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IN-CLINIC

MAKE ORAVET ® BARRIER SEALANT A PART OF EVERY PROPHY

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EXTENDS THE BENEFIT OF DENTAL PROPHIES BY AT LEAST 2 WEEKS

ORAVET Barrier Sealant binds electrostatically to tooth enamel, creating an invisible barrier that helps prevent plaque-forming bacteria from attaching. A biologically inert, patented polymer, ORAVET Barrier Sealant has been clinically proven to significantly reduce the formation of plaque and calculus.1,2

PROVEN TO REDUCE PLAQUE AND CALCULUS

FIELD STUDY

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Significant differences seen in plaque and calculus between treated and untreated teeth compared with baseline values at 4 and 8 weeks1

  • Each dog received scores for plaque and calculus in treated and untreated sides of the mouth
  • The 4- and 8-week mean cumulative plaque and calculus scores were subtracted from the mean cumulative baseline scores
  • The mean differences of treated and untreated teeth were compared, with a value of P<.05 considered significant

CLINICAL STUDY

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Significantly reduced plaque in a clinical study2

  • 56-day study involving 30 dogs
  • ORAVET Barrier Sealant applied on Day 0 following prophy
  • ORAVET Plaque Prevention Gel applied on Day 15 and once a week thereafter
  • Plaque was reduced by 42% in dogs receiving ORAVET Plaque Prevention Gel compared with untreated dogs2
*Difference vs untreated control

REDUCES PLAQUE FORMATION IN CATS, TOO

When assessed 56 days after prophy, cats receiving ORAVET Barrier Sealant followed by weekly applications of ORAVET Plaque Prevention Gel had significantly lower plaque scores than untreated cats (P=.012).3

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  • ORAVET Barrier Sealant was applied immediately following prophy
  • ORAVET Plaque Prevention Gel was applied weekly beginning approximately on Day 14
  • Scores were determined based on the assessment of the left upper canine using the parameters above
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ORAVET BARRIER SEALANT IS EASY TO APPLY IN JUST MINUTES

  • ORAVET Barrier Sealant can be applied by a trained veterinary technician
  • Some find that warming the sealant first helps ease application
Allow teeth to dry thoroughly following a prophy.
Apply ORAVET Barrier Sealant along the gum line using the applicator gun, a prophy cup, or a finger or swab.
Spread the sealant into the sulcus and interdental spaces.
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Application gun method
Finger/swab method
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VIDEO

View the ORAVET Barrier Sealant application process

Learn how to maintain the benefits of your prophy with ORAVET Plaque Prevention Gel or new OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews

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ORAVET PLAQUE PREVENTION GEL ENABLES QUICK AND EASY AT-HOME APPLICATION

  • Maintains the barrier created by the sealant to reduce plaque and calculus formation
  • Contains the same patented polymer as ORAVET Barrier Sealant, but in a less concentrated gel formulation
  • Starting 2 weeks after the prophy, pet owners apply the gel weekly along the buccal gingival margin using the applicator supplied
  • Can be applied in less than a minute
  • Gel is odorless, tasteless, and invisible once applied
  • Compatible with tooth brushing, dental diets, and dental chews
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VIDEO

View the ORAVET Plaque Prevention Gel application process

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HOW TO ORDER ORAVET BARRIER SEALANT AND ORAVET PLAQUE PREVENTION GEL

Three ways to order
Contact your Merial Sales Representative or Merial Distributor Representative.
Call Merial Customer Care at
1-888-Merial 1 (1-888-637-4251).
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ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ORAVET BARRIER SEALANT AND ORAVET PLAQUE PREVENTION GEL

Has the efficacy of ORAVET Plaque Prevention Gel following the in-clinic application of ORAVET Barrier Sealant been demonstrated?

Yes. In a 56-day study, once-a-week application of ORAVET Plaque Prevention Gel—starting on Day 15 following the application of ORAVET Barrier Sealant on Day 0—reduced plaque in dogs by 42% compared with untreated dogs.2 In a field study, a significant difference was seen in plaque and calculus between treated and untreated teeth, compared with baseline values at 4 and 8 weeks.1

Has the effectiveness of OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews following the in-clinic application of ORAVET Barrier Sealant been demonstrated?

In a clinical study, the ORAVET Barrier Sealant was applied along the top gingival line of all dogs on Day 0 after initial dental prophy. Dogs were stratified, based on baseline plaque scores, to receive: 1) dry diet alone or 2) dry diet followed by OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews once daily for 28 days (study Days 15-42).

On Day 42, dogs treated with the ORAVET Barrier Sealant and given OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews showed significant reductions in plaque (11%), calculus (39%), and halitosis (40%), compared with dogs receiving one-time application of the ORAVET Barrier Sealant alone (P<.01).7 Note that, while scoring plaque, remnants of dental sealant were discovered in the crevices of the upper 4th premolar of some of the dogs. It appears that the "plaque" being scored actually consisted of a large amount of the dental sealant.

Can OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews be given at home following the in-clinic application of ORAVET Barrier Sealant?

Yes, but with 2 important caveats:

  • Clients should wait 2 weeks after ORAVET Barrier Sealant is applied to begin giving their dogs OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews, as the mechanical abrasion of the chews will remove the sealant
  • OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews should not be administered to cats

Can OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews and ORAVET Plaque Prevention Gel be used simultaneously?

It is not recommended. Clients may choose to give their dogs OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews or apply ORAVET Plaque Prevention Gel, starting 2 weeks after ORAVET Barrier Sealant is applied.

How are ORAVET Barrier Sealant and ORAVET Plaque Prevention Gel sold?

They are sold through licensed veterinarians. ORAVET Barrier Sealant is intended for in-clinic use by veterinary professionals only.

How are ORAVET Barrier Sealant and ORAVET Plaque Prevention Gel packaged?

The ORAVET Clinic Start-up Kit includes:

  • Professional storage case
  • Barrier Sealant applicator gun
  • 30 Barrier Sealant cartridges, enough for 15 prophies*
  • 10 Plaque Prevention Gel home care kits, each with 8 once-a-week treatments
*Based on a 40- to 60-lb dog

Refills that are available separately include:

  • ORAVET Barrier Sealant carton—30 cartridges
  • ORAVET Barrier Sealant dispensing gun
  • ORAVET Plaque Prevention Gel carton—Ten 8-week home care kits
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ORAL HYGIENE RESOURCES FOR YOUR CLINIC

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References: 1. Gengler WR, Kunkle BN, Romano D, Larsen D. Evaluation of a barrier sealant in dogs. J Vet Dent. 2005;22(3):157-159. 2. Data on file at Merial Inc. 3. Data on file at Merial Inc. 4. Data on file at Merial Inc.

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