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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Dec 01, 2006
Creating a dental treatment plan can be frustrating. As with other veterinary disciplines, dental diagnosis and care is one-third recognition of disease, one-third understanding anatomy and medical principles, and the last third performing needed care.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Dec 01, 2006
Dental Corner: "A foundation for treating canine periodontal disease" (October 2006).
Nov 01, 2006
You know the routine all too well: Mr. Smith visits with his rambunctious English springer spaniel, Burt, and all goes well until you mention Burt's oral health. Enter the blank stare. Or the anxious shifting from foot to foot. Or even the hasty, "Oh, he's fine!"
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Nov 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
In addition to endotracheal intubation, to help keep patients from aspirating water from the dental scaler, we place patients on our wet treatment table on a slope by using a wooden riser.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
To keep a dog or cat clean and dry during a dental procedure, place its nose and mouth through a hole in a waterproof drape.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Oct 01, 2006
Patients with periodontal disease, the most common disease in dogs, suffer from progressive inflammation and destruction of the tissues supporting the teeth.
Sep 01, 2006
Symphyseal fracture repair in cats has been performed traditionally by placing a ligature wire circumferentially around the anterior mandible and securing the right and left mandibular bodies by tightening the ligature wire. This method is not only invasive, but often results in an unstable symphyseal reduction because of the faculty of ligature wire to stretch over time.
Sep 01, 2006
According to industry estimates, less than 10 percent of small animal practices have dental radiograph units and of those, less than 10 percent take intraoral films on every dental case.
Sep 01, 2006
Practical knowledge of veterinary dental anatomy and physiology is essential to the veterinarian and veterinary technician involved in providing quality oral care to their patients. Quality surgical skills are only attainable with a thorough understanding of these concepts.
Sep 01, 2006
By dvm360.com staff
Dentistry: Take a Closer Look
Sep 01, 2006
The primary objective of veterinary orthodontics is to provide a comfortable bite for companion animals. Cosmetics are often improved, however orthodontic care is never provided for deceptive purposes. Our ethical priority is to provide genetic counseling to avoid future problems associated with malocclusions. Traumatic malocclusions are painful for pets and painfully expensive for owners.
Sep 01, 2006
There is no universally accepted definition of old age and as we are all aware, some people and animals age better than others. Because of advances in veterinary medicine, the average lifespan of cats and dogs has increased and according to recent AVMA statistics, about 30 percent of the owned pet population in the United States is considered geriatric (Wise et al, 2002). As senior care becomes a significant component of companion animal practice, we must be aware of the special anesthetic requirements of this population.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Aug 01, 2006
Elimination of pain is an effective focus and client motivator.
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VETERINARY MEDICINE: Jul 01, 2006
The idea of orthodontic correction for dogs frequently elicits snickers and causes uninformed eyes to roll.
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DVM360 MAGAZINE: Jun 01, 2006
Behind every flourishing dental practice is a great veterinary staff. If you want to move forward with your veterinary dental practice, it's time to get your technicians on board.