Hours of Operation


Doctor's Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00am-12:00pm and 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Lobby Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 6:30pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED

What happens during a dental cleaning?


Our veterinarians use a comprehensive 6-Step protocol when performing a standard dog dental cleaning. This protocol can be amended depending upon factors including preexisting medical conditions, or based on information observed during the examination itself. However, for reference, our dog dental treatment protocol includes:

  1. General anesthesia, which is necessary in all cases for us to do a thorough dental examination and professional cleaning. We use only the safest anesthesia protocols and human quality products. Your dog will be continually monitored during the entire procedure and post-procedure for the safest and most comfortable experience.
  2. A complete dental exam will be performed before we begin any dental procedure. Dental radiographs are taken at this time. Dental radiology allows our veterinarians to view the teeth below the gumline and the internal anatomy of the teeth including the roots and surrounding bone. A thorough dental chart is used to record the dental health of your pet, and any procedures done during the dental cleaning.
  3. Ultrasonic and hand scaling to remove plaque and tartar above and below the gum line. A thorough scaling below the gum line is critical to the success of any dental cleaning, as this is where illness-causing bacteria hide.
  4. Polishing to smooth the surface of the teeth after scaling, making them resistant to additional plaque formation.
  5. Flushing to remove dislodged tartar, plaque, and bacteria from the mouth.
  6. If it is determined that an infected tooth requires extraction, or there is a problem with the gums that must be addressed, then and only then will oral surgery be recommended.