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Managing and Preventing Periodontal Diseases: A Case-Based Step-by-Step Approach

Get expert recommendations on performing periodontal therapy by stage of disease, as well as advice on making treatment and surgical decisions based on prognosis and client commitment to aftercare.Please note:If you were an attendee at this NAVC Conference and received a general CE certificate, please be sure to check with your state licensing bureau regarding your eligibility to receive online credit for an individual session.Supported and produced by educational grants from  Merial in...

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Oral Oncology for the Dog and Cat: It's Not Always a Death Sentence

What to do with what you see? All of the common and many of not so common oral neoplasias in the dog and cat will be covered introducing evidence based guides on how to give your patients the best outcomes.This course was originally presented as a session at AAHA Nashville 2017.

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Feline Tooth Resorption & Chronic Gingivostomatitis

Cats get both tooth resorptions (TR) and chronic gingivostomatitis (CGS), and in many instances, they occur with the same cat. This lecture will address both painful syndromes with regard to identification and treatment of both TR and CGS. New treatment modalities will be discussed as well as therapy outcomes. Emphasis with regard to complicated cases will be addressed.This course was originally presented as a session at AAHA Nashville 2017.

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Controversial Topics in Veterinary Dentistry

Anesthesia free dentistry, sedation only dentistry, technicians extracting teeth where not legal, leaving complicated crown fractures untreated, use of thiol detection strips, application of dental sealants, preoperative, intraoperative, and post operative use of antimicrobials, removing impacted teeth, which teeth to extract in stomatitis cases, what to do with refractory cases, plus other lively dental conundrums will be introduced for a lively discussion.This course was originally...

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2013 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats

Veterinary dentistry is constantly progressing. The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines for the practice of companion animal dentistry for the veterinary profession. Dental care is necessary to provide optimum health and optimize quality of life. Untreated diseases of the oral cavity are painful and can contribute to local and systemic diseases. This article includes guidelines for preventive oral health care, client communication, evaluation, dental cleaning, and treatment. In...

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Off the Charts

It’s clear that providing dental care can lead to improved health for the animal, a better rapport and relationship with the client, and a potential for increased revenue for the practice. Practicing methodical, comprehensive dental charting is an excellent way to provide that care. Download the PDF of Off the Charts

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Dental Checkup: Extraction of Fractured Teeth in Captive Sea Lions

California sea lion (Zalophus californianus)1 are members of the order Pinnipedia.2 Pinnipeds are aquatic relatives of terrestrial members of the order Carnivora and are thought to have diverged from an arctic carnivore that belonged to the same branch of carnivores as domestic dogs.3 Pinnipeds are generally found in the polar and subpolar seas. They hunt in the sea and return to land or ice to give birth and nurse their young.3 California sea lions are faster swimmers...

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How do I position a dog or cat correctly with a dental X-ray unit, and where can I learn better techniques for taking dental radiographs?

The following is excerpted from  101 Veterinary Technician Questions Answered, by  Katherine Dobbs, RVT, CVPM, PHR.  More information on this product can be viewed  here.Dental radiography is important for diagnosing conditions or disorders of the teeth and oral structures in our patients. Typically, the best method to use in dental radiography is the intraoral technique, where the radiographic film is placed inside the mouth. This positioning of the film helps to...

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Making Time for Better Dentistry

It happens all the time. You begin a routine dental cleaning only to have the radiographs reveal unexpected pathology that is going require more time than your already booked schedule allows, or a simple extraction breaks off and quickly becomes much more difficult than expected. In the constantly progressing field of veterinary dentistry, unforeseen problems and delays are common—and time-consuming. A balance of quality care and effective time management is key to keeping dental...

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Bacterial imbalance related to feline periodontal disease identified

Most dogs and cats have some periodontal disease by the time they are three years old,   according   to the American Veterinary Dental College. But a new study hopes to change that, especially for cats.Researchers from the WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition in the U.K. studied the bacterial composition associated with health, gingivitis, and mild periodontitis in cats to understand contributing factors, a first step in improving feline oral health.The results were  ...

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