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Meet The Team

Put a face to the name (or a name to the face) and get to know a little more about our team of veterinary dental specialists at Veterinary Dental Center. Learn more about Board-Certified Veterinary Dentist and dental nurses/assistants.


What is a Board-Certified Veterinary Dentist?

Specialty training in dentistry requires the completion of a 3-6 years of training in an area of specialization beyond a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine Degree (DVM). A Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) is a veterinarian who has been certified by the AVDC as having demonstrated specialist knowledge and expertise in veterinary dentistry, oral surgery, anesthesia, and radiology/imaging as a result of completing the AVDC training requirements and having successfully passed the AVDC examination.

What does the Veterinary Dental Specialist do?

A veterinary dentist will use the most current techniques and dental materials to:

  • Provide safe anesthesia with an emphasis on pain management
  • Provide individualized anesthetic protocols for higher risk patients with conditions such as kidney/heart or liver disease and diabetes
  • Perform dental imaging with Digital X-rays and evaluate CT studies
  • Diagnose and treat routine to advanced periodontal disease
  • Provide periodontal therapy (gum surgery, bone grafting…)
  • Perform surgical extractions, oral surgery, and biopsies
  • Correct orthodontic abnormalities
  • Perform root canal therapy
  • Perform crown therapy and restorative therapy
  • Diagnose and treat oral tumors/masses
  • Repair jaw fractures and treat maxillofacial trauma
Can you tell me about your dental nurses/assistants?

The nurses or dental assistants that support a veterinary dentist have received comprehensive training on the pet-friendly handling techniques, common oral conditions, anesthesia (including advanced patient monitoring/support), dental X-ray and pain management.

For more information, please visit the American Veterinary Dental College.


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