A Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) is a veterinarian who has been certified by AVDC as having demonstrated specialist knowledge and expertise in veterinary dentistry as a result of completing the AVDC training requirements and having successfully passed the AVDC examination.

AVDC is recognized as the specialist certification organization in veterinary dentistry in North America by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties. AVDC diplomates are veterinary dental specialists.

The American Veterinary Dental College works with the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry in supporting training programs and in recognizing levels of expertise in veterinary dentistry.


AVDC is committed to providing education to pet owners and veterinarians about what is commonly referred to as Non-Anesthetic or Anesthesia Free Pet Dental Cleanings. Click the logo above or the link below for the facts, with educational information and additional resources. 

Learn more about anesthesia free dental scaling.


Information about the AVDC

Equine Veterinary

Dental Specialty


Horse Oral Examination



Continuing Education Programs on Veterinary Dental Topics for Veterinarians

This link is provided as a service for veterinarians. AVDC does not conduct educational programs. With its co-sponsors (Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and American Veterinary Dental Society), it sponsors the annual Veterinary Dental Forum. AVDC also endorses educational programs presented by third parties that meet its standards for specific training program requirements.