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Canine Oral Surgery Intensive Short Course

January 25-26, 2013
Urbana, Illinois

The veterinary dentist often is required to recognize and surgically treat a wide variety of oral and maxillofacial diseases in animals. The purpose of this specialist-in-training lecture and laboratory program is to provide veterinary dentists in training with the knowledge to be able to recognize a wide variety of oral and maxillofacial diseases in animals, to develop an appropriate treatment plan and to perform appropriate surgical treatment for these diseases in animals. The oral and maxillofacial diseases and procedures that will be reviewed in this program include: recognition and surgical treatment of oral tumors, recognition and treatment of congenital and acquired palatal defects, ventral approach to the nasal cavity, recognition and treatment planning for jaw fractures and temporomandibular luxations and recognition and surgical management of unusual oral lesions.

This intensive two-day (16-hour) course is designed to give veterinarians an opportunity to become familiar with advanced oral and maxillofacial surgical techniques in both a lecture and laboratory setting. The schedule involves four 4-hour sessions, including a 1-hour lecture followed by a 3-hour lab.

This course has been approved by American Veterinary Dental College Credential Committee for surgery training requirements.

Speaker
Sandra Manfra Marretta, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgery and American Veterinary Dental College

Since 1990 Dr. Manfra Marretta has been expanding the dentistry program at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital. One of eight founders of the American Veterinary Dental College in 1988, she is passionate about the importance of addressing dental problems in small animal patients--and about educating veterinary health professionals in these issues.

Friday

  7:30 a.m. Course Check-In
Continental Breakfast
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
1008 W. Hazelwood Dr.
Urbana, Illinois
  8:00 a.m. Lecture:
Recognition and Surgical Treatment of Oral Tumors
  9:00 a.m. Wet Lab:
Rostral Mandibulectomy and Rostral Hemimaxillectomy Wet Lab
  Noon Lunch
  1:00 p.m. Lecture:
Recognition and Treatment of Congenital and Acquired Palatal Defects
  2:00 p.m. Wet Lab:
Surgical Repair of Simulated Congenital and Acquired Palatal Defects Wet Lab
  5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Saturday

  7:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
1008 W. Hazelwood Dr.
Urbana, Illinois
  8:00 a.m. Lecture:
Recognition and Treatment of Oral Trauma
  9:00 a.m. Wet Lab:
Placement of Circumferential Wiring, Interdental Wiring, Figure-of-Eight Wiring, Interdental Splint Placement, Hemisection of Teeth with Pulp Capping for Treatment of Roots in the Fracture Site, and Placement of Freeze-Dried Bone Graft Material
  Noon Lunch
  1:00 p.m. Lecture:
Surgical Management of Unusual Oral Lesions
  2:00 p.m. Wet Lab:
Various Oral Biopsy Techniques, Partial Glossectomies including Ligation of Salivary Ducts During Performance of Radical Glossectomies, Placement of Esophageal Feeding Tubes, and Mandibular and Sublingual Salivary Gland Removal for Treatment of Salivary Mucoceles
  5:00 p.m. Adjourn

Registration
Registration is open to veterinarians. Maximum registration is 6 individuals per session.

The registration fee covers the cost of continental breakfasts, lunches, handout materials, and laboratory expenses. Payment must be enclosed to guarantee registration. The prices listed below are per person.

On or Before Early Registration Deadline - $1,000

After Early Registration Deadline - $1,250

Early registration deadlines are as follows:

  • For January 25-26, 2013 Course - Sunday, January 6, 2013

Course fees are payable by check or money order to the University of Illinois or by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express and are due at the time of registration. Early registration is recommended.

Registration can be placed online by visiting vetmed.illinois.edu/ope/dentistry/.

Cancellation Policy
Full refunds, less a $100 cancellation fee, will be given if written notification is received by the applicable early registration deadline. Written cancellation should be sent to ope@vetmed.illinois.edu or to the same mailing address to which registrations are sent. Registrations are transferable. After the applicable early registration deadline, refunds will not be made. We reserve the right to cancel sessions and to change speakers if necessary. In the event of cancellation, all registrants will receive a full refund. The University is not responsible for travel expenses in the event of a cancellation or date change.

Continuing Education
Veterinarians can obtain 16 CEUs for attendance. This course has been approved by American Veterinary Dental College Credential Committee for surgery training requirements. Participants will receive continuing education verification at the end of the session.

Location
Each session will be held at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, which is located at 1008 W. Hazelwood Dr., Urbana, Ill.

Check-In
Session materials will be available on the day of the session at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital, which is located at 1008 W. Hazelwood Dr., Urbana, Ill. Enter through the main entrance of the Small Animal Clinic.

Parking
Parking instructions will be provided upon registration.

Hotel Accommodations
Course attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. The following hotels are near the College of Veterinary Medicine:
Comfort Suites - 217 328 3500
Hawthorn Suites - 217 398 3400
Hilton Garden Inn - 217 352 9970
Homewood Suites - 217 352 9960

Additional accommodations in Champaign County can be found by visiting the Champaign County Convention and Visitors Bureau website.

Questions and Special Accommodations
Contact the Office of Public Engagement, 217/333-2907 or ope@vetmed.illinois.edu.