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August 20, 2014: Communicating Value for Preventive Dentistry (1 hr)

Today, most veterinary hospitals are performing corrective dentistry for years of pets’ untreated oral problems. The average dental case totals $427, according to AAHA.* Veterinary Pet Insurance says the average claim for pet teeth cleaning in 2013 was $170. In contrast, the average claim amount for treating dental-related disease was $221. Periodontal disease accounted for the most dental claims received last year by VPI—more than 25,000. Tooth infections, inclusive of cavities and abscesses, accounted for the second most common dental-related claims, totaling more than 10,600. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by the age of 3. Compliance for professional dental cleanings is 38%, according to the 2009 AAHA study, “Compliance: Taking Quality Care to the Next Level.”

Learn how to focus your conversation on the medical benefits of treating now. Delaying care could lead to advanced disease and higher treatment costs.

Title: Communicating Value for Preventive Dentistry
Date: Delivered Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 7– 8 pm EST (6 – 7 pm CST; 5 – 6 pm MST; 4 – 5 pm PST)
Speaker: Wendy S. Myers, President of Communication Solutions for Veterinarians
Hours: 1 hour of RACE-approved CE

Thanks to generous sponsorship from Communication Solutions for Veterinarians, this webinar was delivered free to all!

* AAHA Veterinary Fee Reference, 8th edition

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RACE-CE provider name: VETgirl, LLC
RACE Provider number: 785-37490

This program has been approved for continuing education credit in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education. Call VetGirl (858.859.1838) for further questions.

Please contact the AAVSB RACE program if you have any comments/concerns regarding this program’s validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.


4 thoughts on “August 20, 2014: Communicating Value for Preventive Dentistry (1 hr)

    • Hi Kendall,

      Yes, all ELITE members have access to view the webinars at their convenience 24/7. It’s not available for non-members, however.

    • Hi Svitlana,

      Our webinars are available by becoming a VetGirl ELITE subscriber ($199/calendar year). We do offer several complimentary ones throughout the year – you can check them out at our 2014 webinar sight. However, if you don’t view the webinars and attend them the day they are live, they are NO longer available as a recording for you to view unless you are an ELITE member.


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