Mary L. Berg, BS, RVT, RLATG, VTS(Dentistry)
Mary received her B.S. in Biology/Microbiology from South Dakota State University, her A.S. in Laboratory Animal Science from Redlands Community College, and her A.S. in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College. She is a Charter member of the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians and received her Veterinary Technician Specialty in Dentistry in June 2006. Mary worked in research for over 26 years, specializing in on products aimed at improving 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 specialist at a general practice for 7 years, teaches veterinary technology and is currently the president of Beyond the Crown Veterinary Education, a veterinary dental consulting service. Mary is actively involved in NAVTA, tAVDT and KVTA. She also served on committees for the AVMA and AAVSB.
She has authored or co-authored over 70 publications including publications in the Journal of Dental Research, multiple veterinary and veterinary technician journals as well as a speaker and wet lab instructor at numerous state and national conferences. When not involved in veterinary medicine, Mary lives on a small farm near Lawrence, Kansas with her husband, Doug, a terrier mix, Gypsy, two opinionated cats, Ricochet and Baxter, multiple barn cats and two antique pieces of yard art (aka, horses). Doug and Mary have two sons and three grandchildren.
We first met Mary Berg in 2013. I had purchased the Progeny dental x-ray unit and Mary was assigned to train us. Little did we know at the time how lucky we were! Mary is extremely knowledgable in veterinary dentistry. She was patient, friendly and thorough in our training.
Mary did a great job with training our techs. I mostly wanted them to be more efficient with dental radiology, but she gave us a whole lot more. I’d highly recommend having her in your practice to train your team.
She taught very practical applications, was fun to listen to, has years and years of experience to draw from which gives her lots of stories to tell as they apply to what she is teaching! Everyone listened intently and learned a ton! It was time well spent to have her here!!