Virtual Workshop: Veterinary Dentistry
Duration: 1 hour
Aside from bad breath, the lack of oral care can cause more serious issues such as decay, tooth loss, and gum disease in companion animals. But these conditions make up only a fraction of what veterinary dentists treat on a regular basis. Curious to know more about this specialty? Join our virtual workshop, hosted by Alumnus Dr. Allen Skinner ‘12, for glimpse of what it’s like to be a veterinary dentist!
This is your opportunity to:
- Learn more about what a veterinary dentist does on a day-to-day basis
- Get familiarized with the assortment of tools, equipment, and treatments used in a veterinary dentistry
- Discover the future of pursuing dentistry as a veterinary specialty
- BONUS: Examine real-life dental cases treated by Dr. Skinner and his team
Access the on-demand workshop by registering below!
About Our Host
Dr. Allen Skinner grew up in rural Southeastern Ohio. He completed his undergraduate studies in biology at the College of Wooster where he also played collegiate football. Dr. Skinner’s interest in veterinary medicine began at an early age, but only after spending a summer after his undergraduate studies working as a conservation biology researcher in North Dakota did he returned to Ohio to pursue veterinary medicine. Once back in Ohio, he volunteered at a local mixed animal practice in his hometown. Soon afterwards he moved to Columbus, OH to finish the courses needed for veterinary school and while taking classes Dr. Skinner gained practical veterinary knowledge while working as a veterinary assistant.
Dr. Skinner earned his doctorate of veterinary medicine (DVM) from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. After completing his clinical year at Louisiana State University (LSU), he moved to San Diego to complete his rotating internship at the Veterinary Specialty Hospital (VSH).
Following his rotating internship, Dr. Skinner completed his residency at Southern California Veterinary Dental Specialties & oral Surgery and is a diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College. His interests include oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, and correction of congenital malformations. He also enjoys helping other veterinarians and veterinary staff improve their veterinary dental skills and learn the benefits of good dental care.
In his spare time, Dr. Skinner enjoys being outdoors, carpentry, playing sports, working on cars, and spending time with his wife Candace, daughter Scarlett, and their dogs Gus and Oscar and cats Simon, and Sylvester.