Dentistry for veterinary nurses: what you can see in the consultation room

Sarah Ramsden
Saturday, April 2, 2022

Registered veterinary nurses provide the tools for oral care, whether that be in the consulting room or in a dental suite. It is their job to make sure owners understand the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene to help their pet live a pain free life. This is done through dental clinics and being confident in the products and services being offered. Veterinary nurses can educate owners on the facts of dental disease and help them understand that most of the dental disease is below the gum line. It is also important to have sound knowledge on what normal looks like so that abnormalities can be detected.

Figure 1. Abrasion of the premolars and plaque build up on the canines in a dog.
Figure 1. Abrasion of the premolars and plaque build up on the canines in a dog.

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