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Veterinary Dentistry for Private Practitioners

Veterinary Dentistry for Private Practitioners

Sun, July 23, 2017

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 The Most Common Dental Cases Seen in Practice & Treatment
Options Part 1
9:15-10:00 The Most Common Dental Cases Seen in Practice & Treatment
Options 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 
1:20-5:00 Wet Lab

Dental Nerve Blocks

Simple Extractions 

Surgical Extraction

Closed Root Planing & Perioceutic Application 

Open Root Planing & Bone Grafting

Dental Radiograph Station

Event Fees

Registration Fee- Veterinarians $299

This course provides 7.5 C.E. 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)
Tanya Cooper, RVT

Contact Information

Contact: Melissa Kilpatrick

Event Location

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Driving Directions

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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

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