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Talking to Veterinary Clients About Dental Extractions

by Cathy Barnette - March 23, 2021 at 8:16 AM

Although dental extractions are a common, everyday procedure in many veterinary practices, they are also a frequent source of frustration for vets, vet techs, and clients. Learning to communicate with clients about extractions more effectively can help alleviate at least a portion of this stress, improving client compliance with these procedures. 

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Are you a Vet Tech that Loves Dentistry but AVDT Certification is not for you?

by Flavia Vaduva - February 25, 2019 at 9:00 AM
 
Specialization through the Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians (AVDT) is an amazing way to develop and advance your dentistry skills as a veterinary technician.
 
As described our content offer, “The Vet Tech’s Ultimate Guide to Communicating about Dentistry,” applying and completing veterinary technician specialization (VTS) in dentistry is an intense process that involves years of work experience, thousands of hours of dental experience, a two year mentorship period, case logs, continuing education and a two part credentialing examination in addition to other requirements. (1)
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Dental Radiology Conversation Starters for Vet Techs

by Cathy Barnette - February 18, 2019 at 9:00 AM
 
 
In most small animal practices, vet techs are key players in presenting dental treatment plans to clients. As you present these treatment plans, clients often have questions regarding the procedure, costs, expected recovery, and other factors. 

One common question, asked by many clients, is: “Does my pet   really need dental radiographs?”
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Top 5 Facts Vet Techs Should Know About Home Dental Care For Pets

by Flavia Vaduva - February 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM
 
 
Periodontal disease is the number one medical condition in small animal veterinary medicine, states Dr.Niemiec, a board certified veterinary dentist. (4)  That means it is very likely to see these cases in your daily life as a veterinary technician. 
 
So, what do you need to know about periodontal disease so you can properly inform owners about home dental care?
 
Continue reading to get the facts!
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Presenting Dental Treatment Plans: 5 Tips for Vet Techs

by Cathy Barnette - February 4, 2019 at 9:00 AM

As a vet tech, you will likely be the one presenting treatment plans and cost estimates to your practice’s clients. In many cases, the veterinarian will recommend a treatment and give a brief overview, leaving you to discuss the details and provide an estimate of anticipated costs. 
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