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

1114A Tupper Hall
Davis, CA 95616

+1 530 754 8254
fjverstraete@ucdavis.edu

   

Research Focus

Comparative odontology, oral pathology, oral surgery and oral diagnostic imaging

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

2014 OneWorld OneUCDavis Phenomenal Faculty banner
2004 AVD Award, Diagnostic imaging of dental disease in rabbits, Veterinary Dental Forum, Fort Worth, TX, September 30-October 3, 2004
2003 AVDC Service Award - Dr. Peter Emily Award, American Veterinary Dental College
2002 Pharmacia European Veterinary Dentistry Award
1999-2000 Faculty Development Award, University of California, Davis
1980 Upjohn Award for best DrMedVet thesis

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

Principal Investigator, Bone turnover markers in canine oral tumors, (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Principal Investigator, Endothelial function in dogs undergoing periodontal treatment, (Principal Investigator), CCAH

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2014 Nemec A, Murphy BG, Jordan RC, Kass PH, Verstraete FJM Oral papillary squamous cell carcinoma in twelve dogs J Comp Pathol,
  • Link Icon 2014 Sinai NL, Dadaian RH, Kass PH, Verstraete FJ Dental pathology of the California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) Journal of Comparative Pathology,
  • Link Icon 2014 Fulton AJ, Fiani N, Verstraete FJ Canine pediatric dentistry Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract,
  • Link Icon 2014 Luotonen N, Kuntsi-Vaattovaara H, Sarkiala-Kessel E, Junnila JJ, Laitinen-Vapaavuori O, Verstraete FJ Vital pulp therapy in dogs: 190 cases (2001-2011) J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2014 Farcas N, Lommer MJ, Kass PH, Verstraete FJM Dental radiographic findings in cats with chronic gingivostomatitis (2002-2012) J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2014 Farcas N, Arzi B, Verstraete FJM Oral and maxillofacial osteosarcoma in dogs: a review Veterinary and Comparative Oncology,
  • Link Icon 2013 Tannenbaum J, Arzi B, Reiter AM, Peralta S, Snyder CJ, Lommer MJ, Harvey CE, Soukup JW, Verstraete FJM The case against the use of dental implants in dogs and cats J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2013 Fulton A, Nemec A, Murphy BG, Kass PH, Verstraete FJM Risk factors associated with survival in dogs with nontonsillar oral squamous cell carcinoma: 31 cases (1990-2011) Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association,
  • Link Icon 2013 Arzi B, Winer JN, Kass PH, Verstraete FJM Osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint in southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) Journal of Comparative Pathology,
  • Link Icon 2013 Winer JN, Liong SM, Verstraete FJM The dental pathology of southern sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) Journal of Comparative Pathology,

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.