90th FVMA Annual Conference
The complete dental procedure. from the pre-anesthetic exam to the discharge, is explained. This lecture covers what one needs to do before putting an animal under anesthesia for a dental procedure, including a physical exam, blood work, consent forms, anesthetic protocols, pain management, positioning, monitoring, basic instruments and the steps of a dental procedure from induction to recovery to the patient walking out the door. Key points are: client education, communication, anesthetic monitoring and performing/writing appropriate discharge instructions. Attendees will learn how to present all of the information so that clients can understand the value of high-quality dental care and be more compliant.