Dentistry and Oromaxillofacial Surgery Conference

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Date: Friday, January 26, 2024 - Sunday, January 28, 2024   
Time: View schedule for conference times
CE Credit: Up to 10 hours (pending approval)
Location: Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe



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Join us as we make our way to Lake Tahoe to learn from some of the most outstanding minds in dentistry veterinary medicine. This year's Dentistry and Oromaxillofacial Surgery Conference will provide veterinarians and technicians quality continuing education as well as a family-friendly experience! During this 3 day conference, participants will have plenty of time in-between the morning and evening sessions to play in the snow, ski or snowboard the Sierra Nevada mountains and slopes, hike, or enjoy free time in the bustling Lake Tahoe area. 

FOOD: Light breakfast, coffee and tea are served every morning and appetizers and beverages each evening before lectures.

CLIMATE & CLOTHING: The Sierra Nevada weather conditions varies throughout the day and can result in drastic differences between daytime and nighttime temperatures. Casual and informal attire is appropriate for daytime and evening sessions.


Register early for the biggest savings!

Registration Deadline

Friday, January 12, 2024 at 5pm (PDT)

Register by December 8, 2023
December 9, 2023 - January 12, 2024
Veterinarian $575 $675
Registered Veterinary Technician $475 $575
Hospital Staff (No CE) $440 $540
UCD SVM Employee
Veterinarian $475
RVT/Veterinary Assistant $375
Hospital Staff (No CE) $340
Veterinarian $475
RVT/Veterinary Assistant $375
Hospital Staff (No CE) $340
  • Boaz Arzi
    Dr. Boaz Arzi is a Professor and Chief of Dentistry and Oral surgery at the department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Arzi completed the residency-training program in dentistry and oral surgery at the School of Veterinary Medicine and two years fellowship in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at UC Davis. He is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) and the European Veterinary Dental College (EVDC). Dr. Arzi is also a Founding Fellow of the AVDC in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Arzi’s clinical and research focus is on oral maxillofacial disorders and regenerative solutions in dogs and cats. His lab also investigates TMJ disorders and treatments across species. Dr. Arzi is the Director of the Veterinary Institute for Regenerative Cures (VIRC) at UC Davis. Ultimately, Dr. Arzi’s work is translational with the aim of One Health treatment modalities for both human and animal health.
  • Maria Soltero-Rivera DVM, DAVDC
  • Maria Soltero-Rivera
    Dr. Maria Soltero-Rivera is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dentistry and Oral surgery at the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Soltero-Rivera completed her residency-training program in dentistry and oral surgery at PennVet and has worked as a visiting scientist at Dr. Joe De Risi’s lab focusing on illuminating feline gingivostomatitis causative agents using metatranscriptomic next-generation RNA sequencing technology. She is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC). Dr. Soltero-Rivera’s clinical and research focus is on oral medicine. Her lab investigates the diagnosis and treatment of chronic oral inflammatory disease in dogs and cats by analyzing the oral microbiome, the interkingdom interactions within this, and the host response with the goal of translational implications in the human field.
  • Stephanie Goldschmidt BVM&S, DAVDC 
  • Stephanie Goldschmidt

    Dr. Stephanie Goldschmidt is an assistant tenure track professor in Dentistry and Oral surgery at the University of California- Davis. She completed her residency at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where she also completed her undergraduate degree in Animal Science. She received her veterinary degree from the Royal School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland and then went on to complete a rotating internship at the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island. Following residency training she spent five years as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Minnesota. She is currently undergoing fellowship training in both oral medicine and oromaxillofacial surgery. Her subspecialty clinical and research area is oral oncology, specifically she is focused on improving treatment paradigms with the use of theragnostic agents. Her current projects include using flourescence imaging to evaluate intraoperative surgical margins and evaluating EGFR expression in canine oral tumors.

Lake Tahoe

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa, and Casino
111 Country Club Drive
Incline Village, NV, 89451

Experience Lake Tahoe from the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa, and Casino's scenic waterfront nestled along the Sierra Nevada mountains. Enjoy your stay here by exploring the winding trails, relaxing at the spa, and dining at their award-winning restaurants. 


  • Hotel Details:
  • Room rates start at $289.00 per room, per night. Single or double occupancy, additional persons over 18 years of age, $25.00 per person, per day (maximum of four occupants) and subject to occupancy tax

    Additional $30.00 per room, per night plus tax resort fees will be applied.
    Self-parking fee of $19.00 per car, per night.
    Additional daily pet fee will apply to Pet Friendly rooms.

    Check-in Time: 4:00 pm
    Check-out Time: 11:00 am
  • Room Reservation Deadline:
  • Availability of hotel rooms will be limited with the discount rate and is a first come first serve. Book by Wednesday, January 3, 2024. 
  • Reservation Link:
  • Secure your hotel stay at Lake Tahoe



During your stay at Lake Tahoe
don't miss out on: 


1. Pet-friendly water spots like Bonsai Rock, Hidden Beach, Whale beach, and Chimney beach!

2. Enjoy a nice dinner or lunch at Lone Eagle GrillT's Mesquite Rotisserie, Les Bistro, and Inclined Burgers and Brews!

3. Snap some pictures at the lake by the Hyatt, Tahoe East Shore Village, and at Incline Beach!



Cancellation Policy

Effective as of 9/28/23
A registration refund will be made, less a $150.00 processing fee, if the cancellation request is received two weeks before the program start date, otherwise, a refund will be made, less a $300.00 processing fee. Registration is non-refundable after the program start date. All requests must be made in writing. Submit cancellation request via email to 

If you completed a hotel reservation with the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa, and Casino, a hotel cancellation must be requested through the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa, and Casino.
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