The Practice | Examples of Treatable Conditions and Procedures

The About three-quarters of Dr. Force's work includes periodontic treatments, root canals, crowns and periodontic surgery. The rest is spent on jaw fracture repairs, oral tumor surgery, and some orthodontics on her patients, which include dogs, cats and the occasional rabbit.

In addition to thorough pre-anesthetic screening, Dr. Force monitors her patients closely. This includes blood pressure, temperature, CO2, pulse Oxygenation, EKG, heart rate and respiration. All her patients have IV catheters and receive intravenous fluids during anesthesia. Anesthestic safety is one of her prime concerns.

Every patient receives a thorough oral exam, charting and dental radiographs.

Meet Our Staff

Melinda has been our office manager and part time receptionist for 2 years. She is a computer whiz and very good with numbers. She enjoys her time 2 days a month as our receptionist in Dublin and has fun with all the cats and dogs and their owners. She loves riding horses, fixing up her garden and property and X-C skiing. She lives in Livermore with her husband, David and son, Jon, a dog, a cat and 3 horses.

Melinda Lunn, office manager & receptionist & my dog, Finnegan

Caroline joined Dentistry For Animals to help us at our Dublin office last April. She has been a veterinary assistant for three years. She is very proficient at monitoring anesthesia, doing dental periodontal treatments and is learning all the details of preparations for root canals, crowns, restorations, periodontal surgery, oral surgery and orthodontics. She loves ALL things Superman, rowing, snowboarding, stained glass making, and spending time with her niece. She lives in Oakland and has recently taken on the task of raising her neice Selena.

Caroline Rose,
Veterinary Assistant

Emily joined Dentistry for Animals in May 2007 and works in the Santa Cruz office. She has a passion for dentistry in all animals small and large. She has even spent time working with a human dentist perfecting her dental assisting skills. Born and raised in Santa Cruz, she attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington graduating in 2006 with a B.A. in Biology. Emily also works as a large animal veterinary assistant and is hoping to get into veterinary school soon. In her spare time she enjoys riding horses and keeping tabs on her two cats Mia and Owen and her border collie Jack. 

Emily Schwertley,
Veterinary Assistant
Lacey Nein,
Veterinary Assistant