SCHEDULE A DENTIST APPOINTMENT:
Regular clinic hours are Monday through Friday, and our scheduling staff will assist you in finding an appointment with the right veterinary specialist based on your animal's needs at a time that works for you. Our emergency services for all species are also available 24/7 if your animal has a serious problem that requires immediate medical attention.
Thank you for considering UW Veterinary Care’s Dentistry and Oromaxillofacial Surgery Service as an integral part of your pet’s oral health care. Whether your pet needs routine or emergency care, you can count on the specialists at UW Veterinary Care to provide your pet with the best possible care using the latest tools and technologies.
As one of the largest animal dentistry and oromaxillofacial surgery groups in the country, UW Veterinary Care has two of the only five board-certified veterinary dentists in Wisconsin and two of the only 14 oral and maxillofacial surgery fellows in the world. We can assure your pet will receive the best quality care with the goal of providing the optimal outcome for both pet and pet parent.
We offer numerous specialty dentistry and oromaxillofacial surgery services for cats, dogs and other species including but not limited to:
- Dental Extractions
- Periodontal Surgery
- Treatment of Dental Trauma (example – root canal therapy)
- Crowns and Other Restorative Therapy
- Palate Surgery
- Oral and Maxillofacial Trauma Management
- Temporomandibular Joint Surgery
- Maxillofacial Reconstructive Surgery
- Oral and Maxillofacial Cancer Surgery
We start with an initial consultation appointment involving a complete physical examination that includes a conscious oral examination to determine your pets needs and possible treatment options. Based on these findings, a complete oral health assessment and treatment (COHAT) procedure will be scheduled to address any oral health concerns. The COHAT procedure will be performed under general anesthesia and will include a thorough oral examination, full mouth dental x-rays as well as a professional scaling and polishing of all teeth. After evaluating the dental x-rays, in conjunction with the oral examination findings, a treatment plan will be determined and discussed with you. Subsequently, treatment will be performed. General anesthesia and all dental treatments are tailored to fit your pet’s individual needs and are carefully monitored by our anesthetic nurses and board-certified anesthesiologists. Most of our patients can return home the same day as their procedure and typically return to their normal routines within 1-2 days. Patients involving major oromaxillofacial surgery may require multiple appointments and may require hospitalization for 1-2 nights after surgery.
What to expect at my pet's Dentistry Appointment
UWVC Dentistry and Oromaxillofacial Surgery team
- Christopher Snyder, DVM, DAVDC, Founding Fellow AVDC Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Jason Soukup, DVM, DAVDC, Found Fellow AVDC Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Jill M Medenwaldt, CVT, VTS, Supervisor
- Teka Bue, CVT
SCHEDULE A DENTIST APPOINTMENT:
Regular clinic hours are Monday through Friday, and our scheduling staff will assist you in finding an appointment with the right veterinary specialist based on your animal's needs at a time that works for you. Our emergency services for all species are also available if your animal has a serious problem that requires immediate medical attention.