Our mission at the NPDA is to help progress the science and art of veterinary medicine, specifically dentistry, by utilizing a progressive approach to educating and learning.
The Board members and Advisors were selected for their specific knowledge and expertise directly related to dentistry. The guidelines and criteria to become a member of the NPDA have been set forth by our specialized board members, with a specific outline designed to ensure the highest level of practical and comprehensive ability.
One of the main goals for establishing the NPDA was to create a forum for advancing the knowledge, education, and overall awareness of veterinary dentistry among veterinarians, students, and the public. Through our efforts, we are successfully increasing awareness of the importance of proper preventive dental care for pets, and assisting veterinarians in establishing a comprehensive dental program within each practice.
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The NPDA was founded in 2011 by three Diplomates of the American Board of Periodontology, two veterinarians, and two veterinary dental technicians for the purpose of creating fundamental guidelines for practicing, offering, or educating about the services of a Professional Outpatient Preventive Dental or POPD.
Code of Ethics
The NPDA and its members value honesty, fairness, being courteous and considerate, and having a compassionate, loving approach in respect to all animal services and care. The NPDA represents a professional standard, following acceptable guidelines for procedures, using current scientific knowledge. The NPDA strives to enhance its image with respect to veterinarians, colleagues, other health professionals, and the general public.