Periodontal Disease and Treatment Options

Periodontal Disease and Treatment Options

credit hours | 3 CE hours

Periodontal disease is the most frequently diagnosed disease in dogs and cats, and untreated periodontal disease can result in severe complications. Because the consequences of untreated periodontal disease may have a significant negative impact on the small animal patient it is important for veterinarians to have a thorough working knowledge of the pathophysiology of periodontal disease.

This course will teach learners to thoroughly examine the oral cavity of patients with periodontal disease, as well as evaluate dental radiographs and treatment of this common condition.

This course is 100% online. All the videos and assessments are on demand. Completion of this course with an 80% or better provides 3 hours of CE!

What You'll Learn

  • Recognize the common clinical presentations of periodontal disease in dogs and cats
  • Interpret the findings of oral examinations and dental radiographs
  • Recognize the four stages of periodontal disease and select appropriate treatment
  • Recognize and select a treatment plan for the various complications associated with periodontal disease



This course material is from one of the modules in Clinical Small Animal Dentistry. Find out more about the full Clinical Small Animal Dentistry course here.

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