About Veterinary Dental Specialists
Board certified veterinary dental specialists are trained to evaluate
genetic as well as acquired problems. Advanced diagnostics, including
dental radiology and laboratory evaluations, allow proper diagnosis of
the oral heath and related medical problems prior to treatment planning.
Since the veterinary dental specialist is trained in surgery, medicine
and dentistry, a wide range of special treatment options can be implemented.
Patients with oral health problems usually require general anesthesia
for evaluation and treatment. Veterinary dental specialists receive extensive
training in the safe and effective use of anesthesia and pain management.
are prepared to implement appropriate therapeutic programs to improve
oral health and the general wellness of their patients.
About The AVDC
The American Veterinary
Dental College (AVDC) was established in 1988. The College is recognized
by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) as the certifying
organization for specialists in veterinary dentistry. The AVDC is committed
to progress in veterinary dentistry by promoting continuing education
programs for its members and veterinarians that are interested in developing
and maintaining their techniques and skills in veterinary dentistry.
New knowledge, instrumentation and techniques continually develop, and
Diplomates of the AVDC stay focused on these events and are often the
leaders in development of state-of-the-art techniques in the veterinary
The AVDC believes that quality dental care for animals promotes increased
longevity, decreases pain, and results in an improved quality of life