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"Periodontal disease through the surgery loupes and the microscope lens"

Presented by Corrin Wallis and Jens Ruhnau

"Tooth fractures – what you need to know"

Presented by Norman Johnston and Maria Soltero-Rivera

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About the webinars

Going Live: Tue 3rd November 2020, 8:00 pm

"Periodontal disease through the surgery loupes and the microscope lens"

Canine and feline periodontal disease is one of the most frequent diagnoses in first opinion practice. Research studies have reported that over 80% of dogs over the age of three and the majority of cats are affected by the disease. This webinar will cover the clinical treatment of periodontal disease when scale and polish is not enough. It will also provide insights into the bacterial populations that reside in dental plaque and how these are associated with the disease process.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognise the importance of regular dental assessments for all dogs and cats
  • Understand both the importance and limitations of scale and polish
  • Learn simple procedures to a surgical improvement of severe periodontal disease
  • Learn that the bacterial species in canine and feline plaque are different to those in human plaque
  • Recognise that screening dental plaque for bacterial signatures of periodontal health and disease has the potential to improve disease detection in conscious dogs

Going Live: Tue 10th November 2020, 8:00pm

"Tooth fractures – what you need to know"

Fractures of teeth are common in cats and dogs and arise from a variety of reasons. Trauma to teeth can be from mild to severe and may or may not expose the pulp. This webinar will cover the initial diagnostic pathway and describe the treatment options available.
Included will be a summary of a recent seminal study on the fracture limits of the maxillary fourth premolar (carnassial) tooth in pet dogs under applied forces.

Learning objectives:

  • Perform an effective oral examination and recognise tooth trauma
  • Learn the diagnostic process of the damaged tooth from gross to radiographic examination.
  • Recognise the need for treatment with regard to patient welfare.
  • Consider the treatment options for damaged teeth.
  • Review the study on fracture limits of the maxillary fourth premolar (carnassial) tooth in pet dogs.
  • Discuss the objects likely to damage teeth in a domestic setting.

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About the speakers

Corrin Wallis

Dr. Corrin Wallis is a Workstream Leader at the Waltham Petcare Science Institute, the global fundamental science center for Mars Petcare. She has a degree in Microbiology with genetics and a PhD in molecular virology. She worked for ten years as a postdoctoral researcher in academia and then nearly 20 years ago joined the research team at Waltham. She currently works in the Microbiome team performing fundamental research to progress understanding of oral health problems in dogs and cats.

Jens Ruhnau DVM, DEVDC

Jens Ruhnau has specialized in veterinary dentistry since 1997. He became a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Dentistry in 2004 and founded the referral practice TandDyreklinikken in 2007. Since 2018 TandDyreklinikken also houses an education center providing CE courses within the field of veterinary dentistry and oral surgery

Norman Johnston

Norman Johnston is a graduate of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh is the founder of DentalVets – a referral only dental and oral surgical practice near Edinburgh. His qualifications are unique as he is a current diplomate of both the American and European Veterinary Dental Colleges, a 1991 fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and a registered RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Dentistry since 2002. In 1997, he received the Simon Award from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association for outstanding contributions in the field of veterinary surgery and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2016 for meritorious contributions to clinical practice.

Maria Soltero-Rivera DVM DAVDC

Dr. Maria Soltero-Rivera received her DVM from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY in 2008. After that, she returned to her native Puerto Rico for a year-long small animal surgical internship at Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Juan, followed by a small animal rotating internship at Long Island Veterinary Specialists in Plainview, NY. Dr. Soltero-Rivera became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dentist in 2014 after completing her residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine where she continued to lecture for the following 2 years. Dr. Soltero-Rivera then moved to the Bay Area and she is currently the Medical Director at VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Soltero-Rivera is also an associate veterinarian in small animal dentistry at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital of the University of California at Davis. Dr. Soltero-Rivera is very passionate about clinical teaching and currently maintains research collaborations with Waltham Pet Care Science Institute, UC Davis, De Risi Lab, Penn Vet and colleagues at NC State University. Her clinical and research interests include diagnosis and treatment of oral tumors, management of oral and maxillofacial trauma, and chronic oral inflammatory conditions

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