Midwestern Veterinary Dentistry & Consulting
Board-Certified in Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery with over 30 years of experience.
Learn efficient and effective techniques for treating your patients through training programs that are created specifically for you and your team. With more than 30 years of expertise, we are confident that we can provide you with the skills, knowledge, and ongoing guidance that will translate into immediate benefits for your patients.
About Dr. Keith Stein
Born in North Carolina, Dr. Keith Stein grew up in Tennessee where he attended the University of the South in Sewanee and obtained his BA in Psychology. Following graduation he worked as a counselor and emergency psychiatric team coordinator for several years before returning to school at Auburn University. Here, he received a BS in Animal Science with honors (1993) and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine with honors (1997).
After graduation, Dr. Stein worked in private general and emergency practices for several years prior to entering a residency program in Dentistry & Oral Surgery. Dr. Stein has opened 6 specialty practices and consulting businesses over the years while volunteering his time and expertise to work on captive zoo animals in Nashville (TN), Baltimore (MD), and Columbus (OH). He has also served as chairperson of the Review & Assessment Committee and as a member of the Credentials Committee for the American Veterinary Dental College. Dr. Stein has personally trained and educated thousands of veterinarians and technicians from throughout the world.
Dr. Stein has been published in international veterinary journals and serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry.
In his spare time, Dr. Stein enjoys being a dad, riding motorcycles, staying active in his church, and practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He also stays involved in the Special Olympics and the Down Syndrome community.
For over 30 years Dr. Keith Stein has been involved with Veterinary Dentistry. After graduating with Honors from Auburn University College of Agriculture he entered veterinary school, also at Auburn University, where he again graduated with Honors. While at Auburn, Dr. Stein served as Vice-Chair of the student chapter of the Emergency & Critical Care Society, Chairperson of the Programs & Presentations Committee during Open House, and as the Pfizer student representative on campus. Additional honors Dr. Keith Stein has achieved are:
Alpha Zeta Honors Society
Young Achievers Award from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine
After several years in general and emergency practice, Dr. Stein saw that there was something missing from the veterinary care being offered and entered into a residency at the University of Illinois to become a specialist in Dentistry & Oral Surgery. Here, he studied under Dr. Sandra Manfra, one of the founding members of the AVDC. Dr. Stein completed the typically 3 year residency in just 2 years and successfully passed the rigorous credentialing examination on his initial attempt. This made him the first veterinarian from the states of Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky(where he has opened specialty practices) to become a board-certified Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College.
During his residency Dr. Stein trained veterinary students and veterinarians, lecturing throughout the country. It was also during his residency that he conducted original research, courtesy of a grant that he was selected for through the Governor’s Venture Technology Program, into rotary endodontics. This research helped pave the way to fundamental and lasting changes in the way dental therapy for fractured teeth was being done. There are currently only 187 Active Diplomates of the American Veterinary Dental College. Dr. Keith Stein consults with veterinary staff all over the country and remains the most experienced board-certified AVDC Diplomate in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Western Pennsylvania.
Dr. Keith Stein has opened 6 successful referral and consulting practices throughout the country. His experience remains unmatched in the states of Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and Western Pennsylvania. Realizing a shortage of dental and oral surgical training being provided at veterinary colleges across the country, Dr. Keith Stein has decided to train and support veterinary hospitals, veterinarians, and veterinary technicians. He is also a clinical affiliate of both the University of Tennessee and Lincoln Memorial University Colleges of Veterinary Medicine. Given that dental and oral pathology are the most prevalent of all diseases encountered in veterinary medicine, and among the least emphasized in veterinary school curricula, he realizes that there is an ongoing and sometimes urgent need for dental specialists to be available for consults, training, surgical and dental intervention, and ultimately, support for general veterinarians.
Dr. Stein has been a youth soccer coach and member of the Big Brother program as well as served as Education Committee Chairperson and Vice-Chair of MS Awareness groups. Throughout the years Dr. Stein has tended to hundreds of the nations finest canine officers, Search and Rescue Dogs, and support animals from New Jersey to Tennessee.
Megan has been a Registered Veterinary Technician for over a decade. In that time she’s worked in veterinary practices spanning multiple states and in a variety of disciplines. These include working in general practice, dermatology, shelter, and emergency medicine. Megan has even assumed leadership roles, working as Head Technician at a veterinary practice which sees everything from dogs and cats, rats, birds, and even the occasional exotic cat or primate. She is exceedingly passionate about veterinary medicine and is always looking to further her experience. Megan feels there is always more to learn and knowledge to be shared. In her spare time Megan enjoys getting outside and going on biking or hiking adventures with her husband and young son.
Tasha is a Certified Veterinary Technician from Glenside, PA. She is also a Certified Veterinary Pain Practitioner and works closely with the IVAPM to educate the public about animal pain awareness. Tasha became a veterinary technician specialist in anesthesia in 2015. Tasha loves to lecture on various anesthesia and pain management topics around the globe and was recently named the VMX 2020 speaker of the Year for veterinary technicians. Tasha travels across the U.S. to consult with veterinary hospitals on best anesthesia practices. Tasha has authored numerous articles on anesthesia and analgesia topics for veterinary professionals and pet parents. In her spare time Tasha enjoys reading, spending time with her husband and son, and recording the Veterinary Anesthesia Nerds Podcast.
Providing specialized dental treatment and oral surgery in your veterinary clinic through teaching, support, and encouragement.
Schedule a Discovery Call
Our first call will allow us to determine your basic needs and start a dialogue on the needs of your individual practice.
On-Site Dental Practice Evaluation
We’ll come to your facility and take a deep dive into your level of staff experience, dental processes, and equipment needs.
Create a Plan of Action
Based on our evaluation, we’ll propose recommendations based on the individual needs of your practice. We’ll guide you through each step of the process.
Guide New Dental Processes
We’ll personally guide you through improvements in training, dental processes and equipment integration. We will continue to be your resource during and after implementation.
Our clients love us... and we love them!
“Wonderful experience with Dr. Stein and two of my dogs. He's so knowledgeable, skilled and compassionate. He took the time to explain the situations clearly and concisely at a level I could understand. Always open for questions and made sure I had the information necessary to make an informed decision. HIGHLY recommend this specialist and feel fortunate to have him in our area. Thrilled you now have your own facility, Dr. Stein!”
“When our family vet discovered that my cat, Munchkin, was experiencing teeth resorption and likely was in pain, she recommended Dr. Stein to remove the deteriorating teeth. He and his wonderfully caring and attentive staff treated Munchkin like one of their own. They kept me fully informed about the procedures and what to expect. The surgery was successful, and my cat recovered without any problems. I can't thank Dr. Stein and his folks enough for their top-notch professional treatment.”
“I really have to thank [Dr. Stein and staff] for the amazing job they do every day in caring for our furry loved ones. They really have improved the health and wellbeing of my little guy, Turner. He has probably lived with dental disease and pain for a number of years. The change I see in him since his treatment is completely for the better. Turner is at least 14 years old and he is like a puppy again!”
Dr. Douglas (Bo) Crabtree, DVM