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Dental Wear: Managing Attrition & Abrasion

Donald E. Beebe, DVM, DAVDC Apex Dog & Cat Dentistry Englewood, Colorado

Dentistry & Periodontology

January 2013
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Several factors should be considered when evaluating tooth wear in patients. It is important to treat the sign as well as the underlying source.

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DONALD E. BEEBE, DVM, DAVDC, is owner of Apex Dog & Cat Dentistry in Englewood, Colorado. His clinical interests include endodontics, periodontal surgery, and maxillofacial fracture repair. Dr. Beebe is a frequent local and national lecturer and teaches dental techniques at the NAVC Institute. Dr. Beebe received his DVM from University of Florida and completed a residency in dentistry and oral surgery at University of Wisconsin.


Suggested Reading

Attrition/abrasion/wear of teeth. Blackwell’s Five-Minute Veterinary Consult Clinical Companion: Small Animal Dentistry, 2nd ed. Lobprise HB—Ames, IA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012, pp 271-275.
Dentin-pulp complex. Ten Cate’s Oral Histology: Development, Structure, and Function, 6th ed. Nanci A—St. Louis: Mosby, 2003, pp 192-239.
Self-Assessment Colour Review of Veterinary Dentistry. Verstraete FJM— London: Manson Publishing, 1999, pp 71-72.
Structure and functions of the dentin-pulp complex. Pashley DH, Liewehr, FR. In Cohen S, Hargreaves KM (eds): Pathways of the Pulp, 9th ed.—St. Louis: Mosby, 2006, pp 497-502.

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