Table 4. Equipment for Performing Dental Procedures

Necessary Equipment


  • Equipment to expose and process intraoral dental films

  • Suction

  • A high- and low-speed delivery system for air and water

  • Fiberoptic light source

  • Equipment for sterilizing instruments

  • Low and high-speed handpieces - minimum two of each

  • Burs

  • Powered scaler - ultrasonic (magnetostrictive or piezoelectric) or subsonic

  • NOTE: Tables 4, 5 and 6 were excerpted from the AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats.

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    The Smile Book V
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    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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