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Companion animals
Call for AVMA to take a stand against dental implants in dogs and cats

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THE American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) is being urged to take a stand against the use of dental implants in companion animals.

In a recently published commentary in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, a group of veterinary dentists and an ethicist argue that data suggesting that dental implants are safe and beneficial in people cannot be extrapolated to animals. ‘We are not aware of any published peer-reviewed studies of the long-term efficacy …

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