VetDent CE Associates logo Providing Dental Education to Veterinary Professionals
About the Speakers

photo of Bonnie MillerBonnie Miller, RDH, BS is the staff Registered Dental Hygienist at the Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. With 20 years experience in her role at the university, she is a guest lecturer in the core dental course and teaches basic dentistry in the form of rounds and wet labs to the students rotating through the Dental and Oral Surgery service. She is active in clinical dental cases as well as research projects.  As a lecturer in the Harcum College veterinary technician program she also teaches dental wet labs to the technician students.

Bonnie has extensive national lecturing experience, presenting at many national veterinary conferences such as the National Annual Veterinary Dental Forum, the North American Veterinary Conference, and many state and local veterinary organization conferences. She has authored and co-authored articles and text-book chapters.  Bonnie serves as an independent consultant to companies within the veterinary dental industry and performs dental product research for companies wishing to promote oral health via their products.

She is a member of the American Veterinary Dental Society, and, in 1996 was recognized by the AVDC-AVDS National Veterinary Dental Forum for her contributions to the field of veterinary dentistry. She is also a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and began her career working in “human” periodontal practices. She earned her Certificate of Proficiency in Dental Hygiene from the University of Pennsylvania and her BS degree in dental hygiene from Thomas Jefferson University.

photo of Jodi KristelJodi Kristel, CVT VTS (Dentistry) is the staff certified Veterinary Technician Specialist in Dentistry at the Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  Jodi graduated from Olds College, Alberta, Canada in 1999, and then successfully completed the Veterinary Technician Internship program at the Animal Medical Center in New York City.  Jodi began her career at the University of Pennsylvania in 2002, and, in June of 2006, she became a credentialed member of the first class of graduates of the NAVTA  Veterinary Technician Specialty in Dentistry.

With 8 years experience at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Jodi is involved in teaching basic dentistry in the form of rounds and wet labs to the students rotating through the Dental and Oral Surgery Service.  She is involved in clinical dental cases as well as research projects. 

Jodi is a guest lecturer at Harcum College and Manor College's Veterinary Technician Programs.  She also has national lecturing experience presenting at the AVDC-AVDS annual dental forum.

photo of John R. LewisJohn R. Lewis, VMD, FAVD, Dipl. AVDC is an Assistant Professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. He graduated from UPENN in 1997 and spent 5 years in general practice in Clayton, NC prior to returning for a residency in dentistry and oral surgery. Dr. Lewis became a fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry during his residency, and was awarded the AVDC Peter Emily Outstanding Candidate Award in October of 2004. After completion of his residency, Dr. Lewis successfully completed the examination process to become a diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College.

His research interests include histological evaluation of feline teeth in an attempt to elucidate the etiology of feline tooth resorption. Also, he is conducting clinical trials evaluating a new treatment for cats affected by oral squamous cell carcinoma and lymph node drainage patterns in dogs with oral melanoma. Dr. Lewis’ clinical interests include oral surgical oncology, maxillofacial fracture repair, and lasers in oral surgery and dentistry. Dr. Lewis became an associate director of the Mari Lowe Center for Comparative Oncology Research in 2006.

© 2006-2012 VetDent CE Associates