My Video on Anesthesia-Free Dentistry
In May of 2017 the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario deemed that a person providing anesthesia-free dentistry (AFD) was not practicing veterinary medicine without a licence and so what they were doing was not illegal (according to that judge on that day). Legal or not, it is a harmful procedure with no benefit to the patient, risks to the patient and cost for the owner. So, I produced a 20-minute video on the subject. I run through the court ruling and the logic behind the decision and I outline the reasons why AFD is bad for the animal and its owners. I also point out that the ruling imposed conditions on the plaintiff such that she must be transparent that the work she does has no medical benefit and is purely cosmetic. If she even hints that there is a medical benefit, she is in contravention of the court ruling.
Here is the link to the video – Anesthesia-Free Teeth Cleaning in Dogs