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Dental Corner
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Dental Corner: Dental fracture treatment options in dogs and cats

July 1, 2008

Dogs' and cats' teeth are perpetually at risk of being chipped, worn, or fractured.

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Dental Corner: Properly equip your dental suite

July 1, 2007

The key to providing high-quality oral care is having the knowledge and skills to recommend and deliver appropriate treatment, but without the proper equipment, your ability to perform basic dental procedures, such as periodontal prophylaxis and dental extraction, is compromised.

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Dental Corner: Educate your clients about dental home care for their pets

May 1, 2007

The consequences of poor dental health go way beyond bad breath.

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Dental Corner: A foundation for treating canine periodontal disease

October 1, 2006

Patients with periodontal disease, the most common disease in dogs, suffer from progressive inflammation and destruction of the tissues supporting the teeth.

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Dental Corner: Canine orthodontics: Providing healthy occlusions

July 1, 2006

The idea of orthodontic correction for dogs frequently elicits snickers and causes uninformed eyes to roll.

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Dental Corner: Feline gingivostomatitis: How to relieve the oral discomfort

February 1, 2006

Feline gingivostomatitis is probably the most frustrating oral disease seen in veterinary practice. Cats with this chronic, painful inflammatory disease can be severely compromised, and medical treatment can cause adverse effects.

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Dental Corner: How to perform a surgical extraction

July 1, 2005

In May, I explained how to perform a nonsurgical extraction on single-rooted teeth including the incisors, first premolars, deciduous canines, and mandibular third molars. A surgical approach is indicated to extract canines, certain large incisors, and multirooted teeth and to retrieve root tips.

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Dental Corner: How to perform a nonsurgical extraction

May 1, 2005

A dental extraction should be considered an end-stage procedure. When teeth are salvageable, we can go to great lengths to avoid extraction. Unfortunately, in many cases extraction is advisable and necessary.

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Dental Corner: How to detect and treat feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions

February 1, 2005

Tooth resorption is the most common dental problem in cats, with studies worldwide showing a prevalence rate (in cats presented for dental problems) of up to 75%.

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