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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Monday, May 14 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Simple and surgical tooth extractions

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Tooth extractions in cats and dogs are surgical procedures. They involve careful treatment planning including taking preoperative radiographs to ascertain root curvature, concurrent bony or root abnormalities or pathology, supernumerary roots in multi-rooted teeth and the closeness of the roots to important anatomical structures. The correct use of hand and motor driven instrumentation is essential for performing successful tooth extractions. Extractions can be time consuming, frustrating and should not be entered into lightly. Misadventure or complications are common place when attempting tooth extractions. This lecture will look at the instrumentation currently available including a look at new mechanical periotomes. The lecture will also discuss the steps that are carried out to perform stress free tooth extractions whilst minimising any potential risks.

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Tony Caiafa

Veterinary Dentist, The Smile Centre
Graduated University of Melbourne BVSc 1978 Graduated Dux of class University of melbourne BDSc 1998 MANCVS Small animal surgery, Small animal dentistry and oral surgery Lectured, authored many times in the field of Veterinary dentistry both within Australia and worldwide. Currently... Read More →

Monday May 14, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Mezzanine M2 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre