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Dentistry for Veterinary Technicians/Nurses

Hosted by: Office of Continuing Education

Join us during National Pet Dental Health month for informative dentistry lectures geared to the veterinary technician/nurse.

These lectures will be offered on-demand during the month of February and offer 8 hours of CE credit!

Registration is now closed. We hope to offer the dentistry lectures and lab again in 2022.

Event Information

Veterinary Technician/Nurse/Assistant Registration Fee : $259




Office of Continuing Education
Phone Number: (706) 542-1451
Email: cheryls@uga.edu

Event Agenda

Start Time
End Time
Dental Radiology: The Basics
Heather Duncan
Positioning for Dental Radiology
Heather Duncan
Dental Radiology: Further Evaluating Oral Pathology
Heather Duncan
Stop the OUCH! Regional Nerve Blocks for Dentistry
Amy Edwards
"Charting" a Path and "Probing" Deeper into the Jungle: Probing and Charting for the Veterinary Technician
Amy Edwards
Pediatric Dentistry: Sometimes we DO get to play with puppies and kittens!
Amy Edwards
How to Talk Teeth: Client Communication with Dental Procedures for the Veterinary Technician


  • Heather Duncan, DVM, DIPLOMATE AVDC

    Dr. Duncan attended NC State for her undergraduate degree in biological sciences. She received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Purdue University in 2005 and then practiced general medicine in Tampa, FL for 2½ years. While in general practice, she found that she had a special interest in the oral trauma and dental cases and pursued a dental residency. She completed a three-year dental residency program at the Animal Dental Centers of Baltimore and Annapolis, MD and became a board-certified veterinary dentist in 2014. Dr. Duncan joined Upstate Vet in April of 2013.

    Her special interests include involved oral surgeries (such as maxillectomies/mandibulectomies); endodontics (root canal therapies, vital pulp therapies); advanced surgical extractions; jaw fracture repairs; periodontal therapies (closed root planing/open root planing and bone grafting); and prosthodontics (composite restorations and placement of crowns). She also loves to share her knowledge of veterinary dentistry by giving lectures throughout the country to veterinary students, veterinary technicians, and other veterinarians.

    In her free time, Dr. Duncan enjoys traveling, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, going to the beach, going to the gym, volunteering for the community, and spending time with family and friends.

  • Amy Edwards, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)

    Amy Edwards is originally from NC where she graduated from Central Carolina Community College’s Veterinary Technology Program in 1997. She relocated to GA in 1999 and has been employed with Atlanta Veterinary Dental Services since 2004. In 2011 she was awarded the title of Veterinary Technician Specialist in Dentistry after completing the 2 year process and passing the board exam in dentistry. She enjoys teaching others the value that dentistry has on the overall health of pets and how to implement dentistry into their clinics. She has helped and led numerous in-clinic dental trainings and national dental wet labs. She is a welcomed speaker at the annual Veterinary Dental Forum and the Georgia Veterinary Technician and Assistant Association. Outside of work Amy enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her son Vincent. Her 4 legged furbabies are Viviana, a German Shepherd mix and Tara Grace, a Boston Terrier.