Veterinary Student Dental Opportunities
Apply here for a final year externship or summer opportunities!
Spending two weeks at Main Street Veterinary Hospital and Dental Clinic was a wonderful experience! During my externship, I assisted and closely observed several oral procedures and surgeries including mandibulectomies, operculectomies, full-mouth extractions, and jaw fracture repair. I was taught how to scale and polish teeth. I was also shown how to correctly take and interpret dental radiographs. Additionally, I learned about anesthesia, analgesia, and antibiotics used in dental procedures. On the last day, I was given a cadaver head and taught how to perform extractions using a high-powered drill. The dental team doctors, and the highly-skilled dentistry nurses were excellent at explaining difficult concepts and were always enthusiastic to teach. My dentistry knowledge was very limited before this off-campus block, but I now feel comfortable diagnosing several dental diseases, taking dental radiographs, cleaning teeth, and performing simple extractions!
Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine
DVM Candidate, Class of 2021
“We have been coming to Main Street Veterinary Hospital for 15 years. They are always caring and loving with our dogs. They provide exceptional health care to all of our animals.”