Veterinary dentistry is a specialty in the veterinary medicine where the veterinarian has undergone a specialty education in the field of dental care for animals. This specialty is oriented to the prevention of oral diseases and diagnosis and treatment of occurring oral diseases and disorders.
In the United States, veterinary dentistry is a recognized veterinary specialty by AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association).
Veterinary dentists are trained to perform endodontics (prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the dental pulp), maxillofacial and oral radiology, maxillofacial and oral surgery, prescribing medicine, orthodontics (dealing with ill-positioned teeth or jaws and their correction), pedodontics (or paediatric dentistry, most often cases of decidual teeth) and prosthodontics (or prosthetic dentistry).
Very similar to people, veterinary dental patients have problems with fractures (jaw fractures or fractured teeth), malocclusions, very often there are cases of oral cancer, stomatitis and periodontal diseases and much more.
Dr. Brett Beckman is a board certified veterinary dentist in the states of Orlando and Atlanta where he sees patients. Dr. Beckman is an ’87 graduate from the prestige College of Veterinary Medicine at the Mississippi State University. He once held the presidential seat at the AVDS (the American Veterinary Dental Society). He has completed extensive training to be named Fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and a much-deserved Diplomate in the American Veterinary Dental College, as well as a Diplomate in the American Academy of Pain Management. He is the only person in the whole world that holds all 3 prestige titles. Dr. Beckman is also a published author, he has numerous peer-review articles in the field of pain management, oral surgery, and veterinary dentistry.
Dr. Brett Beckman is the operator of the Veterinary Dentistry Academy, an online learning portal dedicated exclusively for veterinarians and veterinary technicians that want to learn and build a super quality dental service at their veterinary clinic. The learning portal offers online courses and learning resources in order to master the skills of veterinary dentistry.