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.
Wednesday, May 16 • 8:00am - 9:00am
Periodontal disease – pathogenesis and treatment options

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Periodontal disease is defined as the inflammation and infection of the periodontium and it is the most common oral pathology diagnosed in the dog with up to 80% of the canine population affected by the age of 2. Periodontal disease is a progressive and debilitating disease that may lead to systemic ramifications and early disease recognition is crucial by clinicians. Performing a thorough oral examination along with intraoral radiographs are important for diagnosing and generating an appropriate treatment planning for individual patient. Clinicians also needs to be aware that each treatment planning should also be based on client’s expectation and patient’s compliance; therefore, client communication and education are essential in every periodontal disease case. This lecture is aimed to discuss the pathogenesis of periodontal disease along with the available treatment and management options such as professional dental prophylaxis, perioceutical treatment, bone grafts, and root planing. A brief discussion on oral home care will also be presented.

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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 Queensland... Read More →

Wednesday May 16, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Mezzanine M2 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre