Table 3. Instruments to Include in the Dental Surgical Pack*




 Sharpening materials


 Extraction equipment, e.g., periosteal elevators, luxators, periodontal elevators, extraction forceps, root tip picks, root tip forceps

 Thumb forceps


 Mayo and Metzembaum scissors

 Needle holders

 Dental mirror

 Head/eye loupes or other methods of magnification

*Instruments must be sterilized by accepted techniques prior to use for each animal.

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

Table of Contents
The Smile Book V
The Oral Assessment, Treatment and Prevention Visit
Jan Bellows, D.V.M. Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
Getting Ready
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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