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. She is Board Certified in both specialties. 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.

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 a 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 asa 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 her.

Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM
Dr. Brett Beckman is 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 pathologist.

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 team.

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.

David Brunson, DVM, MS, DACVAA
University of Minnesota: BS 1972, DVM 1974, MS 1979. He is a past president of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesiology and Analgesia (ACVAA)  Private Mixed Animal Practice, Professor of Anesthesiology at Cornell University, Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin (Currently Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Surgical Sciences). Dr. Brunson is currently a specialist in the companion animal division of  Zoetis, LLC.

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 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 offerings.

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 she 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 by Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho - UNESP BOTUCATU (1992) and a master’s degree in Veterinary Surgery by 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.

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 8years up to now. 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 the many years.

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 dentists 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. AVDC 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
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.

Roberto S Fecchio, DVM, MSc
Dr Fecchio is a Veterinary in Brazil, specialist on dentistry. He has a post graduation diploma on Veterinary Dentistry, a Master Science degree on zoo and exotic animals dentistry. He is a Honor Member of Peter Emily Veterinary Dental Foundation and a dental adviser in many Zoos in Brazil.

Lisa Fink, DVM
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.

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 competed 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 oncology.

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 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.

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.

Camilla Heinze, DVM, RDH
Dr. Camilla Heinze graduated as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Copenhagen in 2005. In 1993 Dr Heinze graduated as a Dental Hygienist also from the University of Copenhagen and she is the owner of a small veterinarian practice where she works as a dental consultant for Veterinarian Hospitals in Sweden.

Candice Hoerner, CVT, VTS (Dentistry)
Candice began her veterinary career in 1998 and is 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 International Veterinary Dental Foundation. He has performed veterinary dental procedures of many captive wild animal species.

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 & 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 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 Veterinary Dentistry.

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. Kngas 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 experience.

Larry Klima, DVM
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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 treatments.

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 work in private practice in hospitals and clinics in São Paulo, Brazil. Her interests include oral surgery and periodontology.

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 operated 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 1999-2001and 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.

Loïc Legendre, DVM, DAVDC, DEVDC
Dr. Loic 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 week ends 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 since 2012.

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.

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 on dentistry.

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 2013.

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.

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 tumor biology.

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 office throughout Southern California, as well as Las Vegas, NV and New Orleans, LA.

Debra A Nossaman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC
The extreme importance of a thorough oral examination! Several cases will be presented in which many diagnostics were performed to explain a presenting complaint and where a good oral examination was never performed. Cases with clinical signs common to but frequently misdiagnosed such as certain malocclusions, missing teeth, and abscessed teeth will also be presented.

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 Dental Association.

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 articles.

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 residency.

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 AniCura TandDyreklinikken
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 practice’s build its 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 barred attorney in the State of Florida. Before entering the veterinary industry, he assisted individual 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.

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 surgery patients.

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 spend 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 till 1992. He has been in private practice in Papendrecht from 1992 till present and in private practice in Soesterberg from 2003 till present. He has been involved in dentistry from 2000 till 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
Coming soon!

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 highfrequency 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 hospital 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.