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Dentistry

Dental Diagnosis: Case of the Missing Tooth

Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC The challenge is to determine the list of differentials, associated therapies, and further diagnostic measures based on an intra-oral image and radiograph of a missing tooth. QUESTION During a routine visit, it is discovered that the patient—a pug—is missing a mandibular first premolar (Figure 1); there is no …

Dental Diagnosis
Canine Tooth Fracture

Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC A picture is worth 1000 words, and the challenge is to determine what type of tooth fracture is shown in this article as well as the appropriate therapeutic action. Tooth fractures are very common in dogs. The most commonly fractured teeth are the canines and carnassials (maxillary fourth …

Pet Dental Health Month
Debunking Common Myths About Periodontal Disease

Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC In honor of National Pet Dental Health Month (February 2013), Dr. Niemiec discusses the top 8 myths that practitioners and pet owners may believe about pet dental disease. Myth 1: 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of periodontal disease. As shocking as these numbers …

Practical Dentistry
Feline Tooth Resorption

Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC This is the seventh article in the Practical Dentistry series, which is focused on teaching veterinary professionals how to provide high-quality dental care as well as communicate with clients in order to help them understand why this care is so important for their pets.The first six articles in the series …

Practical Dentistry
Introduction to Oral Neoplasia in the Dog & Cat

Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC The oral cavity is a very common place to encounter neoplastic growths, which may range from benign to malignant.1-3 The key to successful therapy of oral masses is early detection and definitive diagnosis. The best therapy for oral masses is complete surgical resection.1,4-5 If surgery is performed early, the procedure …

Practical Dentistry
Proper Therapy for Endodontic Disease

  Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC This is the third article in a series on how to provide optimum dental care as well as increase dental compliance in veterinary practice. As such, it will present very common oral problems and their proper therapy. You can read the first two articles in the series, …

The Importance of Dental Radiology

  Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC Dental radiology is fast becoming the standard of care in veterinary dentistry because it is crucial for proper patient care. This is the second article in our Practical Dentistry series, which is presenting different aspects of veterinary dental care and how it can provide best medicine for …

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