About the Author
Dr. Charlier brings to dentistry continuing education more than 35 years of small animal practice, specialty practice, and ownership experience. She has received the Peter Emily Outstanding Candidate Award and the Fellow of the Year award. In 2004, she created VDENT (Veterinary Dental Education, Networking & Training) to educate the entire veterinary healthcare team about the value of oral health and its effects on all of our patients. In 2017, she was named the NAVC Small Animal Speaker of the Year.
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DentistryAccurate diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases require a complete intraoral examination under anesthesia, including periodontal probing and charting and full mouth radiographs.
DentistryFull-mouth radiographs can identify important pathology that can not be seen during clinical examination.
To prevent patient discomfort and pathology of developing permanent teeth resulting from problems with deciduous canine teeth in the dog, diagnosis and extraction of the appropriate deciduous tooth/teeth should be performed as early as possible.