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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.
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Tuesday, May 15 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Feline tooth resorption

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Tooth resorption (TR) is one of the most common oral pathology in feline patients with a reported prevalence of 28-67%. In the past, TR was also known as cat caries, neck lesions, cervical line lesions, pink spot of mummery, and Feline Odontoclastic Resorption Lesion (FORL). A progressive loss of tooth substance characterizes TR and it is known as a painful condition causing anorexia, ptyalism, lethargy, dysphagia, and oral sensitivity or “mouth shyness” depending on the severity. It is widely known that the treatment of TR can be either surgical extraction or intentional coronectomy (crown amputation) of the affected tooth. However, opinions on the treatment selection may be varied among small animal practitioners. This presentation is aimed to guide clinicians in understanding the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) classification of TR stages and types and their clinical importance in choosing the appropriate treatment option for the affected patient. Both techniques will also be described along with the potential complications.

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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... Read More →


Tuesday May 15, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mezzanine M2 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre