POD Veterinary Dental Hand Instruments

Pod veterinary dental instruments are based in Christchurch. The instruments are made from european surgical grade stainless steel and recycled stainless steel. Hand crafted into specific patterns for veterinary dentistry. Designed by veterinarians for companion animal use the range includes instruments in special feline sizes as well as standard larger sizes.

Elevators are available in stainless steel or titanium alloy for an edge that always stays sharp with standard or compact handles.


Veterinary Dental Probe | Explorer

The probe explorer is a vital diagnostic tool used to probe the periodontal pocket and explore the integrity of the crown. Made from european surgical grade stainless steel the pod probe explorer is suited to veterinary use.

The markings are made from banded steel so they never wear off and are marked in 1mm increments upto 15mm to evaluate deep pockets.

The wide diameter handle provides a comfortable and ergonomic grip whilst remaining lightweight.


Veterinary Dental Mouth Mirror

The mouth mirror has two mirror heads, a large 25mm diameter size or smaller 15mm diameter feline size. These are easily interchanged as they screw into the handle.

The wide diameter of the handle provides a comfortable and ergonomic grip whilst remaining lightweight.


Minnesota Style Retractor

first used at the university of minnesota this handy retractor is suitable for feline and canine patients. The gentle curve of the instrument effortlessly holds the soft tissue during dental procedures.

Crafted from european surgical grade stainless steel the wide handle is comfortable and ergonomic for extended use during veterinary dentistry.


Periosteal Elevator

The periosteal elevator is available in two sizes. The size 9 as pictured or the smaller size 2 | 4.

Commonly for raising gingival flaps as well as the first stages of elevation during extraction procedures the periosteal as a vital and well used instrument in veterinary dentistry.


Feline Dental Elevators

This special range of feline elevators have super slim blades that are designed especially for feline teeth. They are available in three different styles:

  • Feline 1.3mm Slimline Elevator
  • Feline 1.8mm Slimline Elevator
  • Feline 1.8mm Curved Slimline Elevator

All POD elevators are available with european surgical stainless steel blades or with titanium alloy stay sharp blades.


Companion Animal Dental Elevators

The range of companion animal elevators is available in may sizes. For most general practice clinics the most popular sizes are:

  • 2.0mm Winged Elevator
  • 2.5mm Winged Elevator
  • 3.0mm Winged Elevator
  • 3.5mm Winged Elevator
  • 4.0mm Winged Elevator

All POD elevators are available with european surgical stainless steel blades or with titanium alloy stay sharp blades.


Companion Animal Scalers

The series of scalers are available in special feline sizes as well as standard sizes. These hand crafted instruments are specially designed to access the developmental grooves.

The feline range features a miniature scaler that is particularly useful for removing the dark line that builds up on feline canine teeth.

Available in:

  • Standard
  • Feline
  • Miniature Feline

Veterinary Dental Curette

The curette is used to clean away debris and endotoxins below the gum line. These hand crafted instruments have a blade on one side and a gentle curve on the other.

The blade is positioned on the tooth allowing the tool to be used in an upwards motion whilst the gentle curve protects the soft tissue of the gingiva.

Available in:

  • Standard
  • Feline
  • Miniature Feline

Veterinary Dental Root Tip Pick

The root tip pick has a special curved tip. It is designed to luxate and elevate root tips that have been fractured. This useful instrument will save frustrating attempts with other elevators that are very difficult to use and not designed for this purpose.

It is best used in conjunction with root fragment forceps.


Veterinary Dental Root Fragment forceps

These specialty forceps are designed with fine, angled and serrated jaws to locate and extract broken root tips.

Used in conjunction with the root tip pick this specialty instrument will time and frustration when a root tip has been accidentally fractured.


Extraction Forceps

Veterinary dental extraction forceps have a special internal curve with grooves that help to maintain a firm grip on companion animal teeth.

Made from surgical grade european stainless steel these robust forceps will stand the test of time.


Tartar Removing Forceps

Used to remove large deposits of tartar and calculus this timesaving instrument will also reduce wear to scaler tips.

Made from surgical grade european stainless steel these robust forceps will stand the test of time.