Spotlight Specialty: Veterinary Dentistry

Studies suggest that approximately 80% of dogs and cats over age two have significant oral health problems. This emphasizes the need for trained veterinary dentists skilled in both treatment and prevention.

For veterinarians interested in dentistry, Southern California Veterinary Group hospitals are uniquely suited to help you advance your dentistry skills. Our veterinarians are highly trained in more advanced procedures, such as bonded sealants and various areas of oral surgery. This gives you the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with our deeply experienced dental veterinarians, as well as the opportunity to learn from dental specialists at more advanced CEs.

Furthermore, from thorough routine cleanings to the most complex extractions, our comprehensive dental services menu enables you to build your skills across the spectrum of procedures. With this, you’re supported in positive outcomes thanks to our spotless, modern facilities and the latest innovations in technology and safety.

At SCVG, you have the opportunity to administer—and master—the following veterinary dental services:

Oral Surgery

Treatment of oral issues with surgical procedures:
  • Extraction (single tooth/full mouth)
  • Bonded sealant
  • Jaw fracture repair
  • Palatal defect correction
  • Tumor removal
  • Tongue/salivary gland disorder treatment

Digital Dental Radiography

Pre-breeding and puppy exams, and evaluation of oral disease and injury:
  • Dental disease
  • Oral tumors
  • Temporomandibular joint issues
  • Tooth and jaw fractures

Oral Disease

Diagnosis and treatment of oral manifestations of systemic disease:
  • Autoimmune oral disease
  • Feline resorptive lesions
  • Stomatitis


Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the supporting structures of the teeth:
  • Gingival overgrowth
  • Gingivitis and periodontitis

Routine Dental Care

Common procedures and diagnostics supporting pets’ oral health:
  • Fluoride treatment
  • Oral evaluation
  • Routine cleaning


Diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the dental pulp:
  • Abscesses
  • Pulpal disease treatment
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Slab fracture repair


Genetic counseling and evaluation, treatment, and prevention of bite disorders.