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.    
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Wednesday, May 16 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Regional nerve blocks in canine and feline dentistry

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Dental procedures, such as teeth extractions and periodontal surgery, are considered to be invasive and painful surgeries. Providing pain management in human and veterinary dentistry is crucial for patient comfort. Moreover, blocking nociceptive input during the surgery also helps in preventing post-operative wind-up pain. Other than direct administration of systemic analgesic drugs, pain management in dentistry can be achieved through regional nerve blocks. Nerve blocks also increases anesthesia safety by significantly decreasing the dose of inhalant anesthetic agents needed; therefore, reducing any potential cardiovascular and respiratory depression effects during the anesthesia especially in long dental procedures. The aim of this presentation is to describe the different techniques of regional nerve blocks that are commonly used in canine and feline dentistry. Each technique will be discussed thoroughly and the required instrumentations, important anatomical landmarks, and potential complications will also be provided. Furthermore, this presentation will also describe different types of local anesthetic agents along with their side effects, duration of action, and onset of action.

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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 9:00am - 10:00am
Mezzanine M2 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre