HALE VETERINARY CLINIC
DENTAL AND ORAL SURGERY FOR PETS

 

New for 2016

CUSP VIDEOS

 

With the acquisition of a head-mounted video camera, I am now able to capture videos of various situations and procedures and I will be posting some of them here.

 

At the moment, I am just starting to play around with this so it may look a bit 'rough' as I figure out the best way to present the files to you.

 

EXTRACTION OF THE RIGHT MAXILLARY CANINE TOOTH IN A 44KG MASTIFF
Extraction of maxillary canine teeth is a common surgical procedure and there are a variety of ways of approaching it. Many instructors and resources advocate the use of vertical releasing incisions and the removal of a great deal of bone. I do NOT. In this video, I remove a large canine tooth from a large mature dog with a conservative envelop flap and very little bone removal.

RESTORATION OF CARIES IN A MAXILLARY MOLAR OF A DOG
While caries is not terribly common in dogs, it can occur. My paper on this can be found here - Dental Caries. This ten-minute video demonstrates the preparation and restoration of a caries lesion in the left maxillary first molar tooth in a dog. It is NOT intended to teach anyone how to do this - it is just to familiarize the viewer with the steps involved.

EXTRACTION OF THE RIGHT MAXILLARY 4TH PREMOLAR TOOTH in a mature Labrador
This 23 minute video demonstrates the extraction and wound closure of tooth 108 using an envelop flap. I use no vertical releasing incision and only very minor bone removal.
EXTRACTION OF LEFT MANDIBULAR 3RD AND 4TH PREMOLAR AND 1ST MOLAR in a GSD
These three teeth all had coronal damage and/or radiographic evidence of endodontic disease but were periodontally healthy and so could be considered challenging extractions. A relatively conservative approach, patience and persistence did the trick.

MANAGEMENT OF A MICRODOG WITH MANY DENTAL ABNORMALITIES
This video (just over 30 minutes) covers a start-to-finish pro-active procedure in an 8.5 month old Havanese pup to manage her many developmental anatomic dental problems.

FURRY PALATE

This video highlights a common, hidden and lesser-known problem found in the mouths of short-faced (brachycephalic) dogs - fur entrapment in the deep palatal folds

SHARPENING DENTAL SCALERS AND CURETTES

Dental scalers and curettes must be inspected and sharpened after each and every use. This video by Hu-Friedy demonstrates how to do this.

SHARPENING DENTAL AND PERIOSTEAL ELEVATORS

Dental instruments must be inspected and sharpened after each and every use. This 12 minute video demonstrates how to properly sharpen dental elevators and periosteal elevators.

 

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