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Reading Your Horses' Dental Chart

     
SECTION 'A'

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SECTION 'B'

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SECTION 'C'    
     
   
   
   
   
SECTION 'D'  
   
   
   
   
   
   

SECTION 'E'

   
 

SECTION 'F'

   
SECTION 'G'    
 
 
 
 
 
 

SECTION 'H'

   
 
 
   

VIEW A LISTING OF BASIC TERMINOLOGY AND EXAMPLE PHOTOS TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND YOUR HORSE'S CHART

   

Section Descriptions

   
SECTION 'A'

Dentists information for the owners records

SECTION 'B' General Owner and Visit information, Overall sensitivity ratings
SECTION 'C' Any reported ailments from the owner that would have triggered this dental visit.  The preprinted ailments are a short hand list for the dentist to use.
SECTION 'D' Dentist maps the original surfacing/curves of the teeth to determine where work is required.
SECTION 'E' The preprinted ailments are a short hand for common problems that the dentist may find during his exam. (the dentist will circle the ailments that he may find)
SECTION 'F'

This area is for the dentist to document the angles and percentages involving the incisors and the cheek teeth.  The incisors are measured by the slope angle and width before and after receiving the dental work.  The measurement for the cheek teeth relates to the percentage of surface area of the molars that actually have contact with each other for proper chewing.

SECTION 'G'

Each common procedure is listed with a space for the fee.  The dentist will mark the item that was performed along with the fee. A specialty service and fee will be written in a blank space.  The dentist will make note of the suggested time frame that the horse should receive maintenance visits.  You may book your next appointment before your dentist leaves and he will mark it on your dental chart.

SECTION 'H'

The dentist may mark comments on suggested care instructions or list a referral to another professional.

   
Specialty or Additional Services
   
Sedation Sedation my be required for some dental work.  Sedation laws vary per state.  Talk to your veterinarian for your state requirements.
Consultations The dentist will give a consult for a horse that may be in need of special work due to abuse or an accident.
Bit Seats Bit Seats are a performance function.  Bit seats can be installed for horses that are driven or ridden with a bit.  It increases sensitivity and response of the bit.
Wormer Kits No longer available from the dentist.
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