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Frank J M Verstraete- BVSc, DrMedVet, MMedVet
Professor
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

1405 Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 754 8254
fjverstraete@ucdavis.edu

  

Research Focus

Pathophysiology of tooth resorption, odontogenic tumors and odontogenic cysts in the dog

Clinical research focus: prevention of malocclusion following mandibulectomy in dogs

Specialty Focus

Veterinary dentistry and oral surgery, including major maxillofacial surgery

Education

1980 DrMedVet Veterinary Medicine, University of Gent, Belgium
1980 Graduate Course in Tropical Veterinary Science, Tropical Institute, Antwerp Belgium
1984 BVSc (Hons) Veterinary Medicine, University of Pretoria, South Africa
1985 MMedVet (Chir) Surgery, University of Pretoria, South Africa
1995 Research Techniques Course - Faculty of Dentistry, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

Honors and Awards

1980 Upjohn Award for best DrMedVet thesis
1999-2000 Faculty Development Award, University of California, Davis
2002 Pharmacia European Veterinary Dentistry Award
2003 AVDC Service Award - Dr. Peter Emily Award, American Veterinary Dental College
2004 AVD Award, Diagnostic imaging of dental disease in rabbits, Veterinary Dental Forum, Fort Worth, TX, September 30-October 3, 2004

Licenses

Fellow Academy of Veterinary Dentistry
Diplomate American Veterinary Dental College
Diplomate European College of Veterinary Surgeons
Charter Diplomate European Veterinary Dental College

Active Research Grants

Principal Investigator, Systemic nitroxidative stress in dogs undergoing periodontal treatment, (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2012 Nemec A, Verstraete FJM, Jerin A, Šentjurc M, Kass PH, Petelin M, Pavlica Z Sistemska raven dušikovega oksida pri psih s parodontalno boleznijo [Systemic nitric oxide levels in dogs with periodontal disease] Zobozdravstveni Vestnik [Slovenian Dental Journal],
  • Link Icon 2012 Nemec A, Zavodovskaya R, Affolter VK, Verstraete FJM Erythema multiforme and epitheliotropic T-cell lymphoma in the oral cavity of dogs: 1989 - 2009 Journal of Small Animal Practice,
  • Link Icon 2012 Nemec A, Murphy B, Kass PH, Verstraete FJM Histologic subtypes of oral nontonsillar squamous cell carcinoma in dogs Journal of Comparative Pathology,
  • Link Icon 2012 Arzi B, Willard VP, Huey DJ, Verstraete FJM, Vapniarsky-Arzi N, Athanasiou KA The temporomandibular joint disc of Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) and African elephant (Loxodonta africana) European Journal of Wildlife Research,
  • Link Icon 2012 Nemec A, Jerin A, Zdovc I, Budefeld T, Verstraete FJM, Erzen D, Šentjurc M, Petelin M, Hitti T, Pavlica Z Early systemic inflammatory response in mice after a single oral gavage with live Escherichia coli is evidenced by increased TNF-alpha and nitric oxide production Research in Veterinary Science,
  • Link Icon 2012 Nemec A, Arzi B, Murphy B, Kass PH, Verstraete FJM The occurrence and types of tooth resorption in dogs with oral tumors American Journal of Veterinary Research,
  • Link Icon 2011 Arzi B, Verstraete FJM Repair of a bifid nose combined with a cleft of the primary palate in a 1-year-old dog Veterinary Surgery,
  • Link Icon 2011 Arzi B, Murphy B, Nemec A, Vapniarsky N, Naydan DK, Verstraete FJM Expression of cytokeratins in the epithelium of canine odontogenic tumours Journal of Comparative Pathology,
  • Link Icon 2011 Fiani N, Arzi B, Johnson EG, Murphy B, Verstraete FJM Osteoma of the oral and maxillofacial region in cats: 7 cases (1999 - 2009) Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association,
  • Link Icon 2011 Fiani N, Verstraete FJM, Kass PH, Cox DP Clinicopathologic characterization of odontogenic tumors and focal fibrous hyperplasia in dogs: 152 cases (1995–2005) Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2012 Lommer MJ, Tsugawa AJ, Verstraete FJM: Extraction of multirooted teeth in dogs, Verstraete FJM, Lommer MJ, (ed), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Dogs and Cats, Oxford, United Kingdom. 131-9.

2012 Tsugawa AJ, Lommer MJ, Verstraete FJM: Extraction of canine teeth in dogs, Verstraete FJM, Lommer MJ, (ed), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Dogs and Cats, Oxford, United Kingdom. 121-9.

2012 Lommer MJ, Verstraete FJM: Simple extraction of single-rooted teeth, Verstraete FJM, Lommer MJ, (ed), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Dogs and Cats, Oxford, United Kingdom. 115-20.

2012 Tsugawa AJ, Verstraete FJM: Suture materials and biomaterials, Verstraete FJM, Lommer MJ, (ed), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Dogs and Cats, Oxford, United Kingdom. 69-78.

2012 Terpak CH, Verstraete FJM: Instrumentation, patient positioning and aseptic technique, Verstraete FJM, Lommer MJ, (ed), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Dogs and Cats, Oxford, United Kingdom. 55-68.