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The goals for the second session were to train the veterinary technicians to perform an oral cancer screening, to properly remove plaque and calculus utilizing the ultrasonic instrument, and to use the periodontal probe and evaluate the periodontal tissue.
Clinical measures of the severity of periodontal disease, such as bleeding on probing, probing depth (PD) and loss of clinical attachment level (CL) were determined using a conventional periodontal probe (Hu-Friedy Chicago, IL).
Plastic flexible tipped color-coded periodontal probe easier to use and more comfortable for patients than conventional metal probes

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