Oral Health Education Series

This five-part video series addresses the Oral Assessment, Treatment and Prevention (ORAL ATP™) protocol and answers common questions. Please take the time to view each video, paying close attention to procedural details. You will then have an opportunity to take a short quiz and apply for continuing education credit.

You must answer seven out of ten questions correctly in order to qualify for credit.





1. _____ percent of a tooth exists below the gum line and can be affected by periodontal disease.
10
40
60
80

2. Best practices in dental care include monitoring a patient on anesthesia throughout the procedure with:
Monitoring with an electric cardiogram and pulse oximeter
Monitoring blood pressure and temperature
Visual supervision from a trained technician
All of the above

3. _______________ is/are the gold standard in at-home dental care.
Oral rinse
Dental chews
Tooth brushing
Dental diet

4. The purpose of designing an at-home care plan for each of your patients is to help control plaque and calculus buildup between cleanings.
True
False

5. X-rays may be performed without the patient under anesthesia depending on the skill of the technician.
True
False

6. The X-ray generator tube head should be positioned at a _____ degree angle to expose the maxillary teeth.
25
35
45
55

7. ________________ and ________________ used together will help remove the etches on teeth that come from the dental scaling process.
Dental polisher and paste
Toothbrush and oral rinse
Dental polisher and oral rinse
Toothbrush and paste

8. Anesthesia-free dentistry...
Makes good sense because the dog or cat is not stressed with anesthesia to clean the teeth
Provides proper care for cases affected with gingivitis only
Is inappropriate for the ORAL ATP® process
Is better for the animal

9. In the ORAL ATP® process, the
Assessment is more important to the overall patient benefit than the prevention
Assessment is more important to overall patient benefit than the treatment phase
Prevention is more important to overall patient benefit than the treatment
The assessment, treatment and prevention parts are equally important to overall patient benefit

10. How often should clients provide plaque prevention in dogs and cats?
Twice weekly
Daily
Really not too important if they are feeding their pet dry food
Once weekly



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This program was reviewed and approved by the AAVSB RACE program for continuing education. Please contact the AAVSB RACE program at race@aavsb.org should you have any comments or concerns regarding this program's validity or relevancy to the veterinary profession.

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