Anesthesia-Free Dentistry

This “practice” goes by many names including Anesthesia-Free Dentistry (AFD), Non-Professional Dental Scaling, Gentle Dentistry, Anesthesia-Free Tooth Grooming. Whatever you call it, it is a terrible idea and owners should be aware that it has the risk to do harm and has no hope of providing benefit. Yet, there are many people who promote and provide AFD around the world.

I have no jurisdiction so cannot do much to shut these businesses down, but I can provide resources here to inform pet owners and help practitioners get the word out. That is what this page is about. I will be sharing various documents, videos and links here. If you are aware of others that I could include, please send me a message through the Contact page.

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AFD Resources from the AVDC

The American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) has compiled a number of resources for pet owners and veterinarians regarding Anesthesia-Free Dentistry…

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