|Site updated: 29th March 2013|
Welcome to DentalVets in 2013
We hope our website provides you with all the information you need whether you are a client bringing a pet for treatment or a veterinary surgeon requiring help or advice with a case.
Most client information is on the Location & Links page where you can download information sheets and maps.
Pet owners can be assured that all cases are managed by a registered specialist from start to finish. All cases are referred by your own veterinary surgeon, if they consider it appropriate. After treatment has been concluded your own vet will continue to provide general veterinary care for your pet.
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DentalVets have provided a high quality, dedicated dental and oral surgical referral service for companion animals and exotic zoo species since 1988. We guarantee our clients and their animals an outstanding service by a recognised specialist in dentistry and oral surgery: the only veterinary surgeon in the UK to be registered in the
So - what is an RCVS recognised specialist and why would your vet refer your case to us? To achieve specialist status a veterinary surgeon requires:
1. A relevant post-graduate qualification to at least diploma level.
2. To be acknowledged by national and international peers in the area of specialisation.
3. To participate in national and international mteetings.
4. Be clinically active and available for referral by other veterinary colleagues.
5. Contribute to the discipline by publishing, reviewing, lecturing, training, mentoring, examining and serving on committees.
To remain on the specialist register of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and also the European Board of Veterinary Specialisation a specialist has to apply for renewal of their status every five years. This confirms to colleagues and the public that the person continues to remain active and at the forefront of their field. Specialist status is withdrawn if the individual fails to meet stringent criteria.
As of August 2011 there are currenly only four RCVS specialists in veterinary dentistry in the UK. Norman Johnson is also one of 29 European recognised specialists and 110 American specialists.
We have our own dedicated dental and oral surgical clinic in North Berwick, near
We are also a major education provider in the UK, both to veterinary schools and, via post-graduate courses and webinars, to veterinary surgeons and nurses in practice. Our teaching models have been developed over twenty years and are in use all over the world. Over half of the UK veterinary students since 1995 have been taught by us.
This site is designed to be a useful tool for both referring veterinary surgeons and their clients. The pages listed above provide the information required for locating clinics and contacts. Our referral and clinical section provides a list of problems and some background information to help with treatment option discussions before referral. At any point we are happy to expand on this via the e-mail link on the left side-bar.
100% commitment to veterinary dentistry and oral surgery.
Easy contacts access for advice or case booking via telephone and fax (veterinary practices only) or website/E-mail (clients and media).
Help with understanding equipment and operatory needs
Clinical Dental and Oral Surgery in the locations listed.
Case advice and film reading for veterinary surgeons. Film reading and email or fast fax reporting is free - we only charge if a written report is required. - £36.00 + VAT. This fee is waived in hardship cases or if the patient is subsequently seen as a case.
CPD lectures and practical courses for practitioners and nurses.
Impartial advice on equipment and materials
Client evenings & Regional CPD meetings.
DentalVets Courses launched July 2008
Our new dedicated facility in North Berwick provides custom courses for your staff - vets and nurses. We can provide an exclusive day for a practice or you can share with others. If this is of interest you can download our course brochure and FAQ sheet for info plus a testimonial published in Vet Times from a past BSAVA/ & BVA president.
In 2010 we added an evening pizza lecture before the wetlab day for the vet course. This allows more hands-on time the following day. We have also added optional digital radiography as many practices already have this or are thinking about it.
Over 300 practices have used this facility to educate their staff in dentistry. For further information E-mail Fiona Johnston MRCVS at firstname.lastname@example.org