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 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Fundamentals of endodontic disease

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Disease of the pulp is sadly often overlooked and underdiagnosed in clinical practice. Even when the patient is under general anaesthesia, complicated crown fractures involving the pulp can be missed during an oral examination. Pulpal disease can cause pain, local or facial swelling, lethargy, pyrexia and a decrease in quality of life in our pet population. This lecture will look at the diagnosis of pulpal disease including the use of the essential diagnostic tools that assist in making a diagnosis and formulating a treatment plan. The lecture will also offer an introduction to pulpal therapy including vital pulp therapy (pulpotomy) and conventional root canal treatment. A discussion of the instrumentation required and the steps involved in performing successful pulp therapy will follow.

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Tony Caiafa

Veterinary Dentist, James Cook University
Bachelor of Veterinary Science (University of Melbourne) 1978. Membership (by examination) of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (MANZCVS) in Small Animal Surgery (1992) and Veterinary Dentistry (1993). Bachelor of Dental Science (University of Melbourne) 1998- Graduated... Read More →

Monday May 14, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Mezzanine M2 Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre