Meet Dr. Greenfield

Dr. Barden Greenfield is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College practicing dentistry for small animals in Memphis (Memphis Veterinary Specialists) and Little Rock.

“While in private practice, I learned that 8 of 10 dogs and cats over the age of three have some form of periodontal disease. I realized then that pets need dentists, too.” In 2005, he started a non-conforming residency in dentistry and oral surgery, which he completed in 2009. During that time, he studied under some of the brightest veterinary dentists in the country and travelled extensively for advanced dental training.

His love for veterinary dentistry and passion for service has given him the opportunity to be elected to the Board of Directors of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC), and is the President of the AVDC.  He is the past Treasurer for the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS) and past Chair of the Foundation for Veterinary Dentistry (F4VD).  He is also the recipient of the prestigious Peter Emily AVDC Service Award in 2016.  Dr. Greenfield is also the founder of the Mississippi Valley Veterinary Dental Educational Center (MVVDEC) providing quality veterinary dental education to DVM’s and technicians across the country.

“My love of veterinary dentistry gives me the opportunity to speak here and nationwide on pet dentistry.” In 2011, he was invited to join the Memphis Dental Society and the Tennessee Dental Association, organizations of human dentists who discuss and meet on topics of general dentistry and oral surgery. “Since many oral diseases affect dogs and cats much the same as humans, the added educational exposure has expanded my knowledge base.”

Married to Allison Phillips, they have three wonderful children (Bentley, Ellie Bridges, and Nathaniel) and a plethora of dogs and cats.