NEWS

August 3, 2022

  • The focus for the second half of the year will be on CT webinars (essentials should ideally be taken before any reading sessions), mock theory exams (residents), and clinical rounds/journal clubs (residents and vets that want to keep up with current knowledge). All other webinars are in the process of being recorded. An announcement will be made once the full on demand program is available.

  • All August events:

Monday August 8 at 2PM ET – Essentials of Oral/Maxillofacial CT

Monday August 8 at 8PM ET – Essentials of Oral/Maxillofacial CT (same webinar as at 2PM)

Monday August 15 at 2PM ET – Reading Oral and Maxillofacial CT

Monday August 15 at 8PM ET – Reading Oral and Maxillofacial CT (same webinar as at 2PM)

Friday August 26 at 6PM ET – Mock Theory Examination (residents)

Saturday August 27 at 9AM ET – Mock Theory Examination (residents; same 100 questions as on August 26)

July 26, 2022

  • Ich gebe einen 5-Tage Intensivkurs über Orales und Maxillofaziales Trauma beim Kleintier am 1.-5. September bei Eickemeyer in Tuttlingen, Deutschland (33 ATF-Stunden). Themen: Chirurgische und endodontische Versorgung von Zahndisplazierungen (Luxation, Avulsion); Behandlung von Lippenavulsionen und oralen Weichteillazerationen; Diagnose und Behandlung von oropharyngealer Fremdkörperpenetration; Resektion von Speicheldrüsen infolge salivärer Mukozele (Sialozele); Behandlung von traumatischen Gaumenspalten; Drahtzerklage zur Behebung von mandibulärer Symphysentrennung; Nichtinvasive Behandlungsmethoden (Schnauzenhalfter, Nähte durch Lippenknöpfe); Interdentale Verdrahtungen und Kompositsplints fuer Kieferfrakturen; Behandlung von Kiefergelenksluxation, Kiefersperre mit offenem Maul und Kiefergelenksankylose; Alternativen zur transoralen Intubation (transmylohyoid, Pharyngotomy, Tracheotomy); Intraossäre/transfragmentäre Drähte, externe skelettale Fixation und Miniplatten zur Kieferfrakturbehandlung; Anwendung von Rekonstruktionsplatten und Knochenersatz zur Kieferrekonstruktion. Man kann nun auch einzelne Tage buchen: Tag 1, Tag 2, Tag 3, Tag 4 sowie Tag 5.

May 12, 2022

  • Ich gebe einen Anfängerkurs über Orale und Maxillofaziale Onkologie beim Kleintier am 1. und 2. Juli bei Eickemeyer in Tuttlingen, Deutschland (13 ATF-Stunden). Themen: Häufigste orale und maxillofaziale Tumoren beim Kleintier; Aufarbeitung des Tumorpatienten und Lymphknotenresektion; Partielle Resektion der Zunge, Lippe und Backe; Tonsillektomie; Rostrale Mandibulektomie, dorsale marginale Mandibulektomie und rostrale Maxillektomie; Lokale Lappentechniken zum Verschluss von Resektionswunden; Zusammenarbeit mit Onkologen (Chemotherapie, Strahlentherapie, Immunotherapie); Setzung von Fütterungssonden (nasoösophageal, Ösophagostomie). Der Fortgeschrittenenkurs findet am 9. und 10. Dezember statt.

April 28, 2022

  • For Diplomates and Senior Residents (limited to 8 attendees) interested in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS), an Advanced Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Wet Lab will take place at the Silo Academy Education Center in Chadds Ford, PA, USA on June 25 and 26. Day 1 will cover surgical approaches to perform maxillectomy/mandibulectomy for a variety of simulated tumors. Day 2 will cover surgical approaches for the use of miniplates in mandibular fracture repair. This event will count toward OMFS fellowship- and resident-required surgery hours.

April 25, 2022

  • Ich gebe ein Seminar mit Fokus auf Zahnextraktion, Komplikationsmanagement und Kieferresektion beim Kleintier am 3. und 4. Mai 2022 bei Eickemeyer in Tuttlingen, Deutschland (13 ATF-Stunden).

April 20, 2022

  • Free webinars on Starting Small Animal Dentistry take place on May 20 at 2PM ET and May 20 at 8PM ET.

  • Basic, intermediate and advanced webinars will be given on the weekends of May 28/29, June 18/19, and July 16/17. Please go to Book Online for further information and registration.

  • The next Clinical Rounds/Journal Clubs events (June 3 at 6PM ET or June 4 at 9AM ET) will be on Tooth Extraction and Associated Management in Cats and Dogs, discussing scientific articles about extraction techniques, suture patterns, complications such as root remnants, oronasal fistula and iatrogenic jaw fractures, grafting of extraction sites, pain management, etc.

  • The next Reading Oral and Maxillofacial CT sessions will take place June 10 at 6PM ET or June 11 at 9AM ET. If you do not have basic knowledge about computed tomography (CT), you will greatly benefit by first attending the Essentials of Oral and Maxillofacial CT webinar on May 28 at 3PM ET.

February 24, 2022

February 22, 2022

  • John Lewis and I will give a Mock Practical Examination for residents at the Silo Academy Education Center in Chadds Ford, PA on the weekend of April 23/24.

  • I strongly recommend that the online Procedure Discussions in Endodontics on March 5 at 9AM ET, Restorative Dentistry/Prosthodontics/Orthodontics on March 5 at 2PM ET, Periodontics on March 6 at 9AM ET, and Oral Surgery on March 6 at 2PM ET be attended before having in person procedure demonstration sessions or mock practical examinations with me.

January 28, 2022

  • Congratulations to all that passed the AVDC phase 1 examination! Those that did not, don't let the words "weak" or "very weak" distract you from who you are. A valuable person! Think of studying that it improved your knowledge, and consider further learning as an opportunity to become smarter than your peers. Your time will come!

January 4, 2022

  • Basic, intermediate and advanced webinars will be given on the weekends of January 22/23, February 5/6, and February 19/20. Please go to Book Online for further information and registration.

  • The next Reading Oral and Maxillofacial CT sessions will take place January 28 at 6PM ET or January 29 at 9AM ET. If you do not have basic knowledge about computed tomography (CT), you will greatly benefit by first attending the Essentials of Oral and Maxillofacial CT webinar on January 22 at 3PM ET.

  • The next Clinical Rounds/Journal Clubs events (February 18 at 6PM ET or February 19 at 9AM ET) will be on Evidence-Based Oral Hygiene in Cats and Dogs, discussing scientific articles about plaque/calculus preventative measures, including post-cleaning coronal coating, tooth brushing, dental diets, chews, treats and toys, oral rinses, gels and toothpastes, food and drinking water additives, etc.

January 1, 2022

  • Happy New Year to all of you!!! Stay physically healthy and mentally sound!

November 20, 2021

  • Please note that I will implement deadlines for registration of longer online events (such as Mock Theory Examinations and Procedure Discussions). I hope that by doing so interested folks will be encouraged to sign up several days prior to the event, which will allow me to plan my time better with the knowledge that there is an audience when I start the event. Thank you for your understanding!

  • In 2022 I will provide in person training again in preparation for the practical parts of the AVDC and EVDC entry examinations. To save time and money, I recommend that the online Procedure Discussions in Endodontics on December 4 at 9AM ET, Restorative Dentistry/Prosthodontics/Orthodontics on December 4 at 2PM ET, Periodontics on December 5 at 9AM ET, and Oral Surgery on December 5 at 2PM ET are attended before signing up for procedure demonstration sessions or mock practical examinations.

  • There is one more Mock Theory Exam planned (January 7 at 6PM ET or January 8 at 9AM ET; same 100 entirely new questions) prior to the AVDC Phase 1 Exam one week later.

October 30, 2021

  • A list of publications discussed during the Clinical Rounds/Journal Clubs event yesterday and today (Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma) is now available in Books and Scientific Journals (you can find it by scrolling down to the bottom).

September 6, 2021

  • A list of publications discussed during the Clinical Rounds/Journal Clubs event earlier this month (Systemic Effects of Oral Disease) is now available in Books and Scientific Journals (you can find it by scrolling down to the bottom).

August 1, 2021

  • New dates were added for Reading Oral and Maxillofacial CT on August 20 at 8PM ET or August 21 at 9AM ET) (you can choose between a PM or AM start time). If you have not yet done previously, please attend first the webinar on Computed Tomography of the Head on August 6 at 8PM ET or August 7 at 9AM ET to understand the basics about CT.

  • The next Clinical Rounds/Journal Clubs event is about Systemic Effects of Oral Disease and will take place September 3 at 6PM ET or September 4 at 9AM ET (you can choose between a PM or AM start time).

July 26, 2021

  • A list of publications discussed during the Clinical Rounds/Journal Clubs event earlier this month (Salivary Gland Disorders) is now available in Books and Scientific Journals (you can find it by scrolling down to the bottom).

May 27, 2021

  • Veterinarians enrolled in a residency program of the AVDC may count up to 16 hours of OMFS-designated CE offered by VDOS Consulting LLC to fulfill the surgery training requirement (i.e., surgery SIT time).

May 15, 2021

  • This weekend we mark 1-year anniversary of launching the website with 17,939 visits made by 9,080 unique visitors. I hope you enjoyed the webinars offered thus far in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery. Please stay healthy and safe!

May 11, 2021

  • Residents enrolled in a residency program of the AVDC may count up to 16 hours of OMFS-designated CE related to surgery to fulfill the surgery training requirement (i.e., surgery SIT time).

  • Please note that veterinarians enrolled in an OMFS fellowship program of the AVDC may count up to 10 hours of OMFS-designated CE to fulfill credential requirements listed in the AVDC OMFS Fellowship Minimum Standards Guidelines (numeral VI.E.).

  • The Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians (AVDT) may approve 1 hour per webinar topic (e.g., endodontics, prosthodontics, orthodontics, oral surgery, oral pathology, advanced periodontal therapy, and equipment maintenance/instrument care) and a maximum of 6 hours of virtual lectures to fulfill VTS credential requirements. However, no lab hours can be obtained virtually.

April 18, 2021

  • A new webinar was added to the syllabus: Ergonomics in the Dental Profession on April 29 at 6PM ET

  • The last Procedure Discussions prior to the phase 2 (practical) examination of the AVDC will take place May 1 (Endodontics), May 2 (Restorative Dentistry/Prosthodontics/Orthodontics), May 15 (Periodontics), and May 16 (Oral Surgery). They all start at 3PM ET and last 3.5 hours.

  • The next Clinical Rounds/Journal Clubs event is about Salivary Gland Disorders and will take place July 9 at 6PM ET or July 10 at 9AM ET (you can choose between a PM or AM start time).

  • Traffic update 11 months after the website launch: 17,042 visits made by 8,836 unique visitors.

March 15, 2021

  • The next Clinical Rounds/Journal Clubs event is about Mandibular Reconstruction and will take place April 9 at 6PM ET or April 10 at 9AM ET (you can choose between a PM or AM start time).

  • Traffic update 10 months after the website launch: 15,428 visits made by 8,160 unique visitors.

March 7, 2021

  • A list of publications discussed during the Clinical Rounds/Journal Clubs event in March (Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and Differential Diagnoses) is now available in Books and Scientific Journals (you can find it by scrolling down to the bottom).

February 19, 2021

  • A list of publications discussed during the Clinical Rounds/Journal Clubs event in January (Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis [EOTRH]) is now available in Books and Scientific Journals (you can find it by scrolling down to the bottom).

  • Please also take a look at Foundations and Societies and let me know if the VDOS organization in your country is not listed (check at the bottom). I would appreciate if you can send me the name and website address.

  • New dates for webinars, clinical rounds/journal clubs, and procedure discussions were added on Veterinarians and Technicians. To register please go to Book Online. All events will take place at ET = Eastern Time (Philadelphia). If you are unsure about the start time of an event in your time zone, please go to Time Converter.

  • Traffic update 9 months after the website launch: 14,242 visits made by 7,535 unique visitors.

December 16, 2020

  • I added lists of publications discussed during past Clinical Rounds/Journal Clubs on the Resources page under the Books and Scientific Journals subpage. The PDFs can be downloaded.

  • Here is another traffic update 7 months after the website launch: 12,808 visits made by 6,770 unique visitors.

November 19, 2020

  • 6 months have passed since launching the website, and there have been 11,992 visits (this includes multiple visits by the same visitor), which were made by 6,360 unique visitors.

  • I am in the process of renewing all webinars with inclusion of video material. Because this takes quite a lot of time, I reduced the number of webinars offered for the remainder of 2020. Clinical rounds/journal clubs and mock theory exams are not affected by this decision.

October 16, 2020

  • It has been 5 months since launching the website, and there have been 10,549 visits (this includes multiple visits by the same visitor) made by 5,610 unique visitors.

  • New dates were added for webinars in November and December, and the first clinical rounds/journal clubs event in 2021 will be dedicated to topics in Equine Dentistry and Oral Surgery (PM and AM)!

  • Also, another mock theory examination will take place in December and one more in January the weekend prior to the AVDC phase 1 examination.

  • On the registration page of all future events you will now also find a line "Name of Employer/Company (optional)", which may be helpful when filing tax returns, etc.

October 1, 2020

  • New dates were added for webinars, clinical rounds/journal clubs (Tooth Resorption PM and AM; Congenital Palate Defects PM and AM), and other events in November and December.

  • Mock theory examinations held in July, August and October will be repeated for those that were unable to attend previously (same questions), and several new mock theory examinations were added (new questions).

September 12, 2020

  • It has been less than 4 months since launching the website, and there have been 9,100 visits (this includes multiple visits by the same visitor) made by 5,068 unique visitors.

  • Please note that the Veterinary Dental Forum in 2020 will be offered as an online virtual event. The Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry would like to share this unique educational experience with as many veterinary students as possible, by waiving the registration fee for the first 500 veterinary students to attend this premier meeting from Friday October 30 to Saturday November 7 at no cost. Please go to the following link for further information: https://www.veterinarydentalforum.org/registration-details

August 16, 2020

  • Today we mark 3 months since the launch of the website, and there have been 7,227 visits made by 4,323 unique visitors.

  • New dates were added for Maintenance of Equipment in Dentistry (Part 1 and Part 2) and Assisting with Dentistry and Oral Surgery (Part 1 and Part 2), for Clinical Rounds/Journal Clubs (Operative Dentistry PM and Operative Dentistry AM and Locoregional Analgesia PM and Locoregional Analgesia PM), and for Procedure Discussions (Endodontics, Restorative Dentistry/Prosthodontics/Orthodontics, Oral Surgery, Periodontics).

August 4, 2020

  • Nowhere else will you get high-quality 1-hour webinars (which last 1 hour and 20 minutes) and 1.5-hour webinars (which last 1 hour and 50 minutes) for $19.99 and $29.99, respectively (with live interaction between the speaker and the audience). These are introductory fees that will last until October.

July 28, 2020

  • New dates for basic, intermediate and advanced webinars (in English) were added for (the end of) August, September and October. They start at 1PM ET (Philadelphia), which would be 7PM in most of Europe (6PM in the UK, 8PM in Romania, etc.).

  • I added a new webinar on Managing Tooth Extraction Complications.

July 19, 2020

  • Today we mark 8 weeks since the launch of the website, and there have been 5,541 visits made by 3,357 unique visitors. Thanks!

  • Clinical Rounds/Journal Clubs (Orthodontics) on July 31 (6PM ET) will be repeated August 1 (9AM ET), so you can choose between a PM or AM event.

  • Clinical Rounds/Journal Clubs (Endodontics) on August 14 (6PM ET) will be repeated August 15 (9AM ET), so you can choose between a PM or AM event.

  • A new date for a Mock Theory Examination for Residents on August 22 (9AM ET) has been posted.

July 5, 2020

  • New dates for basic, intermediate and advanced webinars (in English), procedure discussions (in English), a mock theory exam (in English), clinical rounds/journal clubs (in English), and a Jour Fixe (in German) were added for the months of July and August.

  • The topics of the Clinical Rounds/Journal Clubs event on July 31 (6PM ET) belong to the discipline of Orthodontics and include common malocclusions seen in dogs and cats and the use of inclined planes, crown extensions, and active force appliances.

  • The topics of the Clinical Rounds/Journal Clubs event on August 14 (6PM ET) belong to the discipline of Endodontics and include dentoalveolar injuries, endodontic and periapical disease, vital pulp therapy, standard root canal therapy, apicoectomy and retrograde filling, and respective material science.

June 24, 2020

  • I decided to repeat the Clinical Rounds/Journal Clubs event on Oral Inflammation with the same topics (alveolar bone expansion, feline and canine stomatitis, pyogenic granuloma, eosinophilic granuloma, and osteomyelitis/osteonecrosis) on Friday July 3 at 6PM ET (Philadelphia) which will be Saturday July 4 morning/noon in New Zealand, Australia, Taiwan, Japan, China, etc.

  • Some people asked me whether it is possible to avoid paying a service fee each time an order is being made, e.g., if a person registers for several webinars at once. It does not matter whether you pay a service fee for each webinar or, if offered, for all webinars together because it is a percentage (2.5%) on ticket sales obtained by the website provider.

June 21, 2020

  • New dates for several of the events were added in the evening hours Eastern Time (Philadelphia), which is morning/noon the following day for those folks living on the other side of the globe. Please make sure that you know the exact start time of the event in your time zone!

  • I added a new webinar on Triaging Dental and Oral Emergencies.

  • Some have asked me whether the events will be recorded. No, there are no plans of recording any of the live events at this time for privacy and other reasons.

  • Der ÖGTZ Jour Fixe am Dienstag, den 23. Juni um 20 Uhr mitteleuropäischer Zeit ist für ÖGTZ-Nichtmitglieder weiterhin kostenlos zugänglich. Thema: Anwendung von Computertomographie (CT) und Cone-Beam CT in der Zahn-/Kieferchirurgie und oralen/maxillofazialen Chirurgie beim Klein- und Heimtier.

May 27, 2020

  • On the "Vets and Techs" subpage of the "Services" page, I added the dates for each of the events. They are clickable and lead straight to the event descriptions.

May 25, 2020

  • Der ÖGTZ Jour Fixe am Dienstag, den 26. Mai um 19 Uhr mitteleuropäischer Zeit ist jetzt auch für ÖGTZ-Nichtmitglieder kostenlos zugänglich. Thema: Zahn- und Kieferröntgen beim Kleintier - Aufnahmetechniken und Interpretation.

May 23, 2020

  • First of all, I want to thank everybody that wrote a testimonial. Your kind words are very special and encourage me to continue the way I share knowledge. Those that would like to write a testimonial but have not yet found time to do so, there is no rush!

  • It has been less than a week that the website is online. I have not yet made an announcement on social media, but over 800 visits were recorded thus far.

  • Some of you were unsuccessful to book an event, or it took many attempts until the booking finally worked. When I look up the failed transactions, it says that they were declined by the payment provider (e.g., credit card company) because it was thought they were fraudulent. Some of you were told by your payment provider that the merchant did not allow the purchase to go through. I asked my website provider to investigate the problem. Please reach out to me if you cannot book an event so that we can find alternative payment options.

  • Some have asked whether the events will be repeated. Yes, they will be offered several times a year. Visitors from the other side of the globe mentioned that several events take place when they are sleeping. I will soon be offering events during the evening hours my time which will be morning hours in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Taiwan, China, etc. Please keep checking on Book Online.