New to Veterinary Dentistry Specialists? Welcome!
Superior service is our standard of care, because you and your pet deserve it.
From your first call to make an appointment, to every interaction with our doctors and staff thereafter, our aim is to wow you with exceptional service that comes from the heart.
Pet Owners Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
To help you know what to expect when your pet undergoes a procedure at Veterinary Dentistry Specialists, here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions we receive.
What are your clinic hours?
Our Chadds Ford, PA is open Monday-Thursday 7:30am-7:00pm
Do I need a referral from my primary care veterinarian for my pet to be seen at VDS?
How much does VDS charge for dental care and a consultation?
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept cash, bank checks, and all major credit cards including CareCredit. VDS also works with numerous pet medical insurance companies and can assist you in filing your claim.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes, we offer payment plans
For more info on please go to Care Credit
What should I do if…
To help you make the best care decisions when it comes to your pet’s oral health, here are answers to some of the most common situations we see:
My pet has a broken tooth. What should I do?
My pet has bad breath. What should I do?
I have an indoor cat. Does she really need her teeth cleaned? What should I do?
My pet has a lump in its mouth. Is it cancer? What should I do?
About advanced veterinary dentistry
What is a board-certified veterinary dentist?
Why/when should my pet be treated by a dentistry specialist instead of a primary care veterinarian?
How often should my pet’s teeth be professionally cleaned?
How long will stitches stay in my pet’s mouth after oral surgery?
Are there alternatives to extracting my pet’s teeth?
How do I best care for my pet’s teeth throughout the year?
How do I know if my pet is having pain after a dental procedure?
Where do I get antibiotics and/or pain medication for my pet after the procedure?
What type of training do the VDS veterinary technicians have?
Can my pet eat/drink before their appointment?
Frequently asked questions about veterinary anesthesia and dental surgery
Why does my pet need anesthesia for dental surgery?
Is my pet too old for anesthesia?
My pet has a cardiac disease—is anesthesia safe?
Does every patient get anesthesia?
Why can’t my pet get anesthesia-free cleanings?
The American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) have issued strong position statements against the practice of anesthesia-free dentistry. To learn more about this topic please visit https://afd.avdc.org/
How do you monitor my pet while he’s under anesthesia?
VDS is pleased make advanced veterinary dental and oral care more accessible through its growing network of practices: