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

SEAWORLD Dental and Anaesthesia Conference

Course Details:

Date:
25th - 28th September 2018

Who can attend:

Cost:
$825 Full registration, $330 Day registration

Venue:
Seaworld, Gold Coast

Commencing with drinks and canapés on the 25th in the beautiful SeaWorld Resort on the Gold, and extending over 3 days of morning lectures and case studies, with the afternoon to enjoy at SeaWorld, Drs David Clarke and Leah Bradbury will guide you through the world of dentistry and anaesthesia. Each day is themed: 26th (Age considerations: the juvenile and the geriatric); 27th (Brachcephalic Considerations; Local analgesia and workshop); 28th Trouble Shooting Common Complications and How To Avoid Them; and Case Studies from the Attendees). Come join us on the Gold Coast with your family and enjoy the sun, surf, SeaWorld, Movie World and of course some dentistry and anaesthesia.

Endodontics (Root Canals)

Course Details:

Date:
16th-17th August 2018

Who can attend:
Veterinarians with an ANZCVS membership and bring a nurse to assist

Cost:
$4,950.00

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

Endodontics or the treatment of the tooth’s root and pulp canals, gives the veterinarian disease management options other than extraction. The tooth root comprises a significant portion of the jaw integrity and extraction may not be only difficult but leads to a weakened jaw bone. Tooth preservation enables the animal to maintain its dentition and prevents further injury. Whether providing endodontic treatment for a slab fracture of the maxillary carnassial tooth or a canine tooth, endodontic therapy gives the veterinarian important treatment options. Radiology forms a major component in the endodontic discipline and attendance at the radiology course or evidence of radiology skills and access to radiographic equipment in the clinic is a pre-requisite. This course provides diagnosis of tooth pathology and the delivery of treatment will discuss indications for root canal therapy, equipment and materials required for root canal therapy, debridement and obturation techniques, restorative materials and their usage as applied to endodontic access sites.

If there is a course that you would be interested in attending, please let us know here.

Suggest a course