Tooth truths: Sink your teeth into this data

April 28, 2016

What's your role when it comes to dental care for the pets at your veterinary practice?

We double dog dare you to visit a human dentist's office and find one dentist who's cleaning teeth while the hygienists and assistants are doing clerical work, standing around the front desk or otherwise not using their dental hygiene skills. Oh, you're back already? Then consider this:

Well-Managed Practices generate $260 to $500 per periodontal scaling, depending on the pet's dental stage, according to Benchmarks 2015: A Study of Well-Managed Practices (Get your copy of Benchmarks here). If you're still not delegating these cleanings to your qualified technicians, why not? If you did, could you see more patients (and find more painful teeth)?