American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC)
European Veterinary Dental College (EVDC)
A Diplomate has earned a veterinary degree from an accredited veterinary college/school, which was followed by a structured internship or its equivalent of varied clinical practice, completion of a specific training program in dentistry and oral surgery, and passing the entry examination of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) or European Veterinary Dental College (EVDC), the clinical specialist organizations accredited by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) and European Board of Veterinary Specialties (EBVS), respectively. Diplomates meet the highest standards for certification of knowledge and skills in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery. Veterinarians interested in a training program should visit the respective information pages of the AVDC, EVDC and Veterinary Internship and Residency Matching Program (VIRMP).
Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians (AVDT)
American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA)
The Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians (AVDT) is recognized by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) as a group that promotes the expansion of knowledge and education of veterinary dentistry among credentialed veterinary technician specialists (VTS [Dentistry]). Technicians interested in a training program should visit the respective information pages of the AVDT. Registered dental hygienists (RDH) have advanced dental knowledge and clinical skills that enable them to perform oral health assessments and periodontal therapies. They play an important role in the organization and efficient operation of many dentistry and oral surgery services in veterinary academic and private institutions. The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA) is their largest national organization in the United States.