
8 CE Credit Hours: RACE #436-30609
Dr. Cindy Charlier and our team customizes this training to each individual practice based on their benchmarking survey results. Your current dentistry program will be measured on five dimensions: performance, fees, quality, equipment and marketing. Following the curriculum that proved successful for our study clinics, you will be guided toward a best practices-based plan to form the foundation for long-term, sustained growth and success of your dental program.
• Creating Your Dental Future
• Oral Anatomy
• Oral Pathology and Steps to Oral Exam
• Best Practices in Client Education
• Best Practices in Periodontal Therapy
• Brainstorming and Planning Session
This workshop was both instructive and inspirational, and may have been the single most important factor in our success. By including everyone from reception, the technician and the doctor, the entire practice enthusiastically rallied to a common purpose like I have never seen with any other initiative we have pursued. We established a shared appreciation for the importance of oral healthcare, a common language to use in promoting it, as well as a uniform platform from which to launch our program. After immersing ourselves in dental best practices, our team emerged with the knowledge, tools and confidence to execute the customized plan that we developed. Because everyone was involved and participated in the brainstorming, we had complete buy-in. The staff owns it and has embraced the program fully.
Dr. Steve Borowiak
Animal Medical Clinic – Wheaton
Like many clinics, our staff had varying backgrounds and training in veterinary dentistry. From the receptionist with little or no understanding of what oral healthcare for pets really involves, to some of our doctors with advanced clinical training, dentistry at our practice meant something different to each person. Our efforts were scattered at best. This workshop started with the basics and brought everyone together so that the team now enthusiastically operates with clarity and cohesiveness like never before. Developing a game plan together using best practices was powerful, and now the entire staff is committed to improving our dentistry program. The change has been dramatic.
Dr. Dave Clegg,
Liverpool Animal Health Clinic
We know it is not enough simply to have the right equipment and a trained staff of veterinarians. A thoroughly trained team of technicians can turn your dental suite into a highly efficient patient treatment machine. This full day, hands-on lab will teach your technicians how to probe and chart their patient’s oral cavity and acquire diagnostic quality X-ray images so that your doctors can identify pathology and make treatment decisions quickly while the patient is under anesthesia. They will also be taught proper operation and maintenance of your dental equipment and instruments, helping to preserve your investment and the safety and comfort of your patients. Taught by one of our DTEN trainers, your veterinarian staff can also benefit from this training and will receive CE credit as well if they attend.
4 CE Credit Hours: RACE #436-28690
X-ray positioning techniques for both canine and feline patients (hands on)
X-ray generator usage dental radiographs
Digital imaging software training
How to overcome common positioning mistakes
Proper maintenance and storage techniques
4 CE Credit Hours: RACE #436-28689
Preparation—including rinse, before and after photos, proper attire and safety
Execution—including tools, sub/supra gingival scaling, polishing, probing and charting Instrument maintenance and care
Anatomy review and triadan numbering system
Hands-on practice of prep, scaling and polishing, probing and chartingDownload Course Details
8 CE Credit Hours: RACE #436-30606
The aim of this full day of training is to create a uniform standard of care among the practice team. This will bring everyone’s competence to the same level and create confidence among your staff so they are prepared to properly and efficiently treat periodontal disease in their patients. A half day of lectures covering advanced pain management and best practices in oral surgery techniques will be led by Dr. Charlier, followed by a hands-on advanced dentistry lab to learn and practice the techniques.
Best practices in pain management
Best practices in periodontal and oral surgery
Hands-on lab to practice oral surgery, periodontal surgery and regional nerve blocksUpcoming Regional Labs
8 CE Credit Hours: RACE #436-32260
Training topics include:
Discussion of clinical challenges
Complications in extractions
Advanced periodontal surgery techniques
6 hours of individually tailored hands-on training and practice
Anesthesia Monitoring 101 is comprehensive, hands-on, half-day training provided in your clinic by a member of the Midmark Animal Health Anesthesia Monitoring Training and Education Network (AMTEN). During this course, participants will become familiar with best practices for operating and maintaining their anesthetic and monitoring equipment. Veterinarians and credentialed technicians who complete this session will earn 4 hours of CE credits.
The Anesthesia Monitoring 201 lecture builds on the skills of our Anesthesia Monitoring Best Practices 101 lab. It is provided in your clinic by a member of the Midmark Animal Health Anesthesia Monitoring Training and Education Network (AMTEN). Following the prerequisite dry lab, this course will help participants learn the keys to completing a successful anesthetic case. Veterinarians and credentialed technicians who complete this session will earn 4 hours of CE credits.
4 CE Credit Hours: RACE #436-32256
Anesthesia machine theory of operation, function of components and flow of gases
Proper equipment maintenance for long-term performance and better patient outcomes
Overview of ACVAA anesthetic monitoring guidelines for small animals
Five parameter, hands-on monitoring including circulation, oxygenation and ventilation
How vital signs are measured and what the readings mean
4 CE Credit Hours: RACE #436-32257
Review of ACVAA/AAHA monitoring/anesthesia guidelines
Setting up the patient for an anesthetic case
Balanced anesthesia/pain management best practices
Troubleshooting vital signs readings and anesthetic complications
Developing an anesthesia record-keeping plan
2 CE Credit Hours: RACE #436-32XXX
This course can be added on to any half day technician training lab, and is taught by our DTEN network. It includes discussion and explanation of drugs, materials and techniques along with demonstration and practice of skills to perform intra-oral regional anesthesia.
AAHA introduced new dental guidelines that recommend full mouth dental X-rays on all patients. Why? Because studies show that up to 75% of dental radiological cases reveal disease that otherwise would not have been detected. Intraoral radiology is the cornerstone to the diagnosis, treatment, planning and monitoring of oral disease. It allows us to determine what pathology lies where our eyes cannot see and to determine a treatment protocol based on factual information
* Viewing films
* Normal tooth and periodontal anatomy
* Normal dental radiograph structures
* Radiographic signs of feline tooth resorption
* Radiographic signs of periodontal disease
* Radiographic signs of endodontic disease
* Radiographic signs of osseous lesions
* Case studies—What’s Your Diagnosis?
1 CE Credit Hour: RACE #436-15471
This free, interactive training course describes the Midmark Dental Study in graphic detail, including the objectives, methods and results. After the short introductory module, Dr. Charlier will dive deep into each of the five keys to success. You will hear from the owners of the participating veterinary hospitals and learn what it takes to develop a successful dentistry program in your practice. When finished, you can download and print your RACE CE certificate online.
1 CE Credit Hour: RACE #436-31239
In this free one-hour course, Dr. Cindy Charlier, DAVDC and Tammi Smith, VTS (Dentistry) cover introductory topics including oral anatomy, dental equipment & instrumentation, the dental procedure, and dental radiographs.