Mary Berg is the practice manager and dental technician specialist at Gentle Care Animal Hospital in Lawrence, Kan. She is also president of MLB Consulting, a veterinary dental consulting company.
Hit these points when checking the choppers.
Knowing the science behind the link between oral disease and systemic health will help you get clients on board with veterinary dental care.
Related readings on dental disease and systemic health
Can you pinpoint the problem?
Can you identify these common anomalies?
Make sure you collect—and record—all the important information during this exam, so the veterinarian can make the correct diagnosis and provide the best therapy.
Q I'm a technician, and I often suggest dental care for pets. But not everyone sees the value. How do I get the rest of my team on board with dental care?