Virbac and the European Veterinary Dental Society have developed an online dental charting system called the Electronic Dental Scoring System.
Virbac and the European Veterinary Dental Society (EVDS) have launched an online dental charting system called the Electronic Veterinary Dental Scoring System (e-VDS).
Aimed at small animal practitioners, the system has been developed by experts in veterinary dentistry and aims to enhance the performance of clinicians conducting dentistry and to encourage a thorough review of the oral cavity during the annual check up.
Practices record their clinical findings on the online dental charts, enabling them to build up a comprehensive history for each patient. They also have access to a series of tutorials to support them in making clinical decisions.
The e-VDS system also encourages owner compliance with treatment regimes as it provides downloadable materials, including an assessment of their pet and follow-up reports.
Gottfried Morgenegg-Wegmüller was the EVDS project lead on this development, he said: “It was always my vision to give veterinary dentistry the importance it deserves. The most effective way to achieve this is by targeting the general practitioner (GP) and encouraging them to have a closer look at the oral cavity of their patients.”
Commenting on the launch of e-VDS, Victoria Hudson, product manager for dental products at Virbac, said: “Poor dental health is a major issue for dogs and cats, yet many practices are yet to capitalise on the opportunity to help increase the animal’s welfare and health. Many owners are simply unaware of the importance of caring for their pet’s teeth.
The e-VDS is available free of charge on www.my-virbac.co.uk, Virbac’s practice support portal.