Join us for a full day of learning with Dr. Don Hoover 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

Don Hoover, DVM, FAVD
Lead Veterinarian/Owner
Veterinary Dental Clinic of North Carolina
Dr. Hoover grew up in Charlotte, NC, knowing from an early age that he wanted to be a veterinarian. He graduated from NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in 1989. After his first three years as a mixed animal veterinarian in rural Pennsylvania, Dr. Hoover returned to North Carolina in 1992 to purchase Westside Animal Hospital.

After adding dental radiography to his practice, Dr. Hoover soon realized the great benefit to the health and well-being of his patients. In 1999, he began focusing on dentistry and oral surgery for veterinary patients. Since then, he has completed hundreds of hours of additional training in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery, becoming a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry in 2016. That same year he founded the Veterinary Dental Clinic of North Carolina.

Dr. Hoover now exclusively practices veterinary dentistry and oral surgery at the Veterinary Dental Clinic of North Carolina. He enjoys frequent opportunities to share his passion for helping cats and dogs through modern veterinary dentistry by teaching and training other veterinarians.

Dr. Hoover and his wife live in the vibrant North Street Community in downtown Durham. He has seven grown children and two grandchildren. In his free time, he enjoys riding his bike, walking in the woods, reading, and fishing.

Sessions Details

Feline Dentistry and Extractions Wet Lab

Lecture and Wet Lab for Veterinarians

8 hrs: 8:00 am EST – 5:00 pm EST

This is an intermediate-level course designed for veterinarians with some experience in feline dentistry and oral surgery. This course will offer three hours of lecture and five hours of wet lab that will cover the following topics:

  • Dental equipment and instruments
  • Normal anatomy and Nomenclature
  • Dental radiography with emphasis on diagnosis and treatment of tooth resorption
  • Nerve blocks
  • Full quadrant surgical extractions of maxillary and mandibular teeth
  • Crown amputation techniques
  • Complications – prevention and treatments
  • Feline chronic gingivostomatitis
  • Oral and dental disease unique to the cat

Cost: $1,100  |  Lunch included