The BVDA held possibly the world's first 2 stream Virtual Veterinary Dental Conference on 23/9/20, in conjunction with The Webinar Vet. The day was a great success with 169 delegates from 15 countries around the world live on the day, and another 100 (so far) registered to watch the recordings. The big advantage of a virtual 2 stream conference is that delegates can watch one stream live, and the recordings of the other stream later – or watch the whole recorded event at leisure, one presentation at a time.
The Keynote speaker was Professor Iain Chapple, head of the Birmingham Dental School, on the subject of the links between periodontal disease and systemic disease. He also presented on the current world classification of periodontal disease.
Other talks in the Essential stream covered dental examination, oral masses, malocclusions, radiology, case reports, surgical extractions, and an introduction to advanced dental procedures.
The Advanced stream presentations included canine chronic ulcerative stomatitis, the latest insights in companion animal oral health, TMJ research, hidden dangers within dental units, and oral histopathology.
The post event feedback was universally positive, based upon the smooth running of the program on the day, and the quality of both the speakers and their presentations. The BVDA is extremely grateful to all our speakers for making this Conference such a success.
Those who missed the event can still access all 13 hours of quality CPD at:-
The diagnosis and management of dental and oral disease represents a major component of small animal practice. This modular programme will provide a thorough, informed case-based approach to such cases.
Through lectures, case discussions and practical sessions in a state-of-the-art wet-lab, you will learn how to approach the dog, cat and exotic patient presenting with the various manifestations of oral pathology in a logical and scientific manner.
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BVDA/ BSAVA 'Drylabs' Thursday 2nd April 2020 - Cancelled due to Covid. We hope to run this in 2021.
Dear BVDA member,
We are pleased to announce a new venture for the BVDA on the day after our annual Scientific meeting next year in Birmingham. We will be running two drylab (models, not cadavers) practical sessions in conjunction with the BSAVA in the Austin Court at the ICC during the BSAVA Congress. Registration is open to both BSAVA and BVDA members, and will be limited to 20 delegates in each lab, so early booking is essential. The details are:
09.30- 12.30 Thursday 2nd April 2020
Root Canal Treatment – A Practical Overview
Tom Williams BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery) MRCVS
Megan Clark BDS (Hons) Bsc (Hons) AKC
Most vets know and accept that a tooth with a non-vital or exposed pulp requires treatment but all too often the only option considered is extraction. As well as offering an interactive practical session demonstrating the basic concepts of root canal treatments, the tutors will talk you through how to recognise a tooth with a non-vital pulp and how to recognise which teeth are suitable candidates, or just as importantly, which teeth aren’t. We will go through the recommended materials and equipment required along with some golden rules to ensure that treatment failures are identified and kept to a minimum.
By the end of this session you should be able to:
14.00– 17.00 Thursday 2nd April 2020
Dentistry: Introduction to composites and non-invasive jaw fracture repair
Alix Freeman BVSc MRCVS and Andrew Perry BVSc DipEVDC MRCVS
Helping you get to grips with commonly used resin composites and their applications in non-invasive jaw fracture repair in cats and dogs. We will review methods for stabilisation of jaw fractures using the concept of restoration of occlusion to enable bone apposition and secondary bony healing. This dry lab is aimed at general practitioners and we would expect participants to be able to apply these techniques in practice upon completion of the lab.
By the end of this session you should be able to:
The cost for each drylab will be £100.00, and delegates will need to be attending the BSAVA Congress either on a Day Ticket (not the free Exhibition only one) or on a Whole congress ticket, and therefore will have access to the rest of Congress as well on that day. BVDA members who are also BSAVA members should sign up via the BSAVA Congress Registration page www.bsavaevents.com BVDA members who are not BSAVA members, and want to register for both drylabs should either email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the Registration office on 01452 726720 to book a day ticket at BSAVA member rates. Please check the generous concessions BSAVA offer to young graduates (until 3 year qualified), students, post grads, residents and interns.
BSAVA are providing not only the registration facility for these drylabs, but also the room hire. Equipment and some of the consumables will be kindly provided by iM3.
The program for the Annual Scientific day on Wednesday 1st April, in the Austin Court Lodge rooms at the ICC Birmingham, is nearing completion. There will be two streams -a Foundation stream for those starting out on their dental career, and an Advanced stream, with the main topic being Periodontology. Our headline speaker is the world renowned Professor Ian Chapple, head of the Birmingham Dental School. Registration will be open in January via the new BVDA website. If you have not already logged onto the Members area with a current email address, we would urge you to do so, since from 1/1/20 all communication to members will be via email, and we want to encourage all membership renewals and meeting registrations to be carried out on-line.
Paul Cooper BVSc MRCVS