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August 1, 2015





       Heidi Lobprise, DVM, DAVDC


Happy Halloween!

OK, you might think it is a bit weird to start talking about a holiday three months before it happens (wait a minute – we do that with Christmas every year) – but this is a special year for Halloween. This year you have the opportunity to celebrate – and dress up – with a group of your favorite people – at the Veterinary Dental Forum in Monterey, California October 29 through November 1. In fact, since this is the site of the 13th World Veterinary Dental Congress, it will be an international event!

For those who have attended a VDF before, you know what an amazing event this can be! I have always thought of the veterinary dental community as a big, happy family – a little dysfunctional at times, but we can certainly put the FUN in dysfunctional! This group of people is so enthusiastic about providing and receiving veterinary dental education, that this is the singular most phenomenal CE offering in which you can participate.

For those first timers – or those considering attending – run, don’t walk, to your computer and get registered for the forum and ancillary events soon! The early bird registration ends on September 1, and after September 11, only on-line registrations can be submitted. For DVMs – that means you can save $100 if you register before 9/1/15! There are options for one day registrations, but that means you could miss out on some of the excitement, so plan on staying the entire time. The registration does include three lunches (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), and the Welcome Reception and Grand Opening of the Exhibit Hall on Thursday night. At the Grand Opening, this will be your chance to see just how dedicated some of these dental folks are – by checking out the imaginative and sometimes disturbing Halloween costumes we have come up with!  Of course, since you have almost three months to plan – you can come up with some good ideas for costumes as well.

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