Veterinary DENTAL Advisory COMMITTEE (VDAC)
Fort Collins, CO
San Carlos, CA
Santa Fe, NM
VDAC COmmittee members
Gregg DuPont, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC has served as the President of both the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) and the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry (AVD). He is the Co-owner of Shoreline Veterinary Dental Clinic, a private specialty practice in Seattle Washington. Dr. DuPont is a board certified Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College and a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry. He is a past president of both the College and the Academy. He is currently the Treasurer for the AVD and is a U.S. delegate to the World Veterinary Dental Council.
Dr. DuPont has lectured nationally and internationally, and is a well-known authority in the field of veterinary dentistry. He earned his DVM degree with High Honors from the University of Florida in 1981, then completed his training while in private practice and was granted diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Dentistry (AVDC) in 1996. Dr. DuPont served on the AVDC Board of Directors from 1997 until 2004. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry 1994.
Steven Holmstrom, DVM, DAVDC currently practices at the Animal Dental Clinic in San Carlos, California, having been certified by the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) 1989. Dr. Holmstrom earned his DVM degree from the University of Missouri in 1972. He is the past president of the AVDC, Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, American Veterinary Dental Society and two times president for the Peninsula Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Holmstrom has consulted for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Ames Research Center, University of California at Berkeley’s Office of Lab Animal Care and numerous pharmaceutical and dental companies. He has held several professional offices in committees and colleges and has received several awards including the AAHA Far West Practitioner of the Year and the University of Missouri Alumnus of the Year. He has written numerous articles and publications, including a textbook on veterinary dental techniques, now in its third edition, and published in Japanese, Spanish and Italian. Dr. Holmstrom has also written a textbook for veterinary technicians and is the Guest Editor for two editions of Veterinary Clinics of North America. He speaks frequently on veterinary dentistry at major national and international meetings.
For recreation Dr. Holmstrom is an underwater SCUBA Instructor, Ham radio operator, motor home enthusiast, and avid sailor. He is a past Commodore of the Sequoia Yacht Club in Redwood City.
Edward Eisner, DVM, DAVDC received his AB and DVM degrees in 1964, and is a Diplomate and Past President of the American Veterinary Dental College and Past President of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry. Currently, Dr. Eisner is President of the Colorado State Board of Veterinary Medicine and is Director of Services of Denver Veterinary Dental Service, a referral practice which has been serving the Rocky Mountain Region since 1983.
Dr. Eisner’s practice is located in the TenderCare Veterinary Medical Center in Greenwood Village, Colorado. He is coauthor of the textbook, Veterinary Dental Techniques, which has been published in English, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. Dr. Eisner has published more than 70 professional articles and book chapters, and has served as a speaker at numerous national and international meetings since 1980.
Dr. Eisner is on the Advisory Boards of the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry and Veterinary Forum, as well as on those for numerous commercial concerns. Dr. Eisner leads one section of the extramural program in the Colorado University Department of Dental Hygiene. Dr. Eisner is the 2001 recipient of the American Veterinary Dental Society Education and Research Award and the 2004 American Veterinary Dental College Service Award.
Clarence Sitzman, DVM, DAVDC received his BS in Animal Science in 1972, and DVM in 1975 from Colorado State University. He is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College, which he earned in 2007. He is the past president of the American Veterinary Dental Society, and is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry. He is director of services for Front Range Veterinary Clinic, and has been in private practice since 1976. His practice expanded to referral dental work in 1995, and he has been receiving referral cases since that time.
He is author and co-author of several peer-reviewed articles, and has given numerous presentations to non-professional and professional organizations. He has given numerous in-clinic seminars, dealing with radiology and digital radiography, to other private veterinary clinics. In practice, he has been involved with several research facilities in conducting FDA approved safety and efficacy studies.
Kristin M. Bannon, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC received her veterinary medical degree from Texas A&M University in 1998. She worked in a small animal hospital in Santa Fe, NM for ten years before starting the first veterinary practice in New Mexico dedicated to the oral health needs of our companion animals. She was elected to serve a five-year term on the Board of Directors for the American Veterinary Dental Society in 2006.
In 2008, she was the first veterinarian in the state of New Mexico to become a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry (FAVD). She became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (DAVDC) in 2010. Dr. Bannon enjoys teaching other veterinarians about quality dental care, and lectures frequently within New Mexico and nationwide.
When not performing dental procedures in her small animal practice, teaching others about dentistry, or volunteering her time doing dentistry on wildlife and rescue animals, she enjoys reading, spending time with her four-legged family, and running. She is currently training for her first marathon.