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Veterinary Dentistry at the School of Veterinary Medicine

During Pet Dental Health Month, consider that the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital provides a state-of-the-art dental suite, equipment and veterinary expertise to maintain the dental health of your pet.

Several online resources of the School of Veterinary Medicine explain dentistry and oral surgery services, point you to videos that explain home dental care for dogs and cats, and offer informational articles about common problems of the teeth and gums of animals. Just click below to connect:

Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Background on dental care services by Dr. Frank Verstraete


DentistryHome care tips from the Dentistry Service (Warning: This site also contains a vivid picture of what happens when you don't care for your pet's teeth!)

You can purchase videos that show you how to brush your pet's teeth and take care of other home dental care for dogs and cats

For product orders or inquries by phone, call 530-752-1324 Monday - Friday 8AM-5PM PST or by email svmacadprog@ucdavis.edu.


Did you know that gum disease in animals can be a symptom of problems in other parts of an animal's body? Or that gum problems may cause serious illness in your pet? Read the article in the Center for Companion Animal Health Update on diseases of the gums, or periodontal disease, in pets

This information is offered to educate and inform. We cannot diagnose or treat animals via the Internet. If you have a question about your pet's health, please consult your veterinarian. 

You may make an appointment at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in the Small Animal Clinic by calling (530) 752-1393. Press option # 4 to connect with the appointment menu, and then press #1 to make an appointment in the dentistry specialty service.


For information on how you can support research to improve the dental health of animals, please visit our gifts page.