The AVA Annual Conference is the nation’s premier veterinary event, covering all fields of veterinary science and in 2017 brought together over 920 veterinary professionals and 115 exhibitors.

We hope you will join us for the 2018 AVA Annual Conference in Brisbane, 13-18 May.    
Visit conference.ava.com.au to register.    To download a pdf file of the entire program click here.
Monday, May 14 • 8:15am - 9:15am
Oral examination

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

Along with obtaining a good history from clients, performing a safe and thorough conscious oral examination in veterinary patients should be incorporated as part of a standard, full physical examination in both dental and non-dental cases. The findings from a thorough oral exam permit clinicians to generate treatment planning prior to the anesthetized dental procedure, allowing client communication regarding the severity of the dental disease and its prognosis. In addition, clinicians will also be able to estimate the amount of time needed for the dental procedure and plan their surgery day efficiently. A systematic approach to oral examinations that includes both extraoral and intraoral components will be discussed in this presentation. Clinically relevant anatomy of the skull and oral cavity will be reviewed as part of normal findings. Common dental pathology, such as periodontal disease, endodontal disease, and tooth resorption, will also be discussed along with their common presenting clinical signs. Attendees are encouraged to bring a dog/cat skull model (only if available; this is not mandatory) to this presentation.

avatar for Williana Basuki

Williana Basuki

Practice Limited to Veterinary Dentistry, Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment and Specialties
Dr. Williana Basuki was born and grew up in Indonesia. She earned her veterinary degree at the University of Queensland in 2010. After university, she embarked on her journey as a small animal practitioner before entering a rotating internship followed by a surgery internship at Queensland... Read More →

Monday May 14, 2018 8:15am - 9:15am
Mezzanine M2 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre