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International Masters Course in Veterinary Dentistry

The IMCVD course will provide basic and advanced training in dentistry to give you confidence in the theory and practice of veterinary dentistry.

This IMCVD course covers the veterinary dentistry topics:

1. Introduction to Dentistry: Anatomy and Oral Examination
2. Marketing Veterinary Dentistry and the Business of Veterinary Dentistry
3. Periodontal disease, Aetiology, Pathogenesis, Scaling/Polishing
4. Periodontal Disease: Open and Closed Root Planing, Periodontal Flaps, Homecare
5. Oral Surgery 1: Simple Extractions of Canine teeth
6. Oral Surgery 2: Difficult Extractions, Complications, Repair of Oro-nasal Fistulas in dogs
7. Local Anaesthetics
8. Radiology
9. Pocket Pets: Rabbits
10. Exotics: Zoo Dentistry
11. Emergency Dentistry: The initial treatments of trauma to the tooth: periodontal and endodontic treatments: Direct Pulp Capping
12. Feline Dentistry: Radiology and Extractions
13. Feline Dentistry: Inflammatory diseases
14. Endodontics: Root Canal Therapy
15. Pedodontics: Puppy and Kitten Dentistry
16. Oral Surgery 3: Oral Tumours
17. Oral Surgery 4: Fracture Repair
18. Implants
19. Orthodontics
20. Prosthodontics: Restorations and Crowns

The course is focused on virtual presentations, live and pre-recorded webinars, practical videos, pictures and case studies we will ensure you have the knowledge to tackle dental problems and conditions as they present on a day-to-day within your clinic. All education, including presentations and notes, case studies and question/answer sessions will be provided.

The first presentation will cover Anatomy and Oral Examination, and a deep discussion on the topics to be covered, what each student expects and wishes to get out of the course and the order of the presentations to benefit the student. An explanation of the course requirements: numbers of cases needed in each topic, the case reports, examination, and times of presentations and case discussions. The course will be presented at an international standard in line with the American and European Veterinary Dental Colleges, but has no affiliation with either College.

During the course, travel to Dr Clarke’s clinic and workshop will be available (once COVID-19 international travel restrictions are eased), as well as an invitation to attend the American Veterinary Dental Forum in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. A practical workshop will be available at set times during the course. At the end of the course, you will have the knowledge and practical skills to perform the majority dentistry in small animal practice, and receive a certificate of successful completion and be able to successfully membership examinations of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists.

Presentations will be given each month starting in July 2022 from 8:30am – 12.30pm. Lecture notes for each topic will be available on the website. A Case study and question/answer session will be available each month for attendees to discuss clinical cases they are treating during the month at a time to be determined.

Each participant will be provided with a unique course username and password. Each topic will be examined and requires successful pass of a multi-choice questionnaire, a case study question and videos of the work performed. Each topic must be passed to receive the Certificate.

Cost of the complete course is $16,500 AUD.