1.0 hour of approved continuing education credit will be provided by the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association. In order to receive the full credit hour, participants must be logged into the webinar via computer for the duration of the live presentation.
The Gold Standard in Veterinary Dental Care
Performing a Complete Oral Health Assessment and Treatment (COHAT) entails much more than removing plaque and calculus from the teeth. A thorough dental prophylaxis consists of educating the client, an oral examination, patient care and safety, charting pathology and anomalies, radiographs, both supra and sub-gingival plaque and calculus removal, hand scaling, polishing, irrigation and home care instructions.
Mary L. Berg, BS, RVT, LATG, VTS(Dentistry)
Mary received her B.S. in Biology/Microbiology from South Dakota State University, her A.S. in Laboratory Animal Science from Redlands Community College, and her A.S. in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College. She is a Charter member of the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians and received her Veterinary Technician Specialty in Dentistry in June 2006. Mary worked in research for over 25 years, specializing in on products aimed at improving oral health of companion animals and continues to work with companies to evaluate the efficacy of their products. In addition to her research background, she was the practice manager and dental specialist at a general practice for 8 years, teaches veterinary technology and is currently the president of Beyond the Crown Veterinary Education, a veterinary dental consulting service. Mary currently is serving as the Immediate Past President of the NAVTA, treasurer of the AVDT and a President of the KVTA. She has authored or co-authored over 70 publications including publications in the Journal of Dental Research, the Veterinary Technician Journal, the NAVTA journal and other publications as well as a speaker and wet lab instructor at numerous state and national conferences.