Operative Treatment of Veterinary Craniomaxillofacial Trauma and Reconstruction 2021
This course addresses relevant techniques and innovative concepts of maxillofacial trauma and fracture repair as applied to small animal patients. Reconstruction techniques in instances of severe trauma (highly comminuted fractures and gaps) and oncologic reconstruction also will be addressed.
The indications and methods of each of these differing approaches are complimentary—selection and successful execution are intertwined. The basis of technique selection plays an important role in minimizing complications and future morbidity, emphasizing the long-term implications to the dental structures and bone associated with injury and/or fixation.
Participants will receive enhanced background training on dental structures, their physiology, and their role in aiding or impeding fracture fixation, joining expert faculty in exploring the advantages and disadvantages of various maxillofacial repair techniques and their effects on fracture healing.
The goal of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge to critically evaluate different fixation techniques and the confidence and experience to apply these various methods of fixation.
Learning will be delivered through
- Small group discussions
- Hands-on laboratory sessions with bone models and cadavers (5:1 participant-to-faculty-ratio)
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to Integrate advances in the art and science of fracture repair into veterinary practice, particularly as it pertains to craniomaxillofacial trauma and reconstruction in small animals Discuss complications associated with maxillofacial trauma and repair, and the implications for small animals, particularly canines Explain indications for internal fixation and the selection of criteria for implant hardware Apply new techniques and innovative concepts in maxillofacial fracture fixation to complicated cases in small animal surgical practice Discuss the mechanisms of maxillofacial growth and development and the possible consequences of various fixation techniques Explain the benefits and limitations of conservative fracture management using techniques relying on bonding teeth and restoring occlusion Identify potential applications for regenerative surgery and describe challenges associated with treatment of critical size defects
AO VET Small Animal Basic Principles course is highly recommended, AO VET Small Animal Advanced Techniques in Fracture Management course is beneficial.
Who should attend
ACVS or AVDC diplomates, residency program participants, and general practitioners with an advanced interest and expertise in maxillofacial trauma and fracture repair.
Location and time
- Viticus Center, Oquendo Campus, 2425 E. Oquendo Road, Las Vegas, NV, USA
- Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel, 3400 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV, USA
Date and time
- August 31, 2021, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM PST
- September 1, 2021, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM PST
- September 2, 2021, 8:00 AM-5:00 PM PST
- Jose Garcia-Lopez, VMD, DACVS, DACVSMR (Evaluator)
- Boaz Arzi, DVM, DAVDC, DEVDC
- William Karlin, DVM, MS, DACVS
- Stephen MacLeod, BDS, MBChB, FDSRCS, FRCS, FACS, FFST
- Santiago Peralta, DVM, DAVDC
- Alexander Reiter, DVM, DAVDC, DEVDC