Who is this course for?

Is this course for me?.

This course is suitable for Veterinary Nurses/Techs and SVN's .

This course discusses the key skills required for safe and practical dentistry to include tooth anatomy and dental formulae, home care, radiography and much more.

You will learn what is normal/abnormal and be able to assess teeth during routine clinics to 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.

Written and Presented by Sarah Ramsden (The Dental RVN) and Kindly Sponsored by IM3

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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

"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.

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.

This course comes with a 38 page course workbook, IM3 Tutorial Videos, Dental machine troubleshooting PDF, interactive activities to complete and a 45 question multiple choice quiz at the end to release your CPD accredited certificate for 7 Hours/Credits.

This course comes with lifetime access, so no stressful deadlines.

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