Comprehensive Oral and Maxillofacial Examination - Age Matters (1651)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Dentistry
Saturday |  7:00 AM -  7:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||HEMISFAIR 2



Maria Soltero-Rivera DVM, Dipl. AVDC
University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Maria Soltero-Rivera received her DVM from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. After that, she returned to her native Puerto Rico for a year-long small animal surgical internship at Veterinary Specialty Hospital in San Juan, followed by a small animal rotating internship at Long Island Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Soltero-Rivera completed her residency in Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania where she remained working as a lecturer for the following two years. She became board certified in Dentistry and Oral Surgery in 2014. More recently, Dr. Soltero-Rivera and her family moved to the Bay Area where she works in a private practice, VCA-San Francisco Veterinary Specialists, but she remains affiliated with her beloved PennVet as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. Her clinical interests include diagnosis and treatment of oral tumors, chronic inflammatory oral disease, and oral and maxillofacial trauma repair. During the weekend, Dr. Soltero-Rivera enjoys going park-hopping with her almost 3 year old daughter and husband, taking her two Chihuahuas (Olivia and Pickles) out for a stroll on the beach, reading a book (occasionally able to do so) and dancing while doing chores.

Presentation Info

Audience: CE Pathway: Advanced / Masterclasses
CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 3


Whether your patient is pediatric or geriatric a complete, yearly physical examination should include a through oral examination. The examination should take into account the stage of dental development of your patient as well as the most common oral and maxillofacial pathology seen at that particular stage of life. Young patients should be evaluated for persistent deciduous teeth, abnormal tooth eruption as well as, dental or skeletal malocclusions. Middle age cats should be evaluated for the presence of tooth replacement resorption and stomatitis. Young to middle age dogs should be evaluated for tooth fractures. Older patients should be evaluated for periodontal disease as well as oral tumors. This lecture will discuss particularities about the oral exam of the canine and feline patient tailored to their stage of life.

This session is part of CE Pathway: Advanced / Masterclasses

Learning Objectives

1. Review the most common oral pathologies in canine and feline patients

2. Discuss particularities about the oral exam of the canine and feline patient tailored to their stage of life

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