Blog: SodiumVET Hosts SMVMA Veterinary Meeting

SodiumVET Hosts SMVMA Veterinary Meeting

SodiumVET Hosts SMVMA Veterinary Meeting

This year SodiumVET had the pleasure of hosting the Southern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association Meeting, held at Main Street Stable and Tavern in Southern Michigan. With an outstanding turnout of 30+ doctors and assistants, we were able to talk to the veterinarians personally, get to know their practice and find solutions that work best for them. This event was an amazing opportunity to get to know our veterinarians here in Michigan as well as introduce the digital x-ray industry to those who are less familiar. We firmly believe the digital x-ray sensor is an essential tool in every practice and were happy to discussed the importance of implementing x-ray sensors in their own practice for the specialty of animal dentistry.

The topic of the night was Veterinary Dentistry with Dr. Jamie Berning as the speaker. Dr. Berning graduated in 2011 from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine with a strong passion for dentistry and oral surgery. With a lack of formal dental training in veterinary education, Dr. Berning works to teach veterinarians and students, as well as educate veterinarians on the importance of digital dental radiography within their practice. Dr. Berning in fact uses our digital x-ray sensor, VetDR, in all of her procedures.

Throughout the evening, the veterinarians learned more about dental radiographs and were taught how to interpret radiographs for themselves. The veterinarians were also taught to identify normal versus abnormal pathology for common conditions in dogs and cats. This was a highlight of the night because many of the veterinarians found these learning exercise very engaging and were thrilled to further strengthen their knowledge of interpreting radiographs. Those in attendance found the lecture to be very educational, giving them the ability to better diagnose their patients.

We were also able to talk to veterinarians about our digital x-ray sensor, VetDR. Many of the veterinarians were interested in how VetDR differs from other dental digital x-Ray sensors in veterinary medicine. We were able to confidently inform them on its top tier image quality, high speed image response, VetReady durability and its incredible sensor care plan. The doctors were not only wowed, but convinced in the importance of having a digital x-ray sensor like VetDR in their practice.

A large portion of veterinary medicine is the use of digital x-ray sensors to obtain dental radiographs. Taking dental radiographs in a veterinarian clinic can be used to treat fractured teeth, facial swelling, oral masses, periodontal pockets, maxillofacial trauma, drooling, pre and post-extraction, evaluate missing teeth and so much more. Too many dental procedures are performed on animals without the proper understanding of where the real problem lies. Dental radiographs revealed clinically important findings, and without them numerous unseen problems will go untreated or improperly treated.

We were thrilled to be in attendance. The doctors and ourselves learned so much more about veterinary dentistry and the importance of dental digital x-ray sensors in every veterinary practice. At the end of the night, the veterinarians in attendance found that digital x-ray sensors are absolutely essential for veterinary medicine.