Table 2. Materials Needed for the Practice of Dentistry

Materials Necessary for Dental Cleaning

Additional Materials Necessary for Periodontal Therapy and/or Surgery

  • Antiseptic rinse

  • Locally applied antimicrobial agent

  • Prophy paste/pumice

  • Suture material - 4-0 and smaller

  • Prophy angle and cups*

  • Bone augmentation material

  • Fluoride

  • Hemostatic agents (if desired)

  • Sealant

  • Local anesthetic drugs

  • Needles & syringes

  • Intraoral radiographic or digital film in multiple sizes

  • Measures to prevent hypothermia: towels, blankets, circulating water blanket, hot air blanket, etc.

  • Gauze and sponges

  • *Disposable items are for one-time use

    NOTE: Tables 2 and 3 were excerpted from the AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats.

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    The Oral Assessment, Treatment and Prevention Visit
    Jan Bellows, D.V.M. Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
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    Oral Assessment, Treatment and Prevention
    Table 1. Definitions
    Table 2. Materials
    Table 3. Instruments
    Table 4. Equipment
    Table 5. Minimum Protective Devices
    Table 6. Items to Include

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