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Sunday, August 13 • 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Dental homecare: Does it work and where is the evidence?

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Homecare refers to those procedures that owners can perform at home to retard the accumulation of dental plaque (or calculus) and thus prevent or at least control periodontal disease.

Homecare is an integral part of the professional dental clean, because without it, the plaque and calculus will quickly reform. However, it seems like every few weeks, veterinarians as well as pet owners are offered a new home care product that makes claims about plaque and/or calculus reduction that doesn’t seem to be backed up with any strong evidence. Supermarkets are often filled with an array of homecare products which make all sorts of claims, with some of the claims being misleading.

This lecture will look at the types of homecare products available in the market today. An assessment of each homecare product will be made based on what evidence is available to back up any claims made.

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Tony Caiafa

Veterinary Dentist, James Cook University
Bachelor of Veterinary Science (University of Melbourne) 1978. Membership (by examination) of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists (MANZCVS) in Small Animal Surgery (1992) and Veterinary Dentistry (1993). Bachelor of Dental Science (University of Melbourne) 1998- Graduated... Read More →

Sunday August 13, 2017 3:50pm - 4:40pm
Room 9