ECVC Speaker Spotlight: Dentistry

ECVC Speaker Spotlight: Dentistry


Join us at the Emerald Coast Veterinary Conference on June 13-17 to hear Dr. Kristin Scott & Dr. Bert Dodd speak on Veterinary Dentistry.

Dr. Scott will discuss:

  • The top 10 dentistry questions from referring veterinarians
  • Home Care
  • Update on feline oral disease
  • Case based discussion on feline oral disease
  • Toys vs. teeth

Though Dr. Scott grew up in New York City, she went to vet school with a strong interest in herd health for dairy cattle.  That was her career focus until a herniated disk in her back and an urban dwelling fiancé changed her plans.  She then worked as a general practitioner in small animal and exotics practices for 11 years in New York and New Jersey.  She became interested in dentistry at first because everyone around her hated doing it.  As she took on more dental cases and searched for dental CE, she was consistently shocked at how little she had been taught about the topic in school and at how little most of her colleagues knew as well.  While working in a large specialty and general practice in NJ, an opportunity arose for her to do a residency in dentistry.  She completed her residency while working full time, running the dental department, and having a second child.  (For the sake of sanity, she would not necessarily recommend this…)  she loves how oral health rapidly improves the quality of life for her patients.  She is passionate about teaching and elevating the practice of dentistry for as many doctors as possible.  She has experience teaching veterinarians, students, interns, residents, technicians, and clients.  Dr. Scott serves on a committee through the dental college to support residents during their studies.  She has a paper on oral odontogenic myxomas that was published last year in the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry.  Two more papers are pending publication.  Her time in small animal general practice, exotics practice and even on farms all enable her to understand the challenges that general practitioners face every day.  She strives to educate on a practical level so the information she provides GPs can be used immediately to improve their practices and their patient care.

Dr. Dodd will discuss:

  • Local anesthesia and oral radiology
  • Repairing mandibular and maxillary fractures
  • Tooth resorption
  • Tooth resorption in cats
  • Reading intraoral radiographs
  • What’s your diagnosis

Dr. Johnathon Robert (Bert) Dodd, Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry & Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College, received his DVM from Texas A&M University in 1979. Following completion of his DVM, Dr. Dodd began practicing in Austin, Texas at the Balcones Animal Hospital. He opened his own clinic, Hiway 620 Animal Hospital in 1981. In 1991 after becoming a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, he opened a dental referral practice. While continuing in practice, he completed his dental residency and became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College in April of 2003. August 2002 marked the beginning of his academic association with TAMU when on his day off he traveled there to lecture and perform dental surgeries as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Veterinary Dentistry. After being invited to join the faculty at the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005, he sold his practice and began working full-time there in March 2006 as a Clinical Associate Professor of Veterinary Dentistry. In September 2012 he was promoted to Clinical Professor.

In addition to Dr. Dodd’s extremely busy workload, he has conducted over 285 speaking engagements and dental wetlabs throughout the country on a multitude of veterinary dentistry related topics. He speaks at national and local veterinary and veterinary technician meetings. He is involved in multiple national and local committees and memberships, and was honored as the 2004 Academy of Veterinary Dentistry “Fellow of the Year”. Additionally, he received the 2006 TAVP Clinical Referral and Consultation Award, the 2008 TVMA Medical Specialty Practitioner of the Year Award, the 2009 TVMA Faculty Teaching Award and the 2018 Dean’s Roundtable Honoree. He is extremely passionate towards advancing the level of dental care and providing practitioners practical and easily implemented procedures to utilize in everyday practice.

Registration is still open for the 2018 Emerald Coast Veterinary Conference.  The conference will be held on June 13-17, 2018 at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Miramar Beach, FL.  We will offer over 60+ hours of quality CE, as well as, other activities that will be fun for the whole family. To find out more information or to register online, visit

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