Improper scaling techniques can lead to inadequate plaque and tartar removal as well as serious oral health issues for pets. This CE-accredited webinar with Veterinary Dental Specialist Dr. Brook Niemiec details the most effective protocol for scaling pets’ teeth. Participants are eligible for one hour of continuing education credit.

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

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What is the most important step of a dental prophylaxis?

What is the normal sulcal depth of a dog?

How long does it take plaque to form on the teeth?

Who benefits from a thorough oral exam prior to anesthesia?

What personal protective gear should be worn by technicians doing dental procedure?

What is the most important place to polish the teeth?

What angle above parallel should the blade of hand instruments be for proper sharpening?

Scalers should not be used under the gum line.

What is the maximum time for polishing a tooth at one time (You can return to the tooth later)?

Proper professional dental care can be performed without general anesthesia.

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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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