This book is a comprehensive guide to the practice of veterinary dentistry and oral surgery. It is patterned along the lines of the American Veterinary Dental College programme and also provides protocols used by the American Animal Hospital Association. Generously illustrated, the book shows both prophylactic and restorative procedures for feline and canine patients and coverage begins with information on dental equipment, oral anatomy and physiology, and diagnostic procedures, including the oral examination, clinical oral pathology, and radiology. Subsequent chapters cover pedodontics, periodontology, oral surgery, fracture repair, endodontic therapies, operative and restorative dentistry, and orthodontics. Other chapters provide a thorough understanding of dental and oral disease in domestic felines, rodents, lagomorphs, exotic animals, and large animals. The book also includes a guide to marketing a veterinary dentistry practice; a directory of equipment manufacturers and distributors; a list of American National Standard and American Dental Association specifications; and a glossary.
This is an outstanding new resource, designed to give you the most comprehensive and practical approach to the subject and is also the only book that delves beneath facts and procedures to explain why particular dental problems occur in animals. Also the book provides step--by-step instruction on clinical procedures and invaluable information on equipment, instruments and techniques and is essential for anyone practicing or studying veterinary dentistry
Robert B. Wiggs, DVM, Diplomate AVDC, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Baylor College of Dentistry, Texas A&M University Systems, Coit Road Animal Hospital, Dallas, Texas. Heidi B. Lobprise, DVM, Diplomate, AVDC, Coit Road Animal Hospital, Dallas, Texas.