Introduction of Canine Dentistry and Oral Surgery

For many veterinarians, dentistry can be challenging. Some of us were taught very little in school, or had only cursory exposure to proper dental learning and technique. This course aims to assist veterinarians in becoming more skilled at dental care for dogs. While this course will not make you a dentist, it will start you on the path to better learning. If you are an experienced veterinarian, you will learn new tips and gain better insight in how to diagnose and treat your patients. Class size is kept small in order to provide the best learning opportunity.

This course is divided into 4 hours of lecture and 4 hours of wet-lab. Lecture topics include dental and maxillofacial anatomy, dental radiographic interpretation, local and regional anesthesia, and extraction techniques. The lab will focus on nerve blocks, surgical extraction techniques, flap design, and more. The participants will be provided with ample lab time to practice on dog cadaver specimens. Each participant will be provided with a new extraction instrument kit for use in the lab and keep for clinical use. Participants who own magnification equipment are encouraged to bring it along for the course. For those who do not, loupes will be available to share during the wet lab section.


  • Improve your dentistry knowledge and oral surgery skills.   Learn how to design a mucogingival flap, section a multi-rooted tooth, remove alveolar bone, use dental luxators and elevators, perform alveoloplasty and achieve tension-free closure.
  • Improve your confidence level when diagnosing canine dental pathology and recommending the best treatment plan for your patients
  • Increase your comfort level when performing dog extractions.
  • Have fun and take home a valuable instrument kit

This course is for DVMs only

Upcoming Course Dates

After completing the contact form below, our team will contact you to collect payment for the course.

Aug 23, 2024

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    Jan 10, 2025

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      • 7:30 – 8:00 AM – Registration and Breakfast (provided)
      • 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Lectures (with breaks in between)
      • 12:00 – 1:00 PM – Lunch (provided)
      • 1:00 – 5:00 PM – Lab session
      • 5:00 PM – Conclusion and Dismissal


      Veterinary Dental Specialists of Wisconsin
      N97 W17095 Division Rd.
      Germantown, WI 53022


      8 Hours of Race-Approved CE Credit



      Dr. Steven Honzelka lecturing at a conference

      Steven Honzelka, DVM, DAVDC

      Due to limited class size, we have instituted a cancellation policy.  This only applies to our all-day classes for veterinarians.

      Refund & Cancellation Policies


      Refund Policy

      Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing via email (  Course cancellations are subject to the following refund policy.

      • Cancellations 30+ days prior to the course will be issued a full refund.
      • Cancellations 29 days or less prior to the course – a refund will be issued, minus a 20% administration fee.


      Course Cancellation

      If due to unforeseen circumstances, Veterinary Dental Specialists of Wisconsin reserves the right to cancel a course at any time. Any person who has registered for the course will be notified by email at the address noted on the registration. A telephone call will also be made to each registrant for whom a number is available. We will make every opportunity to offer registration in a future class.

      Costs incurred by the registrant, such as airline or hotel penalties, are the responsibility of the registrant. We recommend purchasing trip insurance. Trip insurance policies can potentially cover the cost of tuition, canceled lodging deposits, unused airfare, and other trip expenses in the event that the course is canceled.

      If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call at (262) 622-2537

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