The recent release of two new veterinary dentistry reference books, accompanied by one more book set to be released this month, highlight the increased focus on small pet dental health in the field of veterinary medicine.
Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Dentistry, edited by Heidi B. Lobprise, DVM, DAVDC, was released last month. The book covers dental diagnostics and treatment in a logical, easy-to-follow format. Information includes oral pain management, home care, the role of the veterinary technician, and more.
Another veterinary dental reference text released in November, Small Animal Dental Procedures for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses, focuses on the veterinary technician’s role in clinical dental procedures. Written by Jeanne Perrone, CVT, VTS, this book includes illustrated, step-by-step instructions for a variety of canine, feline and exotic animal dental procedures including oral examinations, radiology and dental cleanings. Full-color pictures, review questions, training exercises and an extensive glossary make this book ideal for veterinary technician students, veterinary nursing students and students seeking a veterinary dentistry certification.
If you’re looking for a comprehensive guide to feline and canine periodontal disease, Veterinary Periodontology is a go-to reference for professionals practicing veterinary dentistry, veterinary specialists, veterinary technicians and veterinary students. Set to be released on December 25, 2012 and edited by Board Certified Veterinary Dentist Brook Niemiec, this reference book focuses on the clinical management of periodontal disease. Veterinary Periodontology covers basic and advanced dental treatments in addition to illustrating multiple step-by-step clinical procedures in full color.
For pet owners looking for more information about the influence of oral health on their pet’s overall wellness, refer to VetDepot’s in-depth resource article on dental disease in dogs and cats. Owners should be sure to discuss any dental questions or concerns with a veterinarian.