Following the success of previous editions, the BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Dentistry and Oral Surgery 4th edition is a timely publication in what is an internationally growing specialist field. It is an accessible source of core information for general small animal veterinary surgeons, students and nurses/technicians interested in developing their knowledge and practical skills in dentistry and oral surgery.
New for this edition are the inclusion of step-by-step operative techniques with detailed full-colour photographs and new illustrations, including the process for taking dental radiographs, and techniques for the management of periodontal disease, dental and oral trauma, developmental disorders and neoplasia, and closed and open tooth extractions.
Alexander M. Reiter, DipTzt, DrMedVet, DipAVDC, DipEVDCM, graduated from the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna, Austria in 1996. He completed a dentistry and oral surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 2000 and became a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College and European Veterinary Dental College in 2001. Alexander is currently Associate Professor and Chief of Dentistry and Oral Surgery at the university’s small animal hospital. His interests include tooth resorption, periodontal surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery (trauma and oncology), palate surgery, maxillofacial reconstruction, microsurgery (free microvascular tissue transfer), oral manifestation of systemic disease, and systemic manifestation of oral disease.
Margherita Gracis, DVM, DipAVDC, DipEVDC, graduated from the Veterinary School of the University of Milan (Italy) in 1993. After working in small animal private practice for a few years, she moved to the USA, where she completed a Residency program and worked as Lecturer in Veterinary Dentistry for a few years at the University of Pennsylvania. Since 2000, she has been working at different referral clinics in Northern Italy. She is Associate Editor of Veterinary Dentistry and Oromaxillofacial Surgery (specialty section of Frontiers in Veterinary Science), and member of the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry and other national and international scientific journals. She has authored several scientific publications, and is an active lecturer.