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Jul
23

My Pet Needs a Teeth Cleaning

This article will hopefully educate the reader and dispel some common myths related to teeth cleaning for your pet. Although “teeth cleaning” is an important part of a complete oral health care treatment plan, it should not be the only part of that plan. Veterinary dental professionals know that periodontal disease is prevalent among dogs, [...]
By admin | Pet Parents
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Oct
21

Dental radiography: Small improvements to technique can
make a big difference

Veterinary dental radio-graphy traditionally has been one of the most frustrating aspects of veterinary dentistry. The bisecting-angle technique can be demanding and difficult to perform consistently. Positioning the patient, the sensor and the tube head to create quality images can be problematic, too. This article will provide some tips and techniques to help minimize common [...]
By admin | Veterinarians
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Increasing client compliance for veterinary dentistry
(Proceedings)

Forty percent of people learn best by hearing the information presented to them. Many of us rely on verbal messages in the exam room as the sole means of communication. In so doing we fail to effectively reach the other 60% of clients that learn best by visual means. Digital cameras are a means to [...]
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Pain management in oral surgery (Proceedings)

The utilization of regional nerve blocks for oral surgery in dogs and cats is synonymous with quality patient care. This article details techniques that can be incorporated into the companion animal hospital dentistry service to maximize safety, care and comfort for patients undergoing oral surgical procedures. This discussion also suggests adopting less misleading names for [...]
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Proper periodontal therapy — technicians are
the key (Proceedings)

Proper professional dental prophylaxis and detailed periodontal therapy is a must for every small animal practice. Prevention and treatment of periodontal disease can only be accomplished though regular professional care under general anesthesia. Multiple steps are involved in this process and the technician provides a vital role in ensuring quality control, efficiency and completeness. The [...]
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Non-invasive oral fracture repair (Proceedings)

Oral fracture repair in dogs and cats has traditionally taken many different forms. Pins, plates, screws and external coaptation devices are all methods previously employed that are relatively invasive. Small dogs and cats and immature animals have very little bone volume to support the more invasive devices often resulting in failure. Noninvasive methods employing the [...]
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