Laurie began working here in August 2016. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Michigan and has been a hygienist for 10 years. Her love for animals led her to pursue a career in non-anesthesia teeth cleaning and she has been performing dental cleanings on dog’s teeth for 8 years. She is so happy to be working at Natural Healing Pet Care! She enjoys spending her free time with her husband Jon and sons, Graham and Jack, and Claude the cat.
Unfortunately, not all dogs are candidates for anesthesia free teeth cleanings and they do need an approval from one of our doctors before we can book an appointment. The cost for the pre-dental check is $25. If your dog is approved then we can then book a future appointment for the actual cleaning. If you would like to become an established Natural Healing Pet Care client for any other treatment, an initial exam must be scheduled. The pre-dental exam does not cover the initial exam.
***Anesthesia-free teeth cleanings do not take the place of regular dental cleanings. They cannot treat dental disease and are instead meant as a preventative measure to maintain periodontal health after a regular cleaning has been performed.***
Dogs that have severe tartar, mobile teeth, advanced gingivitis, or a periodontal stage of 2 or higher will most likely not be candidates for this procedure.
Anesthesia-free dental cleanings take approximately 40 minutes. The cost is $185.00. Laurie is here approximately 2 Fridays a month and her appointments fill up fast. Since we normally have a wait-list, if you are a no-show or do not give at least 48 hours’ notice to cancel, you will be responsible for the full charge of $185.00. That being said, we do require a credit card hold when booking the appointment.
Check out this before and after of a very satisfied client: