Combining Oral Examination and Radiographic Findings to Optimize Treatment Planning
Jack Easley, DVM, MS, DABVP-EQ, DAVDC-EQ
The examination is the foundation of veterinary medical practice and a detailed oral examination is needed to identify dental abnormalities. Radiographic imaging allows the veterinarian to access both the intraoral and intra-alveolar portions of the tooth and surrounding structures. The complete dental evaluation utilizing both modalities is often essential in formulating a tentative diagnosis and an informed treatment plan.
This two-part course consists of one proceedings paper and the accompanying 2019 AAEP Convention presentation. The video has been split into two parts for ease of download and viewing; as one video part concludes, the next will unlock.
You must view all sections of the course before the quiz will unlock.
With the successful completion of this course, students will
- Understand the need for a complete systematic oral examination, including radiographic techniques
- Learn the elements of a complete dental examination
- Examine, through case studies, the use of modern dental examination techniques combined with quality radiographic imaging to diagnose dental disease and plan and carry out treatment
- 1 hour: read the article, study photos, complete knowledge checks and quizzes
- Read the paper from the 2019 AAEP Convention proceedings, approximately 3,160 words
- View the presentation from the 2019 AAEP Convention, 35 minutes
- Complete quiz