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Root Canal Renaissance 2017-Donald H. DeForge, VMD-Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry-Silver Sands Veterinary-Centers for Oral Care-www.SilverSandsVeterinary.com

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Donald H. DeForge, VMD
Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry
Silver Sands Veterinary Urgent Care
www.SilverSandsVeterinary.com
www.MilfordVeterinaryHospitalofCT.com
1-800-838-3368
17 Seemans Lane
Milford, CT 06460
No. 27

Root Canal Renaissance 2017
Advancing Oral Technology in Endodontics




Root Canal Therapy is mainstream care in 2017.  Extractions are not always the correct treatment of choice when a non-invasive root canal can return your pet to a normal life within 48 hours post endodontic care.
Worn teeth, cracked or fractured teeth, discolored teeth affected by pulpitis; caries [cavities]; and teeth with other pathology of the endodontic system [the important canal within the tooth] can be root canal candidates.

A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it and then filling and sealing it. As stated above, the common causes affecting the pulp are a …

Oral Pain in Our Pets-Idenitfy and Treat! Donald H. DeForge, VMD Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry-Centers for Oral Care

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Donald H. DeForge, VMD
Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry
www.SilverSandsVeterinary.com
1-800-838-3368
The New England and New York Animal Dental Helath Services
31August2017
No. 26


Oral Pain in Our Pets...... Idenitfy and Treat! The Key is Comprehensive Oral Diagnostics and Treatment [CODAT]




It is 2017 and we are well into the New Millennium and there is still a reluctance on the part of many pet advocates to believe that oral pain is real and........... that it must be identified and treated!
In the photo above a small breed patient has lived with the pain of advancing end stage Periodontal Diseases for months.  There is little hope for this patient without referral to an animal dentist for Comprehensive Oral Diagnostics and Treatment [CODAT]!
CODAT allows identification of pathology and a proper treatment course to be employed.  The key to all oral diagnostics is a complete oral exam and digital oral radiology under general inhalation anesthesia.
No teeth should be removed fro…

Guided Bone Regeneration in Animal Dentistry- Donald H. DeForge, VMD-Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry-The New England and NY Animal Dental Health Services-Centers for Oral Care

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Donald H. DeForge, VMD
Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry
Silver Sands Veterinary-Milford Veterinary Hospital
The New England and New York Animal Dental Health Services
Centers for Oral Care
05August2017
DoctorDeForge@yahoo.com
www.AnimalDentistrySolutions.com
1-800-838-3368
No. 25


Guided Bone Regeneration in Animal Dentistry
Celebrating Twenty Years of Removing Oral Pain and Restoring Quality of Life with Bone Alloplast-ConsilⓇ
Donald H. DeForge, VMD
Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry



In The Journal of Veterinary Dentistry-[JVD, Vol. 14, No.4, Dec 1997], I evaluated Bioglass/PerioGlas now under the veterinary label of ConsilⓇ/Nutramax Labs.  That clinical journey has led to hundreds of animals being helped throughout the United States and in countries around the world.  A bone alloplast fills voids in extraction cases; oral mass removal sites; and in periodontal surgery.  New bone occurs as osteoblasts infiltrate and proliferate on the surface of the material.  Bone…

Modified Triadan-Simplified Tooth Identification in Veterinary Dentistry

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www.AnimalDentistrySolutions.blogspot.com
Donald H DeForge, VMD
Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry
14July2017--- No. 24

Modified Triadan-Simplified Tooth Identification in Veterinary Dentistry




CANINE SPECIES





FELINE SPECIES

All of veterinary dentistry centers on communication.  Comprehensive oral care involves excellent Problem Oriented Oral Medical Records; detailed oral exams; precise oral radiology; and thorough identification of all pathology.
The Modified Triadan Numbering System is the key that unlocks a unique nomenclature that allows for an exchange of medical information from............... practitioner to client and....... in referral cases....... to the animal dentist.  We live in an age of telemedicine.  To communicate in medicine standards must be utilized that are universally accepted.
Over a quarter of a century ago, Michael R. Floyd, DVM, FAVD wrote a paper in TheJournal of Veterinary Dentistry: "The Modified Triadan System: Nomenclature for Veterinary Dentistry&…

CODAT

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www.AnimalDentistrySolutions.com Donald H DeForge, VMD Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry The New England and New York Animal Dental Health Services Web Blog #23  13July2017

Comprehensive Oral Diagnostics and Treatment CODAT
The Teeth Cleaning Periodontal Prophylaxis


The Components:
1] The Oral Structure Exam- The teeth; ventral tongue; surrounding soft tissue structures; oral mucosa –gingiva; lips and cheeks; soft palate; tonsils; glossopalatine folds; frenula; incisive papilla and duct openings; lingual frenulum; commissures; and vestibules are examined by Dr. DeForge.
2] Crown Scaling-Supragingival-the visible crown is cleaned
3] Root Planing-Subgingival with curettes and/or Piezoelectric ultrasonic power instrumentation is completed.  Most periodontal pathology is subgingival and hidden from the eye on clinical exam.  Thorough subgingival root planing and oral radiology allows Dr. DeForge to see and treat areas which are not visible on clinical exam.
4] Cup Polishing and/or air polis…