ANSC 261: Anesthesiology and Dentistry for Veterinary Technicians (3 credits)
This course will focus on dental anatomy, common dental diseases, and basic dental procedures. Topics will include proper charting, routine periodontal care, anesthesia, patient monitoring, analgesia, post-op concerns, and home care for clients. Dental equipment and instruments will be reviewed in preparation for the concurrent lab (ANSC 261L). (3 hours lecture)
Pre-Requisite(s): Admission into the Veterinary Technology program.
Co-Requisite(s): Co-registration in ANSC 261L.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Explain all aspects of anesthetic monitoring.
- Understand the proper operation of anesthetic delivery equipment and monitoring instruments.
- Understand and integrate all aspects of patient management for common dental procedures in companion animal species.
- Identify and provide appropriate instruments, supplies and environment to maintain asepsis during dental procedures.
- Understand the principles of routine dental care and be able to make recommendations to pet owners.
- Recognize the levels of periodontal disease and how it affects a patients overall health.
- Identify normal dental anatomy of common veterinary species.
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