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Dentistry for Veterinary Technicians

Dentistry for Veterinary Technicians

Sat, June 23, 2018

This course will provide morning lectures and an afternoon dental wet lab in veterinary technicians. 

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

Time Event
8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast and Check-in
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 Speakers

Heather Duncan, DVM, DAVDC


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

Driving Directions

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Event Parking


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

Holiday Inn 197 East Broad Street, Athens, GA 706-549-4433  Block Code: VET
Holiday Inn Express  513 West Broad Street, Athens, GA  * 706-546-8122 
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 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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