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ALEXANDER M. REITER, Dipl. Tzt.
Chair, Companion Animal Program, Penn Annual Conference Educational Program Committee, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Director of the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Residency Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Head of the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Associate Professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Clinician Educator, University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine

Diplomate of the European Veterinary Dental College (EVDC)

Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC)

Clinical Specialties: Dentistry, Oral Exams, Dental Surgeries,
Research Areas: Maloccluding teeth, Periodontal disease, Dental Disease, Periodontal surgery – feline and canine, Tissue regeneration,

Contact Information:
Section of Surgery
Department of Clinical Studies
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
3900 Delancey Street
 Phone 215-573-6539
 Fax 215-898-9937
 Email reiter@vet.upenn.edu

My clinical expertise focuses on periodontal surgery (gingivectomy, apically and laterally positioned periodontal flaps, guided tissue regeneration); endodontic, restorative and prosthodontic treatment of injured teeth; passive and active orthodontic treatment of maloccluding teeth; oral and maxillofacial trauma surgery (non-invasive and invasive jaw fracture repair and treatment of luxated and avulsed teeth); oral and maxillofacial tumor surgery (mandibulectomy, maxillectomy, partial tongue resection, head/neck lymph node and salivary gland resections); palate surgery (various flap techniques for palate defect management); and facial soft tissue and bone reconstruction (lip reconstruction, mandibular defect management).

Research activities in cats and dogs focus on the etiology and pathogenesis of multiple tooth resorption; impact of periodontal disease on renal function and glycemic control; evaluation of techniques for periodontal surgery, jaw fracture healing and palate defect repair; and development of new treatment strategies for the oral and maxillofacial cancer patient.

Lewis JR, Okuda A, Pachtinger G, Shofer F, Harvey CE, Reiter AM. Significant association between tooth extrusion and tooth resorption in domestic cats. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry 25: 86-95, 2008.

Reiter AM, Lewis JR. Dental bulge restoration and gingival collar expansion after endodontic treatment of a complicated maxillary fourth premolar crown-root fracture in a dog. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry 25: 34-45, 2008.

Reiter AM. Pathophysiology of dental disease in the rabbit, guinea pig and chinchilla. Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine 17: 70-77, 2008.

Berent AC, Weisse C, Rondeau MP, Reiter AM. Use of a balloon-expandable metallic stent for treatment of benign nasopharyngeal stenosis in dogs and cats: six cases (2005-2007). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 233: 1432-1440, 2008.

Lewis JR, Boudrieau RJ, Reiter AM, Seeherman H, Gilley RS. Mandibular reconstruction after gunshot trauma in a dog using recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 233: 1598-1604, 2008.

Reiter AM, Schwarz T. Computed tomographic appearance of masticatory myositis in dogs: 7 cases (1999-2006). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 231: 924-930, 2007.

Lewis JR, Tsugawa AJ, Reiter AM. Use of CO2 laser as an adjunctive treatment for caudal stomatitis in a cat. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry 24: 240-249, 2007.

Radice M, Martino PA, Reiter AM. Evaluation of subgingival bacteria in the dog and susceptibility to commonly used antibiotics. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry 23: 219-224, 2006.

Blazejewski S 3rd, Lewis JR, Reiter AM. Mucoperiosteal flap for extraction of multiple teeth in the maxillary quadrant of the cat. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry 23: 200-205, 2006.

Gawor JP, Reiter AM, Jodkowska K, Kurski G, Wojtacki MP, Kurek A. Influence of diet on oral health in cats and dogs. Journal of Nutrition 136: 2021S-2023S, 2006.

Rawlinson JE, Reiter AM. Repair of a gingival cleft associated with a maxillary canine tooth in a dog. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry 22: 234-242, 2005.

Reiter AM, Lewis JR, Rawlinson JE, Gracis M. A case series study on hemisection and partial retention of carnassial teeth in client-owned dogs. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry 22: 216-226, 2005.

Reiter AM, Lyon KF, Nachreiner RF, Shofer FS. Evaluation of calciotropic hormones in cats with odontoclastic resorptive lesions. American Journal of Veterinary Research 66: 1446-1452, 2005.

Reiter AM., Lewis JR., Okuda A. Update on the etiology of tooth resorption in domestic cats Veterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice 35: 913-42, 2005.

Lewis JR, Reiter AM. Management of generalized gingival enlargement in a dog – case report and review of the literature. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry 22: 160-169, 2005.

Reiter AM, Brady CA, Harvey CE. Local and systemic complications in a cat after poorly performed dental extractions. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry 21: 215-221, 2004.

Reiter AM. Symphysiotomy, symphysiectomy and intermandibular arthrodesis in a cat with open-mouth jaw locking - case report and literature review. Journal of Veterinary Dentistry 21: 147-158, 2004.

Dipl. Tzt. (Equilvalent to DVM) University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria, 1996