• Practical Dentistry: Sink Your Teeth Into It! – SOLD OUT

    Fee: $4,500 (lodging and meals included)

    32 CE credit hours (RACE approved) 

    Inclusive Value — Get All This For One Fee:

    The all-inclusive course fee includes:


    Dentistry is the most untapped source of patient care and practice revenue in most small animal practices. We can’t diagnose and treat what we haven’t learned! Join us as we share our knowledge and passion about veterinary dentistry with you in a practical and fun learning environment. Walk away at the end of the week with confidence and skills to be able to recognize and treat most of the oral disease you will encounter in your practice.

    “The instructors for the dental course were excellent. I felt that I increased my competence level significantly with extractions and periodontal treatment.”

    -Rebecca Seacord, NAVC Institute Attendee




    After completing this program, you will:



    Cindy Charlier, DVM, DAVDC

    Course Leader
    Cindy Charlier, DVM, DAVDC

    Cindy Charlier, DVM, DAVDC, brings more than 30 years of small animal practice and ownership experience to dentistry continuing education. She spent the first 19 years of her practice career as a partner in a 22 doctor AAHA small animal practice in the Chicago suburbs. Dr. Charlier became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College in 2002. She owned Fox Valley Veterinary Dentistry and Surgery, a dentistry and oral surgery referral practice, with offices in Chicago and St. Charles Illinois for 13 years. Dr. Charlier has been recognized by her peers as the recipient of the Peter Emily Outstanding Candidate Award and the Fellow of the Year award.

    In 2004, she founded VDENT (Veterinary Dental Education, Networking & Training) to educate the entire veterinary healthcare team about the importance of oral health and its impact on all of our patients. In 2016 Dr. Charlier decided to devote all of her time and energy to teaching others through VDENT by continuing to offer frequent trainings in Hoffman Estates Illinois, creating customized in hospital team training, and speaking internationally about oral healthcare and the impact it has on all of our patients. Now she counts on others to carry out her vision of changing the world of veterinary oral health care “one tooth at a time”.


    Kris Bannon, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC
    Donnell Hansen, DVM, DAVDC
    Chanda Miles, DVM, DAVDC


    1. Atlas of Veterinary Dental Radiography in Dogs and Cats, 1st ed., DuPont, GA, DeBowes, LJ. Elsevier 2009.


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