The Veterinary Dental Patient: A Multidisciplinary Approach


The Veterinary Dental Patient: A Multidisciplinary Approach

The Veterinary Dental Patient A Multidisciplinary Approach

By Jerzy Gawor , Brook Niemiec

Provides an interdisciplinary approach to the veterinary dental patient and offers guidance on all aspects of integrating dentistry into veterinary general practice

The Veterinary Dental Patient: A Multidisciplinary Approach helps veterinarians understand the dental aspects of every canine and feline patient and shows them how to effectively manage their oral health. It also provides guidance to the rest of the veterinary team so they can offer a coordinated approach when recommending and performing veterinary dentistry as a regular part of general practice.

Edited by two prominent veterinary dentists who are Board Certified in both Europe and the United States, the text includes the latest information on safe anesthetic and monitoring protocols, accurate diagnosis and management, and referring patients to specialists. Chapters cover: establishing a dental presence in general veterinary practice; nutrition, oral health, and feeding dental patients; local, regional, and systemic complications of dental diseases; pain management; ophthalmic considerations; common situations for malpractice and mistakes; oral and maxillofacial surgery; extraction techniques and equipment; drug dosages and more. The book also offers several helpful appendixes.

The Veterinary Dental Patient: A Multidisciplinary Approach is an essential book for all vets in general small animal practice as well as the wider veterinary team, including managers, veterinary nurses and technicians, and administrative staff.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xi

About the Companion Website xiii

Part I General Considerations: How to Start Dentistry 1

1 Establishing a Dental Presence within a General Veterinary Practice 3
Jerzy Gawor

2 Marketing and Communication in Veterinary Dentistry 27
Rachel Perry

3 Teaching Veterinary Dentistry 37
Zlatko Pavlica, Jerzy Gawor, and Lisa Mestrinho

4 Distribution of Tasks Around the Dental Patient in General Practice: Receptionists, Technicians, and Other Veterinary Team Members 45
Mary Berg

5 Prophylactic Program for Oral Health 59
Brook Niemiec

6 Nutrition, Oral Health, and Feeding Dental Patients 75
Michał Jank

7 Antimicrobials in Veterinary Dentistry 87
J. Scott Weese

8 Dental Patient Welfare 109
Kymberley C. McLeod

Part II The Dental Patient 119

9 Local, Regional, and Systemic Complications of Dental Diseases 121
Jerzy Gawor and Brook Niemiec

10 Hereditary Oral Disorders in Purebred Dogs and Cats 133
Jerzy Gawor

11 Pain Management in the Dental Patient 139
Paulo Steagall and Peter Pascoe

12 Anesthesia of the Dental Patient 169
Victoria M. Lukasik

13 The Dental Patient and Its General Conditions: Cardiac Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Pregnancy, History of Seizures, and Brachycephalic Syndrome 189
Eva Eberspächer-Schweda

14 Ophthalmic Considerations in the Veterinary Dental Patient 201
Jamie J. Schorling

15 Oral Health in the Context of Other Planned Surgeries 211
Daniel Koch

16 Systemic Diseases Influencing Oral Health and Conditions 219
Jerzy Gawor

17 Common Situations of Malpractice and Mistakes, and How Best to Avoid Them 233
Jerzy Gawor and Brook Niemiec

18 Dentistry Through Life: Pediatric and Geriatric Dentistry 245
Jerzy Gawor and Brook Niemiec

Part III Dentistry in Daily Practice: What Every Veterinarian Should Know 259

19 Management of the Dental Patient 261
Jerzy Gawor and Brook Niemiec

20 Professional Dental Cleaning 269
Brook Niemiec

21 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: What’s the Difference? 291
Jerzy Gawor

22 Extraction Techniques and Equipment 305
Brook Niemiec

23 Oral Emergencies 319
Jerzy Gawor

24 Feline Dentistry 339
Jerzy Gawor and Brook Niemiec

Part IV When to Call the Specialist 363

25 A Brief Introduction to Specific Oral and Dental Problems that Require Specialist Care 365
Jerzy Gawor

26 How to Cooperate with a Specialist 373
Brook Niemiec

Useful Algorithms for the Management of Oral Problems 377
Jerzy Gawor

Appendix A: Drugs and Doses 387
Margo Karriker

Appendix B: Instruments Handling and Sharpening 393
Jerzy Gawor

Appendix C: Abbreviations and Dental Charts 399
Jerzy Gawor

Appendix D: List of Hereditary Problems and Breed Predispositions in Dogs and Cats 409
Jerzy Gawor

Appendix E: Tolerance of Malocclusion and Dental Abnormalities in Dogs 419
Jerzy Gawor

Appendix F: Assisted Feeding in Dental Patients (website) 423
Michał Jank and Jerzy Gawor

Index 429

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