Frank J M Verstraete

Professor

Surgical & Radiological Sciences

Office
1114A Tupper Hall, Davis, CA 95616

Licenses
Fellow Academy of Veterinary Dentistry
Diplomate American Veterinary Dental College
Diplomate European College of Veterinary Surgeons
Charter Diplomate European Veterinary Dental College
Founding Certificate Holder AVDC Zoo and Wildlife Dentistry
Education
1980, DrMedVet, University of Gent, Belgium
1980, , Tropical Institute, Antwerp Belgium
1984, BVSc (Hons), University of Pretoria, South Africa
1985, MMedVet (Chir), University of Pretoria, South Africa
1995, , University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
Active Research Grants
Principal Investigator, Thermal assessment of pulp vitality of discolored canine teeth in dogs, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH)
Principal Investigator, Assessment of temporomandibular joint changes following mandibulectomy with or without reconstruction, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH)
Co-Investigator, Characterization of biofilm formation and the anti-biofilm effect of a novel coated sustained release chlorhexidine varnish on dental composite material, Boaz Arzi (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH)
Principal Investigator, Grant in Aid, (Principal Investigator), Committee on Research
Co-Investigator, A multicenter clinical trial using autologous adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cell therapy for cats with chronic, non-responsive gingivostomatitis, Boaz Arzi (Principal Investigator), Winn Feline Foundation for Miller Trust Funds
Co-Investigator, Kinematic analysis of mandibular motion before and after mandibulectomy and reconstructive surgery, Boaz Arzi (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH)
Principal Investigator, Grant in Aid, (Principal Investigator), Committee on Research
Co-Investigator, Early intervention using autologous adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cell therapy for cats with chronic gingivostomatitis: A randomized, controlled and blinded study, Boaz Arzi (Principal Investigator), Winn Feline Foundation for Miller Trust
Principal Investigator, TRC SEMINAR APPRECIATION, (Principal Investigator), TEACHING RESOURCE CENTER
Co-Investigator, Early intervention Using Autologous Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Cats with Chronic Gingivostomatitis: a Randomized, Controlled and Blinded Study, Arzi B (Principal Investigator), Winn Feline Foundation
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
2014 OneWorld OneUCDavis Phenomenal Faculty banner
Most Recent Five Book Chapters
2018 Verstraete FJM, Tannenbaum J : Ethics in Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Reiter AM, Gracis M, (ed), BSAVA Handbook of Small Animal Dentistry (4th Ed), Quedgeley, Gloucester, United Kingdom. 1-5.
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.
Research Focus
Comparative odontology, oral pathology, oral surgery and oral diagnostic imaging
Specialty Focus
Veterinary dentistry and oral surgery, including major maxillofacial surgery