Erin P. Ribka, DVM, DAVDC Presents

Meet Dr. Ribka

Erin P. Ribka, DVM, DAVDC

Dr. Ribka is a 2002 graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. In October 2014, Dr. Ribka and her partner and mentor, Dr. Brook Niemiec, opened Louisiana’s first veterinary clinic devoted exclusively to veterinary dentistry, Gulf South Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery, in New Orleans. 2016 saw the addition of a satellite clinic in Pensacola, FL. October 2018 brought the opening of a new, state-of-the-art, stand-alone veterinary dentistry facility in New Orleans. Dr. Ribka is also a partner in the Fresno and Dublin, California, locations of our growing VDS network.
Dr. Ribka served as an officer of the Southeast Louisiana Veterinary Association for 10 years, and is also a member of AVMA, F4VD, AAFP and Phi Zeta. She enjoys the outdoors, hiking, camping and traveling, and just hanging out with her family (and cats).

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Dr. Ribka presents at NVMA Dinner

Join the NVMA Dinner on April 4th at 7 pm for CE with Erin P. Ribka, DVM, DAVDC, in Pensacola, Florida.

Canine and Feline Oral Pathology

This presentation overviews some of the most common and/or important oral diseases seen in small animal clinical practice. A brief review of canine and feline oral anatomy will follow well-illustrated and detailed examples of periodontal disease, malocclusions, retained deciduous teeth, missing teeth, fractured teeth, tooth resorptions, neoplasia, feline caudal stomatitis, eosinophilic granuloma complex, and others. We will review commonly seen pathology in juvenile patients and discuss methods and practices to help ensure early detection and treatment. Etiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, differential diagnoses, management, and prognosis for each disease or process will be thoroughly presented and discussed. In addition, we will discuss the pain and/or inflammation involved in each condition, as well as methods to prevent, manage and treat oral pain. This presentation is geared toward the small animal general practitioner or technician seeking to broaden and deepen their knowledge of oral disease in dogs and cats, and will serve to improve and expand their ability to offer excellent patient care, from the first puppy or kitten visit through a pet’s lifetime. Information to be presented is from a new chapter in 2016, 3rd edition of Clinical Medicine of the Dog and Cat, Michael Schaer and Frederic Gaschen, editors. (4th edition 2022).

Canine Dental Radiography

This presentation is an overview of canine dental radiography. It will touch on radiation safety, the basics of imaging techniques, and the importance of intraoral dental radiography in every patient. Radiographic dental anatomy will be reviewed, as well as the proper orientation of images. We will review common findings in dental radiography: diseases, and issues both naturally occurring and iatrogenic. We will discuss treatment options for common diseases and complications and when to refer.

VDS New Orleans and Gulf Coast Locations

We strive to provide the best dental and oral care for patients in the greater New Orleans area and Gulf Coast region, and everywhere VDS is located, and we value our excellent relationships with our referral partners.

Come visit us at our two locations:

VDS New Orleans

4930 Washington Ave., Ste C
New Orleans, LA 70125

Phone: 504-264-5640

Fax: 504-684-8501

VDS Pensacola

3111 Peggy Bond Dr.

Pensacola, FL 32504

We are located inside the Animal Eye Clinic of Pensacola

Phone: 504-264-5640

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