Dentistry & Oral Surgery
Welcome to the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service of the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Our service has a rich history, and our faculty & staff are world leaders in veterinary dentistry and oral surgery.
An extensive teaching program exists for residents (residency), students and technicians. Currently funded research projects include oral cancer diagnosis and treatment in cats, cause of tooth resorption in cats and dogs, relationships between periodontal disease and systemic disease in cats and dogs, and oral disease in ferrets.
Our clinical service provides a full range of procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases in dogs, cats and various special species, including oral examination, radiology, dental cleaning, periodontal surgery, tooth extraction, endodontics, restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial trauma management, temporomandibular joint surgery, oral and maxillofacial cancer surgery, facial reconstruction, palate surgery, salivary gland surgery, and oral medicine.
Please see the client information section in case of an emergency, to schedule an appointment, or for directions to the hospital.
For information on continuing education offered by our personnel or other qualified individuals, please go to the list of courses. Helpful answers can also be found in the frequently asked questions section.