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To Extract or Not to Extract: Exodontics versus Endodontics

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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Online Seminar: To Extract or Not To Extract: Exodontics versus Endodontics, January 14 & 22, 2020

CVMA Online Seminars are convenient interactive presentations offering CEUs held online in real time. This learning platform allows you to participate from anywhere with internet access—from your practice, your home, on a business trip, or on vacation. Attending is as easy as a few mouse clicks. You will only need internet access and either an audio headset or a telephone.

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This seminar is open to veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary hospital staff, and veterinary students only. Free to CVMA members!

Course Description

This lecture will explore the functionality of canine dentition. There will be a brief review of the canine dental anatomy followed by a discussion of the functions of each type of tooth. Comparisons to the human dental anatomy and a discussion the hurdles pet owners have with inappropriately comparing their dental function to that of their dogs’ will be addressed. The common indications for dental extractions will be outlined followed by a discussion of the common causes of dentoalveolar trauma. Finally, time will be given to a presentation of options for avoiding dental extractions. Knowing what should be referred to a specialist and when to refer is of great importance in a time of informed consent. This presentation is image heavy with lots of time for questions, debate, and discussions.


Graham P. Thatcher, DVM, DAVDC

Dr. Thatcher graduated from the University of Guelph, Ontario Veterinary College in 2005. He completed his residency in dentistry and oral surgery in 2017 and moved to Madison, Wisconsin in 2018 to join the faculty at the University of Wisconsin. The University of Wisconsin has given Dr. Thatcher the opportunity to partake in groundbreaking research projects including facial reconstruction with 3D printed titanium implants for oral tumors and trauma, as well as developing novel methods of fracture fixation.

Dates and Times

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Cancellations, changes, and substitutions deadline: January 3, 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM
Cancellations, changes and substitutions deadline: January 13, 2020


CVMA Members Non-Members
RVT/Veterinary Staff: FREE RVT/Veterinary Staff: $80
DVM/RVT Student: FREE DVM/RVT Student: $25


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