Our Philosophy

Our Mission

At Pet Dental Center, it is our mission to educate pet owners about proper oral healthcare for pets and to then offer the professional dental services that are part of this care.  We strive to make each visit positive and productive so that every patient will benefit from having an improved quality of life through the proper diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases.  Patient care will always be the priority at Pet Dental Center and will never be compromised for any reason.

Our Core Values

Yes, everyone has values. Ours are truly the foundation of our clinic and what fuels our team. We’d like to share them with you.

Patient Care:

Our patients are our main priority. We strive to provide a low stress experience to ensure that we can treat and monitor our patients to the best of our ability. We compassionately practice veterinary medicine with a deep interest and sincere care for our patients and the success of our treatment. We take great pride in knowing that we have provided a safe environment both emotionally and physically.



It is a necessity that our employees are educated in their area of expertise. Our goal is to educate our clients on oral health care for their pets. It is extremely important to us that they know the right questions to ask, what to look out for and how to feel confident about home care. As leaders in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery, we choose to take responsibility for helping to educate other veterinarians and technicians so that they have the knowledge and skills required to practice proper care. We will always continue to grow and share gained knowledge in order to help our fellow team members, clients, and other veterinary professionals.



We believe in being an open book. We have nothing to hide. We encourage clients to be knowledgeable about the details of the treatment and visit their pet experiences while with us. It is an honor to be trusted with our clients loved ones and we take that seriously.  Eagerly we welcome other veterinary professionals into our facilities to spend the day with us and see how we practice. We feel we are genuine in our motives and are proud of the service we offer and invite anyone to “take a peek”.



Being a happy and optimistic individual is imperative to the culture of our clinic. It is important we help our clients to experience positive emotions. By doing so, we contribute to setting their minds at ease while building their resourcefulness in ways to help them become more resilient to adversity. Smile! It’s contagious.



We realize that working as a team is the only way to ensure a productive work environment. It is important on many levels to both our staff and clients that we work efficiently to complete each procedure as timely as possible. We try to keep the surgery time to a minimum while still putting the patients’ comfort and care first. The goal is to always strive to be exceptional in quality while doing our best to avoid a waste of resources or effort.



We believe everything functions better with communication. We are extremely thorough in communicating details of the procedure from the time of scheduling, throughout the appointments and including at home care. We take whatever time necessary to answer questions our clients have so that they are as comfortable as possible and feel they have a good understanding of the services we offer. It is important to us that our clients feel prepared to handle any situation they may come across pertaining to our relationship with them. We feel it is essential our clients have a number to reach us at 24 hours/day in the case of an emergency. Giving our clients the feeling of assurance in the decision they have made to come to us is a necessity. We provide that feeling by exhibiting our values.

Commonly Asked Questions

Does My Pet Need A Dental Cleaning?

Dental cleanings should be recommended based on each individual pet’s level of plaque and calculus build up and gingivitis. For some pets, cleanings may be necessary every 6 months, for others it could be every couple of years. More importantly, pets need to have routine oral evaluations with dental probing and full mouth dental radiographs no less than every 2 years and in some pets every 6 months. This includes pets who may have minimal plaque, calculus or gingivitis. It must be understood that clean teeth are not always healthy and therefore could be causing you pet pain or discomfort.

My Dog Has Bad Breath.

Bad breath is the number one symptom of advanced dental disease in pets. In most cases, bad breath in pets originates from disease causing bacteria. When pathogenic bacteria begin to flourish in the mouth, bad breath develops. It is important to have your pet’s oral health fully assessed with thorough oral examination and dental radiographs as soon as bad breath is noticed to prevent severe infections and tooth loss. These bacteria can also negatively affect other parts of the body and contribute to cardiac or renal disease.

My Pet Has Increased Risks For Anesthesia, How Can They Get The Dental Care They Need?

It is not fair to make a pet live with chronic dental pain and infection because they are considered an increased risk for anesthesia. At Pet Dental Center, we specialize in providing high level anesthesia care for geriatric pets and those with increased risks such as heart, kidney, liver, neurologic, diabetes and Cushing’s diseases. Because of our reputation for providing the highest level of anesthesia care possible, we average treating one high risk patient each day. Trust your pet with the ones who perform the most anesthesia procedures in high risk patients, Pet Dental Center.

Is It Normal For My Pet’s Teeth To Fall Out?

Baby or deciduous teeth are supposed to fall out when dogs and cats are teething, between 3 and 7 months of age. Adult or permanent teeth are present for the life of a dog and cat as long as they are healthy. If your pet is losing adult teeth there is severe dental disease. Advanced periodontal disease is the most likely cause for a pet losing teeth although dental fractures and tooth resorption are other likely causes.

What Kind Of Chews Are Good For My Pet’s Teeth?

Brushing your pet’s teeth is the best way to prevent dental disease at home and should be performed daily. When your pet does not accept brushing or for supplemental dental care in those pets who are getting their teeth brushed, dental chews can be a good choice. We recommend using dental chews that have the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC) seal of approval. This verifies that the product has been tested in clinical trials and was shown to significantly reduce plaque or calculus. We also recommend slowly introducing dental chews by offering a reduced amount of the chew and observing your pet while chewing. This is to make sure he or she does not swallow a large portion of the chew that could lead to choking or digestive complications. Hard chew objects such as bones, hooves, antlers, thick rawhide products and plastic toys often lead to dental fractures and should always be avoided.