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

 Scalers

 Curettes

 Probes/explorer

 Sharpening materials

 Scalpel

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

 Thumb forceps

 Hemostats

 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
(2005)
Jan Bellows, D.V.M. Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
Introduction
Getting Ready
Anesthesia
Oral Assessment, Treatment and Prevention
Tables
 
Table 1. Definitions
 
Table 2. Materials
 
Table 3. Instruments
 
Table 4. Equipment
 
Table 5. Minimum Protective Devices
 
Table 6. Items to Include
References

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