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9:00 -10:30 am Dental Radiology simplified. This session covers the basics needed for obtaining diagnostic dental films, covering why dental films are necessary, equipment, materials, traditional vs. digital systems and a simplified positioning guide.

10:30-10:45 am 15 minute break

10:45 - Noon Interpretation of dental radiographs. This session will cover film orientation, normal dental radiographic anatomy and common patterns of radiographic pathology seen in general practice. The remainder of the session will present examples of cases presented in an interactive format. The audience will be shown pictures and dental radiographs of different patients, then be given a short time span to formulate their own opinions. Then the correct interpretation and treatment options for the cases will be presented and discussed.

Noon-1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 -2:30 pm Surgical extractions and retrieval of broken roots. This session will cover the rationale for using a surgical approach for most dental extractions, why this is the preferred technique, equipment, instrumentation and materials, technique, complications and how to handle them. a special emphasis will be on presenting a technique that greatly simplifies the removal of root tips that fracture, a common frustration for general practitioners.

2:30 - 2:45 pm 15 minute break

2:45 4:00 pm Oral pathology you see every day. This session presents all the common pathology seen in small animal practice. This presentation is heavily weighted toward presenting typical images of pathology, with a lesser emphasis on treatment. General areas presented include periodontal disease, endodontic disease, tooth resorption, orthodontic disease and oral tumors.

4:00-5:00 pm Treatment of fractured and discolored teeth The final session will present patient assessment and treatment planning for fractured and discolored teeth, which are commonly seen in small animal practice. The rationale and techniques for treating teeth with bonded sealants will be presented. Bonded sealants represent entry-level restorative dentistry, incorporating techniques of odontoplasty and light-cure bonding agents to minimize discomfort and help prevent endodontic infection in teeth with fractures that have exposed dentin.

held at the Continuing Education and Conference Center, 1890 Buford Avenue, St. Paul, MN, Room 135AC
Registration materials will be sent in mid February.

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