HALE VETERINARY CLINIC
DENTAL AND ORAL SURGERY FOR PETS
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Hale, DVM, FAVD, DiplAVDC
BOARD-CERTIFIED VETERINARY DENTAL SPECIALIST
Providing Referral Dental Services Since 1991
Last updated February, 2014
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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you are a pet owner that has been referred to Hale Veterinary Clinic,
click here for a package of useful documents to review.
Veterinarians Please Read This Article - Team
and to refer a case, click here.
Current issue of The CUSP now available to download.
For articles from previous issues of The CUSP, click here.
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Ontario Superior Court Of Justice Ruling on Anesthesia-Free Dentistry, April 2013
Follow-up Press Release Regarding "Pup-Star", January 2015
More Information - http://avdc.org/AFD/
|Veterinary Oral Health Council||American Veterinary Dental College||Academy of Veterinary Dentistry||American Veterinary Dental Society|
To find a list of products with credible evidence to back their claims.
To find a veterinary dentist near you and a lot more information for owners and the profession.
To find a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry near you.
AAHA Dental Care Guidelines
CVO's Position on Veterinary Dentistry
CVO Discipline Case June 2010
CVO Discipline Case Dec 2012
The American Animal Hospital Association published their first guidelines for providing veterinary dental care as of 2005. Here are the 2013 guidelines
Is your veterinarian offering this level of care? Be sure to ask.
|The College of Veterinarians of Ontario published this position statement in 2008 on the provision of veterinary dental care in Ontario. All veterinarians in Ontario should be adhering to this policy. Does yours? Be sure to ask.||Not all veterinary facilities provide the same level of dental care. As the owner, you have a right to know, so be sure to ask who does what.||Despite the existence of the AAHA Guidelines and the CVO's position statements, some veterinarians are still behind the times. Buyer beware.|
|Informed Owner Consent||Anesthesia-Free Dentistry||Veterinary Dental Forum||A new Facebook Page|
Before any procedures are done on your pet,
you must provide informed owner consent. At Hale Veterinary Clinic, you
will be ask to sign this form:
In order for the consent to be valid, you
must be informed of risks and benefits and also you must be informed
regarding who will be doing what. At Hale Veterinary Clinic you will be
asked to review this document on that issue:
If you have not been adequately informed, then the consent you provide is invalid. If you have any questions, ASK. You have a right to know and we have an obligation to tell you.
Superior Court of Justice Ruling, April, 2014
If anyone suggests that they can provide any valuable level of dental care without full general anesthesia, they are seriously ill-informed. It simply cannot be done. In many places it is illegal/malpractice to offer such "services". Regardless of jurisdiction, it is a terrible idea and should be avoided completely.
|The premier veterinary dental conference in the world is offered each fall somewhere in the USA. In 2015, we will be in Monterey CA over the Halloween weekend. You should be there too!||
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