IMPROVING DENTISTRY
THROUGH EDUCATION

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   Our mission is to help pets receive the best dental care possible by educating their caregivers through practical, comprehensive, and customized classes.

Dental care is an essential part of an animal’s overall health.  Knowing how to properly identify and treat oral disease is crucial in the wellbeing of your patients. 

  

The American Veterinary Dental Society has reported that the majority of cats and dogs have periodontal health issues by the age of three.  Many oral problems are not visible above the gum-line and can be overlooked without the right education.  Untreated or misdiagnosed dental problems are a source of chronic pain and systemic infection. 

 

Veterinary Dentistry Training offers a variety of engaging dentistry lectures and labs that will help receptionists, technicians and veterinarians understand dentistry in an easy to follow approach.  Classes can be held in the convenience of your own clinic, in group meetings or online.  

 

A well trained veterinary team will not only provides the patients with top quality dental care, but will also increase efficiency, client satisfaction, as well as clinic revenue.

All courses are ASVSB RACE-approved for technicians and veterinarians

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MEET
JENNIFER HERTZOFF, CVT

Jennifer Hertzoff, CVT has worked in the veterinary field since 1982 and has always had a special interest in dentistry.  She attended Arizona State University, where she majored in Biology.  All through college, Jennifer worked in general practice and emergency clinics.  She started working at Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists in 2004 and her love of dentistry blossomed.  The more she learned, the more she had a desire to share this information with others.  Jennifer had the privilege to have worked closely with 7 board certified veterinary dentists and 2 board certified veterinary anesthesiologists.  She combines her years of experience with her passion for teaching to improve the dentistry skills of your entire staff

 

CUSTOMIZE
YOUR COURSE!

CHOOSE FROM A VARIETY OF TOPICS TO SUIT YOUR NEEDS:

LECTURES
PERIODONTAL CARE
  • Fundamentals of dentistry
  • Scaling, probing, and charting
  • Instrument usage and sharpening
  • Identification of pathology
  • Dental problems and treatment options
  • Marketing and client education
  • Home care products
  • Safe anesthesia protocols
  • Product and equipment recommendations
 
DENTAL RADIOLOGY
  • Radiology safety
  • Different X-ray systems
  • Positioning techniques
  • Troubleshooting angles
  • Identifying radiographic structures
  • Helpful tips from the specialists
LABS

 

PERIODONTAL THERAPY
  • Hand scaling
  • Ultrasonic scaling
  • Hand curetting
  • Root planing
  • Probing/charting
  • Instrument sharpening
  • Nerve blocks
  • Doxirobe usage
  • Demonstration and practice with hand instruments and sharpening stone

 

DENTAL RADIOLOGY

  • Demonstration of every position on cat and dog skulls; cadaver head can be used (no live animals are used for training classes)

  • Guided practice for all participants

  • X-Ray positioning book is included