An Introduction to Pet Dental Care for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians

An Introduction To Pet Dental Care For Veterinary Nurses And Technicians

By Kathy Istace

An Introduction to Pet Dental Care for Veterinary Nurses and Technicians PDF. Periodontal disease is one of the most common diseases observed by small animal practitioners, and it is not uncommon for the veterinary technician to be the first line in oral health assessment and treatment. Despite this, current dentistry training for veterinary technicians and nurses is often very limited.

This book explains the causes, consequences, prevention and treatment of pet dental diseases including periodontal disease, fractured teeth, tooth resorption, dental malocclusions, oral masses, jaw fractures, and other oral conditions. It covers:

· Instruction in essential skills such as dental cleaning, charting, radiography, and equipment maintenance.
· Advanced skills such as the administration of regional nerve blocks and periodontal treatments.
· The aetiology and treatment of common oral conditions.

Improving competence in veterinary dental skills benefits technicians, veterinary practices, owners and their pets. Explaining pet dental diseases in a relatable way, this book allows veterinary staff to relay important dental information to pet owners in a way they understand. Providing solutions to help prevent and manage pet dental diseases, it outlines treatment options, outcomes, and post-operative dental care.

Table of Contents
  • 1: More Than Just Bad Breath: Periodontal Disease
  • 2: Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment and Treatment (COHAT), Dental Instrument Use and Maintenance
  • 3: Dental Essentials: Dental Charting, Dental Radiography, and Pain Management
  • 4: If It’s Broke, Fix it! Tooth Fractures, Discoloured Teeth, Abrasion, and Attrition
  • 5: The Hole Problem: Tooth Resorption and Caries
  • 6: Out of Place: Malocclusions
  • 7: Lumps and Bumps: Oral Masses and Cysts
  • 8: Seeing Red: Stomatitis, Feline Juvenile Gingivitis, and Contact Mucositis
  • 9: Bad to the Bone: Jaw Fractures, TMJ Luxation, Avulsed and Luxated Teeth
  • 10: Common Dental Problems of Rabbits, Rodents, and Other Small Mammals
  • 11: Gaining Client Compliance, Dental Estimates, and the Dangers of Anaesthesia-Free Dentistry
  • 12: Admitting, Preparing, and Recovering Dental Patients; A Day in the Life of a Pet Receiving a COHAT
  • 13: Sending Them Home: Postoperative Care
  • 14: Developing Dental Homecare Programmes: How to Brush the Teeth of Dogs and Cats
  • 15: Understanding the Science Behind Dental Homecare Products
  • 16: Advocating for Pet Dental Health

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