Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma: Imaging, Surgical Planning, and Repair

December 19-21, 2019
CE Hours: 24 + 17 Surgery Specialist Hours (EVDC)
Instructors: Drs. Boaz Arzi & Frank Verstraete

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About This Course

This is a novel course aimed at advancing the diagnostic and technical skills of participants in various real-life scenarios of oral and maxillofacial trauma in dogs and cats. The course involves a full day dedicated to diagnostic imaging and surgical planning. Participants will increase their understanding of the various imaging modalities and practice image manipulation, 3D rendering, and surgical planning of real cases. On the second and third days of the course, participants will learn and practice a combination of surgical approaches such as internal fixation and minimally invasive techniques to manage oral and maxillofacial fractures. Combined, participants will experience realistic, pre-fractured models and a diversity of repair modalities. The theoretical lectures are designed to provide the participants with a platform to understand and perform each procedure. We will cover important imaging and traumatic conditions frequently seen in dogs that require repair. Furthermore, we will methodically approach common and advanced scenarios encountered before, during, and after these surgeries. The hands-on labs will be designed to progress from imaging and surgical planning to oral and maxillofacial fracture repair. 

Learning Objectives

  1. Increase your understanding of various imaging modalities.
  2. Practice image manipulation, 3D rendering, and surgical planning of real cases.
  3. Experience realistic, pre-fractured models and a diversity of repair modalities.
  4. Build skills in a combination of surgical approaches including internal fixation and minimally invasive techniques to manage oral and maxillofacial fractures.


  • Date(s): December 19-21, 2019
  • Venue: Oquendo Center | Las Vegas, NV
  • Category: Surgery - General
  • Enrollment Capacity: 25
  • CE Hours: 24 + 17 Surgery Specialist Hours (EVDC)

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Lead Instructor ...

University of California, Davis


Frank Verstraete, BVSc(Hons), DAVDC, DEVDC, DECVS


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    1. WVC scrubs are available upon your arrival if needed.
    2. Closed-toe shoes are required during labs.
    3. A light sweater for indoor areas.
    4. Plenty of sunscreen.
    5. Electronic charging device to power up.
    6. Valid ID—We highly recommend you carry your ID at all times in Las Vegas.

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Participant Reviews

“Excellent Course. I feel capable of doing all of these procedures following the instruction given. Great materials to take home for refresher, as well. Thank you.”
Oral and Maxillofacial Participant

“There was a lot of attention to detail. We had excellent lectures balanced with hands on lab. Everything we needed was available in  abundance. The assistants and instructor were most helpful.”
Edward McGuiness