Dr. Woodward to Appear at NAVC Conference 2016

Dentalaire is pleased to announce that Dr. Woodward will be available at the Dentalaire booth at the NAVC Conference, answering questions and introducing our new Paw Prints Periodontal kit. Conference attendees are invited to visit Dentalaire at Booth 2336 around midday from January 18-20 to meet Dr. Woodward and learn about Dentalaire’s innovations in veterinary dentistry. The NAVC (North American Veterinary Community) … Read More

Dr. Niemiec & Dr. Woodward Discuss Radiology Techniques

Veterinary dental radiology is vital for proper diagnosis and treatment planning. Without veterinary dental radiographs, you will miss most of the oral problems present in your patients, possibly leaving them in discomfort for years. This video offers expert training tools and recommendations from board certified veterinary dentists, Dr. Woodward and Dr. Niemiec.

Local Anesthesia in Oral Surgery

Download as PDF Tony M. Woodward, DVM, Diplomate AVDC Animal Dental Care, Colorado Springs, Colorado Current standards of care in veterinary medicine dictate an adequate level of pain control for our patients. Effective pain control employs a proactive, multi-mode approach that starts with pre-operative medications, includes the anesthetic protocol selected, and continues into the postoperative period. Local (regional) anesthesia plays an … Read More

Veterinary Bonded Sealants for Fractured Teeth

Download as PDF By Tony M. Woodward, DVM AVDC Dental fractures are often painful, and treatment can vary, depending on the fracture type encountered. Fractures are occasionally encountered that only involve the enamel. Most dental fractures, however, extend into deeper dental tissues, including dentin and the pulp (nerve) chamber. Fractures with exposed pulp can never heal spontaneously, and should receive endodontic treatment or … Read More

Extractions: Part 2

Download as PDF By Tony M. Woodward, DVM, AVDC We continue describing the five basic veterinary dental services that all general practitioners should be able to provide for their patients. Earlier we covered the indications and equipment needed for surgical pet teeth extractions. This article will cover the specific techniques employed when performing this procedure. General Principles of Surgical Extractions There exist certain principles … Read More

Extractions: Part 1

Download as PDF By Tony M. Woodward, DVM, AVDC We continue describing the five basic veterinary dental services that all general practitioners should be able to provide for their patients. Previously we covered dental radiology. This article will discuss the rationale and veterinary dental equipment used for surgical extractions. Historically, dental extractions have been viewed as necessary mainly when excessive tooth mobility is observed. … Read More

Introduction to Veterinary Dental Radiology

Download as PDF Why bother with veterinary dental radiographs? Veterinary dentistry is currently undergoing tremendous modernization. The days of having a technician clean tartar visible above the gum line, and “pull the loose teeth” are gone. Practice standards dictate a higher level of oral care for our patients, and dental radiology is a vital part of those standards. In fact, it is not … Read More

The Rationale for Veterinary Dental Radiology

Download as PDF By Tony M. Woodward, DVM, AVDC We continue in this article describing the five basic dental services that all general practitioners should be able to provide for their patients. In the last article we covered the 12-step cleaning process. This article covers dental radiology. Dental radiology is the core diagnostic modality for veterinary dental care. Trying to … Read More

Basic Periodontal Treatment in Dogs and Cats

Download as PDF By Tony M. Woodward, DVM, AVDC Periodontal disease results from the action of oral bacteria in concert with the host response to that infection. Both are thought to contribute substantially to the creation of periodontal pockets, which are defined as pockets deeper than 1 mm in a cat or 3 mm in a dog. Pocket depth is measured by gently … Read More