Below are some of the lectures at the EVDF.
Interceptive orthodontics - orthodontics in the period of growth and development
MVDr Zbyněk Lonský, Veterinary Dental Surgery, Počátecká 5, Prague 4
Interceptive orthodontic procedures areaimed at preventing development of bite defects through orthodontic treatment techniques in juvenile animals. If performed well and in a timely manner, they can eliminate the need of complicated, demanding treatment in a later stage of the patient’s life. First-opinion veterinary practitioners should know the rules of teeth shedding and eruption well but they should also be aware of the basic techniques of interceptive orthodontics so they would be able to recognise this type of problem early and advice the client in an appropriate extent so they can make an informed decision.In case of doubt or uncertainty,the patient should be referred to a colleague with ample experience in dentistry, namely orthodontics. The most common interceptive orthodontic procedures are aimed at correction of issues with growth and shedding of deciduous canines, and growth of permanent canines. These procedures include e. g. crown reduction, extraction, operculectomy, and adjustment of tooth growth direction.
Essential Veterianry dentistry