Basic Canine Extractions


Basic Canine Extractions

Lecture and Lab Lead by Dr. Gary Goldstein

March 15, 2017  |  8:00am – 4:30pm
Ben Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning, 1964 Fitch Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108


Canine extractions including indications and principles for surgical and non-surgical extractions, mucoperiosteal flap design, dental blocks, equipment, and instrumentation will be presented in lecture format. The hands-on wet lab procedures will include reviewing extraction instrumentation, performing various mucoperiosteal flap design, single rooted teeth extractions, canine dental blocks, and upper fourth premolar and lower first molar surgical extractions as well as the principles of tissue handling. Dental blocks will be reviewed so you can properly include pain management into oral surgery procedures.


[DVMs and Technicians]

  1. Indications and principles for surgical and non-surgical extractions
  2. Equipment and instrumentation for basic oral surgery and extractions
  3. Dental blocks and intra-operative pain management
    1. Oral surgery techniques including mucoperiosteal flap design
  1. Review of extraction instrumentation, proper use and proper care and maintenance of all extractions instrumentation [DVMs and Technicians]
  2. Dental blocks [DVMs and Technicians]
  3. Radiology positioning techniques [DVMs and Technicians]
  4. Proper flap design and closure for surgical extractions [DVMs only]
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Illustrate clinical presentations, pathophysiology, diagnostics and treatment options for basic oral surgery
  2. Perform proper mucoperiosteal flaps depending on clinical presentation and type of tooth to be extracted
  3. Understand which dental blocks to use and be able to proficiently perform dental blocks
  4. Demonstrate an increase in knowledge, confidence, and skill level in diagnosing, treating and performing flap design and non-surgical extractions in the dog