Alex Smithson

  • Webinar recorded on Thu 26th November, 2015
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Alex Smithson will discuss Recognising Dental Lesions and Strategies. Dental and oral lesions are very prevalent and yet often go undetected. Out of sight and out of mind in the oral cavity, problems can become very severe before any clinical signs and symptoms arise. Their tendency to progress and cause pain is well recognised in the human medical world and is also the case in veterinary patients. It is essential to be able to diagnose abnormalities at as early a stage as possible in order to minimise compromise to health and welfare. This webinar offers a practical guide to increasing your ability to identify dental and oral pathologies and applying that to treatment planning. Treatment options are discussed to assist you in educating and advising clients and offering optimal solutions for you, your practice and your patient. Dr Smithson is a dually qualified Veterinary Surgeon and Dental Surgeon; he operates Veterinary Dental, Oral & Maxillofacial Referrals in North West England. First qualifying as a vet, Alex undertook six years training in veterinary dentistry, oral & maxillofacial surgery. He then qualified as a human Dental Surgeon and combines experience from veterinary specialist centres, human dental centres and hospitals. He is a member of the British Endodontic Society, British Association of Oral Surgeons and British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Course Organiser for the British Veterinary Dental Association for nine years, he teaches university and post-graduate courses UK and abroad. Alex is lecturer in Dentistry and Oral Surgery at Nottingham University Veterinary School.

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