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Contributors xi Preface xiv Acknowledgments xvii Section I Diagnostics Chapter 1 Oral Exam and Charting. 5 Chapter 2 Periodontal Probing 16 Chapter 3 Transillumination 24 Chapter 4 Intraoral Radiology 28 Section II Techniques Chapter 5 Complete Dental Cleaning 61 Chapter 6 Root Planing: Periodontal Pocket Therapy 69 Chapter 7 Gingival Flaps 79 Chapter 8 Extraction Technique 95 Chapter 9 Oral Pain Management 115 Section III The Practice of Dentistry Chapter 10 The Business of Dentistry 125 Chapter 11 Technicians and Dentistry 133 Section IV Oral/Dental Diseases (Developmental Oral/Dental Problems) Chapter 12 Persistent (Retained) Deciduous Teeth 143 Chapter 13 Craniomandibular Osteopathy 148 Chapter 14 Enamel Hypocalcifi cation 152 Chapter 15 Eruption Disruption/Abnormalities 157 Chapter 16 Abnormal Number of Teeth (Decreased) 163 Chapter 17 Abnormal Number of Teeth (Increased) 168 Chapter 18 Abnormal Tooth Formation/Structure 173 Chapter 19 Dentigerous Cyst 178 Chapter 20 Tight Lip Syndrome 183 Chapter 21 Palatal Defects (Congenital) 186 Chapter 22 Bird Tongue (Microglossia) 192 Chapter 23 Malocclusions of Teeth 195 Section V Acquired Oral/Dental Diseases (Periodontal Problems) Chapter 24 Halitosis 207 Chapter 25 Periodontal Disease: Gingivitis 211 Chapter 26 Periodontal Disease: Periodontitis 216 Chapter 27 Gingival Hyperplasia 224 Chapter 28 Oronasal Fistula 231 Chapter 29 Stomatitis 237 Chapter 30 Oral Ulceration and Chronic Ulcerative Paradental Stomatitis 243 Section VI Enamel and Dentin Problems Chapter 31 Discolored Tooth/Teeth 251 Chapter 32 Dental Caries (Cavities) 258 Chapter 33 Attrition/Abrasion/Wear of Teeth 271 Section VII Endodontic Disease Chapter 34 Tooth Fracture 279 Chapter 35 Tooth Root Abscess (Apical Abscess) 288 Chapter 36 Pulpitis 295 Section VIII Neoplasia Chapter 37 Epulis 303 Chapter 38 Melanocytic Tumors (Oral) 310 Chapter 39 Fibrosarcoma 314 Chapter 40 Squamous Cell Carcinoma (Gingiva) 318 Chapter 41 Squamous Cell Carcinoma (Tongue) 322 Chapter 42 Squamous Cell Carcinoma (Tonsil) 326 Chapter 43 Odontoma 330 Chapter 44 Tumors of Lesser Prevalence 336 Chapter 45 Papillomatosis (Oral) 341 Section IX Trauma Chapter 46 Maxillary and Mandibular Fractures 347 Chapter 47 Temporomandibular Joint: Dislocation/Luxation/Intermittent Open Mouth Locking 358 Chapter 48 Tooth Luxation or Avulsion 363 Section X Disorders Prevalent in Felines Chapter 49 Tooth Resorption: Feline 369 Chapter 50 Caudal Stomatitis 380 Chapter 51 Chronic Osteitis/Alveolitis 384 Chapter 52 Oral Manifestations of Feline Infectious Diseases 389 Section XI Salivary and Other Special Problems Chapter 53 Salivary Mucocele (Sialocele) 397 Chapter 54 Sialolith 402 Chapter 55 Salivary Gland Adenocarcinoma 405 Chapter 56 Masticatory Muscle Myositis. 408 Chapter 57 Trigeminal Neuritis (Idiopathic) 412 Chapter 58 Pemphigus Vulgaris 415 Chapter 59 Eosinophilic Granuloma Complex 420 Section XII Exotic Pets Chapter 60 Small Mammal Dentistry 429 Appendices Appendix A The Use of Antibiotics in Veterinary Dentistry 441 Appendix B American Veterinary Dental College Nomenclature 442 Appendix C Dental Home Care 462 Glossary 467 Index 483

About the Author

Heidi Lobprise, DVM, DAVDC, is Senior Technical Managerat Virbac Corporation in Fort Worth, Texas.


This volume adds to a proven formula, providing succinctinformation to guide busy clinicians on how best to approach casesin general practice. The corresponding website and client educationhandouts will be of benefit, as will appendices on antibiotics andthe importance of dental home care. (VeterinaryRecord, 10 August 2013) Logically structured, beautifully illustrated by numerouspictures, accompanied by a website providing client educationhandouts, this book provides a no-nonsense reference for allwilling small animal practitioners if not to become a specialist,to at least be a very good dentist. (VetsToday, 1 June 2013) New topics include exotic pets and provide all the basicsand key features for diagnosing and treating dental disease inanimals, making for an outstanding survey highly recommended forany clinical veterinary practice and for students of veterinaryscience. (Midwest Book Review, 1 February 2013)

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