In comparison with humans, dogs and cats have a very thin enamel, and we often see fractures of the enamel or wear of tooth substance, both conditions exposing the underlying dentinal tubules causing increased sensitivity to the pulp.
And when starting to do restorative dentistry, it is more difficult to navigate the whole market of filling materials with thousands of different brands, materials and content all claiming to be the very best.
To understand what type of material is suitable for each individual treatment, this course focuses on the theory behind filling materials. We also classify dental defects and explain how to evaluate findings to decide on the correct treatment.
The course will start with a theoretical introduction but allocates most of its time to practical training in the wet-lab.
Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of veterinary dentistry including dental radiographic interpretation.