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Veterinary Specialty Boards Reading Lists

Copies of veterinary specialty board exam reading lists with links to online materials and books and journals held by local libraries.

American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) Reading List

This is only a convenience copy of the AVDC reading list to help find copies of reading materials in local libraries.  It does not replace the official AVDC reading list. Candidates are responsible for ensuring they use the latest AVDC reading list.

Anesthesia and Analgesia

Dental Materials

Endodontics

Equine Dentistry

Equine Medicine

Orthodontics

Pathology

Periodontology

Radiology

Restorative Dentistry / Prosthodontics

Surgery

Veterinary Dentistry

Journals and Periodicals

The links below take you to the resources at the publishers' websites, which might prompt you for payment.  Your library might be able to provide these resources at comparatively lower or no cost to you. Tools like Unpaywall may also allow you to freely and legally access some of the articles you’re interested in.  Open access journals in which all articles are freely available are marked with .

Other suggested journals

Anesthesia

Dental Materials

Embryology

Endodontics

Equine

Exotics

Orthodontics

Pathology

Periodontology

Radiology

Restorative Dental/Prosthodontics

Surgery

Small Animal Dentistry

Journals and Periodicals

The links below take you to the resources at the publishers' websites, which might prompt you for payment.  Your library might be able to provide these resources at comparatively lower or no cost to you. Tools like Unpaywall may also allow you to freely and legally access some of the articles you’re interested in.  Open access journals in which all articles are freely available are marked with .

Other suggested journals

This guide contains the list of books and journals recommended as study materials for the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) examination.

Residents are responsible for ensuring they are using the correct edition of a book for their exam.

Please ask your librarian, mentor, or specialty board examination committee if questions arise.

From the AVDC Suggested Reading List:

"The following list is provided as suggested reading material. It is not all inclusive of every potential reference and publication, because the body of scientific literature is fluid and always changing. No attempt is made to restrict examination questions to the material in these references. The examination reflects the current state of knowledge in veterinary dentistry rather than material from a particular group of references. Much of veterinary dental knowledge has been derived from human dentistry. This is reflected in the suggested reading list and will also be reflected in the examination itself."

Source:  AVDC Examination Information for Candidates

This resource updated: 03/05/2021

Textbooks updated to most recent edition: 9/27/2021

Source reading list reviewed: 03/04/2021

Source reading list updated by specialty board: 02/19/2021 (Equine); 02/25/2021 (Small Animal)

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