Intraoral Radiographs – What Lies Beneath?

I have been on the road for this week and am scheduled to conduct four additional in-clinic dental x-ray training sessions next week. I applaud all of the clinics for the desire to add dental radiology to the dental program. I recently gave a talk at NAVC on dental...

Ideas for Dental Health Month

Why is the incidence of dental disease so high? Is it due to lack of compliance or the lack of education of the client about the importance of dentistry or a lack of education of the veterinary staff? In many practices, dentistry accounts for less than 10% of the...

Communicating with Clients

Clients rely on the veterinary staff to provide them with vital and accurate information. Unfortunately, many times the staff may have difficulty in conveying a message to the pet parent. Terms may be used that the client doesn’t understand or slang is used that may...

Dispelling Dental Myths

Approximately 85% of adult dogs and cats have some form of oral disease. Dental problems are among the top three pet owners’ concerns in dogs and cats. As veterinary dental professionals, it is our duty to dispel the myths and misconceptions of the myriad of...

A Simple Addition Means Big Results

I often hear veterinarians and veterinary staff explain that it can be very difficult to convince a pet owner of the value of a dental procedure. Wouldn’t it be great to have a diagnostic test that takes only seconds to run and can detect the presence of pathologic...

A Weekend to Remember!!

A Weekend to Remember!This past weekend I checked off an item from my bucket list. I flew to Indianapolis, meet friends and colleagues and drove an hour to the small town of Brazil, IN. As I met Dr. Barron Hall and his wife, Michelle in the airport, I told them this...
How It All Got Started

How It All Got Started

I am often asked, “Why should I get a Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS) in Dentistry?” For each of the members of Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians the reason may be different but the overwhelming theme is, personal growth and satisfaction. Is the program...