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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Dental Health Month

The American Veterinary Dental
Society reports that 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats show signs of
oral disease by age three. Disease is often indicated by bad breath, a change
in eating or chewing habits, pawing at the face and mouth, and depression.

Veterinarians note that 65
percent of dogs with stage one periodontal disease often go untreated; that
means a relatively simple problem can become much more significant. Routine
dental care contributes to overall well being and can help maintain your pet’s
good health well into his or her older years.

The Ohio State Veterinary Medical
Center (VMC) is pleased to welcome our new dental specialist, Dr.
Keith Stein
, who
provides the dental expertise to keep your pets healthy and happy.

The VMC also boasts a newly
renovated dental suite that enables us to provide superior dental hygiene for
your pets, from standard cleanings to more complex periodontal care. The clinic
is a technologically advanced dental clinic for small animals, complete with
modern anesthetic delivery systems, monitoring devices, dental radiography and high-speed
drill systems.

Dr. Stein worked in private
specialty practices in Columbus, New Jersey, and Maryland before completing a
residency in Oral Surgery and Dentistry at the University of Illinois College
of Veterinary Medicine. He was also an instructor at the Animal Dental Training
Center in Baltimore before coming to Ohio State.

Dr. Stein accepts appointments
Monday through Thursday for routine and advanced dental procedures, including the
following:

Routine
Dentistry:
Dental
cleanings, extractions, and other routine procedures, especially on high-risk
patients;

Periodontal
Therapy
: Root planing, bone
augmentation, periodontal splinting, gingival surgery, guided tissue
regeneration, complete prophylaxis and evaluation;

Endodontic
Therapy
: Root canal treatment, vital
pulp therapy, apexification, surgical root canal treatment, and dental
luxations/avulsions;

Oral
Surgery
: Complicated extractions, full
mouth extractions, tooth resorption, and treatment of traumatic injuries and
disease processes involving the oral cavity and dental arcade;

Restorative
& Prosthodontic:
Crown
therapy (3/4 and full-coverage), enamel defect and caries restoration, and
dentinal bonding;

Medical: Myositis, stomatitis, TMJ disease, and malocclusion
treatment planning;

Orthodontics:
Bite evaluation, orthodontic
appliances, and correction of malocclusions;

Dental
Radiology:
Assessment
of periodontal and endodontic disease, missing teeth, oral masses, and nasal
discharge.

Our team can help you create a
dental care routine to keep your pet healthy and happy. To schedule an
appointment or address any dental concerns, call the Veterinary Medical Center at (614) 292-3551.

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Last updated: 

Thursday, February 9, 2012 - 8:50am

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