Client handout: Does your pets smile hurt?

June 12, 2019
Mary Krakowski Volker, DVM, DAVDC

Dr. Mary Volker is a board-certified veterinary dentist and oral surgeon. Dr. Volker is a partner at the Animal Dental Center and is co-director of its residency training program. Since joining the Animal Dental Center in 2011, Dr. Volker has striven to provide exceptional oral care to its patients and has aided in the growth of the practice, in particular in the addition of its fourth location in Columbia, Maryland, in 2015. Dr. Volker teaches at the Animal Dental Training Center in Baltimore, Maryland, where veterinarians and veterinary technicians from around the world learn about veterinary dentistry. Dr. Volkers professional interests include endodontics and restorative dentistry. Dr. Volker also serves as president of the Anne Arundel County Veterinary Medical Association in Maryland. Outside of clinical practice Dr. Volker enjoys swimming on the Maryland Masters Swim Team; running with her husband (who is also a veterinarian) and their dog, Ruby; and spending time with family and friends.

Your veterinary patient is showing signs of periodontal disease, but your veterinary clients just dont see it. This handout will help clear things up.

When a canine or feline patient presents with swollen gums and bone loss, it's enough to set even your teeth on edge. Unfortunately, your veterinary clients just aren't seeing the signs. Use these handouts as a guide to help them not only identify potential problems, but know how to treat-and prevent the stages of periodontal disease. Bonus: We've got one for dogs and for cats!

Click here or on the image above to download the canine handout.

Click here or on the image above to download the feline handout.