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Canine Extractions and How to Address Complications

November 10, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 7:00 pm


dog teeth, tongue hanging outThe purpose of this course is to offer private practitioners information with regards to canine open and closed extractions and dealing with the complications that can arise during or after those extractions. Participants will learn to feel more comfortable about performing extractions in dogs, know what to do if a complication from an extraction occurs, and how to address the complication appropriately. The program is designed for practitioners who have previously taken an open (surgical) extraction wet-lab.

Topics covered will include:

  • Open and Closed Extraction techniques
  • Fractured root retrieval
  • Oro-nasal fistula repair
  • Limited tissue for closure
  • Tooth root pushed into mandibular canal
  • Tooth root pushed into the nasal passages
Time Session Title
8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Check-in and light breakfast (provided)
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Review of Open and Closed Extraction Techniques
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Lab - Closed and Open Extractions
10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Break
10:40 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Lab - Closed and Open Extractions (continued)
12:20 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Review of Complications and How to Address Them
1:50 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. Lab - Dealing with Complications
3:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Lab - Dealing with Complications (continued)
5:00 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. Break
5:20 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Lab - Dealing with Complications (continued)

Curtis Stiles, DVM, DACVD – Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Stiles received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Guelph: Ontario Veterinary College, Canada in 2002. He practiced in Truro/Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada for 2 years prior to starting a rotating internship in small animal surgery and medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island, Canada. He completed 6 months of this internship prior to starting his Dentistry and Oral Surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania: School of Veterinary Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. After completing his residency Dr. Stiles worked in various multispecialty hospitals: MedVet in Worthington, OH, Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA and The LifeCentre in Leesburg, VA. Dr. Stiles has been a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College since 2009.

 Registration for this course is now full. If you would like to be place on a waiting list, please email your request to


The registration fee for this course is $1,300. The fee includes lectures, lab sessions, breakfast & lunch, and 10 hours of NCVMB approved continuing education credits.

Registration is limited to 8 participants. Please remember that the program is designed for practitioners who have previously taken an open (surgical) extraction wet-lab.



November 10, 2018

8:30 am - 7:00 pm
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NC State College of Veterinary Medicine

1060 William Moore Dr.




United States


Office of Continuing Education & Outreach