Contact us on 858-752-9778 or info@southcoastpetdentals.com

South Coast Pet Dentals is a Veterinarian Supervised Non-Anesthetic Teeth Cleaning Service.

For Pet Owners

Trust our experience! We have specialized in this form of prophylaxis for the last 8 years and have treated thousands of cats and dogs. Contact for Pet Owners.

For Veterinarians

We need openminded DVM’s who are committed to helping us combat periodontal disease in pets. Currently we have full and part time positions available at competitive pay rates. Contact for Veterinarians.

For Vet Techs.

We need dental technicians! This service can only operate with your help. Currently we have full and part time positions available. Contact for Vet Techs. 

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New Clients: What you can expect when we meet with you and your pet

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Step One Exam

The Dr. will check you in and collect information on you and your pet. The Dr. will have a quick look in your pet’s mouth to assess the build up. Your pet will then be handed off to the dental technician performing the service.

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Step Two Tartar Removal

The technician gently grasps the muzzle and begins hand-scaling the teeth. This is where heavy calculus build up is removed. For pets with areas that require a deeper cleaning or for stubborn tartar, an ultrasonic scaler is used (Only on those pets that can tolerate it.) This tools helps to vibrate away tartar while rinsing with water in areas that are difficult to clean with a traditional hand-scaler.

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Step Three Polish & Rinse

Once calculus is removed from all surfaces of the teeth, your pet is ready for the final stages of the cleaning. Your pet’s teeth are then polished with a special paste safe for cats and dogs. Finally, your pet will receive an oral rinse (Pet grade for what mouth wash is to humans) to kill off any bacteria remaining along the gum lines.

We offer discounts for senior citizens and active members of the U.S. military!

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What our customers say

  • “I love you guys! I'm telling as many of my Bay Area friends as possible (I just hope you don't become so coveted that I'm not able to get an appt for Tika!)”
    Love, Theresa
  • Aaron has been cleaning my pup's teeth every 3 months with his non-anesthetic method a little over 4 years now. My dog’s groomer of 7 years was the one who encouraged me to try Aaron’s service knowing that I had a horrific experience with another anesthesia free service at a well-known San Diego do it yourself dog wash where the technician had manipulated my dogs jaw open with perhaps a stick (she would never allow anyone to watch). My dog feared her at all 3 visits, and I could hear my dog whimpering & crying behind the locked door during the service. I felt like a bad dog owner when I learned from a 60 minute episode what may have been happening in that room. As a result of the last traumatic visit, my dog had trouble chewing hard food for almost a year. Aaron is very different. He was compassionate about my skepticism and fears so allowed me to witness his method during the first visit. He is so incredibly gentle, and uses his index finger to gently open the jaw, NEVER a stick. My dog loves and doesn’t fear him, and why Aaron has won me over. I will follow Aaron where ever he goes to give my dog sparkling white and healthy teeth & gums and fresh breath. K.C. (the Killer Chihuahua) is 10 now, and her teeth looks like she’s only 3. Thanks Aaron for all you do to help the community by rebuilding our confidence in anesthesia free dental care for our dogs.
    Kay, San Diego
  • We are very happy with the results! After the first teeth cleaning our Rufus had so much better breath!
    Joe F., Huntington Beach
  • Aaron is the first pet dental technician our dog Chery felt comfortable with.
    Susan S. , La Jolla

Information for first time clients

While most first-time dentals can be completed in less than 30 minutes, some dentals can take up to 45 minutes and there is no recovery time for your pets!

We are able to offer a sedative for those pets that exhibit signs of stress or try to bite. The type of sedative that we offer is in the form a shot and is injected into the muscle. The tranquilizer consists of Torbugesic and Xylazine. Your pet will be conscious but very relaxed for approximately 1 to 2 hours. Recovery may take longer for heavier pets.

Professional Machine Polish

It’s important to note that all dental scalings are followed up with a machine polish to ensure your pets teeth and gums stay healthier longer. If you are using another service be sure to ask if they are using a machine polisher. If they are not then you are not receiving a complete service and may want to consider trying our service.

 

How do I know if my pet if my pet needs anesthesia?

Though we do not offer anesthetic dentals, we do believe there is a need for them under emergency circumstances such as major oral surgeries due to abscesses, fractured or loose Canines and Molars. Such situations will be evaluated by our on-site DVM and recommendations will be made usually during the initial exam.

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