“The best doctor
in the world is a veterinarian. He can't ask his patients what is the matter - he's got to just
Veterinary dentistry and all that this field involves, is still an
enigma to both vets and pet owners alike.
Domestic animals commonly suffer from dental and or gum disease,
but because it's not perceived as a "real" problem, many pets suffer at home with terrible tooth
Our aim is to ensure that all veterinary
staff and the general public are made aware that veterinary dentistry is real.
The ability to detect and treat early signs of dental problems does exist. With the
right training and information this can result in a far happier life not only for the animal, but also the owner
as well as the veterinarian.
Differences between a human and an animal?
The main difference between human and animal dentistry lies in the
fact that even the most minor procedure almost surely will require general anesthesia.
Furthermore, veterinary patients vary greatly in the shape, size
and how they use their teeth.
It is important that the vet understands each species' unique
differences before even attempting to treat them.
Dr Steenkamp aims to share his knowledge with is peers by regularly
making articles available online. He also does a lot of work to improve the lives of so many animals world wide
and these too can be followed by reading our regular news articles as we
There is so much happening in the field of Veterinary Dentistry of
which no one is even aware.
We will endeavor to keep the news
articles and photographs updated on a regular basis, so there should always be
something fresh and new for everyone to enjoy.
Have any queries or suggestions? Please make contact with the
Team. All our details are on the Contact Us page.