Dentistry is more than cleaning and pulling teeth; and dental disease is an animal welfare issue. Dr. Lesli Groshong will discuss the medical, financial, operational, emotional, and community impact complexities of dental disease in shelter animals. Attendees will leave with an understanding of the challenges of providing proper dental care to shelter animals, including: staff training, equipment, and costs. Dr. Groshong will explain:

● Common veterinary dental procedures in the shelter
● The challenges of balancing individual animal needs within shelter medicine, a specialty that focuses primarily on population and disease control
● How dental disease impacts animals, shelters, adopters, and veterinarians

This session will benefit shelter directors of all organizations who provide medical care, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, and medical staff.

This session is part of the Shelter Medicine series, a collaboration between the Association of Shelter Veterinarians and The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.


This live and recorded program is approved for:

1 hour of continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval (pending approval)
1 Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credit

Event Date | April 28, 2021 - 3 to 4 pm

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