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Dental Health: Client Education and Compliance
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Oral health: It's about more than bad breath

February 1, 2011

Helping clients understand the link between oral health and overall pet health should get more pet owners interested in veterinary dental care.

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Helping clients care for pets' chompers

February 1, 2011

No matter what your role in the veterinary team, you play an integral part in pets' dental care.

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Open wide: Getting clients to "yes" with dental compliance

February 1, 2011

When it comes to informing clients about pets' oral health, it's as much how you and other veterinary team members say it as what you say.

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Do veterinary dental cleanings save money?

February 1, 2011

According to this data, they do.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Oral pathology & dental charting: part II (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

The indices most commonly evaluated are gingivitis, probe depth, gingival recession, furcation involvement, mobility and periodontal attachment. These indices are the factors along with radiographs that are involved in grading periodontal disease.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Troubleshooting dental radiography (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Dental radiographs are in essential part of the oral exam. The crown is just the tip of the iceberg. Approximately 42% of dental pathology is found subgingivally. Radiographs will help diagnose pathology that is not visible from the surface, confirm suspect pathology as well as help demonstrate the pathology to the client. Survey radiographs can also increase your clinic's revenue.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

The science behind dental products (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Oral disease is one of the most prevalent diseases in dogs and cats. 80% of adult dogs and 70% of adult cats have some form of oral disease. Dental problems are among the top three pet owners concerns in dogs and cats. Calculus and gingivitis are the most common conditions diagnosed by veterinarians in all ages of animals.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Oral pathology & dental charting: part I (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

It is important to be able to identify oral pathology and anomalies. It is equally important to correctly record the pathology on dental charts. A thorough dental examination includes both conscious and anesthetized examinations as well as charting disease processes, pathology and anomalies, and treatment plans.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Block that pain! (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Pain management is more than the latest popular terminology. It is an important part of veterinary dentistry. Many of the procedures performed on animals are painful and it is our duty as technicians to ensure that our patients are as comfortable as possible. The deliver of local nerve blocks prior to performing many dental procedures or oral surgery is a great way to create preemptive analgesia. This can often be incorporated into a multimodal plan for pain control.

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