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MSU offers veterinary dental training Aug. 18
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- Veterinary technicians wanting to enhance their dental skills should plan to attend the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine veterinary technician dental training Aug. 18.
The one-day course will be from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at MSU-CVM’s Wise Center in Starkville. The course is designed to develop competency and cover basic to advanced companion animal dental care. Experts will present lectures, and attendees will participate in hands-on exercises. Participants can earn eight continuing education credit hours.
Lectures will be led by Sue Berryhill of Pfizer’s Veterinary Specialty Team and Dr. Diana Eubanks, an associate clinical professor at CVM. Berryhill is a certified veterinary technician specialist in the field of dentistry, and Eubanks is a diplomate of the Veterinary Practitioners and a fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry. They will cover topics such as equipment maintenance, getting clients to agree to dental prophylaxis, pain management and monitoring patients.
The course costs $125 before Aug. 3; after that date, registration is $175. The cost covers lunch and materials. To register, contact Brandi Van Ormer at (662) 325-1131 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Hilton Garden Inn in Starkville is holding a block of rooms for the dental conference at the special rate of $119. Reservations can be made by calling (662) 615-9664.
Writer: Karen Templeton