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Saving Teeth: A Veterinarian’s Story – Ep. 56

Guest: Jamie A. Berning, DVM, DAVDC

Embark on a fascinating exploration of the parallel worlds of human and veterinary endodontics with Dr. Jamie Berning, a 2011 graduate from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. In this intellectually stimulating podcast episode, Dr. Berning seamlessly connects her experiences in both realms, emphasizing the shared intricacies of endodontic practices in treating dental issues. As she transitions from a general practitioner to a dentistry specialist, Dr. Berning discusses the vibrant community of animal endodontists and the diverse instruments used in her practice—revealing intriguing parallels with their human counterparts. The episode unravels her extensive training, experiences with various animals, and favorite procedures. Beyond the clinical aspects, Dr. Berning explores challenges like insurance reimbursement and the intrinsic value of volunteer service, highlighting universal themes. The conversation takes a clever turn as she vividly describes working with an anesthesiologist, delving into the administration of local anesthetic and the anatomy involved.

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Episode Resources

  1. Berning JA, Snyder CJ, Hetzel S and Sarment DP (2020) Analysis of the Anatomic Relationship Between the Mandibular First Molar Roots and Mandibular Canal Using Cone-Beam Computed-Tomography in 101 Dogs. Front. Vet. Sci. 6:485. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2019.00485
  2. Pinsky HM, Dyda S, Pinsky RW, Misch KA, Sarment DP. Accuracy of three-dimensional measurements using cone-beam CT. Dentomaxillofacial Radiol. (2006) 35:410–6. doi: 10.1259/dmfr/20987648

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