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COVID-19 Policy

Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists is taking steps to help keep our staff members and clients safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19. We will be scaling back appointment schedules at our offices for the next few weeks but will make every effort to provide for pets in urgent need of specialty dental care and oral surgery. 

For those clients with pets that do require immediate care, we are imposing the "no handshake" and "keep your distance" rules for all clients and staff within our hospitals. We will take measures to prevent people from having to congregate in our reception area by offering "wait in your car" in the parking lot for check-ins and patient discharges and will follow all state and local guidelines for infection control.

We are also asking all clients who are at increased risk for the corona virus, have had contact with a known positive individual or are experiencing signs of illness to postpone scheduling an appointment with us. If you fall in one of the above categories and feel your appointment is urgent, we will work with you to offer an alternative if possible. Please call us so we can help make the best decision for you and your pet.

Welcome to Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists

We hope you'll find our site a comprehensive resource for your pet's dental health and discover the level of experience and expertise our board certified veterinary dentistry practice provides to our many pet patients. 

When it comes to your dog or cat's dental needs including cleanings, extractions, oral surgery, oral cancers and other pet dental conditions, you can count on us for the highest level of care and expertise.

Four locations to serve you and your pets.

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  • Why Choose a Vet Dentist?
  • Safe Pet Anesthesia
  • Why Not Anesthesia Free?

When it comes to your pet's dental care including annual cleanings, extractions, oral surgery, oral cancers and all other conditions or injuries, a veterinary dentist provides the best possible care for your pet.
We are committed to your pets and invite you to read reviews from our clients.

Dr. Visser discusses the importance of choosing a veterinary dentist.

At Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists, we are all pet owners, and very much understand it can feel uncomfortable to put your dog or cat under anesthesia, especially if they are older. Watch as Dr. Visser explains our anesthesia expertise, protocols and the great care we take with each animal under our care.

Reasons NOT to use anesthesia free pet dental cleanings for your dogs or cats:

  1. A thorough exam and cleaning can’t be done on a dog or cat that is awake. Anesthesia allows us to properly care for your pet’s teeth safely, adequately and without pain.
  2. Most oral disease happens below your pet’s gum line and dental x-rays are the only way to identify painful problems such as fractured teeth, periodontal disease or other problems. Dental x-rays can’t be performed on an awake pet.
  3. Cleaning and scaling below the gum line is important because it’s where periodontal disease is most active. This can’t be done without anesthesia.
  4. Anesthesia free dental cleanings require a pet to be restrained while having their teeth scraped, which is both stressful and likely painful for them..
  5. There are significantly increasing numbers of pets who, after a number of years of anesthesia free dental cleanings, have developed severe periodontal disease resulting in multiple extractions or need for extensive treatment.

For more information and to learn the facts about anesthesia free pet dental cleaning offers we encourage you to visit www.avdc.org/AFD, a site specifically for pet owners and their questions about their pet's dental health. 

At Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists we are strongly against anesthesia free dental cleanings and are commited to educating the public about the risks to their pets. A proper pet dental cleaning should always be performed by a veterinarian and involve safe anesthesia and dental radiographs. Learn about professional pet dental cleanings available at Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists.

Quick Links & Info

  • Patient Forms & Portal

    Complete your patient forms prior to your pet's appointment and access our new patient portal to manage your account, appointments and more. Read More
  • Online Pharmacy

    Conveniently fill your pet's medications with our online pharmacy. Read More
  • For Referring Veterinarians

    We work closely with our referring colleagues and we are committed to a smooth referral process for you and your client. Read More
  • Pet Dental FAQs

    Answers to some of your common questions about pet dental health and veterinary dentistry. Read More
  • Professional Vet Dental Cleaning

    Your pet's annual veterinary dental cleaning is an important part of keeping them healthy. Read More
  • Veterinary CE Seminars for Doctors and Techs

    We offer excellent educational opportunities for veterinary professionals. Join us for lunch time CE's and seminars. Read More
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At Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists we love pets and want to introduce you to some of ours!

Baxter

Baxter

Baxter belongs to Holly who is a CSR at our Scottsdale & Gilbert locations.

Ollie

Ollie

Ollie belongs to Eloise who is our IT Specialist.
Chimi

Chimi

Chimi belongs to Vanessa who is a Technician at our Tucson location.

Timmy

Timmy

Timmy belongs to Tina who is a Technician at our Glendale location.
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