Taking Your Dental Skills to the Next Level (1891)  
Hands-On Education |  Interactive Labs
Sunday |  2:00 PM -  5:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||Exhibit Hall 2-B



Tasha McNerney CVT, BS, CVPP
Veterinary Anesthesia Nerds

Vickie Byard CVT, VTS (Dentistry), CVJ
PetED Veterinary Education and Training Resources

Vickie Byard, CVT, VTS (Dentistry), CVJ is a certified veterinary technician with over 30 years of experience. She has crafted a diversified and exciting career for herself. Vickie has worked at Rau Animal Hospital in Glenside, PA since 1985. Early in her career, she began teaching as an adjunct instructor in the Manor College Veterinary Technology program while working full time clinically. In 2006, Vickie became a charter member of the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians and she is a past-president of the academy. In 2008, she was invited to join a group of stellar technicians, the Bayer Technician Advisory Council, interacting with over 100 'stand-out' technicians mentoring their ability to reach their career goals. Vickie has authored numerous articles and has contributed chapters for veterinary technology books. In 2010 Ms. Byard was honored as the Veterinary Technician of the Year for the state of Pennsylvania. In 2013 Vickie was given the much esteemed honor of being chosen as NAVTA's Veterinary Technician of the Year. Most recently, she obtained official recognition as a Certified Veterinary Journalist. Although, she is still working clinically, Vickie is the founder of, and frequent blogger for, PetEDâ„¢ Veterinary Education and Training Resources, a source for hands-on, in-house training for veterinary practice.

Presentation Info

Audience: Technicians
CE Credit(s): 4.00
CE Level: 2
Price: $345
Capacity: 24


It is commonplace in veterinary practices to train dental skills by doing things the way they had been done before. That practice can lead to improper techniques and employee frustration. This program is an opportunity for attendees to learn skills properly based on theory. At the conclusion of this program, attendees will learn and practice proper cleaning techniques and charting. In addition, attendees will learn regional nerve block placement and be introduced to products designed to treat peridontal disease. 

Learning Objectives

1. Proper cleaning techniques and charting will be taught and practiced

2. Attendee will learn regional nerve block placement

3. Attendee will be introduced to products designed to treat periodontal disease