Dental Care Is A Must For Your Pet!

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The Pet Dentist at Arizona Dog and Cat Dentistry provides your pet with a complete array of advanced veterinary dental specialty care services.

  • Comprehensive professional dental cleanings
  • Treatment of periodontal disease
  • Digital dental x-rays
  • Complicated oral surgeries and tooth extractions
  • Feline full mouth extractions
  • Feline dentistry
  • Senior dental care
  • Oral tumor removal
  • Stomatitis treatment
  • Tooth restorations
  • Root canals
  • Metal crowns
  • Jaw fracture repair
  • And other advanced pet dental procedures

Dr. Nossaman is a Veterinary Dental Specialist and Veterinary Dentist and has received extensive advanced veterinary dental training far beyond your family veterinarian in the dental procedures your pet needs. Our Veterinary Dentist provide services similar to your other family dentist, oral surgeon, maxillofacial surgeon, orthodontist, endodontist and periodontist.

What is a Veterinary Dental Specialist and Veterinary Dentist

You brush your teeth twice a day and visit the dentist at least once a year – but does your pet have the same sort of dental care regimen? Clean teeth and a healthy mouth are extremely important for your pet. Plaque and tartar build-up on your pet’s teeth can lead to periodontal disease. If left untreated, periodontal disease can eventually cause other serious health problems in your pet.

This makes dental care a must for your pet.

Due to Dr. Nossaman’s advanced dental training, we treat patients from around the state of Arizona in addition to the local area, including Sedona, Flagstaff, Tucson, Show Low and Payson. We have many happy patients throughout the Phoenix metro area too, including Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, as well as Cave Creek, Glendale, Peoria, Ahwatukee, Phoenix and Queen Creek, AZ.

See your regular veterinarian for routine veterinary care

. . . but visit Dr. Nossaman for all your pet’s dental care!


Did you know that 60 – 70% of the pathology found in our patients mouths occurs under the gum line and may only be identified with dental x-rays.

Dental x-rays are a must! After all, your human dentist doesn’t ask you if you want x-rays during your annual visits. The dentist know they need that information to properly assess and care for your teeth.


Call Arizona Dog and Cat Dentistry today at 480.497.0505 to schedule a FREE Dental Examination, receive a tour of our dental operatory with a doctor and see the difference.

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Helping pet’s live longer, healthier lives . . . through advanced oral health care!

Advanced Dog and Cat Dental Services

    • Professional Teeth Cleaning – above and below the gum line and tooth root planing


    • Endodontics – Treatment of pulp exposures, fractured teeth, infected pulp canals, and tooth abscesses


    • Periodontics – Treatment of disease causing bad breath, discolored teeth or reddened or bleeding gums


    • Orthodontics – Correction of painful, incorrect bite alignment and genetic counseling


    • Restorations – Treatment to restore the tooth with fillings, crowns or bonding


    • Oral Surgery – Complicated and full-mouth extractions, tooth fractures, palatal defects and oral tumor removal via C02 laser surgery


    • Maxillofacial Surgery – Fracture repair of the jaw, lymph node staging, salivary gland surgery and tumor removal via C02 laser surgery


    • Dental Laser Surgery and Treatment (Less pain and Swelling) – Oral tumor removal, stomatitis treatment, elongated soft palate repair


    • Feline Dentistry – Tooth Resorption (TR) and feline stomatitis treatment via C02 laser


    • Senior Care – Complete dental care, diagnosis and treatment planning for senior patients


    • Emergency Oral Trauma Treatment


  • Dental Radiology – Assessment and evaluation of periodontal and endodontal disease, missing teeth, mandibular (jaw) fractures and oral masses

Dental Radiology is Critical

A simple dental infection can eat away at your pet’s health!

More than 8 out of 10 pets over 4 years old suffer from periodontal disease, a condition in which bacteria attack the soft gum tissue. With gum deterioration, bacteria have a clear path to the bloodstream and vital organs, such as kidney, liver, lungs and heart. Even when teeth appear healthy, bacteria can build up in spaces between teeth and gums resulting in extensive periodontal disease. Even tooth root abscesses may not be apparent and may require intra oral radiographs (dental x-rays) to identify. Intra oral radiographs may also be taken for other abnormal dental conditions.

A few examples are:

  • Missing or fractured teeth
  • Bleeding from the gums
  • A tooth that is discolored
  • Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions (FORL) are present
  • Periodontal disease is present
  • Prior to any surgical extraction

Intra oral radiographs show the inside of the tooth and the root, which lie below the gum line. Intra oral radiographs are critical in determining the health of your pet’s mouth.

See here for photos and more information on the importance of dental x-rays.


Dental Information

  • Detailed summary of dog and cat professional dental teeth cleaning visits
  • AAHA Dental Care Guidelines
  • Cat and Dog Dental Charts
  • Anesthesia and Monitoring of Vital Signs
  • Pet Dentistry Client Education
  • Dental Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)


Dental Procedure Photos


  • Restoration – Metal Crowns
  • Oral Surgery and Root Canal – Patient hit by bat
  • Oral Surgery – Feline Full Mouth Extraction
  • Oral Surgery – Oral Tumor and Mandibulectomy
  • Orthodontics – Interceptive Orthodontics
  • Orthodontics – Incline Plane
  • Endodontics – Root Canal
  • Periodontal Disease – Severe * Caution!
  • Persistent Deciduous (baby) Teeth
  • Fractured Teeth
  • Dens Invaginatus
  • Malocclusion Abnormal Tooth Alignment

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Detailed Summary of Dog and Cat Dental Visits

Every dog and cat professional dental cleaning includes the following.

  • Pre-anesthetic examination
  • Treatment plan discussion with owner and associated cost
  • Pre-anesthetic blood work
  • Pre-anesthetic assessment
  • Pre-anesthetic electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Pre-anesthetic sedation
  • Pre-anesthetic pain medication
  • IV catheterization
  • IV fluids
  • Precision IV infusion pump
  • Anesthesia isoflurane
  • Anesthesia monitor – Continuous monitoring of vital signs throughout procedure by doctor and veterinary nurse, in addition to electronic monitoring
  • Anesthesia monitor – Electrocardiogram
  • Anesthesia monitor – Pulse oximetry
  • Anesthesia monitor – C02 measurement
  • Anesthesia monitor – Blood pressure
  • Separate (redundant) respiratory monitors to provide an additional auditory determination
  • Temperature therapy management system
  • – – Circulating warm water blankets to insulate and maintain warm body temperature and comfort
  • Temperature therapy management system
  • – – Forced warm air blanket to maintain warm body temperature and comfort
  • Pre-dentistry intra-oral close-up digital photographs
  • – – Numerous digital photographs of the Dr. Nossaman’s oral findings are viewed on the computer in exam room upon discharge with each client
  • – – Copies of the photographs will be printed and provided to the client to take home and can also be emailed upon request.
  • Oral examination – by Dr. Nossaman
  • – – Patient is under general anesthesia at this time
  • Oral charting of “each tooth” in the mouth – by Dr. Nossaman
  • Occlusal (Bite) Evaluation – by Dr. Nossaman
  • Intra-oral digital radiographs & interpretation
  • – – Minimum of 8 digital radiographs on EVERY PATIENT
  • – – Assessment of dental disease, jaw fractures, and oral tumors
  • – – Intra oral radiographs (x-rays) should always be taken prior to any surgical extraction or root canal procedure
  • – – Digital radiographs are viewed on the computer in exam room and discussed with Dr. Nossaman upon discharge with each client
  • Phone call to owner from Dr. Nossaman to discuss findings from oral examination and digital radiographs
  • Teeth ultrasonic cleaning for Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3 or Stage 4
  • – – Depending on severity of case
  • Teeth polishing
  • Chlorhexidine oral rinse
  • Post dentistry intra-oral close-up digital photographs
  • Patient recovery and nursing care
  • Post dentistry phone call to owner from Dr. Nossaman
  • Complementary – Dental Care Pack
  • Complementary – Oral Rinse
  • Complementary – C.E.T. Enzymatic Toothpaste
  • Complementary – C.E.T. Toothbrush
  • Complementary – Hills T/D Chunks
  • Patient discharge to owner late afternoon and dental home care communication with Dr. Nossaman
  • Post dentistry phone call from Dr. Nossaman that evening after patient arrives home
  • Post dentistry phone call from nurse 1 day after patient arrives home
  • Medical progress examination with Dr. Nossaman as needed

Pain management assessed and provided if required

  • Pre operative (before procedure)
  • Intra operative (during procedure)
  • Post operative (immediately after procedure)
  • Post operative pain medication to go home
  • For more information on pain management for pet dental procedures, see our Pain Management page


(As you might imagine, all veterinary clinics DO NOT provide all of the above items or the same level of veterinary care.)


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Please call us today to schedule a Free Dental Examination and get all your questions answered.


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Anesthesia & Monitoring of Vital Signs

Arizona Dog and Cat Dentistry features state-of-the-art anesthetic monitoring equipment with reliable and accurate measurements of important parameters affecting your pet’s anesthesia during dental and surgical procedures. We know that anesthesia is a scary prospect and we take every step to ensure the safety and well being of your animal.

  • Anesthesia during dentistry procedures
  • Anesthesia for Senior Pets
  • Pain Management
  • Board Certified Anesthesiologist available upon request


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American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Dental Care Guidelines

Dental care guidelines were developed by Board Certified veterinary dentists as members of the AAHA Dental Care Guidelines Task Force to ensure a higher standard of dental care for veterinarians. We at Arizona Dog and Cat Dentistry have used the guidelines as a minimum only; in most cases we far exceed this standard of care due to our advanced training and technology.

For more information, see Dental Care Guidelines for Veterinarians and feel free to share the guidelines with your regular veterinarian. Additionally, see AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Pet Owners.

Dental Charts

View Cat and Dog Dental Charts that each client will be given at discharge of their pet

  • Canine dental chart with 42 teeth
  • Feline dental chart with 30 teeth
  • Puppy dental chart with 28 teeth

A special thank you to Dr. Boyd, Dr. Visser and Dr. Coffman for mentoring Dr. Nossaman on the path to become a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, as well as, a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College!

Dr. Robert C. Boyd, DVM
Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College
(Veterinary Dental Specialist or Pet Dentist)
Past President, American Veterinary Dental Society
Past President, Harris County Veterinary Medical Association (Houston, TX)
Veterinary Dental Services
Houston, TX

Dr. Chris J. Visser, DVM
Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College
Diplomate of the European Veterinary Dental College
Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry
(Veterinary Dental Specialist or Pet Dentist)

Dr. Curt R. Coffman, DVM
Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College
Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry
President, Academy of Veterinary Dentistry
(Veterinary Dental Specialist or Pet Dentist)


Dr. Glenn Brigden, DVM
Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College
(Veterinary Dental Specialist or Pet Dentist)

Thank you also to Wendy, Erik and the staff at Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists (formerly Aid Animal Dental Clinic) for graciously providing training to our doctors and veterinary nurses. Their state of the art instruction in advanced veterinary dentistry allows Arizona Dog and Cat Dentistry to offer our patients the absolute best in dental prophylaxis (teeth cleaning), digital radiology, periodontal therapy and oral surgery.

Veterinary Dentistry Organizations

  • Academy of Veterinary Dentistry
  • American Veterinary Dental College
  • American Veterinary Dental Society
  • Journal of Veterinary Dentistry
  • Veterinary Oral Health Council
  • Academy of Veterinary Dental Technicians


Arizona Dog and Cat Dentistry has many happy patients throughout the state of Arizona and surrounding cities of Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Phoenix and Cave Creek, Apache Junction, and Queen Creek, AZ.

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