Past Interview

Dr. Milinda Lommer, Veterinary Dentist

Dr. Milinda Lommer
Dr. Lommer discusses the significance of dental health for our pets, and during this interview covered the following subjects:
- Why wild animals don't need dental care
- How periodontal disease can shorten the life of our pet
- How to tell if your pet needs to see the dentist
- How your pet's teeth is different from human teeth
- The importance and risks of anesthesia during dental procedures
- Whether certain kinds of food and diets can help dental health
- Whether bones are good for dogs

Upcoming Interviews


Milinda Lommer graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Indiana University in 1991, with a B.S. in Biology.  In 1995, she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree with Phi Zeta honors from U.C. Davis’ School of Veterinary Medicine.  In 1996, having completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Lommer returned to U.C. Davis, where she became the first veterinarian to complete the three-year residency program in Dentistry & Oral Surgery. Following her residency, Dr. Lommer remained at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital as a clinical instructor in the Dentistry & Oral Surgery Service, before relocating to the Bay Area and opening Aggie Animal Dental Service in late 2000. As a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College, she is one of fewer than 110 board-certified veterinary dentists in the US. In addition to operating her private practice, Dr. Lommer serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Veterinary Dentistry & Oral Surgery at U.C. Davis on a volunteer basis. She also volunteers time, services and equipment to provide oral surgical care to shelter animals at Pets Unlimited and wildlife treated by WildCare in San Rafael.

Dr. Milinda Lommer, Veterinary Dentist
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