Workshops & Courses

Workshops and Courses at VDEC

The Centre offers a “state of the art” teaching facility, an outdoor area for attendees to enjoy lunch and refreshment breaks, whilst sharing ideas and asking questions, and a lecture/wet lab area for tuition and workshops.

There are individual work stations each equipped with high and low speed drills, air-water syringes, and quick disconnects for ultrasonic scalers. Each dental work station has complete instrumentation for the course taught. In addition, on site there are Acteon XMind DC dental radiographic xray generators, Sopix2 DR sensors, PSPix CR plates and computers, amalgamators and a model cutter. Each attendee has access to their own set of Cislak/USI instruments, loupes, dental models and specimens. There is no sharing of instruments, no time searching for the right materials or waiting for equipment.

Small groups and longer laboratory time provide the attendees with the chance to fully learn and put into practice the new techniques. Each course fee also includes a kit of instruments to take home. Couple this with the relaxed informal environment which allows for a better learning and you have all the ingredients for a successful educational and professional experience.


Upcoming Short Workshops

Feline Radiology, Analgesia and Oral Surgery Extractions in the Feline

Course Details:

Date:
13th October 2018

Who can attend:
Veterinarians

Cost:
$990

Venue:
VDEC Training Centre, 81 Belgrave-Hallam Rd, Hallam Vic 3803

A number of companion animals do not receive adequate periodontal homecare and suffer advanced dental pathology that requires oral surgery including extractions. A large number of fractures are not able to be saved by endodontic treatment and require extraction, so analgesia and an easy, less traumatic tooth removal is ideal. At this course you will greatly improve your dental skills as we cover: Analgesia and use of local analgesic agents, anatomy for nerve blocks, simple and surgical extractions, raising a muco-gingival flap, osteotomy techniques, tooth sectioning, and closure of oro-nasal fistulas

Canine Analgesia and Oral Surgery Extractions in the Canine

Course Details:

Date:
19th October 2018

Who can attend:
Veterinarians

Cost:
$990

Venue:
VDEC Training Centre, 81 Belgrave-Hallam Rd, Hallam Vic 3803

A number of companion animals do not receive adequate periodontal homecare and suffer advanced dental pathology that requires oral surgery including extractions. A large number of fractures are not able to be saved by endodontic treatment and require extraction, so analgesia and an easy, less traumatic tooth removal is ideal. At this course you will greatly improve your dental skills as we cover: Analgesia and use of local analgesic agents, anatomy for nerve blocks, simple and surgical extractions, raising a muco-gingival flap, osteotomy techniques, tooth sectioning, and closure of oro-nasal fistulas.

Radiology in the canine and feline

Course Details:

Date:
18th October 2018

Who can attend:
Veterinarians and nurses

Cost:
$495

Venue:
VDEC Training Centre, 81 Belgrave-Hallam Rd, Hallam Vic 3803

Since the majority of companion animals will suffer dental pathology including periodontal disease, fractures of their teeth, odontoclastic resorptive lesions, attrition, endodontic disease, recognition and treatment of oral disease is very important. Radiology is one of the most important diagnostic tools available to the veterinarian and nurse. At this course you will greatly improve your radiographic dental skills as we cover: equipment / materials, indications for radiology, positioning for all standard views, developing and identification of normal vs. abnormal structures.

Saving Teeth – Alternatives to Extraction

Course Details:

Date:
25th October 2018

Who can attend:
Veterinarians

Cost:
$1,650

Venue:
VDEC Training Centre, 81 Belgrave-Hallam Rd, Hallam Vic 3803

Tooth pathology limited to the crown.

Conditions:

  • Uncomplicated crown fractures – enamel and dentine exposed – pulp NOT exposed (T/FX/UCF);
  • Enamel hypoplasia or carious lesion,
  • Recent complicated crown fractures – pulp exposure <48hrs (T/FX/CCF).

Treatment: composite restoration, vital pulp capping.

Periodontally affected tooth.

Conditions:

  • Increased periodontal sulcus depth or pocket formation,
  • Furcation exposure, 3. Gingival recession.

Treatment: subgingival curettage, placement of bone graft material, dentinal bonding techniques

  • Linguoversion of mandibular canine teeth (304,404)

Treatment: coronal extensions, construction of an incline plate

Upcoming Multi Day Workshops

Dr Clarke’s Recent Graduate Dental Program 2019

Course Details:

Date:
Webinars: Jan 29th, 31st, Feb 5th, 7th, 14th, 19th; Workshops: Feb 21-23, Mar 21-23, Jul 18-20, Aug 08-10, Nov 14-16, Nov 28-30

Who can attend:
Recent graduates

Cost:
$1,995.00

Venue:
Online and VDEC Training Centre, 81 Belgrave-Hallam Rd, Hallam Vic 3803

“Let’s go Back to School” with the most hands-on education since vet school.

This course is specifically designed for recent graduates seeking to learn day-one dental skills not taught in vet school.

The course is split into a theory component – conducted via six (6) on- line live webinars, followed up with a 3 day workshop held in a state of the art teaching facility; where students work at their own pace; all faculty members are Diplomates – specialists and residency trained veterinarians and nurses; participants earn CE / RACE accreditation; the practical component has highly individualised teaching and expert critique to ensure learning and professional growth. At the end of the course, each participant will have learnt the day one competencies that can be applied in your practices.

The six webinar program consists of:

  • 29 / 01 / 19 Anatomy, Tooth Development, Jaw Growth, Juvenile (Puppy and Kitten) Dentistry
  • 31 / 01 / 19 Periodontal Disease
  • 05 / 02 / 19 Radiology
  • 07 / 02 / 19 Analgesia and Anaesthesia
  • 14 / 02 / 19 Oral Surgery (Extractions)
  • 19 / 02 / 19 Homecare / Business of Dentistry

The 3 day workshops are available on the following dates (participant chooses one date to register):

Feb 21-23, Mar 21-23, Jul 18-20, Aug 08-10, Nov 14-16, Nov 28-30

The workshops will cover the essential disciplines: Radiology, Oral surgery and Periodontal disease treatment. Doctors will learn clinical anatomy the complete dental exam with charting, oral prophylaxis in addition to open curettage and bone augmentation, local nerve blocks, radiology techniques and interpretation and oral surgery (extractions and mass removals).

Testimonial

“This will be one of our most popular programs and will fill quickly. This hands-on program is designed to quickly bring recent graduates (with little or no previous experience) who have received an inadequate dental school education at veterinary school with oral disease recognition and treatment “up to speed” with day-one competencies.”

Dr Ira Luskin, Baltimore, USA

Graduate Program

Dr Clarke’s Recent Graduate Dental Program 2019

Course Details:

Date:
Webinars: Jan 29th, 31st, Feb 5th, 7th, 14th, 19th; Workshops: Feb 21-23, Mar 21-23, Jul 18-20, Aug 08-10, Nov 14-16, Nov 28-30

Who can attend:
Recent graduates

Cost:
$1,995.00

Venue:
Online and VDEC Training Centre, 81 Belgrave-Hallam Rd, Hallam Vic 3803

“Let’s go Back to School” with the most hands-on education since vet school.

This course is specifically designed for recent graduates seeking to learn day-one dental skills not taught in vet school.

The course is split into a theory component – conducted via six (6) on- line live webinars, followed up with a 3 day workshop held in a state of the art teaching facility; where students work at their own pace; all faculty members are Diplomates – specialists and residency trained veterinarians and nurses; participants earn CE / RACE accreditation; the practical component has highly individualised teaching and expert critique to ensure learning and professional growth. At the end of the course, each participant will have learnt the day one competencies that can be applied in your practices.

The six webinar program consists of:

  • 29 / 01 / 19 Anatomy, Tooth Development, Jaw Growth, Juvenile (Puppy and Kitten) Dentistry
  • 31 / 01 / 19 Periodontal Disease
  • 05 / 02 / 19 Radiology
  • 07 / 02 / 19 Analgesia and Anaesthesia
  • 14 / 02 / 19 Oral Surgery (Extractions)
  • 19 / 02 / 19 Homecare / Business of Dentistry

The 3 day workshops are available on the following dates (participant chooses one date to register):

Feb 21-23, Mar 21-23, Jul 18-20, Aug 08-10, Nov 14-16, Nov 28-30

The workshops will cover the essential disciplines: Radiology, Oral surgery and Periodontal disease treatment. Doctors will learn clinical anatomy the complete dental exam with charting, oral prophylaxis in addition to open curettage and bone augmentation, local nerve blocks, radiology techniques and interpretation and oral surgery (extractions and mass removals).

Testimonial

“This will be one of our most popular programs and will fill quickly. This hands-on program is designed to quickly bring recent graduates (with little or no previous experience) who have received an inadequate dental school education at veterinary school with oral disease recognition and treatment “up to speed” with day-one competencies.”

Dr Ira Luskin, Baltimore, USA