Owner/DVM Adams Pet Hospital Asbury, IA, United States
Most veterinarians are reactive vs proactive. Thus by the age of 3, at least 80% of dogs and cats have periodontal disease. Therefore, you are behind the 8-ball by starting anesthetic dentistry later than 1 1/2 years of life. This lecture will review why proactive dentistry will bond those clients closer to you, and dentistry becomes a WELLNESS procedure that is expected by the client annually.
Understand why periodontal disease starts at an early age
Why aggressive therapy now has life-long dividends
How to discuss this with clients to get them on board
Recommend selective extractions due to crowing and rotation
Identify missing teeth that may be embedded, and how to treat them.