DVM Best Practices, Jan 1, 2005 - DVM
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DVM Best Practices, Jan 1, 2005
Dental Programs
Dental care from top to bottom
By Ernest E. Ward Jr., DVM
Remember, most clients won't appreciate the seriousness of periodontal isease until they see it.
Increasing Compliance
Keys to increasing dental compliance
By Mary Ann Vande Linde, DVM
The best way to educate clients is by combining dialogue with visual aids.
Recent Innovations
New oral healthcare products
By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP
As a small-animal practitioner, you spend a good portion of your day diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. Unfortunately, due to differences in salivary pH, our patients accumulate plaque and develop calculus five times faster than people. Research shows that 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of gingival disease by the age of 3 according to the American Veterinary Dental Society. Periodontal disease can cause halitosis and pain and may be related to kidney and heart disease.
New oral healthcare products
By Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP
As a small-animal practitioner, you spend a good portion of your day diagnosing and treating periodontal disease. Unfortunately, due to differences in salivary pH, our patients accumulate plaque and develop calculus five times faster than people. Research shows that 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of gingival disease by the age of 3 according to the American Veterinary Dental Society. Periodontal disease can cause halitosis and pain and may be related to kidney and heart disease.
Lifetime Oral Health
Oral health: A multipronged approach
By William R. Gengler, DVM, Dipl. AVDC
Rather than just treat existing oral disease, promote the importance of preventive dentistry to clients when their pets are young.
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