Client education is the key to compliance and acceptance of the importance that oral health plays in the long term health and well being of any pet. There is nothing more powerful than a photograph that documents a condition or procedure being explained that is difficult to understand. Most clients have no idea of the extent of oral destruction that is occurring in their pet’s mouth. From extensive tartar accumulation to mobile teeth and tooth fracture, it is almost always a surprise if not a shock for client’s to realize the extent of their pet’s oral condition. Prophylaxis alone can provide a dramatic visual affect with the “before” and “after” pictures showing a remarkable difference. Using photography as a tool to provide a visual explanation of each pet’s oral condition, will give our client’s the confidence and understanding that they need to make educated decisions on their pet’s oral health. There are many templates available to showcase before and after photos for the client.