Management of Dental and Oral Developmental Conditions in Dogs and Cats

Stephanie Goldschmidt, Naomi Hoyer

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Developmental dental and oral disorders are present in juvenile patients less than 12 months of age. The conditions are diverse ranging from cosmetic only to requiring advanced surgical intervention to alleviate pain and secondary complications. Clinical presentation, diagnosis, and appropriate treatment of dental abnormalities including abnormalities in the number, structure, size, and shape of teeth, as well as oral abnormalities including malocclusions, congenital cleft lip and palate, developmental abnormalities resulting in bony proliferation, and soft-tissue abnormalities of the lip and tongue are discussed throughout the article.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-158
Number of pages20
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2022

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Funding Information:
The authors declare that the research was conducted in the absence of any commercial or financial relationships that could be construed as a potential conflict of interest.


  • Cleft palate
  • Developmental abnormality
  • Juvenile
  • Malocclusion
  • Veterinary dentistry
  • Cats
  • Cat Diseases/diagnosis
  • Cleft Palate/surgery
  • Cleft Lip/veterinary
  • Malocclusion/therapy
  • Dog Diseases/diagnosis
  • Animals
  • Dogs

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Review
  • Journal Article


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