Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Dogs and Cats

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Dogs and Cats

By Frank J M Verstraete, DrMedVet, BVSc(Hons), MMedVet, Dipl AVDC, Dipl ECVS, Dipl EVDC, Professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine University of California, Davis Adjunct Professor of Orofacial Sciences Department of Orofacial Sciences, Division of Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology School of Dentistry University of California, San Francisco and Milinda J Lommer, DVM, Dipl AVDC, Assistant Clinical Professor - Volunteer Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine University of California, Davis


Section 1 - Surgical Biology

Oral soft tissue wound healing

Maxillofacial bone healing

Use of antibiotics and antiseptics

Anaesthesia and Pain management

Enteral nutritional support

Section 2 - Surgical Methods

Instrumentation, surgical positioning and aseptic technique

Suture materials and biomaterials

Laser surgery

Microsurgical techniques in maxillofacial surgery

Use of cat and dog in experimental maxillofacial surgery

Section 3 - Exodontics

Principles of exodontics

Closed extraction of single rooted teeth

Extraction of canine teeth in dogs

Extraction of multirooted teeth in dogs

Special considerations in feline exodontics

Complications of extractions

Section 4 - Periodontal surgery

Principles of Periodontal Surgery

Gingivectomy / Gingivoplasty

Periodontal Flap Surgery and Mucogingival Surgery

Osteoconductive and Osteoinductive Agents in Periodontal Surgery


Management of Periodontal Trauma

Section 5 - Endodontal surgery

Principles of Endodontal Surgery

Apicoectomy Techniques

Section 6 - Maxillofacial Trauma Repair

Principles of Maxillofacial Trauma Repair

Facial Soft Tissue Injuries

Surgical Approaches for Mandibular and Maxillofacial Trauma Repair

Symphyseal Separation and Fractures Involving the Incisive Region

Maxillofacial Fracture Repair Using Non-invasive Techniques

Maxillofacial Fracture Repair Using Intra-osseous

Maxillofacial Fracture Repair Using Mini-plates and Screws

Maxillofacial Fracture Repair Using External Fixation

Fractures and Luxations Involving the Temporomandibular Joint

Maxillofacial Fracture Complications

Section 7 - Palate Surgery

Biologic Basis of Cleft Palate and Palatal Surgery

Cleft Palate Repair Techniques

Repair of Acquired Palatal Defects .

Section 8 - Management of Maxillofacial Tumors and Cysts

Clinical Staging and Biopsy of Maxillofacial Tumors


Clinical Behavior of Non-odontogenic Tumors

Clinical Behavior of Odontogenic Tumors

Non-neoplastic Tumor-like

Principles of Oral Oncologic Surgery

Surgical Treatment of Tongue, Lip, and Cheek

Maxillectomy Techniques .

Mandibulectomy Techniques

Clinical Behavior and Management of Odontogenic Cysts

Advanced Maxillofacial Reconstruction Techniques

Section 9 - Salivary Gland Surgery

Principles of Salivary Gland Surgery

Surgical Treatment of Salivary Mucoceles

Section 10 - Miscellaneous Maxillofacial Surgery Procedures


Mandibular Frenoplasty and Tight-lip Syndrome

Management of Maxillofacial Osteonecrosis

Management of Unerupted

Temporomandibular Joint Dysplasia

Section 11 - Oral Approaches to Ear-, Nose-, and Throat Procedures

Correction of Overlong Soft Palate

Pharyngotomy and Pharyngostomy

Oral Approaches to the Nasal Cavity and Nasopharynx