About Us

Sydney Pet Dentistry was established in 2007 to offer a referral service for veterinarians in Sydney and surrounds in the field of veterinary dentistry. All pets deserve to have a healthy, pain-free mouth. Through our referral service and our educational programs for veterinarians and nurses, Sydney Pet Dentistry strives to achieve this goal, focussing on the welfare aspects of veterinary dentistry.Dr Christine Hawke, the founder of Sydney Pet Dentistry and lecturer in the Faculty of Veterinary Science, University of Sydney, is currently undergoing specialist training as an alternate pathway resident in Veterinary Dentistry.Feel free to contact Christine if you have any questions, comments or suggestions. She is happy to provide you with dental advice for your pets (or, if you are a vet, your patients) seven days a week, on 0408 782 611. Please leave a message with a contact number on her voicemail if she is unable to answer immediately and she will get back to you as soon as possible.

Free Downloadable Books!

The Silent Pain of Dental Disease

If you have a dog or a cat of any age you want to know that your pet is comfortable. Dental disease is the most common cause of pain in our pets but you would usually not know. Pets are very good at hiding pain!

This is book 2 in a series of dental ebooks and covers topics such as:

Is dental disease such a big deal?
Seven pet dentistry myths debunked (such as bad breath being normal)
How can I tell if my pet has dental pain?
What to do if your pet has dental pain
Things you can do to prevent your pet suffering dental pain
This book will make you more aware of dental problems and guide you on what to do about them. It means you can rest comfortably and so can your pet.
Click here to access the ebook and our members area

Common Dental Problems For Competition Dogs – Puppy Problems

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Do you breed or show dogs? Does your dog compete in sporting events? Do you have a puppy and want to know if it has a ‘good bite’? A healthy mouth is important for all dogs, and the first few months of development are critical in determining whether your dog will have a happy smile or a lifetime of dental pain.

I am frequently surprised by some of the myths I hear about dog jaw development and abnormal bites, especially when it comes to genetics and nutrition. I have written this book to help dispel some of these myths. It also provides handy information on treatment options if your puppy does have a dental problem, and when to contact a vet for advice.

This book is the first in a series on common dental problems which are particularly relevant to breeding, showing, working and sporting dogs (but equally applicable to pet dogs too!). It is free of charge and it contains a real wealth of information that can help you understand and deal appropriately with dental problems before it is too late.

Click here to access the ebooks and our members area