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Douglas S. Piper, DVM and Verandah Pet Hospital became a member of the AVDS in 2013. Below is their history.
The American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS) was founded in 1976 for
the purpose of creating a forum â€“ a forum for advancing the knowledge,
education, and awareness of veterinary dentistry among veterinarians,
students and the public. Through our efforts, we are
successfully increasing awareness of the importance of this facet of
Information for Owners
Good oral health is an important part of good general health for your pet.
Signs of oral and dental diseases in dogs and cats:
If you think your pet needs dental care, the College recommends that you make an appointment with your veterinarian, who will recommend a referral to an AVDC diplomate if indicated, or you may contact an AVDC Veterinary Dentist directly. Please note that the AVDC does not respond to enquiries about individual patients.
Plaque and Tartar Control
Prevention of the most common oral disease in pets (and in people!) consists of frequent removal of the dental plaque and tartar that forms on teeth that are not kept clean. The Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHCÂ¬Ã†) awards its Seal of Acceptance to products that successfully meet pre-set criteria for effectiveness in controlling plaque and tartar deposition in dogs and cats. The VOHC is an entity of the American Veterinary Dental College. If you would like information on products that will help control deposition of dental plaque and tartar on the teeth of your pet, click Veterinary Oral Health Council.
Please also visit our other Dental pages within this website - Dr. Piper's Blog / Smelly Dog Breath? Think Dental Disease and Pet Dental Information