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Articles by Brett Beckman, DVM, FAVD, DAVDC, DAAPM

Dentistry case study: an unusual gingival lesion

Jun 1, 2009

This is the first article in a series of case presentations designed to address a variety of oral conditions and discuss the pathophysiology involved.

Digital dental radiography: Using the modality to enhance patient care

Jan 1, 2009

Dental radiology is the cornerstone of quality veterinary dentistry.

Dental radiography: Small improvements to technique can make a big difference

Oct 1, 2008

Veterinary dental radio-graphy traditionally has been one of the most frustrating aspects of veterinary dentistry.

Assessing, treating refractory feline chronic gingivo-stomatitis

May 1, 2008

Feline chronic gingivo-stomatitis is a painful oral condition in cats that therapeutically has only responded predictably to surgical extraction of all premolars and molars.

Pain management for oral surgery in dogs and cats

A review of continuous-rate infusion, chronic and cancer pain
Jan 1, 2008

Oral surgery in canine and feline patients often requires extended periods of anesthesia necessitating optimal anesthetic management.

Analgesics for oral surgery in dogs and cats

Nov 1, 2007

Six of the most common agents used for managing pain associated with oral surgery in dogs and cats will be discussed in this third article of a series on pain management. They are the opioids (opiates), the Cox-2 selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), the 5-Lox selective NSAIDs, the alpha-2 agonists, the NMDA-receptor antagonists and the serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors.

Regional nerve blocks key to delivering quality dental care

Sep 1, 2007

The use of regional nerve blocks for oral surgery in dogs and cats is synonymous with quality patient care.

Pain management for oral surgery in dogs and cats

Aug 1, 2007

After oral surgery, nociceptor response is expected to be greatly enhanced.

Off with the crown?

Mar 1, 2007

Editors Note: In a new series, DVM Newsmagazine asks experts within a variety of veterinary specialties to bust commonly held medical, business or professional myths. This month, we bite into dentistry.


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