Fractured Teeth: What's Next? (1736)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Dentistry
Sunday |  5:00 PM -  5:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||HEMISFAIR 1



Kristin Bannon DVM
Vet Dentistry & Oral Surg of NM LLC

Dr. Kris Bannon graduated from Texas A&M University in 1998. She worked in a small animal hospital in Santa Fe, NM for ten years before fully recognizing the importance of veterinary dentistry in the human-animal bond. She became a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry in 2008, and a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College in 2010. During this time she founded the first dental-only practice in New Mexico. She served on the Board of Directors for the American Veterinary Dental Society for 10 years, and is currently the past-President of the Society. She also serves as a consultant on the dentistry boards on VIN, and on the Board of Directors for the Peter Emily Foundation, which provides volunteer advanced dental care for captive and disadvantaged exotic wild animals. In her free time, she enjoys teaching others about the fun and exciting world of veterinary dentistry!

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


Fractured teeth happen. It's a fact of life for dogs and cats. However, they do not have to live with the discomfort associated with this terrible problem. Studies have shown that one in 4 dogs that presents to a small animal hospital has a fractured tooth which may need treatment. Approximately 1 in 10 have pulp exposure, which absolutely requires treatment. During the course of this presentation, examples of multiple types of fractures will be provided, showing how to determine if a tooth requires treatment or not, and what those treatment options may be. Although dogs tend to chew on more inappropriate objects which cause tooth fracture, cats also often present with fractured teeth that require treatment.

Learning Objectives

1. 1.Understand how dental fractures occur and how to counsel owners to minimize tooth trauma

2. 2.Recognize the different types of tooth fractures

3. 3.Determine which teeth require treatment, and which can be monitored

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