A Continuing Education Course for Veterinary Technicians

Veterinary dentistry is an essential aspect of animal healthcare. As a licensed veterinary technician that has specialized in in dentistry, it is crucial to have a good understanding of dental procedures, radiology, and anesthesia protocols to provide the best possible care for our furry patients. That’s why I, Lauren Beck LVT VTS (dentistry), am excited to announce the upcoming introduction to veterinary dentistry in radiology course, a continuing education course for veterinary technicians.

Dental Health in Veterinary Care

In veterinary medicine, dental health is often overlooked, but it plays a crucial role in the overall well-being of our animal companions. Just like humans, pets can suffer from dental issues such as tartar buildup, gingivitis, periodontal disease, and can be suffering in silence if their dental health is not properly maintained. Regular dental cleanings, radiographs, and oral exams are essential to prevent and treat these conditions, ensuring that our patients can live healthy and happy lives.

By investing in continuing education courses like the introduction to veterinary dentistry in radiology, veterinary professionals can stay up-to-date on the latest techniques and best practices in dental care. This knowledge allows us to provide the highest standard of care for our patients, promoting not just their dental health but their overall well-being.

This comprehensive course will offer eight hours of continuing education credit, focusing on important topics such as abbreviations used during dental charting, instruments used during dental cleanings, radiograph positioning, and safety precautions. Martin Kennedy, DVM, Dipl. AVCAA  will also be leading a two-hour discussion on anesthesia, covering drug selection and patient monitoring to ensure optimal safety during procedures.

Lauren Beck’s Training

I have worked as veterinary technician since I graduated from college in 2009. I spent several years in general practice working as a dentistry technician. After that I went on to work in a dental specialty clinic and specialize in veterinary dentistry. I have been teaching the proper technique to achieve diagnostic dental radiographs for over 10 years and I am now expanding my teaching to cover multiple other important aspects of veterinary dentistry. 

Introducing Dr. Martin Kennedy

Dr. Kennedy is a Board-Certified Veterinary Anesthesiologistâ„¢ that earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Wisconsin. After completing a rigorous internship and residency he headed the anesthesia service at a multi-specialty referral practice in Cincinnati. He then served as an associate professor of anesthesia & pain medicine at the University of Minnesota before joining Your Pet Dentist. Dr. Kennedy specializes in total intravenous anesthesia (TIVA), managing high-risk patients, multimodal pain control, and teaching anesthesia. He has been helping train the doctors and technicians in our group for over a year now and is an incredible teacher. 

Why Choose Our Course?

One of the highlights of this course is the four-hour wet lab portion, where participants will have the opportunity to practice proper techniques, angles, and orientation for taking dental radiographs in both canine and feline patients. This hands-on experience is invaluable for improving skills and gaining confidence in performing dental procedures. I offer limited slots to ensure that everyone has ample hands-on time to practice and refine their skills, making this educational experience truly valuable. 

The course will be held in multiple locations starting in Loveland, Colorado. I plan on traveling to Nashville and Knoxville Tennessee the following month. Future classes will be offered in Denver, Colorado, Bozeman, Montana,  Phoenix, Arizona, Germantown, Wisconsin, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and Las Vegas, Nevada. This wide range of locations allows veterinary professionals from various regions to access this valuable education.

The cost of the course is $495, which includes all materials and access to experienced instructors who are passionate about veterinary dentistry and radiology. Participants can expect to leave the course with a deeper understanding of dental procedures, radiograph interpretation, and anesthesia protocols, as well as practical skills that can be applied in their daily practice.

Continuing Education Course for Veterinary Technicians

Whether you are a veterinary technician, or another veterinary professional looking to enhance your knowledge in veterinary dentistry, this course is the perfect opportunity to expand your skill set and improve patient care. Spaces are limited, so be sure to reserve your spot early to secure your place in this valuable educational experience.

We look forward to welcoming you to one of our course locations and helping you elevate your veterinary dentistry skills to the next level. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn from industry experts and take your practice to new heights. Join us for an informative and hands-on course that will benefit both you and your patients. If you have any questions, contact us for more details!

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