Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

Q: What is the ORAL ATP® educational program?

A: The ORAL ATP® (Oral Assessment, Treatment and Prevention) program features a comprehensive approach to the practice of veterinary dentistry. The framework is designed to give equal emphasis to assessment, treatment and prevention and take the veterinary practice beyond viewing dentistry in terms such as simply doing a "dental" or "prophy" in order to expand and enhance oral care for the benefit of pets' lives.

 

Q: Where did the concept behind the ORAL ATP® program come from?

A: Noted veterinary dental specialist Dr. Jan Bellows created the concept behind the ORAL ATP® program in order to develop a gold standard approach to oral care that he recognized and implemented in his practice. The ORAL ATP® program is designed to frame veterinary dentistry in conventional terms that both veterinarians and clients can easily relate to. The ORAL ATP® program allows veterinarians to expand their dentistry knowledge base and employ the protocol into their practices with an approach that enables pet owner compliance with oral care.

 

Q: Why is The Greenies Company advocating the ORAL ATP® program?

A: S&M NuTec, LLC ("The Greenies Company") is committed to advancing the overall health of all pets including oral care and recognizes the veterinary community as essential to this cause. It is for this reason that The Greenies Company promotes the ORAL ATP® program as a means to provide the educational and informational tools needed by the veterinary practitioner to implement an effective oral healthcare practice and to assist in the education of clients.

 

Q: What tools are available to help me implement what I have learned from the ORAL ATP® program in my practice?

A: The Greenies Company has a host of resources available to provide veterinarian, technician and staff education around the ORAL ATP® program, including CE-accredited webinars and technical reports. The Greenies Company also offers pet-owner educational materials, including exam room charts and brochures. These resources are available to download or order for your practice free-of-charge at www.vet.greenies.com.

 

Q: Who is Dr. Jan Bellows?

A: Dr. Jan Bellows is a Fellow of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, a Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College and a Veterinary Information Network (VIN) consultant. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and has authored many articles on veterinary dentistry as well as two books, The Practice of Veterinary Dentistry, A Team Effort and Small Animal Dental Equipment, Materials and Techniques. He practices at All Pets Dental in Weston, FL. For more information about Dr. Bellows and his dental practice, visit www.allpetsdental.com.

 

Q: I have a specific ORAL ATP®/clinical dentistry question. Where can I get advice?

A: If you have a specific question about the ORAL ATP® program or a clinical veterinary dentistry question, you can email us at info@oralatp.com and we will connect you with an expert to help answer your question.

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