The Veterinary Dental Forum (VDF) was founded in 1987 for the purpose of advancing the knowledge, education, awareness and skills involved in veterinary dentistry among veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary students, veterinary staff and anyone else with an interest in veterinary dentistry. The
VDF is hosted by a combination of the American Veterinary Dental
Society, the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry
and the American Veterinary Dental College. As the largest veterinary dental conference, the VDF strives to provide the best veterinary dental program in the world with the finest lectures and labs from the top experts in the veterinary dental field.
The VDF is held each year at a new location to allow regular attendees a chance to see various sites and locations around our great
country. The 2008 Veterinary Dental Forum will be held in Jacksonville,
Florida on September 25-28, 2008. For more information about upcoming Forums,
click here. The Veterinary Dental Forum offers something for everyone, from beginner to expert in all areas of veterinary dentistry. Intermediate
Level - cutting-edge lectures on specific topics to build on
your dental knowledge
- advanced lectures and discussions to stimulate and challenge the
established veterinary dentist
Clinical Research - presentations of in-depth clinical research in
Clinical Reports- quick and current information on how veterinary
dentistry is being practiced in clinical settings both nationally and
Animal Dentistry - lectures and presentations on cutting edge
dental concepts in everything from alpacas to zebras
Dentistry - sessions covering the developments in dental
procedures and equipment for the horse (and other equine)
and Management Series - lectures focused on one of the most
important aspects of veterinary dentistry.
Wet Labs - new dental techniques and equipment are demonstrated
and practiced on models in a hands-on fashion. Small animal and
equine labs are offered.
for Technicians - both lectures and laboratories specific for
roles of veterinary dental technicians
Specialist-in-Training - a
program for people who are in one of the two residency type of programs
accumulate specialty hours in either surgery, anesthesia or radiology.
Veterinary Dental Forum Sessions
Series - comprehensive lectures comprised of underlying
concepts and information crucial to understanding veterinary dentistry
For more detailed information about the VDF, visit