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Modified Triadan-Simplified Tooth Identification in Veterinary Dentistry

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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…