The steps required to perform a thorough dental clean (for veterinary nurses)
The dental prophylaxis is a very important component in the management of periodontal disease in companion animals. Certificate IV veterinary nurses have been trained to perform a dental clean. This seminar will discuss the steps involved in performing a thorough dental clean, including the recording of all findings on a dental chart, the importance of oral radiography for detecting pathology, the cleaning of the teeth surfaces, both above and below the gum line and finally, but most importantly, the homecare advice required to prevent or slow down plaque reforming on the teeth.
In case you have missed this webinar, you have the opportunity to watch a recorded version here.
This webinar qualifies for one (1) hour of continuing education.
Adjunct Professor Anthony Caiafa BVSc BDSc MANZCVS
Dr Caiafa is both a registered veterinarian and human dentist and currently works in both fields on the Sunshine Coast. He is an Associate Professor in Veterinary Dentistry at the University of Melbourne and a guest lecturer in Veterinary Dentistry at James Cook University, Townsville. Dr Caiafa has over 20 years experience in the field of Veterinary Dentistry and has lectured around the world in this discipline. Tony will happily accept referrals related to small animal oral diseases including jaw fracture repair and the management of oral growths.