Feline Dentistry

Lecture and Lab Lead by Dr. Gary Goldstein

January 11, 2017  |  8:00am – 4:30pm
Ben Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning, 1964 Fitch Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108

Feline periodontitis, stomatitis, tooth resorption, surgical extractions, and subgingival crown amputations will be presented in lecture and lab in order to strengthen your knowledge and skills specifically in the domestic cat. Presentations will include clinical photograph and intraoral radiograph images of the various diseases. Pathophysiology and treatment planning for the aforementioned diseases will be covered. The laboratory will provide the opportunity to put clinical skills into practice.


[DVMs and Technicians]

  1. Feline gingivitis, periodontitis, and stomatitis
  2. Feline Tooth Resorption
  3. Step-by-step surgical extractions and subgingival crown amputations
  4. Dental blocks
  1. Intraoral radiology to assess dentition pre- and post-operatively [DVMs and Technicians]
  2. Dental blocks [DVMs and Technicians]
  3. Subgingival crown amputation of a mandibular premolar, molar, and canine tooth and closure of the mucoperiosteal flap [DVMs only]
  4. Surgical extractions with mucoperiosteal flaps and sectioning [DVMs only]
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Illustrate clinical presentations, pathophysiology, diagnostics and treatment options and techniques for feline periodontal disease, “gingivostomatitis” (mucositis), and tooth resorption.
  2. Perform surgical extractions of the feline dentition
  3. Perform subgingival crown amputations of the feline dentition
  4. Demonstrate an increase in knowledge, confidence, and skill level in diagnosing and treating feline dental and oral diseases.