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Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

A treatment plan for the periodontal patient (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Performing a complete dental prophylaxis entails much more than removing plaque and calculus from the teeth. A thorough dental prophylaxis consists of educating the client, an oral examination, charting disease process, pathology and anomalies, radiographs, both supra and sub-gingival plaque and calculus removal, hand scaling, polishing, irrigation and home care instructions.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Triaging the hit-by-car patient (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

The role of the veterinary technician in traumatic emergencies is pivotal to the survival of the incoming patient. The physical exam must be quick, thorough, and concise. Utilization of all technical skills from careful visualization, palpation, and auscultation is of the utmost importance.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

These tips can really help your veterinarian (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Veterinary dermatology is a relatively straight forward aspect of veterinary medicine to deal with because the diseased organ is able to be visualized and palpated by the veterinarian but also by the technician and owner. The technician can and should play an integral role in cases with skin disease.

Source: CVC IN SAN DIEGO PROCEEDINGS

Oops-anesthetic accidents: prevention and response (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Anesthetic mishaps can lead to patient morbidity and mortality. Most problems anesthesia-related problems can be prevented by advanced planning, training, patient monitoring, and the development of standard operating protocols.

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

Managing inflammatory bowel disease in cats (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is defined as gastrointestinal signs (vomiting, anorexia, diarrhea) greater than 3 weeks duration, with incomplete response to dietary trials and anthelmintics, biopsy findings of mucosal inflammation, and clinical response to immunomodulatory therapies.

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

Getting ready for the eye patient (and earn a raise) (Proceedings)

November 1, 2010

Anatomic and physiologic considerations are the basis for proper diagnostic techniques. We will discuss basic diagnostic procedures and relative pharmacological consideration to enhance the ophthalmic examination.

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