Benita Altier, LVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Benita Altier a licensed veterinary technician from Washington State with a Veterinary Technician Specialty in Dentistry. She has been providing dentistry to small animal patients at VCA Animal Medical Center in Richland, WA since 1998. Benita provides continuing education in dentistry across the nation in both lecture and wet lab formats in hospitals and in larger events through her business Pawsitive Dental Education since 2008.
Jamie G Anderson, RDH, DVM, MS, DAVDC, DACVIM,
Jamie G. Anderson is a graduate of U. C. Davis with a BS in Animal
Science, DVM degree and a Master's in Comparative Pathology. Her
specialty training was performed at the University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship and back-to-back residency programs in Dentistry and Small Animal Internal
Medicine. Dr. Anderson is
board certified in both specialties and is currently in private practice
with Sacramento Veterinary Dental Specialty in Northern California.
Dr. Anderson particularly enjoys treating and providing medical and
dental care for the geriatric population of dogs and cats. Her area of
clinical research interest has long been in oral medicine, and in
particular stomatitis. Unraveling the immunologic basis of these
particular diseases and evaluating the potential for animal models of
human disease is a current research focus.
Boaz Arzi, DVM, DAVDC, DEVDC
Dr. Boaz Arzi was born in Israel. He graduated from Szaint Istvan
University, Budapest, Hungary in 2002 with a degree in Veterinary
Medicine. Dr. Arzi returned to Israel to become a partner in a small
animal veterinary hospital in Haifa, where he completed five years of
intensive clinical practice. He completed the residency training program
in Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical
Teaching Hospital. Dr. Arzi became a Diplomate of the American
Veterinary Dental College in 2012 and the European Veterinary Dental
College in 2013. Following his residency, Dr. Arzi completed 2 years of
fellowship in biomedical engineering working on bioengineered
fibrocartilage spectrums at the TMJ and their surgical applications. Dr.
Arzi is currently an assistant professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery at
UC Davis. His main interests include the TMJ, maxillofacial
reconstruction, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Sam Babbitt, DVM
Dr. Sam Babbitt is a second year resident at the Animal Dental Center
in Towson, Maryland and at the Animal Dental Training Center in
Baltimore, Md. He graduated from the Virginia - Maryland Regional
College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. He spent 24 years in private
practice as a practice owner before moving into specialty practice
limited to dentistry and oral surgery. He is preparing to sit for his board
exam in 2017.
Steven J Bailey, DVM, DABVP(Feline)
Dr. Steven Bailey is a Feline Specialist in private practice and a VIN
consultant. He graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from
Michigan State University in 1986. In 2011, he earned ABVP board
certification. He has practiced feline medicine since 1992, and has a
special interest in dentistry.
Alan Baird, BSc, PhD
Alan is Professor of Veterinary Physiology & Biochemistry at University College Dublin, Ireland. His research centers around mucosal surfaces and inflammation in humans and other animals. He has mentored over 50 graduate students and is particularly interested in PhD programme development.
Larry Baker, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC
Dr. Baker became a diplomate in 2005. He works in Decatur, Illinois at Northgate Pet Clinic and Veterinary Dentistry. Dr. Baker has performed investigational research projects in areas of dental pain in dogs and cats and currently is involved in 13 research projects. His clinic has 45 staff members.
Josephine M Banyard, DVM, DAVDC
Dr. Josephine Banyard grew up in Zambia and Canada, graduated from
WCVM, Saskatchewan,1981, and from the AVDC, 2013. She practices
small animal referral dentistry and general practice in Chilliwack, B.C.,
Canada. Her current interest is to support and educate practicing
veterinarians and promote veterinary dentistry to the public.
Robert Baratt, DVM, FAVD/Equine, DAVDC/Equine
Dr. Bob Baratt graduated from Wesleyan University and then obtained his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University. He established the Salem Valley Equine Clinic, and practiced 100% general equine medicine, dentistry and surgery for 10 years. At that point the practice expanded to include a small animal clinic, and this has grown over the years so that the Salem Valley Veterinary Clinic, which now has 4 veterinarians, is about 50% small animal and 50% horses. Since 2001 Dr. Baratt has pursued continuing education in veterinary dentistry, becoming the first veterinarian to attain Fellowship (Academy of Veterinary Dentistry) in both small animal and equine disciplines in 2009. He is a founding Diplomate of the AVDC equine specialty (2013) and his credentials package for the AVDC, non-species specific, was accepted in 2014. Dr. Baratt now splits his clinical time between small animal and equine dentistry, with occasional teaching at Cornell University. He has a small animal dentistry operatory at his practice in Salem and at the Pieper Memorial Veterinary Center in Middletown. He also volunteers with a group of Veterinary Dentists, the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation (“veterinary dentists without borders”), that provides free dental care to rescued exotic animals. “Dr. Bob” is married to Marcy Baratt, a marriage and couples therapist, and they have two adult children. They live in East Haddam, CT.
D Jean Battig, DVM, DAVDC
Dr. Battig grew up in Salem, Oregon. She received her DVM from the
Oregon State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. After working
as a State Veterinarian for greyhound and thoroughbred race tracks, she
moved to Fairbanks, Alaska in June 1990. Dr. Battig became board
certified in 2011. Her recent move back to Oregon, along with the
purchasing of the Animal Dental Clinic, has created the ideal setting for
Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM
Dr. Brett Beckman is a Fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, a diplomate in both the American
Veterinary Dental College and the American Academy of Pain
Management. and past president of the American Veterinary Dental
Society. In 2010 he accepted the award for Fellow of the Year from the
Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and in 2012 received the Miltex
Award for Excellence in Veterinary Dentistry. Dr. Beckman accepts
dentistry and oral surgery cases in Atlanta, Orlando and Punta Gorda,
Florida. He owns and operates the Veterinary Dental Education Center
in Punta Gorda, dedicated to advancing the educational needs
of veterinarians and veterinary technicians around the world in the field
of dentistry and oral surgery.
Cynthia M Bell, DVM, DACVP
Dr. Bell is a co-founder and co-director of the Center
for Comparative Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology (CCOMP) at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dr. Bell serves as principal
Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, ABVP
Dr. Bellows received his undergraduate training at the University of Florida and Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University. After completing a small animal internship at The Animal Medical Center in New York City, he returned to south Florida where he still practices companion animal medicine, surgery and dentistry. He is doubly certified by the Board of Veterinary Practitioners (canine and feline) since 1986 and the American Veterinary Dental College since 1990. Dr. Bellows is the author of three dental texts: The Practice of Veterinary Dentistry… A team effort (1999), Small Animal Dental Equipment, Materials, and Techniques (2005) and Feline Dentistry (2010). He also is a frequent contributor to DVM Newsmagazine. Dr. Bellows is a charter consultant of Veterinary Information Network’s (VIN) dental board and has retained that role for the past twenty three years. He was also chosen as one of the dental experts to formulate AAHA’s Small Animal Dental Guidelines published in 2005 and updated in 2013.
Jennifer Bier, DVM
Dr. Jennifer Bier graduated from the University of Florida College of
Veterinary Medicine in 2009. She completed a small animal rotating
internship at Friendship Hospital for Animals in 2010. She was in
practice in Atlanta for three years prior to her residency at VCA
Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver.
Stanley W Blazejewski III, VMD, DAVDC
1980 VMD 2005-2007 Resident U. of PA Veterinary School, Dentistry
and Oral Surgery Department 2008 Dipl. AVDC 2008-present,
Veterinary Referral Center, Malvern, PA. Disclaimer: I have no financial
or other relationships with PetAlign, its owner, employees, or affiliates.
Sonja C Boy, BChD, MchD (Oral Pathology); PhD, FCPath (SA) (Oral Pathology)
Sonja is a senior Oral Pathologist with experience in Oral Biology and
Pathology education. She is member of several organizations, Secretary
of the International Association of Oral Pathologists (IAOP) and serves
as editorial board member for three international journals. She authored
articles, book chapters and educational material on oral pathology and
has a keen interest in comparative pathology.
Randi Brannan, DVM, DAVDC, FAVD
Dr. Randi Brannan is a board-certified
veterinary dentist ~ AVDC diplomate and AVD fellow, who formerly had
her own specialty practice. Dr. Brannan is currently a dental specialist,
serving on the veterinary specialty team for Zoetis (formerly Pfizer
Animal Health). She travels throughout the US, conducting in-clinic
workshops and providing technical assistance to the veterinary practice
Elizabeth Brine, DVM, DAVDC
Elizabeth Brine is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. She
completed a dental residency at the University of Illinois and became
board-certified in 2000. Dr. Brine is a specialist at Animal Emergency & Referral Center of Minnesota, and provides dental consultation for a
national medical research company.
Tony Caiafa, DVM, BDSc, MACVSc
Dr. Tony Caiafa is
a native of Australia where he first pursued a degree in veterinary
medicine and then decided to follow up with a degree in human
dentistry. He now shares his time between human and veterinary
patients. This lifestyle offers Dr. Caiafa a unique perspective of dental
problems and of ways to correct them. He also enjoys teaching,
something he does regularly throughout Australia and Asia. When not at
work, he can be found biking, running or swimming in preparation for
another triathlon or better yet, an Iron man competition.
Lynn A Caldwell, DVM
Dr. Caldwell has presented at the AAEP, AVDF, WSVMA and OVMA,
as well as many smaller venues. She is an instructor with the
International College of Equine Veterinary Odontologists in Canada and
is the past Chair of the AAEP's Equine Dental Committee. Dr. Caldwell
has also instructed at several colleges of Veterinary Medicine on the
subject of Equine Dentistry.
Paul Camilo, CVPM
Paul Camilo is the founder of Veterinary Consultation Services, LLC, where as a Partner he advises companies, practice owners and managers on business development matters. He has a strong focus on technology, communication, and dentistry. Paul has worked in the veterinary profession for over 13 years. He is a Certified Veterinary Practice Manager (CVPM) with a degree in Business Administration. Paul serves as the Veterinary Dental Forum’s Management and Marketing program Track Coordinator, VetPartner’s Webinar Committee Chairperson, an Advisory Board member for Vets First Choice, and an Advisory Board member for ePethealth. Paul is a super proud parent, happy husband, Star Wars nerd, and a defender of pet rights everywhere!
Robert Campbell, DVM
Dr. Robert Campbell obtained his DVM from the Western College of
Veterinary Medicine in 2009. He completed a rotating internship at the
Ontario Veterinary College and is currently completing specialty
training in Dentistry and Oral Surgery at Cornell University. He
completes his residency in 2016. His interests include maxillofacial
trauma surgery, oncologic surgery and cleft palate repairs.
Chris M Carter, DVM, FAVD
Dr. Carter graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1999. In 2010, he
became a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry. He founded
Companion Animal Dental Solutions, providing on-site referral
dentistry and oral surgery services. Through speaking and consulting he
strives to empower veterinary professionals to elevate their dentistry
Ana Castejon, DVM, PhD
Dr. Ana Castejon graduated as a Doctor in Veterinary Medicine from
the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, Spain where she also
performed her PhD. In 2007, she moved to Portugal where she primarily
worked in the disciplines of dentistry, surgery and anesthesia. Dr.
Castejon currently is a resident in dentistry and oral surgery at the
University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, USA.
Herbert Lima Correa, DVM, MS
Dr. Correa holds a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine from Universidade
Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho - UNESP BOTUCATU
(1992) and a master’s degree in Veterinary Surgery from Universidade de
São Paulo (2003). In 1994 he founded ODONTOVET, the first pet
dentistry center in Latin America. He works in veterinary dentistry
solely and exclusively for small animals (dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits,
chinchillas, guinea pigs, and marmosets). He also carries out activities
related to internship guidance for undergraduate and graduate students,
scientific consulting for the magazine Revista Clínica Veterinária and
MedVep, as well as delivering lectures and classes on veterinary
dentistry for undergraduate and graduate students.
Patricia M Dominguez, BS, LVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Patricia received her Bachelor's degree in Biology and Spanish
Literature from Syracuse University in 1999 and was subsequently
licensed in Veterinary Technology from SUNY Delhi. Working in
private practice, Patricia has cultivated a superb reputation and strong
client relationships by establishing a patient care philosophy that stems
from her unconditional love of all animals. She has been featured in
several publications educating others on the need for providing high
quality dental services. Patricia has also lectured around the country on
topics ranging from veterinary dental awareness for the general public
to improving standards of dental programs at each animal hospital. She
is a co-contributor of the veterinary dental textbook Small Animal
Dental Procedures for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses. Patricia
resides in New York City and is currently the President Elect for the
Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians.
Allison R Dotzel, DVM
Dr. Allison Dotzel graduated from The Ohio State University College of
Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She is a mixed animal veterinarian
practicing in central Pennsylvania with a strong interest in both equine
and small animal dentistry. She is currently doing an alternate pathway
residency for both the AVDC and AVDC/Eq.
Andrew Duke, DVM, FAVD, CDA
Andrew (Andy) Duke is a life-long resident of Mobile, Alabama. After
completing veterinary school at Auburn University in 1975, he returned
to his home town and opened a mixed animal practice. His first office
was leased from a human dentist, who challenged his knowledge of
dentistry, mentored him and gave him a belt driven bench engine and
taught him to “drill and fill”. In 1977 Dr. Duke began participating in
organized veterinary dentistry.
Yvan Dumais, DVM, DAVDC, FAVD
Dr. Yvan Dumais graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from
The Faculty of Veterinary Medicine of the University of Montreal in
1979. He owned a small animal veterinary practice in Northern Québec
for 20 years and after becoming an AVDC Board Certified veterinary
dentist, worked as a dentist in veterinary referral centers in Montréal,
Québec City, Ottawa and Arlington, Massachusetts. Since 2012, Dr.
Dumais has worked as a clinician at the Veterinary Hospital Center of the
University of Montreal.
Jack Easley, DVM, MS, DABVP, DAVDC (Equine)
Dr. Easley is a central Kentucky Equine Practitioner with a specialty in Equine Dentistry. He earned his Diplomate status ABVP (Equine) in 1981. He is a Diplomate AVDC (Equine) with multiple publications and book chapters on equine dental topics.
Amy Edwards, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Amy Edwards credentialed as a VTS (Dentistry) in 2011. She has been
employed at Atlanta Veterinary Dental Services since 2007. She enjoys
teaching others the value that dentistry has on the overall health of pets
and how to implement dentistry into private practices.
Ed Eisner, AB, DVM,. DACVO
Dr. Ed Eisner received his AB Degree from Cornell University in 1960, his DVM degree from Cornell Veterinary School in 1964, is Board Certified in Veterinary Dentistry and Past President of the American Veterinary Dental College, Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, and Colorado State Board of Veterinary Medicine. He is the current President of the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation. He has been a speaker at numerous dental meetings, both nationally and internationally since 1980. His current activities include: Chief of Dental Services at the Animal Hospital Specialty Center, on Advisory Board of the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry and Veterinary Forum, as well as on those for numerous commercial concerns, co-author of the 3rd edition of the textbook Veterinary Dental Techniques (WB Saunders/Elsevier) which has been published in English, Italian, Japanese and Spanish, published more than 70 professional papers and book chapters on the subject of veterinary dentistry, 2001 recipient of the American Veterinary Dental Society Education Research Award, 2004 recipient of the American Veterinary Dental College Service Award, 2011 Integra Miltex Award of Excellence in Veterinary Dentistry, 2011 Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation's Award in Recognition for Invaluable Contributions, Energy, and Commitment to the Foundation, 2014 CVMA Colorado Veterinarian of the Year Award, 2015 CACVT Veterinarian of the Year Award.
Peter Emily, DDS, Hon. DAVDC
Peter P Emily, DDS, Hon. DAVDC is lovingly called the Grand or
Godfather of Animal Dentistry. Currently he devotes the majority of his
time to working with the foundation he started – the Peter Emily
International Veterinary Dental Foundation – providing veterinary
dental services and education to exotic animals around the world.
Matt Evans, DVM
Matt Evans is an equine veterinarian and partner at Austin Equine
Hospital in Austin, Texas. A 2003 graduate of Texas A&M University,
Dr. Evans has been practicing primarily equine dentistry since 2011 and
working on his dental fellowship, slowly, since 2012. In case equine
dentistry doesn't work out, Dr. Evans is concurrently pursuing careers in
Landscape Oil Painting and Stand-Up Comedy.
Tara Evans has worked in numerous capacities in the veterinary
industry over the past twenty seven years, focusing exclusively on
dentistry in the past ten years. Presently, Tara works as the Product and
Continuing Education Manager at Serona Animal Health where she is
responsible for organizing seminars and teaching various aspects of
dentistry to veterinary professionals.
Thomas Fatora, DVM
Dr. Thomas Fatora ignored his high school counselor’s advice to go into
the computer field and graduated from The Ohio State School of
Veterinary Medicine in 1982. He has been a companion animal
veterinarian at Frisco Animal Hospital, Colorado, with an interest in
dentistry and digital medical records since 1986.
Lisa Fink, DVM, DAVDC
Dr. Lisa Fink received her doctorate of veterinary medicine with honors
from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009. She
joined the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine
Dentistry and Oral Surgery Department as a resident in 2012 and
completed her 3-year residency in July 2015. Dr. Fink became a Diplomate of the AVDC in 2015.
Judy Force, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC
Dr. Judy Force graduated from UC Davis School of Veterinary
Medicine in 1986. After several years in small animal practice and
emergency medicine and surgery, she began studying veterinary
dentistry and oral surgery with several mentors. She was awarded a Don
Low Fellowship in Anesthesia at UC Davis in 2006. She is a Fellow of
the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and a Diplomate of the American
Veterinary Dental College. Her practice: Dentistry for Animals is in
Aptos and Dublin, California. She has a special interest in anesthesia.
Robert Furman, BVMS, MRCVS
Dr. Robert Furman graduated from the University of Glasgow School of
Veterinary Medicine, Scotland, in 2008. He is a member of the Royal
College of Veterinary Surgeons. Dr. Furman completed a dental
residency at Southern California Veterinary Dental Specialties. Dr.
Furman has worked with Dr. Niemiec for over a decade. He has
lectured extensively on dentistry throughout the world as well as
authored several articles and chapters. Although Dr. Furman performs
procedures from all aspects of dentistry, his professional interests
include maxillofacial surgery, restoratives and orthodontics.
Bert Gaddis, DVM, DAVDC
DVM-Auburn University, 1983; Dipl. AVDC 2009. Owner Indian Springs Animal Clinic and Veterinary Dental Referrals, a small animal general practice and referral practice.
Jerzy Gawor, DVM, PhD, FAVD
Jerzy Gawor graduated in 1993. Defended his PhD in 1996. He received
his PhD in 1996 and became a specialist in Veterinary Surgery in 1997.
Since January 2009 Fellow Academy of Veterinary Dentistry. His main
field of professional activity is dentistry, head and neck surgery and
Bill Gengler, DVM, DAVDC
Dr. Bill Gengler received a Bachelor of Science degree from the
University of Wisconsin – Platteville, a Master of Science and Doctor
of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri – Columbia.
Dr. Gengler is a Diplomate in the American Veterinary Dental College.
He has 25 years of general small animal practice and 17 years of
specialty practice experience.
Stephanie Goldschmidt, BVM&S
Dr. Stephanie Goldschmidt grew up in New York City. She
underwent her veterinary training at the University of Edinburgh, and
after graduation went on to complete a rotating internship at the
Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island. She is currently completing
a residency in Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the University of
Wisconsin - Madison.
Kari Griffith, LVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Kari Griffith has been working in the veterinary field since 1984. In
1992, Kari became a Licensed Veterinary Technician in the State of
Washington. In 2010, Kari began a journey for her credentials for a
Veterinary Technician Specialist (Dentistry) from the Academy of
Veterinary Dental Technicians. In 2013, Kari achieved her goal and
credentials as a specialist in dentistry. Kari is very proud to be the 3rd
VTS (dentistry) Technician in Washington State. Ultimately, Kari’s
passion is dentistry, but more important to her is to share her knowledge
with her clients and colleagues. In addition to Dentistry, Kari has helped
develop a health care and first aid training program for Police
Departments and K9 Handlers in the Puget Sound. Kari has spoken for
the Washington State Canine Handlers Association spring conference
2011, a Schutzhund club at Cabela’s, Boeing, Washington State Animal
Control Officers Seminar 2012, 2013, 2014 and many other canine
training seminars. When Kari is not working she enjoys playing with
her Umbrella Cockatoo “Sweetie,” fishing, quilting, riding her quads
and reining horses.
Barron Preston Hall, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC
Dr. Barron Hall graduated from The Ohio State University College of
Veterinary Medicine. The late Dr. Robert Wiggs was his mentor. He is a
Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and a Diplomate of the
American Veterinary College. He is the veterinary dentist for the
National Zoo and goes on many PEIVDF missions.
Colin Harvey, BVSc, FRCVS, DACVS, DAVDC
Emeritus Professor of Surgery and Dentistry, School of Veterinary
Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Director, Veterinary Oral Health
Council Past President and currently Executive Secretary, American
Veterinary Dental College.
Brian Hewitt, DVM
I graduated from The University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990, and have been practicing in Las Vegas since graduation. I opened my practice, Cheyenne West Animal Hospital, in January of 2000. I developed an interest in veterinary dentistry after attending dental lectures by Dr. Bob Wiggs at the Central Veterinary Conference in 2001. That interest rapidly developed into a passion for veterinary dentistry, and I have attended the Veterinary Dental Forum every year since 2002. I practice general medicine and surgery with a primary focus on dentistry, and have been an alternate pathway trainee since fall of 2010. I am a designated staff clinician with the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation, and have been participating in dental operations at wildlife sanctuaries with PEIVDF since early 2009. I have had the experience of doing numerous endodontic, periodontic, and oral surgical procedures on large exotic felids and other exotic species while working with the group.
Candice Hoerner, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Candice began her veterinary career in 1998 and she has been a Certified
Veterinary Technician since 2004 and received her designation of a
Veterinary Technician Specialist in Dentistry in 2011. She has since
become a board member-at-large of the AVDT. Candice is also a
Trustee for the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry. She is the current
President of her state technician association, Big Sky Veterinary
Technician Association. She is currently the lead Veterinary Technician
at Ponderosa Veterinary Hospital in Kalispell, MT. She enjoys sharing
her knowledge and passion of dentistry through her company Big Sky
Veterinary Dentistry Education LLC. Her hobbies include knitting,
fishing, camping, and hiking with her family in the great outdoors.
Deborah Hodesson, DVM
Dr. Deborah Hodesson is a 1979 graduate of UC Davis. Currently, she is
an associate in a small animal clinic in Oregon. Since 2008 she has been
working toward providing advanced dentistry for her patients and for
captive wildlife through the PEIVDF. Deb is an avid triathlete and
enjoys all outdoor activities.
Steven E Holmstrom, DVM, DAVDC
Dr. Steve Holmstrom is a mission leader for the Peter Emily International
Veterinary Dental Foundation. He has performed veterinary dental
procedures of many captive wild animal species.
John F Huff III, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC
Dr. Huff is the Director of Dentistry at VCA Alameda East Veterinary
Hospital in Denver. After working in practice for years, an interest in
dentistry lead to becoming a Fellow in the Academy of Veterinary
Dentistry and Board Certification in the AVDC. Dr. Huff currently
trains interns and three residents.
Petr Janalik, MVDr, PhD
Dr. Janalik is a 2010 graduate of the University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical
Sciences in Brno, Czech Republic. In 2014, Petr finished his Doctoral
degree study focused on dentistry at the same university. Currently
employed at a private clinic in the Czech Republic, he still keeps his
keen interest in dentistry and orofacial surgery.
Michael Jennings, VMD, DAVDC
Dr. Michael Jennings graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. He completed a small animal rotating internship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City and then returned to Philadelphia for a residency in dentistry and oral surgery. He completed his residency in July 2014 and has since joined the Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center.
Norman Johnston, DVM, DAVDC, DEVDC, FAVD
Norman Johnston is the owner of DentalVets - a 100% dental referral
practice located near Edinburgh, Scotland. He is a veterinary graduate of
the University of Edinburgh, a diplomate of both the American and
European Veterinary Dental Colleges and a Fellow of the Academy of
Steven Juriga, DVM, DAVDC
Dr. Juriga is the owner of a 4 doctor AAHA small animal practice and is
the founder of the Veterinary Dental Center. He co-authored the 2013
AAHA Dental Care Guidelines and has regularly contributed to articles
related to Marketing Veterinary Dentistry.
Katie Kangas, DVM, CVA, CVCP
Dr. Kangas graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1993. She
performed a wildlife internship prior to several years in general practice.
She has since become a seasoned holistic practitioner with certification
in animal acupuncture and chiropractic. She also has extensive shelter
Larry Klima, DVM, DAVDC
Dr. Larry J. Klima attended Colorado State University and earned his DVM degree in 1990. He was in general practice in Aurora, Colorado for 14 years before entering a residency in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery at the University of Minnesota in 2004. In 2007 he returned to Colorado and is currently offering specialty referral service along the front range and Denver metro area. He is board certified by the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) and is the owner of Comprehensive Oral Care & Maxillofacial Surgery.
Dave Klugh, DVM, FAVD/Equine
Dr. Dave Klugh graduated from Washington State University College
of Veterinary Medicine in 1981. After 18 years of general equine
practice, in 1999 Dr. Klugh began pursuit of an interest in equine
dentistry. In 2003 he became the first Equine Fellow in the Academy of
Veterinary Dentistry. He has lectured at many veterinary conferences
across the country and internationally. He has written and published
several papers on equine dental concepts and procedures as well as a
book entitled, Principles of Equine Dentistry, which was released in
2010. Dr. Klugh’s practice is exclusively equine dentistry. In addition to
routine dental care, he provides referral services that include treating
periodontal disease, performing restorative dentistry, correction of
orthodontic problems, intraoral and surgical extractions, intraoral and
extraoral radiography, endodontic therapy, and various other surgical
Juliana Kowalesky, DVM, MS, PhD
Dr. Juliana Kowalesky graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in
São Paulo, Brazil, in 2002. She took a post graduation, a Master degree
and PHD degree at University of São Paulo supervised by Dr. Marco
Antonio Gioso. Today she is a collaborate researcher at CDL, give
lectures around the country and works in private practice in hospitals and
clinics in São Paulo, Brazil. Her interests include oral surgery and
Dale Kressin, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC
Dr. Kressin received his DVM degree from the University of Minnesota
and is a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and Diplomate
of the AVDC. He owns and operates a dental specialty referral practice
in Oshkosh and Milwaukee, WI. In addition to specialty practice, he is
also a consultant on VIN and a dental radiograph consultant for
www.vetdentalrad.com. When not immersed in veterinary dentistry, Dr.
Kressin enjoys spending time with his wife, traveling, and car racing.
Helena Kuntsi-Vaattovaara, DVM, DEVDC, DAVDC
Dr. Helena Kuntsi-Vaattovaara is a 1990 graduate from University of
Helsinki, Finland. She completed a residency in veterinary dentistry at
UC Davis in 1999-2001 and became board certified by the AVDC and
EVDC in 1994. She is the founder and owner of Anident, a private
veterinary dental practice in Finland.
Dae Hyun Kwon, DVM
Dr. Kwon graduated from School of Veterinary medicine,
Kangwon National University in 2000. He has practiced in small animal
veterinary field since then. He was highly interested in veterinary
dentistry and oral surgery in 2007 and he has studied and practiced in vet
dentistry and oral surgery for 8 years. His hospital, MAY
Animal Hospital, is mainly involved in vet dentistry and oral surgery for
small animals; not only dogs and cats but also rabbits, and other rodents.
Over 80% of hospital cases are dental and oral problems. MAY Animal
Hospital can provide consultation and treatment regarding all ranges of
veterinary oral and dental problems. Dr. Kwon is also a key member of
Korean Veterinary Dental Society as a planning and educational
director. He has organized annual Korean Veterinary Dental Forums and
has given educational lectures about home dental care to pet owners for
Loïc Legendre, DVM, DAVDC, DEVDC
Dr. Loïc Legendre works in a dental referral centre in Vancouver, BC,
Canada, where he concentrates on maxillofacial surgery cases. He also
enjoys exotic cases and is actively involved with several zoos and
aquaria. His hobby is teaching dentistry, something he does on several
weekends a year. When not teaching or operating, he reviews articles
and obtains photos in order to prepare more lectures.
John R Lewis, VMD, FAVD, DAVDC
Dr. Lewis is head of Dentistry/Oral Surgery at NorthStar Vets in
Robbinsville, NJ. He is a Fellow of the AVD and a Diplomate of the
AVDC. Prior to working at NorthStar, he spent 11 years at the
University of Pennsylvania, starting as resident in 2002 and rising
through the ranks to Associate Professor and Chief of Surgery in 2013.
Prior to his residency, Dr. Lewis spent 5 years in general practice after
obtaining his VMD in 1997.
Leah Limone, DVM
Dr. Leah Limone is a 2007 graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation, she completed an internship at New England Equine Medical & Surgical Center in Dover, NH. She has been in general equine private practice in Connecticut and Massachusetts since that time, and in 2014 started her own equine dentistry practice. Dr. Limone is currently working towards board certification with AVDC, Equine specialty.
Milinda Lommer, DVM, DAVDC
Dr. Milinda Lommer earned her veterinary degree from the University
of California, Davis in 1995. After completing a residency in Dentistry
and Oral Surgery at UC Davis, she became a Diplomate of the
American Veterinary Dental College in 2000. She owns Aggie Animal
Dental Center and also serves as Assistant Clinical Professor
(Volunteer) at UC Davis.
Roxane MacLellan, DVM
Roxane MacLellan received her Veterinary Medicine degree in 2002
from Colorado State University. She completed a Medical Acupuncture
course in 2003. In 2008, Dr. MacLellan joined Arizona Veterinary
Dentistry and Oral Surgery in Gilbert, Arizona as a dental resident. She
has been teaching veterinary dentistry at Colorado State University
Patricia March, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Patricia is the past-president of the Academy of Veterinary Dental
Technicians and works at Animal Dental Center in Towson, Maryland.
She performs regional nerve blocks on dental patients daily and acts as
a lab instructor for both veterinarians and technicians in this matter.
Louise Ann Marron, DVM
Dr. Louise Marron grew up in rural Northeastern Colorado. She
completed her undergraduate and veterinary education at Colorado State
University. She has served at a mixed animal general practice in the
mountains of Western Colorado since earning her Doctorate in
Veterinary Medicine in 2006. Since 2009 her professional energy has
been focused toward credentialing with the AVDC, which was achieved
in 2014. Her dental practice includes dogs, cats, and horses.
David Martin, DVM, DACVAA
Dr. Martin received his DVM from the University of Missouri and attained Board Certification in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia after completing his residency at the University of Illinois. He held faculty positions at the University of Missouri and Purdue University before joining Pfizer (now Zoetis). His primary role with Zoetis is to provide technical product support and continuing education for practitioners in both face to face in clinic discussions and wet labs as well as distance based educational programs. When not traveling for business he enjoys spending time with his wife, a Veterinary Dermatologist, and his two children.
Jennifer Martin, DVM
Jennifer Martin is a small animal practitioner at an AAHA clinic in
Austin, Texas. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 1995. She
loves veterinary dentistry and spends at least 50% of her time in clinics
Todd McCoy, DVM
Dr. Todd McCoy currently Practices in Houston, Texas. He graduated
as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University 1999.
He then went into private practice for several years, owning and
developing a small animal practice with a strong emphasis in veterinary
dentistry. He completed a veterinary dental residency in 2013 with Dr.
Robert Boyd at Veterinary Dental Services in Houston, Texas. He is
currently undergoing the process of credentialing to sit for the
veterinary dentistry boards. His interests include endodontics,
prosthodontics, and periodontics.
Jennifer Mendoza, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Jennifer Mendoza completed her vet tech training at Mt. San Antonio
College. She has been a Registered Veterinary Technician for 7 years
and earned her VTS in Dentistry in 2014. She currently works as a
Practice Manager in a small animal general practice.
Lisa Mestrinho, DVM, MS
Dr. Mestrinho is Assistant Professor Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Lisbon University,
researcher CIISA FMV (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in
Animal Health). She is currently a part-time resident with the AVDC.
Chanda Miles, DVM, DAVDC
In 2006, Dr. Chanda Miles graduated from St. George’s University
School of Veterinary Medicine and completed her 4th clinical year at
Kansas State University. After graduation she practiced as a general
practitioner in Salt Lake City, UT for 3 years. Her residency and
surgical fellowship was completed in 2012 at the University of
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in Madison, WI. She
became a diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College in
Bonnie Miller, RDH, BS
Bonnie Miller is the staff Registered Dental Hygienist at the Hospital of
the University of Pennsylvania where for the past 25 years she has been
involved in clinical dental cases, research and in teaching basic dentistry
in the form of wet labs, rounds and lecturing in the core dental coarse.
Annie Mills, LVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Annie Mills LVT, VTS (Dentistry) is a 1983 graduate from Macomb
Community College in Macomb, Michigan. Since graduation, she has
practiced in small animal hospitals around metro Detroit. Her
experience includes general practice, surgery, emergency and critical
care, and dentistry. In June of 2008, Annie received her VTS in
Dentistry and currently serves on the board of the Academy of
Veterinary Dental Technicians. She is currently President of the
Academy. Annie has published several articles for Veterinary
Technician and NAVTA journals, and is co-author of a textbook for
technicians Small Animal Dental Procedures for Veterinary Technicians
and Nurses. She has also given various lectures and wetlabs at several
national conferences in the many disciplines of dentistry. She has
worked with many veterinary teams to organize, create and teach a
comprehensive dental program. Annie is currently working with Brett
Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM, a mobile dental practice
seeing referral cases in Atlanta, Georgia, Orlando, Punta Gorda, Fort
Myers and Sarasota, Florida.
Gary L Modrcin, DVM, DAVDC
Dr. Modrcin earned his DVM in 1980 from Kansas State University. He completed his dental residency at Bluepearl Veterinary Partners in Overland Park, Kansas. Dr. Modrcin was boarded in Veterinary Dentistry in 2013. He is the past president of the Kansas Veterinary Medical Association, and Kansas City Veterinary Medical Association.
Ana Nemec, DVM, PhD, DAVDC, DEVDC
Dr. Ana Nemec graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the
University of Ljubljana Veterinary faculty, Slovenia, in 2004. She
continued with a multi-disciplinary PhD program in Biomedicine at the
University of Ljubljana, focusing on research in the systemic effects of
periodontal disease. After obtaining her PhD in 2009, she moved to
Davis to specialize in dentistry and oral surgery at the UC Davis
Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. She completed her residency in
2012 and became a Diplomate of AVDC in 2013 and has also been
accepted to the European Veterinary Dental College (EVDC). Ana
Nemec is currently appointed as an Assistant Professor at the Veterinary
Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and as a Research Associate
at the University of California-Davis, USA. Her main research interest
is oral biology, and in particular, host response to oral bacteria and
Brook A Niemiec, DVM, DAVDC, DEVDC, FAVD
Dr. Niemiec is a 1994 graduate of the University of California, Davis.
He is a Diplomate of the American and European Veterinary Dental
College as well as a Fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry. He
is Chief of Staff of Veterinary Dental Specialties and Oral Surgery with
offices throughout Southern California, as well as Las Vegas, NV and
New Orleans, LA.
Debra A Nossaman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC
Dr. Nossaman received her Bachelor's Degree in Bio-Agriculture at Arizona State University and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Colorado State University. Dr. Nossaman is a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, and a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College. She is the co-owner of Dallas Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery in Southlake, Texas.
Colleen O’Morrow, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC
Dr. O'Morrow is a small animal practitioner from Winnipeg, Manitoba,
Canada. She has a mobile dental referral practice named Northern
Lights Animal Dental Services. She graduated with her DVM in 1977,
became a FAVD in 2003 and a DAVDC in 2005.
Rob Pascoe, BVSc, BAEDT, DAVDC/Equine, MRCVS
Rob Pascoe graduated from Bristol University in 1999 with a keen
interest in equine dentistry. Since 2006 he has worked at Bell Equine
Veterinary Clinic, a large referral hospital in the UK, handling their
equine dental caseload. He is a founding Diplomate the AVDC Equine
Subspecialty and an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary
Dentistry (Equine). He is the current president of the British Veterinary
Amanda Pearce, RVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Amanda Pearce is an RVT who obtained her Veterinary Technician
Specialty (Dentistry) in 2014. She has been employed at the University
of Georgia Veterinary Teaching Hospital for the last 13 years. Her
current position is Technician Supervisor in the Community Practice
Clinic. She enjoys teaching senior veterinary students and veterinary
technician students the importance of dentistry.
Santiago Peralta, DVM, DAVDC
Dr. Peralta obtained his DVM degree from Universidad de La Salle in
Colombia in 1999, completed a Dentistry and Oral Surgery Residency
at UC Davis in 2009, and is currently Assistant Professor at the Cornell
University's College of Veterinary Medicine, and Chief of the Section
of Dentistry and Oral Surgery.
Rachel Perry, BSc, BVM&S, MANZCVS, MRCVS
Rachel graduated from Edinburgh University in 1997. In 2012 she
gained membership to the Australian and New Zealand College of
Veterinary Scientists by examination in the subject of small animal
dentistry and oral surgery. She has lectured at conferences nationally
and internationally, and contributed to on-line, textbook and journal
Alexander M Reiter, DMV, DAVDC, DEVDC
Alex graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna,
Austria in 1996. He completed a dentistry and oral surgery residency at
the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 2000 and became a
Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College and European
Veterinary Dental College in 2001. Alex is currently Associate
Professor and Chief of Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the university’s
small animal hospital. His clinical and research interests include dental,
oral and maxillofacial diagnostic imaging techniques, advanced
periodontal surgery, bone grafting procedures, oral and maxillofacial
surgery (trauma and oncology), palate surgery and palatal prosthetics,
maxillofacial reconstruction, microsurgery (free microvascular tissue
transfer), oral manifestation of systemic disease, and systemic
manifestation of oral disease.
Erin P Ribka, DVM
Dr. Erin Ribka is a 2002 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. She has worked in primate
medicine and research as well as private small animal practice in and
around New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2014, she opened New Orleans' first
dedicated veterinary dentistry practice.
Beth W Romig, DVM, CVA
Beth Romig graduated from UGA-CVM in 2009. She completed a large
animal internship there and was a house officer in Zoological Medicine,
then went on to small animal private practice in SC and was also a
veterinarian for a zoo. She recently moved to San Diego for a dentistry
Don Ross, DVM
Dr. Ross graduated from Texas A&M in 1967, earned his MS from Univ. of Texas Dental Branch in 1972. He is a founding Diplomate of the AVDC, and practiced small animal dentistry for 40 + years. He is currently retired.
Jens Ruhnau, DVM, DEVDC
Dr. Ruhnau works exclusively with veterinary dentistry in the referral veterinary dental clinic AniCura TandDyreklinikken near Copenhagen, Denmark.
Jorge Salazar, Esq.
Jorge is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Get U Social, where
he helps veterinary practices and other small businesses execute social
media campaigns that increase client retention, loyalty and advocacy.
He is devoted to educating, organizing, and training the veterinary
industry on how to use social media to enhance the client experience,
strengthen the human-animal bond, and improve the health of
veterinary practices. Jorge is also the Managing Partner of Veterinary
Consultation Services, LLC, where he assists veterinary practices through the implementation of various types of practice management
and business initiatives, including assisting startup practices to build their
client base, growing veterinary dental departments, and more. Jorge is a VetPartners and Southern California Veterinary Medical Association
member. He is also an active presenter. He has presented at the
Veterinary Dental Forum (2011-2013), Western Veterinary
Conference (2013), and other regional and local events. Additionally,
Jorge conducted the first social media benchmark study on animal
hospital on Facebook, which was published in a three article series in
AAHA Trends magazine (2013). Jorge is also a barred attorney in the
State of Florida. Before entering the veterinary industry, he assisted
individuals with housing law and consumer law matters at Legal Aid
Service of Broward County. Additionally, while in law school Jorge
participated in Berkeley Law’s New Business Counseling Practicum,
where he counseled clients on legal and business matters. Before
attending Berkeley Law, Jorge earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance
from Florida State.
Laura Sasser, DVM
Dr. Laura Sasser graduated from Purdue University School of
Veterinary Medicine in 1997. She practiced in Southern Indiana for 16
years before relocating to the Chicago area in 2014. She is currently
pursuing a residency program in the American Veterinary Dental
College and is a Dental Advocate for National Veterinary Associates.
Daniela Assis Scatena, DVM
Dr. Daniela Assis Scatena graduated from the Universidade Metodista São
Paulo in 2005, specialization course in veterinary dentistry by the
Anclivepa (Associação dos Clinicos de Animais de Companhia) in São
Paulo concluding in 2008 and since then prioritize patients in veterinary
dentistry. She is responsible for the veterinary dentistry sector in Centro de Saúde
Animal Jardins and services various clinics in the region. She is currently
responsible for the veterinary dentistry sector in Provet (Veterinary
Medicine Diagnostic) and Specialvet (Center for Veterinary
Specialties) and her greatest interest is in growing Animal Dentistry
and gaining more knowledge in dentistry of wild animals.
Alice Sievers, DVM
Dr. Alice Sievers received her DVM degree from Oregon State
University in 2000. She purchased her clinic, located in beautiful
Southern Oregon, in 2004 and quickly realized that the dental and oral
health department was lacking and started to pursue more education.
She started to pursue advanced dental education and has avoided career
burnout since. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her
husband, 2 active young daughters, her pug and paraplegic cat.
Allen Skinner, DVM
Dr. Allen Skinner graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary
Medicine in 2012 after completing his clinical year at Louisiana State
University. He then completed a small animal rotating internship at the
Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Diego before starting his residency
at Southern California Veterinary Dental Specialties to specialize in
dentistry and oral surgery. His interests include oral surgery and
correction of congenital malformations.
Mark M Smith, VMD, DACVS, DAVDC
Dr. Smith is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and
the American Veterinary Dental College. He is co-author of Atlas of
Approaches for General Surgery of the Dog and Cat and is also the
Editor of the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry. Dr. Smith is in private
specialty practice at the Center for Veterinary Dentistry and Oral
Surgery in Gaithersburg, MD.
Christopher Snyder, DVM, DAVDC
Following graduation from The Ohio State University College of
Veterinary Medicine in 2004, Dr. Snyder became a clinical assistant
professor and section head of the veterinary dentistry and oral surgery
service after residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His
research interests include maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction and
the enhancement of local anesthetic techniques in veterinary oral
Maria M Soltero-Rivera, DVM, DAVDC
Dr. Maria Soltero-Rivera is a lecturer in Dentistry and Oral Surgery.
She completed a minor in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and the
requirements for Veterinary Medicine from the University of Puerto
Rico, Mayaguez, in 2004, and her veterinary degree from Cornell
University in Ithaca, NY, in 2008. After spending a year in Puerto Rico
completing a small animal surgical internship at Veterinary Specialty
Hospital in San Juan, Dr. Soltero-Rivera returned to New York to
complete a small animal rotating internship at Long Island Veterinary
Specialists. She completed her residency at Penn Vet in 2013. Dr.
Soltero-Rivera's clinical interests include diagnosis and treatment of
oral tumors, management of oral and maxillofacial trauma, and feline
oral inflammatory conditions. She is a member of the American
Veterinary Dental Society and the American Veterinary Medical
Association. Dr. Soltero-Rivera is a Diplomate of the American
Veterinary Dental College.
Jason W Soukup, DVM, DAVDC
Jason W. Soukup, DVM, DAVDC is a clinical assistant professor in
Dentistry and Oral Surgery and the co-founder and co-director of the
Center for Comparative Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology at the
University of Wisconsin. His clinical and research focus is
dentoalveolar trauma and oral pathology.
Steven Spitz, DMD
Steven D. Spitz, DMD is the founder and principal of Smileboston Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, a Boston-based dental office specializing in full-mouth dental care. A Prosthodontist, Steve received his Prosthodontic Certificate through the VA/Harvard School of Dental Medicine, completed a general practice residency through Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital/VA and received his DMD through Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He served as clinical professor of prosthodontics in the post-graduate prosthodontic department at Harvard, has been involved in research at Tufts University studying bond strengths of laser treated tissues. With PEIVDF, Steve has taken part in several missions, including Atlanta’s Noah’s Ark Sanctuary and Indiana’s Exotic Feline Rescue Center, and is on the Veterinary Dentistry Advisory Committee helping to shape the future of PEIVDF.
Sharon Startup, DVM, DAVDC
Sharon Startup is a veterinary dentist working in Atlanta, GA,
Knoxville, TN and Charleston, SC areas. She is a
visiting scholar for the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary
Medicine in Dentistry, where she teaches Interns and veterinary
students. She has published articles in the JVD and three book chapters
in Veterinary Endodontics and Veterinary Orthodontics.
Gerhard Steenkamp, BVSc, MSc
Dr. Gerhard Steenkamp qualified with his BSc before he followed a
career in veterinary science. After qualifying as a veterinary surgeon
from the University of Pretoria he spent 3 years in the UK during which
time he completed the inaugural course in Dentistry from the ESAVS.
Gerhard’s research focus is maxillofacial surgery of domestic and wild
animals. He completed his MSc looking at clinically relevant
morphometrics of African elephant tusks.
Thoulton Surgeon, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC
Semi-retired Veterinarian, graduate of Cornell University Agricultural
and Veterinary Schools with a continuing love for Veterinary Dentistry.
R Brad Tanner, DVM
Dr. Brad Tanner grew up in Kentucky and completed an internship at
Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington before joining its'
ambulatory department. His caseload is both first and second opinion
dental cases and is slanted heavily towards exondontics and periodontal
disease. Outside of practice he enjoys breeding and raising
Thoroughbreds with his wife and two sons.
Paul Theuns, DVM
Dr. Theuns earned his DVM in 1987. He worked in private practice in Bergen op Zoom from 1987 until 1992. He has been in private practice in Papendrecht from 1992 until present and in private practice in Soesterberg from 2003 until present. He has been involved in dentistry from 2000 until present.
Frank JM Verstraete, DMV, BVSc(hons), MMedVet, DAVDC, DECVS, DEVDC
Frank Verstraete graduated as a veterinarian at the University of Gent (Belgium). He pursued his graduate studies at the University of Pretoria (South Africa) where he completed a residency in small animal surgery. Professor Verstraete is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College, the European College of Veterinary Surgeons, and the European Veterinary Dental College. He is affiliated with the University of California at Davis, where he is Professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery, and Chief of the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Orofacial Sciences, Division of Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, at the School of Dentistry of the University of California, San Francisco. His main research interests are comparative oral pathology, diagnostic imaging and surgery.
Lenin Arturo Villamizar-Martinez, DVM, MS, PhD
Dr. Lenin Villamizar-Martinez grew up in Bogotá, Colombia. He
graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from De La Salle
University in 2003. He then completed a small animal rotating
internship at the Veterinary Hospital of The Veterinary School of the De
La Salle University in Colombia before moving to Brazil to do his
Master, PhD and postdoctoral researches at the University of São Paulo
in fields related to veterinary dentistry. He currently is doing his
residency in veterinary dentistry at the Dentistry and Oral Surgery
Service of the Veterinary School of the University of Pennsylvania. His
interest includes oral surgery and diagnostic imaging of the
stomatognathic system in animals.
Kristin Walker, DVM, DAVDC
Dr. Kristin Walker is a graduate of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota and completed her residency training in dentistry and oral surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. She achieved her board certification for the American Veterinary Dental College in 2010, and since that time has worked at specialty hospitals in New Jersey and Southern California. Dr. Walker’s clinical and research interests include tooth resorption in dogs and cats, surgical oral oncology and feline stomatitis.
Corrin Wallis, BSc, PhD
Dr. Corrin Wallis is a Senior Research Scientist at the WALTHAM®
Centre for Pet Nutrition, the global fundamental science center for Mars
Petcare. She has a degree in Microbiology with genetics and a PhD in
molecular virology and worked for ten years as a postdoc in academia.
About 14 years ago she joined the research team at WALTHAM and
currently works in the Oral Care team performing fundamental research
to progress understanding of oral health problems in pets.
Carol C Weldin, RDH, BS
Carol Weldin, RDH, BS is a registered dental hygienist who has many
years of instrumentation experience, focusing on the use of high frequency
ultrasonics, and has been working in the field of veterinary
dentistry since 1981. She currently serves as a consultant to the
profession and has designed a basic periodontal instrument kit widely
used in veterinary dentistry.
Douglas Winter, DVM, DAVDC
Dr. Douglas Winter graduated from Kansas State University College of
Veterinary Medicine in 1987. He practiced general medicine, owning
multiple veterinary hospitals for 18 years before completing an alternate
pathway training program. Presently he provides dental and oral surgery
services for the Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital of Wichita
in Wichita, KS. He also consults and provides dental and oral surgery
services for multiple zoos. He has a passionate interest in zoo/exotic
dentistry and oral surgery.