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Tuesday, August 13
 

9:15am

Juvenile dentistry - orthodontic treatment planning
Paedodontics is the branch of small animal dentistry that deals with the dentition of immature animals. Developmental, genetic and iatrogenic factors may cause damage to the deciduous teeth as well as life-long damage to the immature permanent teeth. This presentation discusses the causes and conditions that affect puppies' and kittens' teeth and how they may be treated.

Speakers
avatar for David Clarke

David Clarke

Dr David Clarke completed his dental residency at the Dallas Dental Animal Hospital in Dallas, Texas, he is both a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College and a Fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Dentistry. Dr David is registered as a Specialist in Veterinary... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast

11:00am

Periodontal planning for Life
The primary aim of this presentation is to give general practitioners a flow chart to guide them through management of periodontal diseases in their patients. At the end of the presentation they should be able to conceptualise the pathway for managing periodontal disease in different patients and understand the different influencing factors that may inhibit and assist control of the disease. They should be capable of making an individual periodontal plan for a patient.

Content:
  • Periodontal disease and how it occurs
  • The stages and progression of periodontal disease
  • The tools used to diagnose and record periodontal disease
  • Specific treatments for periodontal disease at different stages
  • Formulation of a periodontal plan and modification of the plan as you navigate through the patient’s lifespan
  • Considering comorbidities

Speakers
avatar for Kirsty Hailstone

Kirsty Hailstone

Kirsten Hailstone is currently enrolled as an alternate pathway resident in Veterinary dentistry with the American Veterinary Dental College under the mentorship of Dr David Clarke BVSc, Dipl. AVDC, FAVD, MANZCVS.She works at Adelaide Animal Emergency and Referral Centre 3 days a... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast

12:00pm

Creating the best flaps to close those oral defects
“Extraction sites should always be sutured closed”; easier said than done. This lecture will demonstrate the flaps to create to close extraction sites of each and every one of the teeth in cats and dogs. It will review the concepts of preserving attached gingiva, of vertical releasing cuts, of no tension and of appropriate suturing. It will also cover techniques to successfully close oronasal fistulae using advancement and rotational flaps with or without a bone or cartilage membrane. The pros and cons of each technique will be discussed. Following this lecture the student should be able to confidently closed any extraction site.

Speakers
avatar for Loic Legendre

Loic Legendre

Dr. Legendre now works at West Coast Veterinary Dental Services, a dental referral center dedicated to treat only oral and maxillofacial cases whether they be endodontics, orthodontics, fractures, oral cancer, or periodontitis. He has published several articles in Canadian Vet Journal... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast

2:00pm

Rabbit and pocket pet dentistry - where to start
This presentation will concentrate on Lagomorphs and caviomorph rodents that possess continuously growing elodont teeth. Dealing with this specific dental anatomy necessitates special equipment. The size of those patients and their unusual dentition also dictates the use of special techniques such as occlusal equilibration, extraoral extraction approaches, removal of germinal tissue or protracted management of dental abscesses.

Speakers
avatar for Loic Legendre

Loic Legendre

Dr. Legendre now works at West Coast Veterinary Dental Services, a dental referral center dedicated to treat only oral and maxillofacial cases whether they be endodontics, orthodontics, fractures, oral cancer, or periodontitis. He has published several articles in Canadian Vet Journal... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast

3:00pm

Complications and mistakes in veterinary dentistry
No procedure performed in veterinary practice is not without risk or complication. The definition of complication is an unanticipated problem that arises following, and is a result of, a procedure, treatment, or illness. A complication is so named because it complicates the situation.

Dental complications these days do include foreseeable albeit uncommon risks associated with dental or oral surgery procedures.

This lecture will discuss the common and not so common complications and mistakes reported in the literature that are seen in the management of oral diseases. The aim of the lecture is to provide the practitioner with the knowledge and foresight to predict and then to prevent most of these dental complications from occurring.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Caiafa

Tony Caiafa

Dr Caiafa graduated from the University of Melbourne as a veterinary surgeon in 1978. He also graduated dux of class, from the University of Melbourne as a dentist in 1998. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Small Animal... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast

4:30pm

Odontogenic tumours: what are they and how do you manage them
Odontogenic tumours are unique to the jaws and originate from tissues associated with tooth development. Their incidence has been reported to be about 0.5-0.7% of all tumours in dogs and cats. An understanding of tooth development helps in a better appreciation of how these Odontogenic tumours are often classified according to their tissue of origin. Therefore, epithelial odontogenic tumours (e.g. ameloblastoma) arise from residual odontogenic epithelium. Connective tissue or mesodermal odontogenic tumours (e.g. peripheral odontogenic fibroma) arise from connective tissue elements and mixed odontogenic tumours contain both epithelium and connective tissue (ectomesoderm) from the stages of odontogenesis (e.g. odontoma).

Odontogenic tumours may also be classified as inductive (e.g. odontoma) with the interaction between epithelial and connective tissue elements to produce enamel, dentine and pulp or non-inductive (e.g. ameloblastoma) where there is no hard tissue formation.
It is important that a representative sample of the tumour be offered for histopathology. A deep incisional biopsy is important in differentiating odontogenic tumours from malignant masses. Plain radiography plus or minus CT scanning are important diagnostic tools to assist in determining tumour margins.

Surgery still offers the best chance for successful removal of the tumour. These surgeries can be cosmetically disfiguring or lead to functional issues for the animal. Clients must be made aware of such issues and other potential complications prior to surgery.

This lecture will discuss the types of odontogenic tumours seen in companion animals as well as their management.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Caiafa

Tony Caiafa

Dr Caiafa graduated from the University of Melbourne as a veterinary surgeon in 1978. He also graduated dux of class, from the University of Melbourne as a dentist in 1998. He is a member of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists by examination in Small Animal... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast
 
Wednesday, August 14
 

9:15am

Easing difficult extractions by using luxators
For most, extracting teeth still remains a daunting task. The reasons are multiple: lack of dental knowledge, lack of anatomy knowledge, poor equipment, wrong equipment, lack of equipment, poor or wrong techniques. This lecture will cover the anatomy one should be cognizant of when extracting a tooth. It will demonstrate the proper instruments to use, highlighting the differences between elevators and luxators. It will sho why luxators are better designed for veterinary dentistry. It will also show the proper techniques to follow to remove roots efficiently while minimizing the chances of breakage and/or of damage to the surrounding structures.

Speakers
avatar for Loic Legendre

Loic Legendre

Dr. Legendre now works at West Coast Veterinary Dental Services, a dental referral center dedicated to treat only oral and maxillofacial cases whether they be endodontics, orthodontics, fractures, oral cancer, or periodontitis. He has published several articles in Canadian Vet Journal... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2019 9:15am - 10:15am
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast

10:45am

Approaches to the fractured tooth
Fractured teeth in dogs and cats are a common dental problem causing chronic oral pain and infection. Formulating an appropriate treatment plan for these teeth is dependent on the multiple factors. The type of tooth fracture, deciduous versus permanent, strategic or principle teeth, breed, age and other concurrent oral health conditions all have an effect on the decision-making process.

Extraction is commonly recommended for fractured teeth, but can carry the risk of complications such as jaw fracture, root retention, and unnecessary tissue trauma. Principle teeth in the mouth such as the canine and carnassial teeth provide jaw strength and structural integrity, and extraction of these teeth can be challenging, with long term consequences for the patient. Complications can be avoided with appropriate case selection, surgical technique and approach. Other viable treatment options include vital pulp therapy or pulp capping, root canal therapy, restoration of crown fractures and prosthodontics.

This lecture aims to provide a strategic approach towards the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of fractured teeth in dogs and cats.

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Loh

Crystal Loh

Crystal graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Canada in 2007 and completed a rotating internship at the University of Tennessee in 2008 before working in general practice in New Zealand. She obtained her membership in Small Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery with the Australian... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast

11:45am

Endodontics – overview of vital pulpotomy and root canal therapy
Vital pulpotomy and root canal therapy are two procedures that can be performed for the treatment of endodontically diseased teeth. Appropriate diagnosis of suitable cases, when to recommend either procedure, knowledge of how the procedures are performed and providing appropriate follow up instructions are important in communicating with clients who are committed to preserving their pet’s teeth.

Knowledge of dental anatomy and specific tooth pathology determines whether vital pulp therapy is a viable option or if root canal therapy is a more appropriate treatment option. Vital pulp therapy aims to preserve the pulp such that the tooth remains vital throughout the animal’s lifetime. Younger animals with malocclusions or fresh fractures often benefit from vital pulp therapy due to the size of the pulp chamber within the teeth. Root canal therapy involves the removal of diseased and infected pulpal tissue from the pulp chamber and placement of a filler material, and is the treatment of choice in such circumstances as tooth fractures that are of long or unknown duration, and cases with irreversible pulpitis and pulpal death.

An overview of these two endodontic treatment options will be discussed, as well as the various materials and techniques used, and follow up recommendations.

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Loh

Crystal Loh

Crystal graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Canada in 2007 and completed a rotating internship at the University of Tennessee in 2008 before working in general practice in New Zealand. She obtained her membership in Small Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery with the Australian... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast

2:00pm

Restorative materials - the science and the art
The aim of this presentation is to introduce and update practitioners on the current state of restorative materials. To understand their function, form and specific uses and evaluate their application in practice situations. Practitioners should leave the presentation with a clear understand of what a restorative is, when it would be applied and how it needs to be cared for through the life of the patient.

Content:
• How where and why composites and restoratives are used
• A summary of available composites and restoratives and how they vary in technology and function
• The art of application to achieve long term desirable outcomes
• Long term management of the restorative patient

Speakers
avatar for Kirsty Hailstone

Kirsty Hailstone

Kirsten Hailstone is currently enrolled as an alternate pathway resident in Veterinary dentistry with the American Veterinary Dental College under the mentorship of Dr David Clarke BVSc, Dipl. AVDC, FAVD, MANZCVS.She works at Adelaide Animal Emergency and Referral Centre 3 days a... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast

3:00pm

Crowns; how, where, when, and why?
Metal crowns are not yet common occurrence in veterinary dentistry. Nevertheless, they do have a place and can be very advantageous in specific situations. This lecture will demonstrate the process of preparing a clinical crown, of obtaining a vinyl polysiloxane impression and of cementing a metal crown. It will also discuss when and why crowns should be considered as part of dental treatment for some patients. It will also show their benefits and limitations.

Speakers
avatar for Loic Legendre

Loic Legendre

Dr. Legendre now works at West Coast Veterinary Dental Services, a dental referral center dedicated to treat only oral and maxillofacial cases whether they be endodontics, orthodontics, fractures, oral cancer, or periodontitis. He has published several articles in Canadian Vet Journal... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast

4:30pm

Nerve blocks: linchpin to dental pain management
Nerve blocks are an essential part of modern Veterinary Dental practice.

Whilst not the only part of a complete pain management plan, they certainly play a very large role. They are a fundamental part of reducing the amount of pain that is perceived by the patient, and act in a novel manner when compared to the other pain control agents. Nerve blocks act to change the way pain is perceived centrally.

Many nerve blocks are possible when working on the oral cavity, however we will concentrate on two major blocks whilst covering 2 other minor blocks. These blocks will be described and illustrated in their use in dogs.

If you have not used nerve blocks in your practice, or are looking at brushing up your skills, attendance at this lecture will provide you the required information to get started.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Forsayeth

Aaron Forsayeth

Director at Advanced Animal DentistryResident at Advanced Animal DentistryGraduated from University of Queensland 1996 with BVScObtained membership of Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Veterinary Dentistry through examination in 2004.Have worked in Veterinary Dental referral... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Coolangatta Rooms 1 - 4 The Star Gold Coast