Small Animal Dental Equipment, Materials and Techniques: A Primer / Edition 1

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If you’re a veterinarian in practice and you’re interested in increasing your ability to deliver dental treatment to your patients, you will find the information in Small Animal Dental Equipment, Materials, and Techniques: A Primer invaluable. The author has gone back to basics to fill in the gap between limited and advanced veterinary dental services. This book will show you how to establish an efficient dental operatory and perform many of the day-to-day techniques required to raise your level of dental services.

The goal of this book is to educate veterinarians and veterinary technicians on the philosophy and means of integrating dental health practices into the everyday life of their patients. The author also explains how to choose dental equipment and materials as well as how to perform basic and intermediate dental procedures based on examination finding. Coverage includes the materials, equipment, and techniques that veterinarians have found most valuable in the practice of veterinary dentistry.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is undoubtedly the best book on dentistry I have ever read.....the color picture by picture details of procedures makes it easy to understand ...This book should be required reading for all veterinarians in every practice."

Dr Ron Whitford, Veterinary Consultant

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Sandra Manfra Marretta, DVM, Diplomate ACVS, AVDC (University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine)
Description: This well illustrated book provides the reader with the information required to help establish a well equipped dental operatory and perform basic, intermediate, and some advanced dental procedures based on oral examination findings.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide information to veterinarians, technicians, and human dentists on how to choose dental equipment and materials and how to treat a wide variety of dental problems in dogs and cats. The author has successfully attained these worthy objectives.
Audience: This book was written primarily for veterinary practitioners, veterinary technicians, and human dentists. However, veterinary students and dental residents as well as veterinary dental specialists will find this book very informative. Dr. Bellows is an authority in small animal dentistry with more than 25 years of clinical experience in small animal medicine and surgery. He is a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College and a boarded companion animal specialist.
Features: The equipment and instrumentation necessary to develop a successful dental operatory are clearly reviewed. The book describes patient monitoring, dental radiography, and pain control. Numerous high-quality photographs of clinical cases are used to describe a wide variety of clinical dental problems including a comprehensive coverage of periodontal and endodontic disease as well as oral surgical diseases including appropriate surgical extraction techniques. In addition, restorative and orthodontic equipment and techniques are reviewed.
Assessment: This book provides the information needed to establish an efficient dental operatory and perform many of the day-to-day techniques required to truly raise the level of dental services provided in a veterinary practice.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813818986
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jan Bellows, DVM is a veterinarian with over twenty-five years experience in small animal medicine and surgery. He is a board certified veterinary dentist as well as a boarded companion animal specialist. Dr. Bellows sees dental referrals at Hometown Animal Hospital and Dental Clinic in Weston, Florida

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Table of Contents




1. The Dental Operatory.

2. Equipping the Dental Practice.

3. Patient Monitoring.

4. Dental Radiography.

5. Local and Regional Anesthesia and Pain Control.

6. Periodontal Equipment, Materials, and Techniques.

7. Endodontic Equipment, Materials, and Techniques.

8. Restorative Equipment, Materials, and Techniques.

9. Orthodontic Equipment, Materials, and Techniques.

10. Oral Surgical Equipment, Materials, and Techniques.

11. Educating Your Client.

Appendix. Vendor Information, Equipment, and Materials.


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