The veterinary dental patient - A multidisciplinary approach
The veterinary dental patient - A multidisciplinary approach
1st ed., 444 pages, 300 ill., John Wiley & Sons, September 2021
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Provides an interdisciplinary approach to the veterinary dental patient and offers guidance on all aspects of integrating dentistry into veterinary general practice
The Veterinary Dental Patient: A Multidisciplinary Approach helps veterinarians understand the dental aspects of every canine and feline patient and shows them how to effectively manage their oral health. It also provides guidance to the rest of the veterinary team so they can offer a coordinated approach when recommending and performing veterinary dentistry as a regular part of general practice.
Edited by two prominent veterinary dentists who are Board Certified in both Europe and the United States, the text includes the latest information on safe anesthetic and monitoring protocols, accurate diagnosis and management, and referring patients to specialists. Chapters cover: establishing a dental presence in general veterinary practice; nutrition, oral health, and feeding dental patients; local, regional, and systemic complications of dental diseases; pain management; ophthalmic considerations; common situations for malpractice and mistakes; oral and maxillofacial surgery; extraction techniques and equipment; drug dosages and more. The book also offers several helpful appendixes.
The Veterinary Dental Patient: A Multidisciplinary Approach is an essential book for all vets in general small animal practice as well as the wider veterinary team, including managers, veterinary nurses and technicians, and administrative staff.

List of Contributors vii
Preface ix
Acknowledgments xi
About the Companion Website xiii
Part I General Considerations: How to Start Dentistry 1
1 Establishing a Dental Presence within a General Veterinary Practice 3
Jerzy Gawor
2 Marketing and Communication in Veterinary Dentistry 27
Rachel Perry
3 Teaching Veterinary Dentistry 37
Zlatko Pavlica, Jerzy Gawor, and Lisa Mestrinho
4 Distribution of Tasks Around the Dental Patient in General Practice: Receptionists, Technicians, and Other Veterinary Team Members 45
Mary Berg
5 Prophylactic Program for Oral Health 59
Brook Niemiec
6 Nutrition, Oral Health, and Feeding Dental Patients 75
Michal Jank
7 Antimicrobials in Veterinary Dentistry 87
J. Scott Weese
8 Dental Patient Welfare 109
Kymberley C. McLeod
Part II The Dental Patient 119
9 Local, Regional, and Systemic Complications of Dental Diseases 121
Jerzy Gawor and Brook Niemiec
10 Hereditary Oral Disorders in Purebred Dogs and Cats 133
Jerzy Gawor
11 Pain Management in the Dental Patient 139
Paulo Steagall and Peter Pascoe
12 Anesthesia of the Dental Patient 169
Victoria M. Lukasik
13 The Dental Patient and Its General Conditions: Cardiac Disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Pregnancy, History of Seizures, and Brachycephalic Syndrome 189
Eva Eberspächer-Schweda
14 Ophthalmic Considerations in the Veterinary Dental Patient 201
Jamie J. Schorling
15 Oral Health in the Context of Other Planned Surgeries 211
Daniel Koch
16 Systemic Diseases Influencing Oral Health and Conditions 219
Jerzy Gawor
17 Common Situations of Malpractice and Mistakes, and How Best to Avoid Them 233
Jerzy Gawor and Brook Niemiec
18 Dentistry Through Life: Pediatric and Geriatric Dentistry 245
Jerzy Gawor and Brook Niemiec
Part III Dentistry in Daily Practice: What Every Veterinarian Should Know 259
19 Management of the Dental Patient 261
Jerzy Gawor and Brook Niemiec
20 Professional Dental Cleaning 269
Brook Niemiec
21 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: What’s the Difference? 291
Jerzy Gawor
22 Extraction Techniques and Equipment 305
Brook Niemiec
23 Oral Emergencies 319
Jerzy Gawor
24 Feline Dentistry 339
Jerzy Gawor and Brook Niemiec
Part IV When to Call the Specialist 363
25 A Brief Introduction to Specific Oral and Dental Problems that Require Specialist Care 365
Jerzy Gawor
26 How to Cooperate with a Specialist 373
Brook Niemiec
Useful Algorithms for the Management of Oral Problems 377
Jerzy Gawor
Appendix A: Drugs and Doses 387
Margo Karriker
Appendix B: Instruments Handling and Sharpening 393
Jerzy Gawor
Appendix C: Abbreviations and Dental Charts 399
Jerzy Gawor
Appendix D: List of Hereditary Problems and Breed Predispositions in Dogs and Cats 409
Jerzy Gawor
Appendix E: Tolerance of Malocclusion and Dental Abnormalities in Dogs 419
Jerzy Gawor
Appendix F: Assisted Feeding in Dental Patients (website) 423
Michal Jank and Jerzy Gawor
Index 429

Jerzy Gawor, DVM, PhD, DAVDC, DEVDC, FAVD, provides dental teaching services at the European School of Advanced Veterinary Studies in Europe and China. Dr Gawor acts as President of the European Veterinary Dental College and Dental Guidelines Committee of WSAVA. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, President Elect of the Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations (FECAVA), board member of the Polish Small Animal Veterinary Association, and former President of the European Veterinary Dental Society. He is the owner of a general referral practice and has achieved the status of specialist and recognized dentist in Poland.
Several hundred advanced dentistry procedures a year have resulted in a wealth of skill and practical knowledge. He has also published and presented over 120 publications in veterinary dentistry.
Brook Niemiec DVM, DAVDC, DEVDC, FAVD, is the Chief of Staff at Veterinary Dental Specialties & Oral Surgery, with 16 locations throughout the USA. In addition, he is Founding Consultant of, Director of San Diego Veterinary Dental Training Center, and President of Practical Veterinary Publishing.

Item Code: ODONT48
ISBN: 9781118974735
Weigth: 1500 g
Species: All species
Discipline: Odontoiatry/Odontostomatology
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