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Veterinary Dentistry - Revised Position Statement

January 24, 2018

The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) has updated the following position statement:

Veterinary Dentistry:
"The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) considers that all procedures comprising veterinary dentistry must be performed or delegated and directly supervised by a duly licensed veterinarian. The CVMA acknowledges that supra-gingival scaling and polishing and some other procedures in some species may be delegated by a veterinarian, however, such procedures must always be performed under veterinary supervision in accordance with regulations of the relevant jurisdiction. The CVMA does not support anesthesia-free dentistry."

View all CVMA position statements here.