Dr. Brook Niemiec - Dentistry

Dr. Brook Niemiec talks to our host, Dr. Natalie Marks, about the basics of small animal dentistry and how it can play a crucial role in any veterinary practice.

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About the Guest - Brook Niemiec, DVM, DAVDC, FAVD, DEVDC:

Dr. Brook Niemiec is a board certified veterinary dentist by both the American and European Veterinary Dental Colleges as well as a Fellow in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry. He is Chief of Staff of Southern California Veterinary Dental Specialties, with offices in San Diego, Irvine, Ontario, Santa Barbara, Fresno, and Murrieta, California, Las Vegas, Nevada, and New Orleans LA. In addition, Dr. Niemiec is a founder of www.vetdentalrad.com, a dental radiology telemedicine site. He has published numerous articles as well as lectured extensively at the local, state, national, and international levels. He also has written numerous veterinary dental specific textbooks including titles on oral pathology, extractions, periodontology, radiology, orthodontics, endodontics, and feline dentistry. He also coordinates the San Diego Veterinary Dental Training Center. Dr. Niemiec is a 1994 graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine.

About the Interviewer - Natalie Marks, DVM:

Dr. Marks is the previous co-owner and current Medical Director of Blum Animal Hospital in Chicago. She grew up in rural Sterling, Illinois, and received her DVM degree from the University of Illinois in 2002 with high honors. Additionally, during veterinary school, she was awarded a position in the Cornell University Summer Leadership Program as a Summer Fellow. After graduation, Dr. Marks moved to North Atlanta for five years to practice small animal medicine at Allatoona Animal Hospital. She was the Veterinary Leadership Conference New Graduate Representative, president of the Greater Atlanta Veterinary Medical Society, and public relations chairperson for the Georgia Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Marks has interests in internal medicine, oncology, and ultrasound. She also is a firm believer in the power of the human-animal bond and finds helping families manage and care for their geriatric pets most rewarding and satisfying. She was recently awarded Petplan's 2013 Veterinarian of the Year Award. Dr. Marks also received the prestigious Dr. Erwin Small First Decade Award, presented to a recent graduate who has given significant contributions and service to the Illinois State Veterinary Medical Association. In 2015, Dr. Marks was awarded America's Favorite Veterinarian honor from the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF). Dr. Marks is very active in all aspects of media, both locally and nationally. She has appeared on Good Day Chicago, WGN-Pet Central, NBC Morning News, ABC, CBS, NPR, WBBM, and many local websites. Dr. Marks was featured nationally on the Today Show and CBS Nightly News during the canine influenza epidemic of 2015 and in multiple issues of JAVMA. Additionally, Dr. Marks has been published in Veterinary Medicine magazine, DVM magazine, and was a reporter for Veterinary News Network where she completed intensive media training. In 2018, Dr. Marks became a certified Veterinary Journalist.