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Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Dentistry & Oral Surgery

Dentistry & Oral Surgery at Penn Vet diagnosis and treats a wide variety of oral diseases in dogs, cats, and various special species, including oral examination, radiology, tooth extraction, restorative dentistry, and many others.

What We Offer

The Dentistry & Oral Surgery Service at the Ryan Veterinary Hospital provides a full range of procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases in dogs, cats, and various special species. The vast majority of these procedures are performed under general anesthesia, and all patients receive a comprehensive physical examination including diagnostic tests as necessary.

Learn more about conditions we treat and our procedures.

Dentistry & Oral Surgery

To make an appointment:
Call 215-746-8387

New patient appointments:
Monday and Wednesday mornings.

For Our Clients

If your animal experiences a dental emergency, we can help. Knowing what comprises an emergency is helpful, and gaining a better understanding of what we can do and what support you can provide your pet can make all the difference.

Discover more about taking care of your pets teeth.

Different Types of Appointments

  • Scheduled Appointments

    Appointments for new patients and reexaminations are usually on Monday and Wednesday mornings. For patients admitted to the hospital, treatment under anesthesia is performed on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For appointments, call 215-746-8387.

  • Emergency Cases

    Emergency cases admitted through our Emergency Service receive primary attention and will undergo immediate treatment as feasible. Contact Emergency Service at 215-746-8911.

  • Consultations

    Consultations within the hospital are performed at the request of fellow clinicians. The Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service staff will respond to all requests as soon as the clinical/surgical schedule allows.

Our Care Team

The clinical team for Dentistry and Oral Surgery at Penn Vet comprises faculty clinicians, residents, as well as technicians and hygienists.

Alexander Reiter, Dipl. Tzt. (DVM), DAVDC, DEVDC
Professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery and Service Head

Ana Castejon Gonzalez, DVM, DAVDC, DEVDC, OMFS Fellow, PhD
Assistant Professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery

Adriana Regalado, MVZ, DAVDC
Lecturer, Dentistry and Oral Surgery


The research program is focused on clinical research in dentistry and oral surgery. Our primary goals are to prevent disease and to optimize patient care.

Learn more about our clinical research.

For Referring Veterinarians

Explore the continuing-education opportunities in dentistry and oral surgery that are provided by members of the Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service or offered by other qualified instructors:

Find out more information.

Residency Program

  • Application Process

    All applications must be submitted online through the Internship and Residency Match Program web site by the deadline.

    The Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service at the Ryan Veterinary Hospital is an American Veterinary Dental College-approved residency site.

    • One resident position is available each year.
    • The residency program is three years, full time.
  • Structure

    The residents' schedule is structured so that all requirements for a successful AVDC credentials application can be completed and submitted by the resident at the end of the second year. This allows the third year of the residency to include time for preparation for the AVDC examination (usually held in March or April) and time for completion of research or clinical investigation project(s), plus clinical time for a Chief Resident service.

    The aim of the three-year program is to produce well-rounded AVDC-certified veterinary dentists and oral surgeons who have participated in and published results of a research project. A residency certificate will not be provided if the resident does not complete the full three years of the program.

  • Contact

    For more information, please contact:
    Dr. Alexander Reiter
    Phone: 215-573-6539


Getting Prepared for Your Visit

Read about what to expect from your visit.