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!

Anna Adams
Purdue University, College of Veterinary Medicine
DVM Candidate, Class of 2021

“Everyone is so friendly, kind & concerned. Our pet was seen at the end of the day & the staff even stayed late to make sure we were cared for. We love Main Street Vet Hospital. Thank you!”

Brenda & Phil P.