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Career Options for Vet Techs who Love Dentistry

by Cathy Barnette - Feb 22, 2021 10:32:49 AM


FebBlog02VTPOne thing you will soon learn in veterinary medicine (if you haven’t already) is that everyone has different interests! In every practice I’ve worked in, there are some techs who love dentistry and others who avoid it at all costs.

If you’re one of those vet techs who loves dentistry, you’re in luck! Veterinary dentistry is a growing field and there are a number of ways that you can translate your love of dentistry into a rewarding career. 

First, ask yourself how committed you are to veterinary dentistry as a career path. If it’s your number one priority, it might make sense to pursue specialization and work exclusively in veterinary dentistry.

If you love dentistry but also love aspects of general practice, you may want to forego specialization in favor of on-the-job training and continuing education, which will allow you to practice high-quality dentistry within the general practice environment.

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Top 7 Tips for Performing Your First Dental as a Vet Tech

by Cathy Barnette - Feb 15, 2021 1:52:29 PM


VTPBLOG01You probably have gained some exposure to veterinary dentistry during tech school and/or your externships. You’ve learned the basic steps involved in veterinary dentistry. You may have observed or even assisted with a dental. Still, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you feel completely comfortable jumping in and doing your first independent dental as a vet tech! 

Remember these tips to help your first dental go as smoothly as possible.

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Presenting Dental Treatment Plans: 5 Tips for Vet Techs

by Cathy Barnette - Feb 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

As a vet tech, you will likely be the one presenting treatment plans and cost estimates to your practice’s clients. In many cases, the veterinarian will recommend a treatment and give a brief overview, leaving you to discuss the details and provide an estimate of anticipated costs. 
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Vet Tech Infographic: Dental Formulas

by Vicki Olson - Feb 27, 2017 1:21:24 PM


Want a quick flash card or infographic on dental formulas for certain types of animals?  We have you covered for the following: Read More
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Monitoring And Improving Dentistry Compliance In Your Practice

by Lori Hehn - Oct 26, 2016 8:00:00 AM


I recently attended a Continuing Education meeting on The Team Approach to Veterinary Dentistry, which was given by Dr. Mike Balke, who is a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry at AZ Veterinary Dental Specialists.

He presented some very interesting and valuable information that I wanted to pass along to our blog readers, because I think these ideas are something that as veterinary technicians you can help implement in the practices where you work.

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Are Anesthesia-Free Dental Cleanings Legit?

by Lori Hehn - Feb 23, 2016 8:00:00 AM


Almost daily, I have a client tell me that their pet doesn't need a dental because the groomer cleans the teeth. I have also had many clients either take their pets for these "anesthesia free dental cleanings" or ask about them. Veterinary technicians are often asked this question as well. Here are some things to know about so you can properly help to educate clients!

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Do You Know These Dental Instruments?

by Lori Hehn - Feb 19, 2016 8:00:00 AM
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