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About the Forum


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About the Forum


 

About the Veterinary Dental Forum

The Veterinary Dental Forum was founded in 1987 for the purpose of advancing the knowledge, education, awareness and skills involved in veterinary dentistry among veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary students, veterinary staff and anyone else with an interest in veterinary dentistry. The Veterinary Dental Forum is hosted by a combination of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry, the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and the American Veterinary Dental College. The Veterinary Dental Forum is not only the largest veterinary dental conference but also the longest continually running meeting of its type. The Veterinary Dental Forum strives to provide the best veterinary dental program in the world with the finest lectures and labs from the top experts in the veterinary dental field.

The Veterinary Dental Forum is held each year at a new location to allow regular attendees a chance to see various sites and locations around our great country.  This also provides an opportunity to be educated, entertained, and do some sight-seeing. The Grand Opening Reception of the exhibit hall gives everyone a chance to get to know each other in a more relaxed atmosphere.  In an educational setting, a featured keynote speaker addresses all attendees on a specific topic in veterinary dentistry. In addition, the forum is well known for its annual Fun Run/Walk.  

The Veterinary Dental Forum provides an Exhibit Hall containing booths with the most recent texts, instruments, supplies, and activities of dental organizations around the world.  

Each year a Review & Assessment Exam is offered for people in veterinary dental training programs to help in their studies.  This is practice for taking the examination for either the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry or the American Veterinary Dental College.   

The Veterinary Dental Forum offers many levels of dentistry in an attempt to target the interests and abilities of as many of the attendees as possible.

Continuing Education
*The Veterinary Dental Forum is co-sponsored by the American Veterinary Dental College, a recognized veterinary specialty organization of the American Veterinary Medical Association through its Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS). The Mission statement of the AVMA/ABVS reads, "The American Board of Veterinary Specialties (ABVS) of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recognizes and encourages the development of recognized veterinary specialty organizations (RVSOs) promoting advanced levels of competency in well-defined areas of study or practice categories, to provide the public with exceptional veterinary service.

 

 
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Future Forums


Future Forums

Future Forums


Future Forums

Future VDF Dates & Locations


31st Annual Veterinary Dental Forum

September 14-17, 2017
Omni
Nashville, TN

32nd Annual Veterinary Dental Forum

November 15-18, 2018
Sheraton Downtown
Phoenix, AZ

33rd Annual Veterinary Dental Forum

September 26-29, 2019
JW Marriott Grande Lakes Orlando, FL


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Forum History


Forum History

Forum History


Forum History

FORUM ATTENDANCE

Thank you to everyone who attended the 2016 Veterinary Dental Forum in Minneapolis,MN! 


2016 ATTENDEE BREAK DOWN - Minneapolis, MN

Meeting attendees were as follows:  

DVM/VMD/DDS (Non-member of AVDC and AVD) = 291
F4VD/EVDS Members = 161  
Veterinary Technicians = 287
AVDC Diplomates, AVD Fellows, RDHs = 120
Residents = 46  
Practice Staff = 29
Veterinary Medical Students = 33
2015 Veterinary Medical Graduates = 13  
Guest registrations = 12  

Exhibitors = 193  
The exhibitor registration was 79 booths this year with 68 companies represented.

Total registered attendees = 1185


2015 ATTENDEE BREAK DOWN - Monterey, CA

Meeting attendees were as follows:  

DVM/VMD/DDS (Non-member of AVDC and AVD) = 227
AVDS/EVDS Members = 204  
Veterinary Technicians = 258
AVDC Diplomates, AVD Fellows, RDHs = 140
Residents = 33  
Practice Staff = 39  
Veterinary Medical Students = 8
2014 Veterinary Medical Graduates = 5  
Guest registrations = 20  

Exhibitors = 185  
The exhibitor registration was 77 booths this year with 64 companies represented.

Total registered attendees = 1119


2014 ATTENDEE BREAK DOWN - Atlanta, GA

Meeting attendees were as follows:  

DVM/VMD/DDS (Non-member of AVDC and AVD) = 262
AVDS/EVDS Members = 232  
Veterinary Technicians = 241
AVDC Diplomates, AVD Fellows, RDHs = 120
Residents = 27  
Practice Staff = 35  
Veterinary Medical Students = 12
2014 Veterinary Medical Graduates = 5  
Guest registrations = 12  

Exhibitors = 234  
The exhibitor registration was 84 booths this year with 70 companies represented.

Total registered attendees = 1180


2013 ATTENDEE BREAK DOWN - New Orleans, LA

Meeting attendees were as follows:  

DVM/VMD/DDS (Non-member of AVDC and AVD) = 241
AVDS/EVDS Members = 231  
Veterinary Technicians = 217
AVDC Diplomates, AVD Fellows, RDHs = 119
Alternate Pathways Candidates, Residents = 28  
Practice Staff = 28  
Veterinary Medical Students = 12
2013 Veterinary Medical Graduates = 6  
Guest registrations = 90  

Exhibitors = 192  
The exhibitor registration was 78 booths this year with 62 companies represented.

Total registered attendees = 1164


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Purchase Proceedings


Purchase Proceedings


Previous Proceedings

Proceedings are available from previous Veterinary Dental Forums.
If you would like to order one, please download the form, fill it in and fax to the office of the
Veterinary Dental Forum at 208-895-7872.
Ordering information is provided on the form.

Available years: 2004 - 2009 and 2011- 2016.