Common and not so common extraction complications seen in small animal practice 1 CPD Points


Extraction complications often occur due to poor planning and/or poor technique. Other areas that contribute to increased complication rates include insufficient training of veterinarians and auxiliary staff, no preoperative radiograph to identify root curvature/dilaceration, extra roots or other pathology, inappropriate extraction tools, poor visualisation, and poor surgical lighting.  Patient factors such as age of the patient; severity of oral disease, other concurrent organ disease and length of time under general anaesthesia can also lead to complications. Join your Tasmanian colleagues for dinner followed by presentation from Dr Tony Caiafa on common and not so common extraction complications seen in small animal practice.

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7 Dec 2020 to 5 Feb 2021
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Learning outcome

This lecture will discuss the common and not so common tooth extraction complications, as well as discussing the planning required to avoid most of these complications.   

Further details

Guests are invited to enjoy a dinner prior to the presentation commencing at 7.30pm. Note that the cost of dinner is not included in registration.

Nurses are welcome to attend this seminar (at no cost for presentation) - please contact Camilla Broughton for guidance on registration, 0416 276 875.


Dr Anthony Caiafa
Anthony graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science in 1978. He worked in companion animal practice for 17 years, where he obtained memberships in both small animal surgery (1992) and veterinary dentistry (1993). He then returned to full time studies in 1995, to graduate with a Bachelor of Dental Science, dux of the year, in 1998, from the University of Melbourne. Anthony currently works as a general dentist on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, as well as in Veterinary Dental referral practice at North Coast Veterinary Specialists and Referral Centre, also on the Sunshine Coast. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in Veterinary Dentistry and has lectured to the undergraduate Veterinary Science students at James Cook University, Townsville for the past 10 years. He lectures and runs workshops on all aspects of Veterinary Dentistry around the world. He is also a chapter author in two respected Veterinary Dental textbooks. In his leisure time, Anthony loves cycling, as well as having competed in 5 Ironman triathlons and many half ironman events. He has represented Australia at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in 2011 and 2013.

Common and not so common extraction complications seen in small animal practice

New Sydney Hotel
87 Bathurst Street
Hobart 7000 TAS
Start: 5 February 2021, 7:00PM
End: 5 February 2021, 9:30PM
$ 50.00
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