@ Regional Veterinary Center
A Practice Limited to Veterinary Dentistry
Excellence in Pet Dentistry - for the Tri-State Area of Western PA, Northeastern OH, and Western NY - Since 1994
Regional Veterinary Center | Millcreek Campus: 3802 Caughey Rd. Erie PA 16506
Regional Veterinary Center| Fairview Campus: 7733 W Ridge Rd. Fairview PA 16415
Advanced Dental Care
We hope your pet never has a significant dental problem!
Still, if they do, know that your pet is in excellent hands at PetDentistry.com! Indeed, the core of our training is for diagnosing and treating both routine and complex dental/oral disease. Dr Scott Johns is our region's most clinically experienced dentistry veterinarian, and is known for his diagnostic skill, treatment skill, and personalized care.
Dr. J, as he is known to his clients, has 5 years of post-doctoral training plus 30 years of clinical experience in veterinary dentistry - Literally thousands and thousands of case experiences - to draw upon when caring for your pet's dental concerns.
We are very well equipped with the specific dental technology, much of it developed for human dentistry, needed for the most difficult dental cases.
Full Repertoire of Advanced Dental Care
When Dental Disease is
Already Established, Progressed, or Complex
As a practice limited to veterinary dentistry our areas of practice include:
Stomatitis Care (diagnosing the underlying cause of an individual patient's stomatitis so that it may be effectively treated with the goal of pain-free remission)
Detailed intra-oral exam, charting, digital radiography, and dental impressions/stone-models for accurate and complete treatment planning.
Periodontics (procedures to treat gum infection and bone infection around the tooth roots)
Endodontics (root canal, vital canal, and tooth shortening)
Oral Surgery (tooth resorption, tumors, cancer, trauma, dentigenerous cyst, oro-nasal fistula, and more)
Exodontics (from routine extractions to complex surgical extractions of fangs and/or carnassial teeth)
Prosthodontics (protective crowns for teeth that have had structural injury or that have had a root canal).
Orthodontics for trauma-causing malocclusion (impressions and stone model study, treatment planning, fabricated braces to adjust malocclusion, interceptive surgery to adjust malocclusion).
To maintain our high ethical standards we DO NOT perform:
If you are seeking these procedures then DO NOT contact us!
Management of Dental Treatment
Serious Co-Morbid Diseases
Dr Scott Johns has over 30 years of clinical experience managing dental treatment for pets needing advanced dental care despite having pre-existing complex, co-morbid, medical conditions including but not limited to heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, hypertension, Cushing syndrome, autoimmune disease, Addison syndrome, and other chronic illnesses.
Intubated general anesthesia is necessary to properly perform intricate, multi-step, dental procedures - in a pain free manner - while protecting and maintaining the patient's airway. A significant part of our doctor's training regards anesthesia for the wide range of patients (with and without complex health problems) that are cared for in a veterinary dental practice. We take our anesthesia safety very seriously including the following protocols:
Indicated pre-anesthetic health screening and bloodwork
Pre-procedure exam by Dr J immediately prior to the procedure
Use of established pre-anesthesia sedation protocols
Cuffed endotracheal intubation and 100% medical oxygen during all procedures
Life-Window Vital Sign Monitoring
Only one patient anesthetized at a time - our patient has our full attention.
Only one patient anesthetized per day - we do not rush a patient's care to proceed to a next patient
Dedicated anesthesia recovery team
We care for patients only by pre-scheduled appointment to ensure that each arriving patient has the time needed for their individual care. Before arriving for any reason, always schedule and confirm an appointment with us ahead of time.
The most efficient method for scheduling an appointment is by calling us toll-free at 888-838-4148