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Veterinary Dentistry for Practitioners

Veterinary Dentistry for Practitioners

Sun, October 23, 2016 - Sun, October 23, 2016

This course provide lectures and wet lab in veterinary dentistry for veterinarians.  The morning sessions will provide classroom lectures and the afternoon will consist of an interactive wet lab. Lectures will cover:

Dental pathology with discussion on diagnosing different pathologies as well as treatment options. You will review normal dental radiographs (and jaw and normal tooth anatomy and foramina on radiographs)—as well as evaluating dental radiographs with pathology. Positioning for dental radiographs, proper extraction equipment and techniques in dogs and cats—how to release a mucogingival flap, removing alveolar bone for surgical extractions and proper closure will all be addressed. 

This course provides 7.5 CE Hours

Maximum Capacity: 30

Event Agenda

8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:15 Dentistry Cases A to Z (Abrasions to Zygomatic Arches) Part 1
9:15-10:00 Dentistry Cases A to Z (Abrasions to Zygomatic Arches) Part 2
10:00-10:15 Refreshment Break
10:15-11:15 Dental Radiography………The Hidden Pathology
11:15-12:30 Dental Extractions: Making the Difficult, Easy
12:30-1:20 Lunch 
1:20 Walk to the Wet Lab
1:30-5:00 Dental Laboratory 

Dental Nerve Blocks

Simple Extractions 

Surgical Extraction

Closed Root Planing & Perioceutic Application 

Open Root Planing & Bone G 

Dental Radiograph Station if Veterinarians want to practice positioning (?)

Event Fees

Registration Fee- Veterinarians $299

This course provides 7.5 C.E. Hours

Event Sponsors

Event Speakers

Dr. Heather Duncan, DVM, Diplomate AVDC


Dr. Duncan has developed the Dentistry services at Upstate Veterinary Specialists in Greenville, SC and Asheville, NC. She completed a formal residency training program in veterinary dentistry and oral/maxillofacial surgery in Baltimore, MD at the Animal Dental Center. She is the first boarded veterinary dentist in South Carolina. She has lectured at local and national veterinary conferences and has published articles in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Contact Information

Contact: Melissa Kilpatrick

Event Location

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Travel Information

The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is the most convenient airport to use when attending a conference in Athens.  Groome Transportation offers an excellent shuttle service to and from the Atlanta Airport and Athens.  For more information and to schedule a reservation, please visit

Event Hotels

Georgia Center Hotel 1197 S. Lumpkin St, Athens, GA * 1-800-884-1381  
Holiday Inn 197 E Broad St, Athens GA * 706-549-4433 * Block Code: MED 
Holiday Inn Express 513 West Broad Street * 706-546-8122  
Springhill Suites 3500 Daniels Bridge Rd. * 706-353-8484
Hilton Garden Inn 390 Washington Street * 706-363-9948
Courtyard by Marriott 166 North Finley Street * 7063-69-7000
Hotel Indigo 500 College Ave., Athens, GA * 866-808-1438

*Registration fee includes: continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, and instructional materials.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

  • Non-Lab Conference: Refunds are available for cancellations made by 5 p.m. ET, 10 days prior to the beginning of your event.
  • Wet Lab Conference: Refunds are available for cancellations made by 5 p.m., 45 days prior to the beginning of your event.
  • If a course is cancelled for any reason, the CVM will not be responsible for any charges related to travel.
  • For courtesy and liability reasons, we prohibit children and domestic animals (except working animals, e.g., guide dogs) at our CE conferences.
  • Each conference participant may receive mail from companies or individuals who have obtained names and addresses from course registrations as permitted by the Georgia Open Records Act.

The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, founded in 1946, is dedicated to training future veterinarians, to conducting research related to animal diseases, and to providing veterinary services for animals and their owners. Our research efforts are aimed at enhancing the quality of life for animals and people, improving the productivity of poultry and livestock, and preserving a healthy interface between wildlife and people in the environment they share.

Registration is Closed.

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