Anesthesia Safety for Veterinary Dentistry


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Uncertain when to intervene during changes in
anesthetic parameters in your dental patients?


Having trouble making confident decisions to maximize safety
for your patients under anesthesia?


Concerned about staff training in recognizing early warning signs
of patient anesthetic problem?

Dr. Victoria Lukasik solves these problems and many more in the most comprehensive course available for maximizing safety during anesthesia for the dog and cat dental patient in your practice.

Build a confident and empowered dental team equipped to maintain safe anesthesia throughout long dental procedures.

Minimize anxiety associated with older or compromised patients armed with the knowledge and skills learned in this course.

Transform, not only your dentistry cases, but all of your anesthetic procedures with the novel solutions Dr. Lukasik provides in this game changing course.

Dr. Lukasik's Bio


Dr. Lukasik received her doctorate in veterinary medicine from Washington State University, where she was awarded the Outstanding Senior Student in Medicine and Surgery Following a residency at Cornell University she became a Diplomate the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (DACVAA) in 1997.

She has received advanced training in cardiothoracic anesthesia and has provided anesthetic care for high risk dental patients for more than twenty years working with numerous boarded veterinary dentists around the globe.

Dr Lukasik's experience with dentistry patients is unmatched and she is creating this course specifically for veterinarians in general practice that wish to manage every dentistry patient with the confidence and
knowledge to provide maximum anesthetic safety.

Bonus #1

Private Facebook Group with Dr. Lukasik

As a bonus for preregistering for this course you will have access to course segments along the journey of its creation and completion.

Bonus #2

Chairside Guide to End-Tidal CO2 Interpretation

This guide provides a quick visual reference for causes end-tidal CO2 waveform
changes in your patients.

Bonus #3

Safe Anesthesia Guidelines for Dental Patients.

This 36 page guide provides a quick reference that should be kept in the dentistry suite at all times.

Creating the Safest Balanced Anesthetic Protocols

  • Learn how to combine drugs to create smooth inductions and recoveries
  • Drug combinations that will reduce inhalant anesthetic concentration (MAC)
  • Create appropriate, individualized anesthetic protocols for fragile patients
  • Understand the unwanted side effects of the anesthetic drugs

Safe Anesthesia of the Geriatric Patient

  • Learn the specific physiologic changes that occur as patients age
  • How to appropriately scale drug doses for patients at, or exceeding, life expectancy
  • How to minimize the risk of post-anesthetic temporary or permanent memory deficits

Safe Anesthesia of the Obese Patient

  • Specific considerations for supporting obese patients during anesthesia, including body position and ventilation.
  • Scaling drug doses for morbidly obese patients
  • Recovery considerations for obese patients

Non-opioid based Analgesic Protocols

  • Effective analgesic protocols do not always need to include an opioid
  • What to do when local anesthetic blocks are incomplete ….. and you did them correctly
  • Protocols that provide comfort at home and are easy for clients to administer

Peri-anesthetic Decision Making Part I and Part II

  • Case based discussion that is centered around the decisions that are made before, during and after every anesthesia. This includes evaluating pre-anesthetic laboratory testing, radiology, special diagnostics, ECG, etc. and how deviation from normal influences anesthetic management. The discussion ranges from drug and dose choices to patient support, to when and if postponing procedures is appropriate.

Managing Anesthetic Events Part I and Part II

  • Case based discussion about common anesthetic complications and how to treat them.
  • What to do when the first intervention does not work
  • Increase confidence in recognizing changes in physiology that indicate intervention is necessary

Anesthesia Safety for Veterinary Dentistry


Registration Provides Immediate
Lifetime Access To This Online Course
RACE Accredited 8 hours CE

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“Following Dr. Beckman's courses our patients are under anesthesia for much less time, the anesthetic episodes are much smoother with better pain management and our patients have very comfortable recoveries.”

“Our clients are very happy with the results and have a better understanding of the reason and expense of treatment when they can see their pet's X-rays.”

Rebecca Korven

Sydney, Novia Scotia, Canada

I just wanted to let you know that every time I do an extraction, I use some pearl of wisdom from this series of courses. The information has made each procedure more efficient and spared my patients trauma and time under anesthesia. Thank you so much!”

Jo Michaelson

Montville, Animal Hospital
Uncasville, Connecticut/p>

Hi Brett, I have attended many lectures and labs and the AVDC forum and consider myself an experienced general practitioner in the field of dentistry. I am now finished the extraction course. I would like to tell you that your online courses are outstanding. They have refreshed my skills in areas that needed refreshing and they have helped me improve my extraction skills and flap making in ways I didn’t think possible. Thank-you. Every veterinarian should be required to take these online courses before they practice dentistry.

Dr. Ron Altman

Mountain Parks Veterinary Hospital
Evergreen, Colorado

“Hey Brett,
Your passion for teaching veterinary dentistry, and the lessons I learned from you, gave me the knowledge and confidence to educate and provide my clients the best oral care for their pets. Now, as an educator, my clients are DVM students, and everyday I get to pass on lessons I learned from you.”

Greg Wolfus, DVM

Tufts University

RACE Accredited Veterinary Continuing Education

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