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Dentistry for Veterinary Technicians

Dentistry for Veterinary Technicians

Sat, July 22, 2017

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

How to give a thorough oral exam and a proper intraoral exam under anesthesia, evaluating patients, recognizing different types of tooth fractures and treatment options, recognizing different stages of periodontal disease and treatment options, tooth resorption and stomatitis, dental instruments, anesthesia and patient monitoring, complete dental prophy, dental radiography, dental charting, and home care options.

This course provides 7.5 CE Hours

Maximum Capacity: 30

Event Agenda

8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:15 Normal Oral Anatomy and Oral Exam
9:15-10:00 Commonly seen Dental Cases (Dogs and Cats) and Treatment Options
10:00-10:15 Refreshment Break
10:15-11:15 Dental instruments, Complete Prophy & Charting
11:15-12:30 Dental Radiography…The Hidden Pathology
12:30-1:20 Lunch
1:20-5:00 Wet Lab

Dental Equipment: Identification & How to Use

Complete Dental Prophy & Charting

Closed Root Planing & Perioceutic Application

Regional Nerve Blocks (videos & practice on cadavers)

Dental Radiography: Positioning using a digital system

Event Fees

Veterinary Technician Registration fee $225
This course will provide 7.5 CE hours  


*Program schedule is subject to change*

Event Sponsors

Event Speakers

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.

Lab Support:
Tom Nemetz, DVM, PhD
Angie Mees, DVM
Amanda Pearce, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Amy Edwards, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Tanta Cooper, RVT

Contact Information

Contact: Melissa Kilpatrick

Event Location

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Event Hotels

Holiday Inn 197 East Broad Street, Athens, GA 706-549-4433
Block Code: VED
Holiday Inn Express  513 West Broad Street, Athens, GA  * 706-546-8122
Block Code:VET
Georgia Center Hotel 1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA  * 800.884.1381
Hilton Garden Inn 390 Washington Street, Athens, GA  * 706.363.9948 
The Hotel Indigo 500 College Avenue, Athens, GA * 706.546.0430 
Courtyard by Marriott  166 North Finley Street, Athens, GA  * 706.369.7000 
Springhill Suites 3500 Daniells Bridge Road, Athens, GA 30606

Registration is Closed.

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