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About Beyond the Crown

Mary L. Berg, BS, RVT, LATG, VTS (Dentistry)


Mary is a Charter member of the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians and
received her Veterinary Technician Specialty in Dentistry in June 2006 and recertified in
2020. Mary worked in research for over 31 years, specializing in products aimed at
improving the oral health of companion animals, and continues to work with companies
to evaluate the efficacy of their products. In addition to her research background, she
was the practice manager and dental technician specialist at a general practice for seven

She is an adjunct at two distance veterinary technology programs and is currently the president of Beyond the Crown Veterinary Education; she has over 15 years of experience teaching dentistry to veterinary teams, using practical and easy to master methods.

Mary is actively involved in NAVTA, AVDT, AVMA, AAVSB, F4VD, andKVTA. Mary was named the NAVTA Veterinary Technician of the Year by NAVTA in2020 and received the AVDT’s Excellence in Dentistry Education in 2019. In addition,Mary is a speaker and wet lab instructor at numerous state and national conferences and has had multiple articles placed in professional publications and journals, written several textbook chapters and her Companion Animal Dentistry for Veterinary Technicians textbook was published in 2020.

In 2024, Mary was named as the VMX Technician of the Year.

Mary lives on a small farm near Lawrence, Kansas with her husband, Doug, and has two sons and five grandchildren.

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