Facilities

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Michael R. Floyd Dental Operatory Suite

The Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service is housed in the state-of-the-art Michael R. Floyd Dental Operatory Suite, a four-unit dental clinic within the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital. Opened in 1992, the suite was made possible by generous donations from more than 150 friends of the school, most notably from Dr. Floyd, SVM Class of ’61, who chaired the Veterinary Dental Operatory Suite Campaign Committee.

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Cone beam computed tomography (CT) scanner

The Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service acquired the cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) machine in 2014. Delivering high resolution images in two and three dimensional views, this equipment allows dentistry to offer its clients the highest quality services in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery. CBCT technology allows for a precise analysis of bone structure, tooth orientation and oral and maxillofacial disorders. The machine’s fast acquisition (18-26 seconds) of very fine images with minimal patient radiation further advances patient care and surgical planning, as it allows for extremely accurate assessment of a patient’s disorder. Specialized software allows clinicians to precisely depict the presence, location and extent of a lesion. The software also allows for several possibilities for 3D reconstruction of the images, which gives an excellent understanding of spatial configuration of disorders and more precise treatment planning.

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Operating room

The Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service accesses any of several operating rooms in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, depending on the needs of each surgery. Included in these choices is an operating room equipped with a viewing gallery where students, residents, and visiting veterinarians can observe a surgery and gain valuable knowledge from the procedure.