Veterinary Dentistry for the Small Animal Technician
August 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
Basic oral and dental anatomy
Maintaining dental equipment and supplies
Taking diagnostic X rays
In-depth discussion of periodontal disease, including gingeval hyperplasia, feline stomatitis, and feline resorptive lesions
Performing the dental prophy and creating dental charts
Safe administration of anesthesia and postsurgical support
Reviews of extractions, periodontics, orthodontics, prosthodontics, and restorative dentistry that aid the technician in understanding what is being done and how to assist
Client education, including handouts explaining periodontal disease, dental proceedures, and postdental care for their pets
More than 100 figures are included to illustrate dental anatomy and procedures. Also included are appendices on related books, veterinary dental associations, dental abbreviations of the American Veterinary Dental College, guidelines on what dental care the technician is qualified to perform, and a list of dental suppliers.
Oral and dental functional anatomy.
Maintenance of dental equipment and supplies.
Performing the dental prophy (cleaning).
Anesthesia, Analgesia and post surgical support.
Dental charting, Assisting with extractions.
Assisting in periodontics.
Assisting in endodontics.
Assisting in orthodontics, prosthodontics and restorative dentistry.