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Veterinary Dentistry, November 17, 2013

Continuing Education

Registration: This course is now FULL!

Registration fees:
Vet Registration Fee: $295
Tech Registration Fee: $225 — Tech registration is now full!

Course fee includes continental breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunch, instructional materials, DVD, and wet lab instruction.

Please bring scrubs for the wet lab portion of this course.

This course will provide 7.5 CE hours of credit. Full attendance is required to receive total CE credits.

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Course Sponsor

We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsor, Patterson Veterinary.

Course Cancellation Policy

Full refunds are available for cancellations made by 5 p.m. ET, November 8, 2013. No refunds will be issued thereafter. If a course is cancelled for any reason, the College of Veterinary Medicine will not be responsible for any charges related to travel.


This continuing education course will provide the veterinarian and veterinary technician the ability to identify common dental pathology as well as to adequately treat those conditions in a normal practice environment.

Periodontal diagnosis and treatment modalities will be addressed, as well as the basic understanding of flap presentation for periodontal disease treatments or surgical extractions. Simple and complicated tooth extracts will be covered, as well as the integration of dental radiography to help the clinician see the complete tooth root prior to extraction and to confirm proper extraction techniques are performed adequately. Dental marketing techniques are also discussed in an interactive lecture platform, giving the attendee the proper tools to "wow" their clients and grow their practice.

The afternoon will be dedicated to a hands-on dental lab to perform those procedures discussed in the morning lecture. Regional nerve blocks will be discussed and each attendee should be able to master all regional blocks during this laboratory. Dental radiography will be utilized throughout the laboratory session.


Tom Nemetz, DVM, PhD

Barden Greenfield, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC

Dr. Barden Greenfield is a 1985 graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, he moved to Memphis and practiced small animal medicine and surgery. He completed a non-conforming dental and oral surgery residency and became board certified in dentistry and oral surgery as a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) in 2011. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry (AVD) and is one of only 43 veterinarians in the world that hold both honors. He serves on the Board of Directors of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) and the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry (F4VD).

Greenfield owns Your Pet Dentist of Memphis (at Memphis Veterinary Specialists), Nashville (at Nashville Veterinary Specialists) and Little Rock (at Animal Emergency Center).

His love and devotion to veterinary dentistry has enabled him to speak both locally and nationally on topics related to veterinary dentistry. In 2011, he was invited to become a member of the Tennessee Dental Association (TDA) and the Memphis Dental Society. He is the only non-DDS in Tennessee to be a member of this organization.


All sessions are held at the College of Veterinary Medicine. Please use the ramp entrance to the main Vet Med building. Follow the directions here or contact Melissa Kilpatrick at

Tentative Schedule

8-8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast & Registration
UGA College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, GA
8:30-9:15 a.m. Normal Dental Anatomy of the Dog and Cat
9:15-10 a.m. Identifying and Treatment of all Stages of Periodontal Disease
10-10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:15-11 a.m. Identifying and Management of All Stages of Periodontal Disease (continued)
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Surgical Extractions and Flap Procedures Simplified
12-12:30 p.m. Dental Marketing:
Make Your Dental Practice a Legitimate Profit Center
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30-5 p.m. **Interactive Dental Laboratory (Please bring Scrubs)

  • Closed root planning and subgingival curettage (DVMs and Techs)
  • Open root planning
  • Perioceutic placement (DVMs and Techs)
  • Periodontal and surgical flap preparation (DVMs only)
  • Surgical extractions (DVMs only)
  • Regional nerve blocks for oral surgery (DVMs and Techs)
  • Proper supragingival and subgingival cleaning (Techs only)
  • Radiography positioning (Techs only)

**Dental radiography will be utilized throughout this lab for the DVM to show the importance of pre-surgical imaging as well as the need to confirm proper extraction.

**Technicians will spend quality time learning proper patient positioning for reproducible digital dental radiographs.A dental radiography positioning DVD will be given to each attendee.

Additional Information

Please review our calendar page for travel and parking information, as well as details about our conference policies.


For further information about this and other continuing education opportunities, contact Melissa Kilpatrick, Continuing Education: 706.542.1451 or

This page was last updated on December 5, 2013.