Small Animal Dentistry: Get a Gold Tooth Rating


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CE Credits: 4 Scientific

Hour 1: Equipping Your Dental Operatory: Instrumentation, Dental Workspace, Basic Anatomy and Terminology

This will be an important discussion on ways every general practice can begin and implement a more focused dentistry initiative at the hospital. How to improve your current dental space or create one, proper instrumentation needed for general dentistry, proper dental equipment that is important to the staff and a general understanding of best practices to begin promoting dentistry among your team.

Hour 2: Marketing Dentistry In Your Hospitals

Once you have a solid dental space with the proper equipment/instrumentation and you are prepared for the demand of increasing dentistry, then staff education is first and foremost, followed by client education, and finally and most importantly, Dr. Goldstein will review and discuss Best Practices that can be implemented immediately as well as long term, to create a short- and long-term dental plan at all your hospitals.

Hour 3: Feline Tooth Resorption: Diagnosis and Treatment

A review of the basics of feline tooth resorption will be discussed. This topic seems to be always forgotten, yet every hospital sees this very common disease in their hospitals. Dr. Goldstein will present how to identify and properly diagnose and treat Feline Tooth Resorption.

Hour 4: How to Prevent and Treat Extraction Complications

We are taught how to extract, but rarely do we learn on how to prevent and treat complications that occur before, during and after tooth extractions. During the final presentation, Dr. Goldstein will discuss the many ways to easily prevent complications as well as treat the common complications that the veterinary team experiences often.


Gary S. Goldstein, DVM, FAVD, DipAVDC
Dr. Goldstein graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine in 1984. In 1987 he became a Charter Fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and in 1992 he became Board Certified in Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery.

Dr. Goldstein was Professor, section head of the Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery service for thirteen years and associate medical director at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center for five of those years. He was responsible for medical operations, strategic planning, and implementation of medical standards. He also implemented leading edge didactic and clinical programs that fostered innovation, teamwork, and continuing education programs.

Dr. Goldstein currently works at Lakefield Veterinary Group as the Executive Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions.

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