DULUTH, GA. – "The Smile Book", a dental resource for veterinarians and veterinary staff, is now available in its fifth edition.
DULUTH, GA. – "The Smile Book", a dental resource for veterinarians and veterinary staff, is now available in its fifth edition. "The Smile Book V" addresses dental protocols from start to finish and offers guidance for implementing the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats.
In addition to a step-by-step guide for veterinarians on how to provide a complete dental cleaning, the book also includes a glossary of equipment, recommendations regarding anesthesia and tips for completing dental records.
"The AAHA dental guidelines stress the importance of complete dental care, and The Smile Book V is the handbook vets should use to put the guidelines into action," says author Jan Bellows, DVM, Dipl., American Veterinary Dental College and American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.
"Both new and seasoned practitioners can benefit from the book's fresh perspective on dental care."
The AAHA dental guidelines recommend a six-step dental cleaning, starting with an oral evaluation. The final step in a complete dental cleaning involves applying an anti-plaque substance, such as fluoride and/or sealants.
"The Smile Book V" was produced through a grant from Merial.
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