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September 2008

Awards and Elections at the Jacksonville, FL Veterinary Dental Forum

Election of Officers and Board Member

Dr. Sandra Manfra-Marretta
, University of Illinois, was elected President Elect (2008-2010) of the College at the AVDC Annual Meeting in Jacksonville in September. She will serve as the 11th President of the College in 2010-2012. Dr. Paul Mitchell, North Attleboro, MA, was elected to a three-year term to fill the At-Large Member of the Board of Directors slot that was open as a result of Dr. Manfra's election.

AVDC Awards Presented in Jacksonville

The Peter Emily AVDC Service Award was presented to Dr. Michael Peak during the Awards ceremony at the start of the Jacksonville Forum. The Emily Award is presented to a diplomate of the College for outstanding service to veterinary dentistry and the College.

The Robert Wiggs AVDC Candidate Award was presented to Dr. William V. Krug, North Carolina State University. The Wiggs Award is presented to an outstanding credentialed candidate or recent diplomate.

April 2008

New Diplomates in 2008

The following individuals successfully completed the AVDC Examination process in March 2008, and the Board of Directors approved certifying them as Diplomates of AVDC at its meeting in April.

Lee Blazejewski, Kennett Square, PA

Matt Lemmons, Carmel, IN

Bonnie Shope, Westboro, MA

Kevin Stepaniuk, Seabeck, WA

Kendall Taney, Gaithersburg, MD

Judith Yee, Palm Desert, CA

October 2007

Awards and Elections at the Minneapolis, MN Veterinary Dental Forum

Officers and Board Member Elected

Dr. Steven Holmstrom was elected to another two-year term as Treasurer of the College, and Dr. Gary Goldstein was elected to a two-year term as Recording Secretary. Dr. Goldstein had been filling the Recording Secretary position on the Board since Dr. Colin Harvey was appointed Executive Secretary of the College in January 2006.

Dr. Tom Chamberlain was elected to fill the At-Large Member of the Board of Directors slot that was open as a result of Dr. Manfra's election.

AVDC Awards Presented in Jacksonville

The Peter Emily AVDC Service Award was presented to Dr. Gregg DuPont, Seattle, WA, during the Awards ceremony at the start of the Jacksonville Forum. The Emily Award is presented to a diplomate of the College for outstanding service to veterinary dentistry and the College.

The Robert Wiggs AVDC Candidate Award was presented to Dr. Stephen Juriga, Oswego, IL. The Wiggs Award is presented to an outstanding credentialed candidate or recent diplomate of the College.

April 2007

New Diplomates in 2007

The following individuals successfully completed the AVDC Examination process in March 2007, and the Board of Directors approved certifying them as Diplomates of AVDC at its meeting in April.

Curt Coffman, Scottsdale, AZ

Stephen Juriga, Oswego, IL

Larry Klima, St. Paul, MN

William Krug, Raleigh, NC

Celeste Roy, Tucson, AZ

Clarence Sitzman, Fort Collins, CO

Russell Tucker, Auckland, NZ

September 2006

Awards Given by AVDC at Portland Forum

AVDC Service Award -  Dr. Peter Emily Award

This award is presented annually to an outstanding individual for contributions made to further the field of veterinary dentistry.

In 2006, the Service Award was given to Dr. Ken Lyon.

Dr. Peter Emily Outstanding Candidate Award

This is an award given annually to an outstanding veterinarian on successful completion of an approved alternative pathway training program or residency program.

In 2006, the Candidate Award was given to Dr. Jennifer Rawlinson.

April 2006

New Diplomates in 2006

The following individuals successfully completed the AVDC Examination process in March 2006, and the Board of Directors approved certifying them as Diplomates of AVDC at its meeting in April.

Don Beebe, San Carlos, CA

Brett Beckman, Punta Gorda, FL

Barron Hall, Wilder, KY

Katrina Hall-Essoe, Walnut Creek, CA

David Hansen, Cheektowaga, NY

Jennifer Rawlinson, Ithaca, NY

October 2005

Colleges Loses its first Diplomate

Dr. John Sowers has died at the tragically young age of 35.

A Washington State graduate, John completed an internship at AMC in New York and a dental residency at Wisconsin, and has been practicing in Phoenix since becoming a Diplomate. He was a larger than life character whose presence in the life of the College will missed.

Donations to honor John or to support his young family can be made by contacting Dr. Bill Gengler (bgdvm@aol.com).

October 2005

Awards Given by AVDC at Orlando Forum

AVDC Service Award  -  Dr. Peter Emily Award

This award is presented annually to an outstanding individual for contributions made to further the field of veterinary dentistry.

In 2005 , the Service Award was given to Dr. Mark Smith.

Dr. Peter Emily Outstanding Candidate Award

This is an award given annually to an outstanding veterinarian on successful completion of an approved alternative pathway training program or residency program.

In 2005, the Candidate Award was given to Dr. Anson Tsugawa.

Election of Officers at the Annual Business Meeting at the Orlando Forum

Drs Colin Harvey and Steve Holmstrom were elected to two year terms as Secretary and Treasurer respectively.

April 2005

New Diplomates in 2005

The American Veterinary Dental College welcomed eight new Diplomates in 2005. These individuals have successfully completed the AVDC credentials and examinations processes. They are:

Larry Baker
Decatur, IL

Eric Davis
Fayetteville, NY

Sharon Hoffman
Jacksonville, FL

Lee Jane Huffman
Madison, WI

John Lewis
Philadelphia, PA

Colleen O'Morrow
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Keith Stein
Worthington, OH

Eric Van Nice
Tustin, CA

October 2004

New Officers and Board Members, Award Winners

New Officers were elected at the Annual Meeting of the College in Fort Worth, TX in October 2004. Click Officers and Board Members for details. Awards given for outstanding contributions are detailed below.

September 2004

AVDC Teams with AVMA on Dental Imaging Feature

The AVDC has agreed to team with the AVMA in producing the Diagnostic Imaging in Veterinary Dental Practice (DIVDP) feature in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. The current plan is to publish a DIVDP item in every other issue of JAVMA (i.e. monthly).

The DIVDP feature will be included in the Veterinary Medicine Today section at the front of JAVMA issues. Readership surveys show that these types of articles are very popular with AVMA members and JAVMA readers, and dentistry deserves to be included with the other specialty college-sponsored features in this section.

The JAVMA has accepted the AVDC Board of Directors nomination of Dr. Frank Verstraete (University of California-Davis) as the first Coordinator of the DIVDP feature.

This feature would be a great option for an excellent radiograph or two from an interesting case treated by an AVDC-registered applicant, perhaps with the applicants mentor as second author. For images that are included in case reports that are under consideration for AVDC Credentials Pre-Approval, AVDC recommends waiting until the Pre-Approval review is completed before submitting the images and supporting text for publication in this feature. Each DIVDP item is limited to two published pages, in a specific format (details below). Please keep in mind that, for case reports that would not readily lend themselves to the DIVDP format, AVDC also encourages publication of full case reports in the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry, which is the official publication of the College.

The two keys to the success of the DIVDP feature are interesting material and good-quality radiographs or other images. The images will be considered for technical quality by the JAVMA editors and Dr. Verstraete before they are sent to reviewers.

Here are some possibilities to consider:  A case that included a radiograph that you patted yourself on the back for, because it was perfect.  Radiographs showing something crucial that was missing on one view but clearly seen on another view. A diagnostic challenge or a complication that was recognized on a radiograph.

Instructions for Authors - Diagnostic Imaging in Veterinary Dental Practice JAVMA

The purpose of the Diagnostic Imaging in Veterinary Dental Practice feature is to provide readers with clinically relevant information relating to the practice of veterinary dentistry, focusing on the evaluation and interpretation of diagnostic images. Most often, images should be limited to radiographs. However, color photographs and computed tomographic, magnetic resonance, and ultrasonographic images can be included if they were essential to the diagnosis.

The text for manuscripts submitted for this feature should be organized under the following headings:

History and Physical Examination Findings, Diagnostic Imaging Findings and Interpretation, Treatment and Outcome, and Comments.

The History and Physical Examination Findings section of the manuscript should provide patient signalment, a short description of the patient's history, relevant physical examination and laboratory findings, and results of a complete oral examination. The Diagnostic Imaging Findings and Interpretation section should describe all pertinent abnormalities in the images provided and list the radiologic diagnosis or differential diagnoses considered on the basis of the diagnostic imaging findings. The Treatment and Outcome section should briefly describe the treatment provided, clinical course, and condition at last follow-up examination. The Comments section should discuss pertinent aspects of the clinical condition and explain what role diagnostic imaging had in determining the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. The feature is intended to be a learning exercise for readers. Therefore, two copies of diagnostic images should be provided. One should not contain any identifying marks; the other should contain arrows or other labels and symbols identifying the important abnormalities. Because the feature is limited to 2 pages in the journal, the text should be no longer than approximately 3 double-spaced typewritten pages (approx. 750 words). Pertinent references should be provided, but should rarely exceed 6 or 7 in number.

Authors should follow all general guidelines for manuscript preparation and submission, including guidelines for preparation of electronic copies of figures, given in the Instructions for Authors for the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Copies of the JAVMA Instructions for Authors are available from the AVMA Web site (www.avma.org). For additional information or to submit an item for review, contact Dr. Kurt Matushek by telephone (847-925-8070, ext 6768) or e-mail (kmatushek@avma.org). The Diagnostic Imaging in Veterinary Dental Practice feature is sponsored by the American Veterinary Dental College.

April 2004

New Diplomates in 2004!

The American Veterinary Dental College welcomed four new Diplomates in 2004. These individuals have successfully completed the AVDC credentials and examinations processes. They are:

Tiffany Brown
Baltimore, MD

Dale Kressin
Oshkosh, WI

Helena Kuntsi-Vaattovaara
Davis, CA

Anson Tsugawa
Philadelphia, PA

October 2004

Awards Given by AVDC

The American Veterinary Dental College makes two awards each year, and also grants a third award on occasion. The awards and recipients are:

AVDC Service Award  -  Dr. Peter Emily Award

This award is presented annually to an outstanding individual for contributions made to further the field of veterinary dentistry. This is an annual award given to honor Dr. Peter Emily, who has contributed enormously to the establishment and advancement of veterinary dentistry. Award Recipients: Chuck Williams

1992 Colin Harvey

1993 Bob Wiggs

1994 Gary Beard

1995 Ben Colmery

1996 Sandra Manfra Marretta

1997 Donald L. Ross

1998 Tom Mulligan

1999 T. Keith Grove

2000 Steve Holmstrom

2001 Heidi Lobprise

2002 Frank Verstraete

2003

In 2004, the Service Award was given to Edward Eisner.

Dr. Peter Emily Outstanding Candidate Award

This is an award given annually to an outstanding veterinarian on successful completion of an approved alternative pathway training program or residency program. Award Recipients:

Linda DeBowes     1994 Gregg DuPont     1995 Don DeForge     1996 Mark Smith     1997 Randi Brannan     1998 Milinda Lommer     1999 R. Michael Peak     2000 Krista Mendoza     2001 Gary Lantz     2002 Cindy Charlier     2003

In 2004, the Candidate Award was given to John Lewis.

Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award

This special award, presented occasionally, recognizes outstanding contributions to veterinary dentistry. Award Recipients:

Steve Holmstrom (1996) Colin Harvey (1998) Robert Wiggs (2001) Peter Emily (2002) Ken Lyon (2004)