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Veterinary Dentistry for the Small Animal Technician

ISBN: 978-0-8138-2037-8
280 pages
August 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
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Veterinary Dentistry for the Small Animal Technician is an introductory, step-by-step guide that addresses the delicate mechanics of dentistry, the patient's needs, and the client's education. Topics covered include:

  • 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.

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Oral and dental functional anatomy.

Maintenance of dental equipment and supplies.

Dental radiology.

Periodontal disease.

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.

Client education.

Appendices.

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