LAPORTE, CO--(Marketwired - May 29, 2013) - Dr. Marta Dean of Laporte Animal Clinic & Supply, a Fort Collins animal clinic, traveled to Colorado Springs May 18-19th to take part in the Dental Lecture and Wet Lab Seminar, hosted by Animal Health International and the Colorado Academy of Veterinary Technology.
The Dental Wet Lab Seminar, aimed at veterinary technicians and doctors, focused on a variety of dental healthcare techniques, including dental radiology, periodontal disease, oral pathology, surgical extraction techniques and bonded sealants for fractured teeth. Individuals participated in lecture-style learning, as well as hands-on labs, taught by Dr. Tony Woodward, a board-certified veterinary dentist by the American Veterinary Dental College.
As a passionate veterinarian serving the Northern Colorado area, Dr. Dean strives to stay on top of industry trends and medical advances and often participates in advanced seminars to increase her knowledge and skill set. She treats numerous dogs and cats with dental conditions, offering clients education on preventative care and providing care such as prophylactic teeth cleaning for dogs and cars, extractions and oral surgery. Also, Dr. Dean is especially interested in dental care for small animals, which can often be overlooked. Laporte Animal Clinic is one of the few veterinary offices in Fort Collins which provides service for rats, rabbits and guinea pig care.
"[The seminar] expanded my knowledge of dental radiography and my ability to recognize subtle changes in radiographs that can indicate root infections and treat potentially painful diseased teeth in dogs and cats," Dr. Dean said. "I found the hands-on workshops useful to learn better ways of extracting large molars and canine teeth and to perform oral surgeries close to extraction sites so dogs and cats can heal faster from their surgeries and experience less pain and complications."
Laporte Animal Clinic & Supply is a unique mixed animal clinic, specializing in equine and exotic animals. Their well-educated staff offers thorough care for all pets, including dogs, cats, small animals, horses and exotics of all sorts.
"The workshop on dental bond material techniques for chipped and fractured teeth was fun and interesting. I am very excited to begin applying this new knowledge to my practice," Dr. Dean said.
Laporte Animal Clinic & Supply is accepting new patients and can be reached via their Web site at www.laporteanimalclinic.com, or by phone at 970-490-1999.