Understanding the basics of dentistry for Veterinary Nurses

Start date: 11 April 2024

Duration: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Location: iM3 Dental, Unit 29, Duleek Business Park, Co. Meath, A92 N72W

Certificate: Pending CVE Points

Cost: €300

Programme overview

XLVets Skillnet are hosting a "Understanding the basics of dentistry for Veterinary Nurses" event on Thursday 11th April 2024. This one-day session aims to help build nurses’ confidence in conducting dental consultations, enabling them to recognise common dental disease and post operative healing/abnormalities. The participants will learn about periodontal therapy and how to take and interpret intra-oral radiographs. Additionally, we will practice sharpening of instruments and how to take care of dental tools and equipment.

The course is targeted at both experienced and new veterinary nurses who wish to gain more confidence on how to approach COHATs and dental treatment in first opinion practice.

Event Details

Leaning Outcomes-

– Understand basic dentistry troubleshooting and how to avoid the most common mistakes
Be more confident on how to approach COHATs and dental treatment in first opinion practice
– Learn how to take and interpret intra-oral radiographs
– Learn how to scale, probe and fill in a dental chart  


Nora Schwitzer PhD, GP Cert (SADen&OS), MRCVS Advanced Practitioner
Nora graduated as a Veterinary Surgeon from the Ludwig University, Munich in Germany in 2003. After a PhD in lemur ecology in Madagascar, Nora worked in several small animal first opinion practices in the UK until she moved to Ireland in 2020.

Nora has always had a passion for veterinary dentistry and over her fifteen years in practice has worked hard at building a portfolio allowing her to become an expert in veterinary dentistry. This experience has allowed Nora to provide a first opinion service for veterinary dentistry in dogs, cats, and zoo animals for the last four years.

In 2021, she passed the GP and Advance practitioner certificate in dentistry and oral facial surgery course (SADen&OS).

About XLVets Skillnet:

Established in 2011, XLVets Skillnet is a not-for-profit Learning Network co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and our member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science.

Of the 70+ Skillnet Ireland Learning Networks, we are the only Network dedicated exclusively to supporting the veterinary sector in Ireland. We do this through the provision of high-quality, sector-led, subsidised training and education.

For further details visit https://xlvetsskillnet.ie/