Dental instrumentation continues to evolve at a rapid rate and the available equipment varies hugely. While specialist hospitals or clinics may have the latest equipment available, resource poor regions may be restricted to using the essential instruments.
This chapter gives a broad introduction to the most common instrumentation considered routine for most veterinary practices. It does not cover instruments required for specialist procedures. Additionally, some elements of instrument purchase are based on personal preference and it would be impractical to list every available instrument for all procedures.