We are happy to announce the arrival and installation of our new VistaScan Perio Plus digital x-ray scanner. We believe we are the first practice in the UK to install one.

We believe computed digital radiology (CR)  to provide the best quality radiographs for our veterinary dental cases. The new scanner gives us the capability to scan four plates simultaneously. This means faster imaging and ultimately less anaesthesia time with a gain in quality.

Thanks to Ian Smith (below) from iM3 Dental Ltd for spending a couple of days with us on the installation and helping with staff training.

 

We welcome two new staff members  recently arrived - Jo Barron and Karen Roberts.

Jo Barron qualified as a veterinary nurse initially but came to us from an IT company, where she spent the last few years working on veterinary software systems. Jo joins us as a receptionist and book-keeper.

Karen Roberts joined us from a veterinary practice in Edinburgh. She spent several years there and, like Jo,  also  qualified as a veterinary nurse from Telford in Edinburgh.

The 2013 Dental Leadership Course fourth edition, written by us, has been released by Zoetis. The course underwent a complete rewrite last year to reflect current standards and practice. There are six modules for nurses and seven for vets. The course is all on-line and requires a unique code to access it which you can get from your local Zoetis territory manage or via this link. https://online.zoetis.com/GB/EN/Pages/ContactUs.aspx

Be aware that once you start to use it you need to continue using the same computer. Alternatively you can download it to a USB flash drive at the start so you can move from computer to computer as you learn. We hope you enjoy it and learn from it.
 

DentalVets are expanding. We recently purchased the neighbouring property and are in the process of finalising plans to merge the two properties. We expect it to provide us with much more spacious waiting, consulting and tutoring facilities in addition to better storage. We hope to have full occupancy by May 2013.

Congratulations to Claire passing the VTS examinations in the USA to become a member of the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians. She is now a designated Veterinary Technician Specialist (Dentistry) - the first such award given outside North America.

The qualification requires the candidate to undertake a rigourous credentialing programme over a minimum of two years before passing a qualifying examination including both theory and practical elements. The examination is held in Las Vegas.