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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), Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH)

Principal Investigator, Bone turnover markers in canine oral tumors, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH)

Co-Investigator, Biomedical evaluation of two plating configurations for critical size defects and transverse fractures of the mandiable in dogs, Boaz Arzi (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH)

Principal Investigator, Endothelial function in dogs undergoing periodontal treatment, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH)

Principal Investigator, A comparative investigation of cone-beam computed tomography and dental radiographs in cats , (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH)

Co-Investigator, The Diagnostic yield of dental radiographs and cone beam tomography in grachycephalic dogs with dental disorders, Boaz Arzi (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH)

Co-Investigator, Allogeneic adipose-derived mesenshymal stem cell therapy for syncytial foamy virus-positive cats with chronic non-responsive gingivostgomatitis, Boaz Arzi (Principal Investigator), Winn Feline

Co-Investigator, Cone-beam computed tomography anatomy of the rabbit dentition in health and disease, Boaz Arzi (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH)

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2015 McDonald M, Vapniarsky-Arzi N, Verstraete FJM, Staszyk C, Leale DM, Woolard KD, Arzi B Characterization of the temporomandibular joint of the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) and Risso's dolphin (Grampus griseus) Archives of Oral Biology,
  • Link Icon 2015 Arzi B, Leale DM, Sinai NL, Kass PH, Lin A, Verstraete FJM The temporomandibular joint of California sea lions (Zalophus californianus): Part 2 – Osteoarthritic changes Archives of Oral Biology,
  • Link Icon 2015 Arzi B, Murphy MK, Leale DM, Vapniarsky-Arzi N, Verstraete FJM The temporomandibular joint of California sea lions (Zalophus californianus): Part 1 – Characterisation in health and disease Archives of Oral Biology,
  • Link Icon 2015 Meertens NM, Verstraete FJM, Van Garderen E, Vos JH, Peperkamp KHMT, Junker K, Dijkman JK Ruimte-innemende processen in mondholte bij hond en kat. Deel 3: Meest voorkomende goedaardige tumoren en ‘tumor-like lesions’[Space-occupying lesions in the oral cavity in the dog and cat. Part 3 - Most common benign tumors and tumor-like lesions] Tijdschrift voor Diergeneeskunde,
  • Link Icon 2014 Meertens NM, Verstraete FJM, Van Garderen E, Vos JH, Peperkamp KHMT, Junker K, Dijkman JK Ruimte-innemende processen in mondholte bij hond en kat. Deel 2: Meest voorkomende maligne tumoren bij de hond en bij de kat [Space-occupying lesions in the oral cavity in the dog and cat. Part 2 - Most common malignant tumors in the dog and cat] Tijdschrift voor Diergeneeskunde,
  • Link Icon 2014 Meertens NM, Verstraete FJM, Van Garderen E, Vos JH, Peperkamp KHMT, Junker K, Dijkman JK Ruimte-innemende processen in mondholte bij hond en kat. Deel 1: Differentiatie van ruimte-innemende processen in de mondholte bij hond en kat [Space-occupying lesions in the oral cavity in the dog and cat. Part 1 - Differential diagnosis of space-occupying lesions in the oral cavity in the dog and cat] Tijdschrift voor Diergeneeskunde,
  • Link Icon 2014 Nemec A, Murphy BG, Jordan RC, Kass PH, Verstraete FJM Oral papillary squamous cell carcinoma in twelve dogs Journal of Comparative Pathology,
  • 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 Veterinary Clinics of North America Small Animal Practice,
  • Link Icon 2014 Henry T, Pusterla N, Guedes AG, Verstraete FJM Evaluation and clinical use of an intraoral inferior alveolar nerve block in the horse Equine Veterinary Journal,

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.