Understanding the Basics of Dentistry for Veterinary Nurses

Start date: 19 January 2023

Duration: 9.30am – 4.30pm

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

Certificate: Pending CVE Points

Cost: Member Rate €100, Non-Member Rate €200, includes refreshments, lunch etc.

Programme overview

XLVets Skillnet are hosting a "Understanding the basics of dentistry for Veterinary Nurses" event on Thursday 19th January 2023. 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

On completion of this course, delegates will have the knowledge to;

– 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


About our Trainer:

Nora Schwitzer Dipl. Tier., PhD, GPCert(SADen&OS), MRCVS graduated from the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich Germany in 2004. She conducted a two year field study on Lemur ecology in Sahamalaza, North Northwest Madagascar and gained her PhD from the Justus-Liebig University Gießen Germany in 2007. She moved to England, where she worked 10 years in small animal first opinion practice, spending more and more time focusing on veterinary dentistry.

For the last four years Nora has worked as “Dental Consultant” for several small animal vet practices and Zoos in the UK and in Ireland and has also recently been awarded the ISVPS Certificate in Small Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery. Nora has achieved this by studying the Improve International Dental & Oral Surgery Course. She moved with her husband and three children to Ireland in Summer 2020, lives in Dublin Zoo and is currently studying for the Improve International Certificate to become and advanced practitioner in Dentistry and Oral-facial surgery.

About XLVets Skillnet:
XLVets Skillnet, established in 2011, is the training subsidiary of XLVets Ireland.  We are 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.  XLVets Skillnet deliver quality, practical and relevant training tailored to our members specific needs in both the veterinary and farming sectors, reaching over 3,500 individuals annually.

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