Join us for a full day of learning with Jeannie Losey RVT, VTS at the Veterinary Dental Clinic of North Carolina.

We are offering two fantastic sessions, a lecture and a wet lab, to develop your skill set in veterinary dentistry.

Speaker & Instructor

Jeannie Losey RVT, VTS (Dentistry)
NC State University Teaching Hospital
Jeannie is a Registered Veterinary Technician with a specialization in Dentistry currently practicing at North Carolina State University. She graduated from Pierce College in Woodland Hills, California in 1998 and worked in a small animal private practice for 7 years. In 2005, she began working with NCSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital in the Soft Tissues surgery service and from 2007-2012 she helped establish the Dentistry service with Dr. William Krug. Jeannie became credentialed as a VTS in Dentistry in 2009 and has since encompassed several roles within the NCAVT Executive Board and Academy of Veterinary Dental Technician's board. She published the first edition of "Small Animal Dental Procedures for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses" in 2010 and released the second edition in 2021.


What Technicians Should Know

Lecture for RVTs and VTS mentees only

3 hrs: 8:30 am EST – 11:30 am EST

Periodontal disease can vary from patient to patient, and treatment choices differ depending on the owner’s compliance with at-home care. The importance of a thorough oral exam and recognizing subtle oral pathology is key in assisting the veterinarian when deciding treatment options. Understanding these treatment choices and their impact can help the Technician communicate with pet owners. This lecture will discuss different treatment options such as open vs. closed root planing, perioceuticals, guided tissue regeneration, and bone augmentation. We will also cover the materials and instruments used in different periodontal treatments.

Cost: $200  |  Breakfast included

Putting Your Knowledge to Use

Open to experienced assistants and technicians

4 hrs: 12:30 pm EST – 4:30 pm EST

This wet lab will test your skills by performing a comprehensive oral exam and treatment of periodontal disease to save functional and vital teeth. Correct handling of equipment, instruments used in specific areas, and effective calculus removal from hard-to-reach areas will be covered. Instructional areas to be reviewed include subgingival curettage and root planing. The goal of this wet lab is to prepare the technician for set-up and assist the veterinarian with these procedures. Instrument care and material handling will also be included in this lab.

Cost: $425  |  Lunch included