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Authored by Benita Altier LVT, VTS (Dentistry)

Classifying Tooth Resorption in Cats and Dogs

Understanding how tooth resorption is diagnosed and classified enables you to provide better patient care and to increase patient comfort.

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Advanced dental procedures for pets: What’s possible?

Flap surgeries, root canals and orthodontic techniques are all legitimate alternatives to extraction in many veterinary dental cases. We owe it to our clients to let them know their options.

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Companion Animal Dentistry for  Veterinary Technicians M. Berg

Companion Animal Dentistry for Veterinary Technicians provides practical approaches to commonly performed dental procedures and comprehensive coverage of essential topics including the selection of dental equipment, radiology, dental cleanings, and anesthesia. The book opens with the foundations of building a dental practice before detailing the basics of instrumentation, sharpening, and charting. Two chapters are devoted to anesthesia to provide the reader with an understanding of the protocols designed to keep patients safe while effectively managing pain. Additional chapters explore exotic dentistry, equine dentistry, and providing home care instructions. Companion Animal Dentistry for Veterinary Technicians is the perfect resource for technicians and practitioners in school and professional practice. Outstanding Features: Expansive coverage on dental radiology familiarizes readers with cutting-edge imaging techniques, including radiographs, CT, MRI, and digital imaging. Anesthesia chapters emphasize safety measures related to anesthetizing animals with particular diseases or disorders. Comprehensive chapter on the oral examination and to familiarize readers with commonly seen pathology. Client education opportunities and home care measures with example handouts illustrate how veterinary technicians can empower pet owners. Hundreds of photos and radiographic images illustrate key concepts, anatomy, and positioning. TIP boxes provide practical suggestions to improve clinical practice. Assign and customize your textbook online, administer interactive assessments, and check for student understanding using in-class polling tools. This is powered by bluedoor’s partnership with Top Hat, the leading active learning platform. About the Author Mary L. Berg, BS, LATG, RVT, VTS Mary is a charter member of the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians and received her Veterinary Technician Specialty in Dentistry in June 2006. Mary worked in research for over 28 years, specializing in products aimed at improving the oral health of companion animals and continues to work with companies to evaluate the efficacy of their products. In addition to her research background, she was the practice manager and dental technician specialist at a general practice for seven years. Mary is the founder and president of Beyond the Crown Veterinary Education, a veterinary dental consulting service. Mary was named the NAVTA Veterinary Technician of the Year by NAVTA in 2020 and received the AVDT’s Excellence in Dentistry Education in 2019. Mary is a speaker and wet lab instructor at numerous state and national conferences.

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Small Animal Dental Procedures for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses 2nd Edition

Small Animal Dental Procedures for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, 2nd Edition brings together all aspects of canine, feline, and exotic animal dentistry for veterinary technicians and nurses. Offering complete coverage of all aspects of dental treatment for dogs, cats, and exotic pets, the book describes techniques for veterinary technicians providing dental care. The new edition includes brand new information on digital radiology, plus updates to current protocols and improved images throughout the book. The chapters contained within include in-depth coverage of all stages of small animal dental care, including: • Anesthesia • Radiology • Dental cleaning • Common diseases and treatment • Equipment needs and maintenance • Exotic dentistry Small Animal Dental Procedures for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses includes access to a companion website that provides video clips, review questions, training exercises, forms, and editable glossaries. This book is an essential and invaluable resource for any veterinary technology student, veterinary technician or nurse regularly or occasionally engaged in small animal dental care. ABOUT THE AUTHOR The Editor Jeanne R. Perrone, MS, CVT, VTS (Dentistry), is owner and facilitator of VT Dental Training, which provides consulting and dentistry skills training for veterinary staff, and serves as an online adjunct instructor for the Veterinary Technician program in dentistry at St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, FL, USA.

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Get to the CORE of Veterinary Dental Care with your Clients

From the exam room to the pets home, comprehensive oral and radiographic evaluation dental procedures are importantbut how do you get your veterinary clients to agree with you? Heres help.

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Just Smile: A Veterinary Dental Instrument Sharpening Guide

Sharp curettes and scalers are better for your team and your patients. Follow this step-by-step guide for getting your dental instruments in sharp shape.

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15 Steps to a Complete Veterinary Dental Exam and Treatment Procedure

Are you ready to shine in dentistry? Follow these steps for a polished performance.

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Participatory Ergonomics Solutions for Veterinary Dentistry

There are many levels of concern regarding ergonomics and veterinary dentistry. Successful participatory ergonomics programs have shown that changes to the organization, practices, and design of the working environment combine to result in significant improvements.

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Ergonomics for Veterinary Dentistry Professionals and Patients

What is ergonomics and how does it relate to the practice of professional veterinary dentistry? The AVMA’s Ergonomics Task Force identified risk factors associated with common work-related musculoskeletal disorders.

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