Approaches to the fractured tooth 1 CPD Points


Fractured teeth in dogs and cats are a common dental problem causing chronic oral pain and infection. Formulating an appropriate treatment plan for these teeth is dependent on the multiple factors. The type of tooth fracture, deciduous versus permanent, strategic or principle teeth, breed, age and other concurrent oral health conditions all have an effect on the decision-making process.

Who should attend

Veterinarians, Students, Nurses, Practice Managers, Clinic staff

Learning outcome

Extraction is commonly recommended for fractured teeth, but can carry the risk of complications such as jaw fracture, root retention, and unnecessary tissue trauma. Principle teeth in the mouth such as the canine and carnassial teeth provide jaw strength and structural integrity, and extraction of these teeth can be challenging, with long term consequences for the patient. Complications can be avoided with appropriate case selection, surgical technique and approach. Other viable treatment options include vital pulp therapy or pulp capping, root canal therapy, restoration of crown fractures and prosthodontics.
This lecture aims to provide a strategic approach towards the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of fractured teeth in dogs and cats.


Dr Crystal Loh
Crystal graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in Canada in 2007 and completed a rotating internship at the University of Tennessee in 2008 before working in general practice in New Zealand. She obtained her membership in Small Animal Dentistry & Oral Surgery with the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2016 and ran a dental referral practice in New Zealand for 2 years before moving to Melbourne to pursue specialization in veterinary dentistry. She is currently completing a 3 year conforming residency with David Clarke at Hallam Veterinary Clinic and has a special interest in maxillofacial surgery.

Further details

This webinar is free to all AVA members.


Approaches to the fractured tooth

Start: 29 August 2019, 8:00PM
End: 29 August 2019, 9:00PM
(NSW time)
Registration closes on 29 August 2019
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