Dr. Nadine Fiani is a Clinical Associate Professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University. She successfully met the American Veterinary Dental College requirements and became a Diplomate of the AVDC in 2013. During her residency at the University of California, Davis, Dr. Fiani gained extensive training and expertise in all aspects of dentistry, such as periodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, and prosthodontics. Specifically, her training in oral and maxillofacial surgery includes maxillofacial reconstruction using AO and minimally invasive approaches, as well as oncologic and regenerative surgeries.
In this 3.5-hour online course we cover the first step in assessing a patient for oral disease, performing a thorough oral examination including a review of the anatomy and some of the more common disease processes. You'll see up close 4K videos of conscious oral exams performed on both a dog and a cat, learn from detailed animations, and explore 3-D models that can be manipulated to visualize anatomy and abnormalities. We also present high-quality clinical photos and detailed anatomical illustrations as we look in depth at the conscious oral exam.
The conscious oral examination is typically performed as part of the general physical examination. Assuming the patient is cooperative, an oral examination is always indicated regardless of whether the patient is presented specifically for an oral complaint or for an unrelated reason. Numerous oral and dental diseases are subtle in nature, and it is not until you identify and treat them that patients show obvious improvement in appetite or behavior.
Despite being a relatively small area, the oral cavity has complex anatomy and is affected by numerous disease processes. This comprehensive course will help guide you through a systematic method of examining the relevant structures. It is intended as a review of common oral and dental diseases and the clinically important anatomy which they affect.