Sold OutTechs and Teeth: Seminar and Lab – May 2018

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  • May 8, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • May 9, 2018
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm

1.5 days of lecture and wet lab on veterinary dentistry, presented by Jill Medenwaldt CVT, VTS (Dentistry).  For technicians.

At the end of the two day course, you will be able to:

  • Identify normal oral anatomy and recognize abnormal anatomy
  • Perform a complete oral exam, in the awake and anesthetized patient
  • Chart dental procedures utilizing the triadan numbering system, dental terminology and directional terminology per American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) guidelines
  • Efficiently obtain full mouth dental radiographs for the canine and feline patient
  • Identify normal oral radiographic structures
  • Use proper ergonomic positions and equipment when performing dental procedures
  • Identify various dental instruments and their purposes
  • Demonstrate the proper care of the dental unit and instruments, including sharpening
  • Understand components of anesthetic equipment and care of patient anesthetized for dental procedure
  • Discuss various dental marketing techniques


About the instructor:

Jill Medenwaldt CVT, VTS (Dentistry) is a 2003 graduate of the Veterinary Technician Program at Madison Area Technical College in Wisconsin. She began her career in a general practice setting. In 2008, she joined the University of Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital (VMTH) to work in the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Department, where she found her passion for teaching. In 2010, she earned her certification as a Veterinary Technician Specialist in Dentistry (VTS-D). Jill is an active board member of the Wisconsin Veterinary Technician Association, an organization that promotes and provides continuing education to technicians in Wisconsin. In her spare time she is an avid Wisconsin Badger volleyball and basketball fan and enjoys hiking and running with her dog Morley.


All equipment for the laboratory will be provided.  Participants may wish to bring a scrubtop.

Registration fee includes: Breakfast, lunch and refreshments on Tuesday, seminar, seminar notes, and continuing education credits.


Day 1

7:45 am

  • Continental Breakfast

8 am – 8:15 am

  • Intro – What’s My Role?

8:15 am – 10 am

  • Oral anatomy, terminology, triadan system
  • Recognition of common oral pathology

10 am – 11 am

  • Review of Periodontal Disease
  • Maintenance of equipment and instruments

11 am – 12 pm

  • Anesthesia
    • Multimodal, preemptive analgesia
    • Regional nerve blocks
    • Maintenance of anesthetic machine
    • Use of monitoring equipment

12 pm – 1 pm

  • Lunch

1 pm – 2 pm

  • Client Education and Marketing

2 pm – 5 pm: Hands On Lab

  • Periodontal Therapy – Charting, Scaling, Polishing
    • Ergonomics
    • Complete intraoral and extraoral exam
    • Charting pathology in the oral cavity
    • Proper supragingival and subgingival scaling and polishing using modified pen grasp
  • Instrumentation and Sharpening Lab
    • Identification of instruments and their uses
    • Learn to sharpen instruments

Day 2 (morning session)

Hands On Lab

  • Dental Radiography
    • Obtaining full mouth dental radiographs in the canine and feline patient
  • Radiograph interpretation
  • Identifying normal oral radiographic structures

Allowed Attendees

  • Technicians

CE Hours

  • 12


5555 Trillium Blvd., Hoffman Estates, Illinois, 60195, United States