Advanced Veterinary Dental Surgery

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Practical clinical experience in basic and advanced veterinary dental procedures.
The student will be exposed to basic dentistry (dog and cat) in the form of complete oral examinations and treatment planing, routine professional dental cleanings, exposure and interpretation of full mouth dental radiographs (film and digital), nerve blocks, simple and surgical extraction of teeth, periodontal surgery and home dental hygiene techniques. This experience will be hands-on as long as patient care is not compromised.
The student will also be exposed to advanced procedures in the dog and cat such as root canal therapy, crowns, tumor resection, gingivectomy, jaw fracture repair. The learning experience for advanced procedures will be limited to discuss and observation. If time permits, some work will take place with cadavers.
The primary location of the dental practice is associated with a general veterinary practice so the student will see a wide range of patients including those referred for specialty dentistry. The student will have the opportunity to join the doctor at a satellite hospital which has multiple veterinary specialists, CT scan and MRI.
A full library of journals and books related to dentistry and oral surgery are on site. An extensive collection of visual aids including power point presentations used for continuing education will be made available and used for discussion.
The student wil assist with complete oral examination on the conscious dog or cat. Based on information provided as well as previous knowlege, the student will be able to provide a diffential diagosis and a tentative treatment plan. The student will demonstate effective home dental hygiene to pet owners. By the end of the experience, the student should be able to expose full mouth dental radiographs for a dog and a cat and be able to interpret the resulting images. The student will also be able to perform a complete professional dental cleaning and charting, simple and surgical extractions. The student will be able to perform local nerve blocks.
The student will not perform any client communication or procedures on live animals without direct supervision by Tiffany Brown, DAVDC. The veterinarian will be available 5 days a week (Monday-Friday) for at least 8 hours per day for direct supervision.
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Advanced Veterinary Dental Surgery
3006 South Dixie Highway
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
(561) 832-7922
(561) 246-4665
contact [at] avdentalsurgery [dot] com
Tiffany Brown, DVM, DAVDC
Updated: 01/30/12