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Antibiotics in Veterinary Dentistry: Do You Know When and How to Use Them?

Posted by Cathy Barnette on February 3, 2021 at 4:41 AM

If you talk to a group of veterinarians that has been in practice a while, you will likely hear a wide variety of opinions surrounding the use of antibiotics in veterinary dentistry. Some veterinarians rarely use systemic antibiotics, while some veterinarians use them in the majority of their dental procedures. 

As our understanding of veterinary dentistry has gradually expanded over time, trends in antibiotic usage have undergone a number of shifts. 

When should you prescribe systemic antibiotics?

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Topics: Dental Care, Dental Disease, Veteirnary Dentistry

Overcoming Clients' Objections to Veterinary Dentistry

Posted by Flavia Vaduva on February 25, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Over the past decade, I feel like I have really heard it all when it comes to objections to dental cleanings for pets.

I have compiled a handful of the most common objections and how to communicate effectively to overcome them…

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Topics: Dental Care, Dental Disease, Client Communications, Veteirnary Dentistry

Veterinary Anesthesia-Free Dentistry: What's the Big Deal?

Posted by Cathy Barnette on February 18, 2019 at 6:00 AM

In your veterinary career, you will probably see many pets in need of dental care. Some clients will follow your recommendations, while others may forego complete dental care in favor of anesthesia-free dentistry.

Your job is to educate clients on the differences between these two options, in the hopes that they will make the best decisions for their pets.

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Topics: Dental Care, Dental Disease

Top 3 Consequences of Untreated Veterinary Dental Disease

Posted by Cathy Barnette on February 4, 2019 at 6:00 AM

There’s no denying it: dentistry is an important part of small animal preventive medicine. If you find yourself in small animal practice after veterinary school, client education regarding dental disease will probably occupy a significant portion of your workweek.

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Topics: Dental Care, Dental Disease

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