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The American Veterinary Dental College® (AVDC®)
The clinical specialist organization for veterinary dentists, accredited by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties of the American Veterinary Medical Association. Diplomates of the AVDC®, like Dr. Tsugawa, provide specialized dental care for patients.

The Veterinary Oral Health Council
The Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC®) awards a Seal of Acceptance for products that successfully meet pre-set criteria for effectiveness in controlling plaque and/or calculus deposition in dogs and cats. The VOHC is an entity of the American Veterinary Dental College®.

The American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS)
The American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS) was founded in 1976 for the purpose of creating a forum – a forum for advancing the knowledge, education, and awareness of veterinary dentistry among veterinarians, students and the public.

California Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)
Founded in 1888, the CVMA was the first veterinary association west of the Mississippi River. Its leaders were among the pioneers of modern veterinary medicine and were instrumental in the establishment of the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Headquartered in Sacramento, California, the CVMA represents all segments of the veterinary profession.

Southern California Veterinary Medical Association (SCVMA)
Since 1919, the SCVMA has maintained a continued commitment to strengthening the veterinary profession. The SCVMA has grown to become one of the largest, most respected local veterinary associations in the nation. Their goal is to enhance the quality of veterinary medicine in Southern California and beyond.

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), established in 1863, is a not-for-profit association representing more than 73,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services. Structured to work for its members, the AVMA acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession.

The Academy of Veterinary Dentistry
The Academy of Veterinary Dentistry is an international organization of veterinarians with a special interest in the dental care of animals.

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Dr. Tsugawa’s contribution to the Health/Fitness Issue of Animal Fair.

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Lewis JR, Tsugawa AJ, Reiter AM. Use of CO2 laser as an adjunctive treatment for caudal stomatitis. J Vet Dent 2007;24:240-249.

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Lewis JR, Tsugawa AJ. Gingival hyperplasia and granulation tissue associated with a feline dental resorptive lesion. J Vet Det 2004;21:23-25

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Dr. Tsugawa’s contributions to the electronic edition of The Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Feline Odontoclastic Resorption Lesions (PDF)

The Fractured Tooth (PDF)

Dr. Tsugawa is featured in JAVMA News,
March 15, 2006.

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Tsugawa AJ, Verstraete FJM, Kass PH, et al. Diagnostic value of the use of lateral and occlusal radiographic views in comparison with periodontal probing for the assessment of periodontal attachment of the canine teeth in dogs. Am J Vet Res 2003;64:255-261.

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