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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!



Clint belongs to Anita who is a technician at our Scottsdale location.



Sunny belongs to Anita who is a Technician at our Scottsdale location.


Katie belongs to Wendy who is our Hospital Manager.


Sammi belongs to Erik who is a Technician at our Gilbert location.
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