Veterinary Dentistry for Technicians Weekend Extravaganza!

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Instructors: Brett Beckman, DVM, DAVDC. DAAPM

Program Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Dates: 10/09/2021 to 10/10/2021
Wet-Lab: Yes
Cost: $1495

AVDC Sponsored: No
"AVDC Sponsored" indicates that the program content and presenters have been selected by the AVDC Education and Programs Committee.

AVDC Approved: No
"AVDC Approved" indicates that the program has been approved by AVDC for specialist training hours for AVDC-registered residents.

Discipline(s): Oral Surgery, Periodontics, Radiology

Veterinary Dentistry For Technicians
Weekend Extravaganza

Atlanta Georgia

Saturday & Sunday - October 9th-10th, 2021

Total of 15 Hours RACE CE

Two Days of Fantastic CE

The Course Will Be Held at Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Perimeter Center

Are You Frustrated with Retakes on Dental Radiographs?

Is the Doctor Always Hurrying You to Finish Your Dental Procedures?

Is Charting Taking Way Too Long?

Not Confident with Anesthesia?

Solve those problems and many, many more with Annie Mills, LVT, Dental Technician Specialist (VTS) and Dr. Brett Beckman board certified veterinary dentist. This all encompassing course will provide the knowledge and technical skills to rank you in the top technicians anywhere in the field of veterinary dentistry and transform your current service into a highly efficient, organinzed dentistry machine.

Day 1

1. The Role of the Technician in the Dentistry Service: Admit to Discharge

This will be a discussion of defining the role of the technician in order to be an effective member of the dentistry team. Workflow, client communication for client compliance, and skill set specific to dentistry will be outlined in this lecture.

Day 2

5. Pain Management: Start to Finish

This lecture will be an in depth discussion of the physiology of pain including the pain pathway, to better understand how to effectively manage pain. Several classes of agents and dosing will be discussed and protocols that are applied in everyday practice will be covered.


2. Dental Radiology: What Lies Beneath

This will be an in depth discussion of the importance of dental radiology within the dentistry service. Positioning and troubleshooting to achieve a diagnostic image will also be covered. This lecture will also include radiographic evaluation and common pathologies.

6. Common Oral Pathologies

A wide range of oral pathologies with be outlined in this lecture through the use of radiology and images taken during “real-life” cases in the dentistry practice. Information for identification and proposed treatment plans will also be discussed.


3. Advanced Periodontal Therapies and Hand Instrumentation

This lecture will discuss the physiologic process of periodontal disease and treatment therapies that can be implemented in the general practice dentistry service. The identification and proper use of hand instrumentation during periodontal therapy procedures will be outlined. Effective client communication for improved client compliance will also be discussed.

7. Dentistry: Making It Work in the General Practice

This session will include a discussion on creating a streamlined and efficient dental service. Overcoming hurdles, improving workflow, and establishing long term implementation of effective practices to achieve a high standard of care for the dental patient will be covered


4. Regional Nerve Blocks

Regional nerve block administration in the canine and feline patient including agents, dosing technique, benefits, and application within the dental service will be covered. Specific anatomy to identify landmarks for safe and effective delivery of regional analgesia will be discussed.

8. Home Care Strategies

Specific modalities of home care will be covered. A variety of products will be covered to include effective plaque preventatives. Client communication techniques to gain client compliance will be outlined.


Course Times = 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Saturday and Sunday

As a portion of the course each attendee with learn with a doctor live during actual oral surgical procedures during the Canine Extraction Wetlab which will be held concurrently in another section of the hotel. If your doctor is attending you will be paired with them. If you don't have a doctor attending we have plenty to go around so each person will get this invaluable learning experience.

Lead Instructor:

Annie Mills, LVT, VTS (Dentistry)

Phone: Annie @ 941-276-9141

Co Instructor:

Dr. Brett Beckman

Board Certified Veterinary Dentist

Board Certified Pain Management



Contact: Annie Mills, +941 276 9141,