Introductory Courses to Veterinary Oral and Periodontal Surgery in Colorado Springs

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Introductory Courses to Veterinary Oral and Periodontal Surgery in Colorado Springs


Our doctors and staff at Animal Dental Care and Oral Surgery teach hundreds of veterinarians and technicians each year at our Colorado Springs facility. Four to six days each month students from around the country come to our clinic at the Veterinary Specialty Center to attend our popular veterinary dental program.


The Instructors


Your instructors, Dr. Patrick Vall, Dr. MJ Redman and Dr. John Huff are board-certified veterinary dentists through the American Veterinary Dental College. Combined, they have taught thousands of veterinarians and technicians throughout the United States and the world. Dr. Vall recently lectured at the European Veterinary Dental Forum in the Netherlands and Dr. Huff lectured at a veterinary conference in Chamonix, France. Dr. Vall, Dr. Redman and Dr. Huff have all been regular lecturers at the annual Veterinary Dental Forum that is put on by the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry.


The Course


Our Introduction to Veterinary Oral and Periodontal Surgery is only available to veterinarians. The course covers basic surgical extraction techniques, retained tooth root retrieval, fractured tooth evaluation/treatment, oronasal fistula repair, periodontal pocket treatment, gingivectomy technique and local anesthesia.

This course has no fewer than 3 instructors for a maximum of 10 veterinarians in attendance throughout the day. We pride ourselves in maintaining an excellent student to instructor ratio that maximizes personal professional attention for our attendees.


The Attendees


Many veterinary clinics from Colorado and around the country choose to send multiple doctors at the same to our courses. This allows them to experience the courses together and return to their clinics energized to grow in their veterinary dental skills. It is also not unusual for us to have attendees from foreign countries attend our classes.

Unfortunately, many veterinary schools do not provide their students with adequate opportunities in dental training. Our courses help meet that need for both the new graduate and seasoned practitioner. For many veterinarians, our courses are the 2 days of veterinary college they didn’t have.

We frequently receive reviews like the one below:

Hands down I can say that your courses have changed the direction of my veterinary career. Like most vets, I received limited dentistry education in school and truly disliked dentistry for years after graduating. When I completed the Introductory courses, I felt like a cloud had lifted! What was once so frustrating and anxiety-producing became much more straightforward. The skills I learned were immediately applicable and usable in practice. It did not take long for me to realize that I actually LOVE dentistry and it has grown to be a huge part of my practice. This fall I completed both the Level III and the Feline Dentistry courses and found them to be the perfect complement to the previous courses. A big thank you to Dr. Vall, Dr. Redman, and Dr. Guillory for being so personable and patient and being willing to share your knowledge base with general practitioners like me. Thank you! 

-Dr. Molly Abernathy


Register Today! 


Colorado Springs remains a destination location for many of our students to attend one of our courses. It is not unusual for our attendees to take part in our classes and then “head for the hills” to enjoy the beauty of Colorado. Winter provides a plethora of skiing, snowboarding and other winter activities. Colorado is not just a “fun in the snow” state. Our summers are glorious with hiking, camping, fishing and white-water rafting opportunities throughout the state.

If you are a veterinarian or veterinary technician who is interested in participating in one of the best veterinary dental programs available, please visit our website or call (719) 243-6586 for registration information.


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