Jan Bellows, DVM, DAVDC, DABVP, FAVD
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 26, 2010
The degree of severity of periodontal disease relates to a single tooth; a patient may have teeth that have different stages of periodontal disease. Here is an outline of the American Veterinary Dental College-approved periodontal disease classifications.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 01, 2010
A photo tutorial on surfaces of teeth and directions in the mouth.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Mar 01, 2010
Clients frequently express concern about the anesthesia their dogs or cats need for professional oral evaluation and care.
CUSTOM VETERINARY MEDIA - Sep 01, 2008
Advancing oral healthcare: A roundtable discussion
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jul 01, 2008
The lower jaw of the cat on your exam table is displaced to the left (Photo 1). Is the mandible or maxilla fractured? Or is the mandible luxated? If so, right or left? What is the best way to diagnose and treat this problem? Can you as a general practitioner handle it, or must the case be referred to a boarded orthopedic or dental specialist?
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Apr 01, 2008
When a dog or cat presents with lethargy or pale mucous membranes and anemia is suspected, the ultimate treatment and prognosis starts with successfully categorizing the problem.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Apr 01, 2007
I hung up the receiver after explaining to one of my clients why his "normally" undershot Shih Tzu's maxillary incisors needed be removed because they were penetrating the mandibular gingiva.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Dec 01, 2006
Creating a dental treatment plan can be frustrating. As with other veterinary disciplines, dental diagnosis and care is one-third recognition of disease, one-third understanding anatomy and medical principles, and the last third performing needed care.
- Sep 01, 2006
According to industry estimates, less than 10 percent of small animal practices have dental radiograph units and of those, less than 10 percent take intraoral films on every dental case.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Jun 01, 2006
Behind every flourishing dental practice is a great veterinary staff. If you want to move forward with your veterinary dental practice, it's time to get your technicians on board.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Mar 01, 2006
Prevention is one of the most important parts of hygiene, as teeth are clean for only about six hours.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - Dec 01, 2005
A disturbing e-mail arrived the other day: Hello, Dr. Bellows: I have a 5-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever that I have routinely cleaned her teeth (with enzyme toothpaste and a brush, recently using Sonicare). Despite all best efforts, she is building up tartar and I think may have a dark spot (cavity on a rear molar).
- Jun 01, 2005
Intraoral radiographs are essential to perform quality dental therapy. Teeth can be cleaned and polished without seeing radiographic images below the gingiva, but "dentistry" cannot be performed properly.
DVM360 MAGAZINE - May 01, 2005
Frequently, dental cases present to animal hospitals for treatment of halitosis. Daily tooth brushing, although a noble idea, is rarely practiced. Clients rarely see their pet's teeth. They bring their dog or cat to the veterinarian to have the teeth cleaned and polished. Hopelessly effected teeth are extracted without the client ever seeing the true extent of disease or areas of special attention for home care. Thanks to digital photography and inexpensive software, bringing your client into his or her pet's mouth is now within every practitioner's reach.