The World’s First Private Center for Continuing Education Courses in Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery

Over twenty years ago, in 2000, the Animal Dental Training Center (ADTC) became the world’s first permanent and dedicated private facility for continuing education in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery for veterinarians and technicians alike. Today, the center has held more than 400 classes and hosted 5000 participants world-wide, and remains the premier facility for those seeking unparalleled and comprehensive “hands-on” veterinary dental continuing education programs. All courses are specifically designed for general practitioners and technicians seeking to grow oral surgery & dentistry within their practices. For those seeking advanced growth, our Master’s-Level programs are rigorously crafted to teach the sophisticated skills needed to further specialize in these disciplines and make dentistry a primary clinical focus. Experience the difference that only an immediate practical application, highly individualized teaching, and expert critique can make in your learning and professional growth.


The ADTC Learning Advantage

State-Of-The-Art Facility

Up to fifty (50) individual high / low speed workstations, four (4) digital radiography stations, and advanced A/V capabilities throughout the facility. Spend more time engaged in learning instead of searching and sharing instruments or waiting to use the equipment.

Highly Personalized Training

Learning at the ADTC is focused around your individual success. Students work at their own pace at individual workstations using their own set of instruments. The low teacher-to-student ratio ensures participants receive the highly personalized attention they deserve while addressing any and all specific questions and needs.

Expert Level Instruction

All faculty members of the ADTC are Diplomates of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) or are in the credentialing process for board certification of the AVDC. They are selected not only for their technical merits, but their dedication to teaching and enthusiastically imparting knowledge to students.

Experiential Education

Intensive hands-on learning sessions and professional critique are just the start! Feel the energy that success brings as you personally connect with veterinary professionals from around the country (even world!) in a small cohort setting. Walk away with newfound skills that are immediately applicable in your everyday practice.

A Comprehensive Experience

Complete wet-lab materials, necessary tools & equipment, and all course handouts are provided on-site everyday. Participants earn CE credits from the State of Maryland and RACE accreditation for most courses. Each course also includes daily breakfast, snacks, and lunch in our spacious cafe lounge.

Holistic Learning Approach

The ADTC provides an “open forum” for discussion amongst both national and international participants about topics ranging from animal dentistry to practice management and marketing strategies. The information gained is both practical and can be easily implemented. The relaxed atmosphere is conducive to learning or simply renewing one’s passion for veterinary medicine.

Hands-On Wet Lab Programs in Veterinary Dentistry / Oral Surgery

The many veterinary dental programs offered through the ADTC are for all ability levels and include special “technician weekends”, exclusively feline programs, and continuing education courses in dental radiology, oral pathology, oral surgery, restorations, and endodontics for general practitioners and those veterinarians with a special interest in dentistry. Learn more about our current animal dental continuing education offerings below.

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Dr. Alexander Reiter

Dipl. Tzt., Dr. med. vet., Dipl. AVDC, EVDC, FF-AVDC-OMFS

Dr. Alexander Reiter graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria in 1996. He completed a dentistry and oral surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) in Philadelphia in 2000 and became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) and European Veterinary Dental College (EVDC) in 2001. Dr. Reiter is Professor and Chief of Dentistry and Oral Surgery at Penn Vet’s small animal hospital. He also is a Founding Fellow, AVDC Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS). His clinical and research interests include dental, periodontal, oral and maxillofacial disease epidemiology, advanced periodontal surgery, bone grafting procedures, oral and maxillofacial surgery (trauma and oncology), palate surgery and palatal prosthetics, maxillofacial reconstruction, microsurgery (free microvascular tissue transfer), oral manifestation of systemic disease, and systemic manifestation of oral disease.

Dr. Alexander Reiter

Dr. Sandra Manfra Maretta

DVM, DACVS, DAVDC, Founding Fellow AVDC Oral & MaxilloFacial Surgery

Dr. Sandra Manfra Marretta received her DVM degree from Cornell University in 1977. She completed an internship, surgical residency and clinical dentistry training at The Animal Medical Center. She obtained Diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 1985. She became a Charter Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College in 1988. She served as the Charter Secretary of the American Veterinary Dental College from 1988-1995 and the President of the American Veterinary Dental College from 2012-2014.

Dr. Sandra Manfra

She is a Founding Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Fellow of the American Veterinary Dental College and the American College of Veterinary Surgery. She recently became a Professor Emerita in Small Animal Surgery and Dentistry at the University of Illinois after 23 years of service. She is the author of over 250 publications including journal articles, chapters, abstracts and proceedings. She is the winner of numerous awards including the 2002 AAHA Veterinarian of the Year, The Animal Medical Center Alumna of the Year Award, The University of Illinois’ Campus Award for Excellence in Graduate and Professional Teaching, and the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine’s All-Round Excellence Award.

Dr. Maria Evola

DVM, MPH, Diplomate ACVR

As an undergraduate, Dr. Evola attended Hendrix College in Arkansas, studying Spanish and biology. She returned home to the Midwest for veterinary school and received her DVM and MPH from the University of Missouri. She completed a small animal rotating internship in New Jersey, a diagnostic imaging specialty internship in Los Angeles, and a diagnostic imaging residency at North Carolina State University. Dr. Evola became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2016. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her partner, their two improvisational parrots, and their dog Marlin. On sunny days, she enjoys urban hiking with Marlin, who is the Platonic ideal of what a dog should be.
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Dr. Steven Ringold

DVM, Diplomate ACVR

Dr. Ringold attended the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine in Madison, WI where he earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. He then completed an internship in small animal medicine, surgery, and critical care at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in Fort Collins, CO. He practiced emergency medicine and shelter medicine in San Diego, CA for 10 years while teaching at a community college and volunteering at the wildlife rehabilitation center for endangered species of small cats. Following his time in San Diego, he completed a Diagnostic Imaging Residency at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in Columbia, MO and became a board certified radiologist in 2009.
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Dr. Ringold now lives in Montgomery County, MD with his two sons, two daughters, and their cat, Superfly. In his imagined free time, he would enjoy snowboarding, trail running, mountain biking, rock climbing, pottery and lying in a hammock with a book and a beer.

Dr. Hannah Boothe

DVM, Associate dentistry & Oral Surgery

Dr. Hannah Boothe was raised in North Carolina, earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Virginia Tech, and graduated from Auburn University with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She practiced small animal general medicine in Georgia, Florida, and Maryland for six years prior to starting her specialty residency with the Animal Dental Center (ADC) in August 2021. She is excited to pursue her passion of Veterinary Dentistry! In her free time she enjoys reading, yoga, running, and canine agility. She has completed numerous half marathons and two full marathons. She is married to another veterinarian and is kept busy with their one year old son and four animals (Bichon Frise, Australian Shepherd, Tuxedo cat, and a Siamese Mix).

Dr. Melinda Spaar

DVM, Associate dentistry & Oral Surgery

Dr. Spaar earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Maryland College Park and graduated from Virginia Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2008. She has practiced general small animal medicine for 13 years in Maryland and 1 year in Virginia prior to starting her specialty residency with the Animal Dental Center (ADC) in August 2022. Dr.Spaar’s hobbies include watching her husband and son’s sporting events ( baseball/softball, ice hockey, golf, and horseback riding), managing her son’s travel hockey team, and playing with her two cats.
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Dr. Brittany Sembler

DVM, Associate dentistry & Oral Surgery

Dr. Sembler was born and raised in Bucks County, PA and decided at the tender age of 4 that she wanted to become a veterinarian. She earned a BA degree in Chemistry at Franklin & Marshall College before pursuing her DVM degree with focus on pharmaceutical research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. After working in general practice for 4 years she joined the Animal Dental Center in 2022 to begin her formal residency in dentistry and oral surgery. She currently lives in PA with her husband (also a veterinarian) and her 2 cats. Outside of her professional interests, Dr. Sembler enjoys painting, lyra, and reading romance & fantasy novels.
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Dr. Inshil Kim

DVM, MBA, Diplomate AVDC

Dr. Inshil Kim was born and raised in Korea, arriving in the US in 2003 to prepare for veterinary school. She attended St. Matthews University on Grand Cayman earning both a veterinary degree and an MBA. Dr. Kim has lived in Indiana, Oklahoma, New York and Guam, and California before joining the team at the Animal Dental Center. She is a diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College and an associate instructor at the Animal Dental Training Center in Towson Maryland. A true believer in the role of veterinarian as a pet’s advocate, Dr. Kim is thrilled to help pet patients at the Animal Dental Center for their dentistry and oral surgery needs. When not caring for pet’s mouth, Dr. Kim loves to go hiking with her family.

Dr. Jason Hutt

DVM, Diplomate AVDC

Dr. Jason Hutt graduated as a member of the charter class of St. George’s University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. He received his bachelor’s degree from Tufts University in 1997. Dr. Hutt joined the Animal Dental Center as resident in dentistry and oral surgery in July of 2016 completing his training in 2019. He is a diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College and an associate instructor at the Animal Dental Training Center in Towson Maryland. Prior to joining ADC Dr. Hutt spent thirteen years in small animal general practice as an associate veterinarian in Liverpool, NY a suburb of Syracuse. His professional interests include dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery and three dimensional imaging. In his spare time Dr. Hutt is an avid woodworker, downhill skier and certified divemaster. He also enjoys spending time with his wife Loren and son Jake. They share their home with an orthodontically challenged Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Hank.

Dr. Mary Volker

DVM, Diplomate AVDC

Dr. Mary Volker is a board-certified veterinary dentist & oral surgeon. Dr. Volker is a partner at the Animal Dental Center and is co-director of its residency training program. Since joining the Animal Dental Center in 2011, Dr. Volker strives to provide exceptional oral care to its patients. Dr. Volker teaches monthly at the Animal Dental Training Center in Baltimore, MD, where veterinarians and veterinary technicians from around the world learn about veterinary dentistry. Dr. Volker’s professional interests are varied and include endodontics and restorative dentistry. She has authored numerous publications and continues to work on research and articles with her colleagues at the Animal Dental Center. Dr. Volker also currently serves as president of the Anne Arundel County Veterinary Medical Association in Maryland.
Dr. Volker is a graduate of Iowa State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. Her rotating internship was completed at VCA Alameda East Veterinary Hospital in Denver, Colorado. She is an alumnus of Bucknell University where she was a Division I swimmer. Outside of clinical practice Dr. Volker enjoys swimming on the Maryland Masters Swim Team; running with her husband (who is also a veterinarian) and their dog, Ruby; and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Ira Luskin

Dr. med Vet, Diplomate AVDC, Diplomate EVDC, FAVD

Since 1979, Dr. Luskin has been actively involved with Small Animal Dentistry and Oral Surgery. A graduate of the Veterinary University of Vienna, Austria, he did his postgraduate doctoral in dentistry with renown Austrian Veterinary Dentist and Oral Surgeon, Dr. Karl Zetner. He presently serves as hospital director of the Animal Dental Centers in Baltimore, Columbia, and Annapolis, Maryland and York, Pennsylvania.

Dr. Luskin is a well-known national and international speaker on small animal dentistry and oral-facial surgery and has published numerous articles in scientific journals as well as in breed club newsletters. He is often involved in research of new products to determine whether they may improve or enhance defenses against oral disease and assist the healing capacity of the mouth cavity. In January 2000, he established the Animal Dental Training Center (ADTC) of Baltimore as the first private post-graduate training center for veterinary dentistry and oral surgery in the United States. The ADTC is a state of the art teaching facility, dedicated to training veterinarians and technicians in dentistry and oral surgery. Since its inception, the center has hosted over 400 classes across a broad range of topics with veterinarians from all over the world who have come to learn dentistry. It has also hosted numerous dental wet labs for the national surgeon’s meetings and CVC veterinary conferences.