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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 …

Periodontal Disease: Utilizing Current Information to Improve Client Compliance

Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC Periodontal disease is the number one health problem in small animal patients. This is the fourth article in the Practical Dentistry series, which is focused on teaching veterinary professionals how to provide high-quality dental care to patients as well as communicate with clients in order to help them …

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 …

Dental Services: Good Medicine for Patients & Practices

  Brook A. Niemiec, DVM, FAVD, Diplomate AVDC This is the first article in our Practical Dentistry series, which will present various ways of increasing revenue through offering dental services in the general veterinary practice. This series will present techniques and procedures that require minimal expense, effort, and training, yet have proven to be invaluable …

Bonded Sealant Application for Crown Fractures

Bonded sealant application has many positives for patients and clinics.

    For uncomplicated crown fractures with no radiographic evidence of disease, bonded sealant application can: Resolve sensitivity Block infection Improve aesthetics Smooth the tooth to decrease plaque accumulation, delaying periodontal disease. This is a simple procedure that every veterinary hospital should offer. Clinics with dental radiology and a high-speed drill system can equip themselves …

Diagnosis and Treatment of Crown Fractures

Tooth fractures are defined as complicated or uncomplicated; both types require therapy, but treatment differs.

    Tooth fractures are defined as complicated or uncomplicated:1  Uncomplicated crown fractures have direct dentin but no pulp exposure  Complicated crown fractures have direct pulp (nerve) exposure. Both types require therapy, but treatment differs depending on the physical and radiographic appearance. The most commonly affected teeth are the canines and carnassials (maxillary fourth premolars …

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