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Pet Dental Health Month 

Unlocking the secrets of pet dental health: elevating veterinary practice with a new groundbreaking programme

February marks Pet Dental Health Month, a reminder of the crucial role oral care plays in keeping our furry friends happy and healthy. In recognition of this awareness month, we have launched our groundbreaking Advanced Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery programme. This 18-module programme has been designed to revolutionise the way veterinary professionals approach pets’ dental health.  

Crafted by leading experts in the field, this comprehensive programme delves deep into advanced periodontal treatments, restorative dentistry, orthodontics, and complex maxillofacial surgeries, among other specialised areas. With a blend of face-to-face theory and practical skills modules using real-life cases, participants will gain invaluable insights and hands-on experience that can be immediately applied in practice. 

Heading this pioneering programme is Alix Freeman DipEVDC, a European and RCVS specialist in veterinary dentistry, who emphasises its transformative impact: “This course equips you with the knowledge and skills to perform advanced dentistry and oral surgery procedures confidently. Our passionate tutors provide the most up-to-date treatments in a state-of-the-art dental training lab, ensuring you gain the confidence to undertake complex procedures. This certificate is the first of its kind in the U.K. and is set to become highly sought after.” 

Checking dog's teeth

Aidan McAlinden MVB, MSc, CertSAS, DipECVS, MRCVS, academic and content director from Improve Veterinary Education, underscores the significance of advanced dental techniques: “By employing cutting-edge techniques and equipment, veterinarians can diagnose and treat a wide range of dental issues in animals, ensuring comprehensive care and preventing systemic health issues. Advanced veterinary dentistry improves comfort, quality of life, and overall well-being for pets.” 

Just like in humans, oral health is paramount for pets. Ignoring dental care can lead to periodontal disease, tooth decay and systemic health concerns. 

Pet dental health is a crucial component of their overall wellness. By emphasising the importance of oral care, providing practical tips for at-home dental maintenance and understanding the significance of professional cleaning, you’re taking proactive steps to ensure your pet’s smile stays bright and their spirit remains vibrant. 

In celebration of Pet Dental Health Month, we will also promote two open sessions, inviting veterinary and nurse professionals to explore the transformative power of advanced pet dental care. Join us as we delve into the latest innovations and techniques reshaping the landscape of veterinary dentistry and oral surgery. Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your skills and redefine your practice in honour of your furry companion’s dental well-being! 

Open Session 1 

  • Date: 21 February 2024 at 7pm 
  • Topic: Comprehensive oral health assessment and treatment (COHAT) 
  • Speaker: Alix Freeman, BA, MA, BVSc, Dip EVDC, MRCVS, EBVS European veterinary specialist in dentistry 
  • Click here to register

Open Session 2

  • Date: 28 February 2024 at 7pm
  • Topic: PADS – What is knees and teeth syndrome 
  • Speaker: Sarah Ramsden, CertAVN (Dent), NCert (Dent) RVN 
  • Registrations available from 22 February

Ready to dive deeper into the world of pet health? Explore our other courses PgC Dentistry & Oral Surgery and our short courses Feline Dentistry and Canine Dentistry for more valuable insights!   


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