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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: 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.