Small Animal Dental Procedures for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

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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. Les mer
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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.

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Contributors xii


Foreword by Judy Ozier xiii


Foreword from Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians xv


Preface xvi


Acknowledgments xvii


1: The Basics 1
Gerianne Holzman


Anatomy of the Skull 2


Odontogenesis 10


Anatomy of the Tooth 13


Directional Terminology 16


Training, Key Terms, and Videos (Dental anatomy, Directional terminology, Tooth numbering): Online only


2: The Examination Room and the Dental Patient 21
Mary Berg


Introduction 22


The Client Interview 22


The Oral Examination: Conscious Patient 23


Communicating with Clients 25


The Dental Estimate (Treatment Plan) 26


Training and Key Terms: Online only


3: Components of the Dental Operatory 29
Benita Altier


Components of the Dental Operatory: The Big Picture 30


Operatory Functionality 30


Dental Delivery Units 31


Dental Handpieces 36


Summary of Power Equipment 41


Dental Tables and Chairs 41


Organizing the Dental Operatory 44


Personal Protection 44


Ergonomics 47


Training, Key Terms, and Supplemental Figures: Online only


4: Anesthesia and the Dental Patient 51
Annie Mills


Introduction 52


Anesthesia for the Dental Patient 52


Anesthetic Equipment 53


Monitoring Anesthesia and Common Complications 56


Pain Management in the Dental Patient 60


Training, Key Terms, Video (Operatory final), and Document (Anesthesia cheat sheet): Online only


5: The Dental Cleaning 65
Julie McMahon


Introduction 66


Common Instrumentation for the Dental Cleaning 67


The Dental Record 69


The Dental Cleaning Procedure 73


Cleaning the Teeth Using the Power Scaler 81


Dental Cleaning with Hand Instrumentation 82


Polishing 84


Recovery 86


Home Care 86


Equipment and Instrument Care 89


Training, Key Terms, Supplemental Figures, Videos (Basics of the dental cleaning), Presentation (Skillbuilder for basics of the dental cleaning), and Documents (Brushing the teeth and Developing a home dental health care plan): Online only


6: Dental Radiology 93
Laurel Bird


Radiography in Veterinary Dentistry 94


The Dental X-Ray Unit 94


Dental Radiographic Image Media and Capture 97


Positioning for Taking Dental Radiographs 107


Care and Storage of Images 123


Anatomy on the Dental Radiograph 124


Troubleshooting 127


Advanced Imaging 129


Training, Key Terms, and Video (Dental radiograph positioning): Online only


7: Common Dental Conditions and Treatments 131
Jeanne R. Perrone, Sara Sharp, and Patricia A. March


Introduction 132


Periodontal Disease 132
Jeanne R. Perrone


What is Periodontal Disease? 132


Pathogenesis of Periodontal Disease 132


Clinical Signs 134


Radiographic Signs 134


Treatment and Therapies 137


In Conclusion 141


Training, Key Terms, Supplemental Figures, Presentations (Stages of periodontal disease, Flap procedures, Dental extractions, Oronasal fistula), and Videos (Periodontal hand instrumentation, Extraction instrumentation): Online only


Endodontic Disease 141
Sara Sharp


Anatomy of the Pulp 141


Indications for Endodontic Therapy Due to Trauma 142


The Endodontic Exam 142


The Endodontic Treatment 143


In Conclusion 149


Training, Key Terms, and Supplemental Figures: Online only


Malocclusion 150
Patricia A. March


Normal Occlusion 150


Types and Treatments of Malocclusions 151


Position Statements 153


Treatment of Malocclusions 153


In Conclusion 156


Training, Key Terms, and Supplemental Figures: Online only


Jaw Fracture Management 156
Patricia A. March


Types of Jaw Fractures and Their Treatment 156


Diagnosis of Jaw Fractures 157


Jaw Fracture Management 157


Jaw Fracture Repair 158


Home Care 160


Training, Key Terms, Supplemental Figures and Presentation (Tape muzzle): Online only


Oral Tumors 160
Patricia A. March


Benign Oral Tumors and Treatments 162


Malignant Oral Tumors and Treatments 164


Charting and Preparation of Samples 166


Training, Key Terms, and Supplemental Figures: Online only


8: Feline Dentistry 169
Jennifer Crawford and Billie Jean (Jeannie) Losey


Introduction 170


Gingivostomatitis 170
Jennifer Crawford


Symptoms of Gingivostomatitis 171


Diagnostics 173


Oral Evaluation 173


Treatments 174


Aftercare 176


Summary 177


Key Terms and Supplemental Figures: Online only


Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex 177
Billie Jean (Jeannie) Losey


Causes 178


Symptoms 178


Diagnostics 178


Treatments 179


Key Terms and Video (Eosinophilic granuloma complex): Online only


Feline Tooth Resorption 180
Billie Jean (Jeannie) Losey


Definition and Symptoms 180


Stages of Tooth Resorption 182


Diagnostics 184


Charting 185


Treatment 185


Key Terms, Training, Supplemental Figures, and Video (Tooth resorption): Online only


9: Dentistry and the Exotic Patient 187
Kathy Istace


Challenges of Exotic Dentistry 188


Rodent Dentistry 188


Caviomorph Rodents (Guinea Pigs, Chinchillas, Degus) 188


Murine Rodents (Rats, Mice, Hamsters, Gerbils) 188


Oral Examination of Rodents 191


Anesthesia and Pain Management 191


Common Dental Problems of Rodents 193


Dental Instruments 195


Husbandry and Home Care 195


Supplemental Figures and Video (Pocket pet dentistry for the veterinary technician): Online only


Miscellaneous Small Pets 196


Hedgehogs 196


Sugar Gliders 196


Rabbit Dentistry 196


Oral Anatomy and Dentition of Rabbits 197


Oral Examination of Rabbits 197


Anesthesia and Pain Management 198


Common Dental Problems of Rabbits 201


Dental Instruments 203


Husbandry and Home Care 203


Supplemental Figures: Online only


Ferret Dentistry 204


Oral Anatomy and Dentition of Ferrets 204


Common Dental Problems of Ferrets 206


Dental Instruments 207


Husbandry and Home Care 207


Supplemental Figures: Online only


Dental Radiography for the Exotic Patient 208


Materials and Equipment 208


Rodents and Rabbits 208


Ferrets 211


Supplemental Figures: Online only


Training, Key Terms, and Documents (Dental assessment charts for rabbit, guinea pig, chinchilla, rat, mouse, hamster, and ferret): Online only


10: Discharging the Dental Patient 213
Patricia Dominguez


Discharge Instructions: What You Need 214


The Importance of Photographs and Radiographs 218


Managing Recheck Visits 220


Reminders: How Often Should Dental Patients Return? 221


Training, Key Terms, and Supplemental Figure: Online only


Appendices 223


1. Home Oral Health Care Interview Form 223


2. Canine Dental Chart 225


3. Feline Dental Chart 227


4. Dental Procedure Estimate 229


5. Dental Procedure Release Form 230


6. Dental Radiograph Template 231


7. Discharge Take Home Instructions Example 233


8. Discharge Take Home Pictures: Simple Example 235


9. Discharge Take Home Pictures: Detailed Example 236


Index 245