Who is this course for?

Is this course for me?

Let's talk dentals...

They are a common procedure that you might see in clinical practice. But there is more to it than cracking off some tartar and giving them a good polish...

Join our tutor Sarah Ramsden a.k.a The Dental RVN as she takes you through a 101 guide to caring for your dental patients in hospital and once they are discharged from your care!

You will learn what is normal/abnormal and be able to assess teeth during routine clinics and be able to further support clients on oral healthcare at home and feel confident with your recommendations.

We will look into what a registered veterinary nurse (RVN) and student veterinary nurse (SVN) are legally allowed to do in practice including setting up and running successful dental clinics, anaesthesia/analgesia considerations and the practical aspects of dentistry from gingiva probing to descaling (there will be a separate module on dental radiography as this is a relatively new procedure in the dental world.

These modules are designed with patient welfare at the forefront, firstly for home care and client compliance and secondly how to minimise anaesthesia time by being confident and competent in what you are doing.

This course will provide you with 7 hours of CPD that you can do at your own pace!

All our courses include small bitesize videos with an accompanying workbook so you don't have to write a single word (unless you want an excuse to get your stationary out..

What will I Learn?

This Course has 5 modules of content and this is a brief overview of what you will learn

  • Oral Anatomy of the Dog, Cat and Rabbit

  • Schedule 3 and Dentistry for Veterinary Nurses

  • Common Abnormalities to look out for

  • Dental Nurse Clinics

  • Dental Charting

  • Gingival Probing

  • Scaling Techniques

  • Dental Nerve Blocks

  • Dental Radiography

  • Equipment Care, Instruments and Maintenance

Some important points you need to know.

  • How long is this course and do I get a certificate?

    Upon completion of this 7-Hour on-demand CPD Course, you will receive a certificate to download and keep for your records.

  • How long do I have access to this course?

    Great news is that you have lifetime access with your enrolment, so completely learn at your own pace and no stressful deadlines.

  • What do I get with this course?

    This course comes with a comprehensive course workbook, interactive activities to complete and a 45 question multiple choice quiz at the end to release your CPD accredited certificate for 7 Hours/Credits.

  • How is this course presented?

    Our courses are more than just a webinar.

    You will be taken through easy to digest bitesize chunks of learning, via a series of informative tutor video presented slides.

    Research shows, that online learning knowledge is easier to retain and absorb if video content is used rather than just audio, which is easier to just switch off from and become distracted. This way you can have a human connection to your tutor which is so important.

    So that's what we do...

"Whether you are looking to provide extra support to your patient, increase client compliance or learn the basics to progress your career this course will give you a great insight into the practical side of dentistry"

Animal dentistry is considered the third most performed procedure, after routine neutering, and yet is widely misunderstood by the veterinary profession. It is only recently that we have addressed the need to holistically approach dentistry and the patients we are treating.

As RVNs/SVNs (or Vets) we provide the tools for oral care, whether that be in the consulting room or in a dental suite. It is our job to make sure owners understand the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene to help their pet live a pain free life. This is done through dental clinics and being confident in the products and services you are offering. We can educate owners on the facts of dental disease and help them to understand that most of the dental disease is below the gum line.

Whether you are looking to provide extra support to your patient, increase client compliance or learn the basics to progress your career this course will give you a great insight into the practical side of dentistry.

Sarah Ramsden

Instructor Bio:

RVN (future NCert Dent 2021)

Sarah Ramsden

I qualified as an RVN in 2018, whilst relatively new to the industry I have already gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of practice life from medical to surgical nursing and a spell of being a head nurse thrown in for good measure. I fell in love with companion dentistry after finding that a lot of my colleagues shied away from it, plus I enjoy being a little bit different. I definitely feel I have found my niche and have decided to run with it, you may know me as ‘The Dental RVN’ on social media. I am passionate about wanting to teach about the importance of dentistry and what we as nurses can do to promote animal welfare, from nurse consults to when the patient is under anaesthesia having their procedure. I am just about to start studying for a certificate in dentistry so that I am able to bestow my knowledge for best practice. Whilst I work in first opinion practice, we are seeing an increase in dental referrals which excites me a great deal. My favourite part about dentistry is being able to get stuck in as I love being practical.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction to Dentistry Essential Skills for veterinary nurses

  • 2

    Downloadable Workbook & Resources

    • Dentistry Essential Skills for Veterinary nurses, Workbook Download

    • iM3 ACE - Advanced Centre for Education - YouTube

    • Dental Course Interaction activities without answers

    • Dental Course Interaction activities with answers

  • 3

    Module 1, An Introduction to Oral Anatomy

  • 4

    Module 2, How You Can Help Educate Owners

  • 5

    Module 3, Building Confidence Being Practical

  • 6

    Module 4, An Introduction to Dental Radiography

  • 7

    Module 5, Equipment Care & Maintenance

    • Module 5 Introduction

    • Module 5. Equipment, Care & Maintenance

    • Dental Machine

    • Dental Hand Instrument Sharpening - YouTube

    • How to tie iM3 Anesthesia Tube Ties - YouTube

    • Module 5 Recap

  • 8

    End of Course Multiple Choice Quiz

    • Dentistry Essential Skills for Veterinary Nurses MCQ

  • 9

    An Invite from iM3

    • iM3

    • Here is the link for our ACE Nurse Wetlab registration

Pricing Options

Choose to pay for the course now, invoice your practice, or in easy to manage instalments. Same course same cost.

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Kelsey Cuthbertson

i really enjoyed this course and definitely picked up some new tings from it. i would say that i got the question wrong in the mcq to do with when plaque st...

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i really enjoyed this course and definitely picked up some new tings from it. i would say that i got the question wrong in the mcq to do with when plaque starts to build back up. i have always been told 24-48hrs post dental and this was stated in sarahs video yet both answers were wrong ? ... only confusing aspect

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