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Veterinary Dentistry for the Small Animal Technician



Veterinary Dentistry for the Small Animal Technician

M. Lynne Kesel

ISBN: 978-1-118-69480-0 May 2013 Wiley-Blackwell 280 Pages


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.

Preface ix

Acknowledgements xi

1 Oral and Dental functional Anatomy 3

2 Maintaining Dental Equipment and Supplies 21

3 Dental Radiology 37

4 Periodontal Disease 67

5 Performing the Dental Prophy 81

6 Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Postsurgical Support 101

7 Dental Charting 121

8 Assisting with Extractions 141

9 Assisting with Periodontics 157

10 Assisting with Endodontics 167

11 Assisting with Orthodontics, Prosthodontics, and Restorative Dentistry 183

12 Client Education 213

Appendix 1 Related Books 241

Appendix 2 Veterinary Dental Associations 243

Appendix 3 Dental Abbreviations of the American Veterinary Dental College 245

Appendix 4 Position Statement of the American Veterinary Dental College 253

Appendix 5 Dental Suppliers 255

Index 257