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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Dogs and Cats

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June 27, 2012 

UC Davis veterinary professors write and contribute to important textbooks in a variety of disciplines of particular interest to veterinarians in general and specialty practices. One recent publication provides an example of thorough and practical approaches to veterinary dentistry and surgery.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Dogs and Cats offers a unique, detailed, comprehensive and highly illustrated account of surgical procedures that will improve outcomes for all surgical and dental specialists.

The authors are Frank J M Verstraete, DrMedVet, BVSc(Hons), MMedVet, Dipl American Veterinary Dentistry College, Dipl ECVS, Dipl EVDC, and Milinda J Lommer, DVM, Dipl American Veterinary Dentistry College.

Verstraete is a professor at the School of Veterinary Medicine and chief of the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service at the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in Davis. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the Orofacial Sciences Department at the School of Dentistry, University of California, San Francisco.

Lommer is an adjunct assistant clinical professor in the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences, also at the School of Veterinary Medicine, who completed her residency training in veterinary dentistry at the teaching hospital.

A valuable reference for general practice and in-depth specialization

In drawing together the expertise of specialists worldwide, Verstraete says, "This book will prove indispensable for general practitioners with a dental and oral caseload. Basic principles are considered prior to in-depth treatment of surgical conditions. The book combines expertise from both human and veterinary oral surgeons to provide an authoritative reference with a strongly practical slant. It is likely to become the standard work in the field for many years."

Several key features of the book set it apart from older texts. A book of this scope must contain input from experts. The text is authoritative, with more than 30 international contributors representing the peak of professional expertise in the field. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Dogs and Cats is the only book devoted to a surgical specialty of growing relevance. Verstraete states that this book is the first comprehensive work in at least 20 years on this important subject.

The book is detailed and precise, offering in-depth descriptions of surgical conditions and detailed surgical explanations. However, the authors emphasize practicality. Profuse illustrations of the highest quality combine with step-by-step textual guidance to give the clearest possible practical instruction.

For more information about the book, a peek at the table of contents, and purchase information, please visit the Elsevier/Saunders website, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Dogs and Cats