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When Should I See An Animal Dentist? No. 20

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Centers for Oral Care New England & New York Animal Dental Health Services www.animaldentistrysolutions.com No. 20~ 23February2017 DH DeForge, VMD Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry

When Should I See An Animal Dentist?


Do you remember taking your child to the dentist for the first time?  It may have been a lark or it may have been a catastrophe but it will always be a loving memory.
What about your first visit to an animal dentist.  Maybe you have never met an animal dentist;  do not know who they are; or why you would ever need to visit an animal dentist.  Read on!
Most veterinarians are highly trained in routine oral care.  They perform teeth cleanings and help treat the earliest form of Periodontal Disease called GINGIVITIS.  Years ago before veterinary dentists entered the theater of oral care if a veterinarian did not know the cause of a tooth problem and……… because that general practitioner did not have dental x-ray………. all “abnormal” teeth were extracted. 
Today, veterinar…

No. 19 Animal Anesthesia and Oral Care Patient

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Centers for Oral Care New England & New York Animal Dental Health Services www.animaldentistrysolutions.com No. 19~ 16February2017 DH DeForge, VMD Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry
Animal Anesthesia and The Oral Care Patient
Pre-Anesthesia Examination and Testing Requisites-ACVA Monitoring Guidelines-ASA Patient Status Classification Companion animal advocates are very concerned when the pet that they love needs to undergo general inhalation anesthesia for any reason. To assist the pet advocate, this abstract will review Pre-Anesthesia Examination and Testing; ACVA Anesthesia Monitoring Guidelines; and ASA Pre-Anesthesia Physical Status Classification. The ultimate goals of veterinary preoperative medical assessment and human preoperative assessment are identical.  The goal of exam and testing is to reduce the patient’s surgical and anesthetic peri-operative morbidity or mortality, and to return the patient to normal functioning and a pain free quality of life as quickly as poss…

Blog 18 Periodontal Disease Part 2

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Centers for Oral Care New England & New York Animal Dental Health Services www.animaldentistrysolutions.com No. 18~13Feb2017 DH DeForge, VMD Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry

Periodontal Disease Part Two Professional Techniques in Removing Plaque- Biofilm

Abstract:  In Part Two of this Three Part series you will find a summary of Ultrasonic Debridement Techniques concerning plaque biofilm removal by the veterinary dentist; veterinarian trained in periodontal care; and the well educated veterinary dental hygienist.  There is a difference between the Periodontal Prophylaxis in the young dog or cat with gingivitis as compared to the older patient with periodontitis.  By four years of age, especially in small and toy breeds, periodontal diseases can be quite advanced.  In many instances, these and older patients may need referral to a veterinary dentist for Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment.  Once diagnostics are completed and oral health is restored, the patient ca…