The dental care toolkit

The dental care toolkit

Use these free tools to train your veterinary team and educate clients about the importance of dental care for pets. (With an educational grant provided by Virbac)
 
Aug 01, 2014
By dvm360.com staff

This dvm360 toolkit focuses on dental care. The special package of articles, tips, handouts, videos and tools is designed to make it easy for your team to educate pet owners about the importance of dental care—at home and at your veterinary hospital.

The dvm360 toolkitArticles and tips

> Questions from the dental trenches: The practical side of veterinary dentistry
> Promote dental wellness in pets
> 10 tips to create a thriving dental program

Your dental care tools

Video series: Practical dental care pointers
Watch as Dr. Beckman discusses clinical techniques and client communication tips.
> The whole body connection
> Disguising the discomfort
> Dental radiography in cats

Image quiz
Test your skills and diagnose what's causing the problem in this dog's mouth.
> A dental radiography curiosity in a corgi

The dvm360 social media marketing kit
Use these pre-written Facebook posts and tweets to educate your clients about dental care for cats.

Client education round-up
Review the status of your client education campaign with this sample chart.
> Brush up your dental compliance campaign

Sample script
Improve dental care compliance with these tips for talking to clients.
> Say ahhh, not ewww!

Video-handout combination
Make sure clients understand how important it is to get their cat comfortable with tooth brushing.
> How to brush a cat's teeth

Ready-to-use handouts
Use these handouts to reinforce your message to clients about the importance of dental care for pets.
> Your dog's and cat's mouth and teeth
> Bad breath (halitosis) in pets
> A guide to brushing your pet's teeth
> What's in your cat's mouth?

A free iPad module on dental care for exam room education
If you already have the dvm360 app for iPad, make sure you downloaded the latest update. Then, inside the app, click the tab labeled "Client Education." You'll find a module from dvm360 that's designed to help facilitate conversations with clients in the exam room. Educate and entertain your clients with interactive content, videos and easy-to-process information about dental care for pets. If you don't yet have the app, download it now using your iPad. Or just search for dvm360 in the iTunes App store.

Talk back
Does your team do a great job with client education about dental care? We'd love to share your winning strategies with your colleagues. Did you try one of these tools? We'd love to know what your experience was like. Any other feedback? We're here.

More dental care tools ...

Articles and tips
> How to detect and treat feline tooth resorption
> 7 ways to give stronger dental advice
> 10 ideas to increase dental services, giving pets the care they need
> A picture is worth 1,000 words

More social media
> Facebook posts and tweets about dental care

Videos
> How to brush a pet's teeth
> Top 10 ways to ace a dental appointment
> Technicians: Why get involved with veterinary dentistry?

Take the next step
Use these four strategies to keep your team's enthusiasm for dental care high.