Dentistry & Maxillofacial Surgery


New Dentistry and Maxillofacial surgery service at Davies Veterinary Specialists

Small Animal Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery Referrals

Launched in January 2021, the new Dentistry and Maxillofacial surgery service is the latest addition to our roster at Davies Veterinary Specialists. The new service is headed by José C. Almansa Ruiz, who has over a decade’s experience in veterinary dentistry and maxillofacial surgery. Dentistry and Maxillofacial surgery cases are supported by our multidisciplinary referral team. This gives us the ability to hospitalise and manage cases that are more complicated or long-term.

A broad range of dentistry and maxillofacial surgery procedures will be available at Davies.

Tim Richardson, managing director of Davies, said, “We look forward to welcoming José to the team at Davies. He brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge in his field and is a highly-respected clinician.

“The launch of dentistry and maxillofacial surgery services is an exciting addition to our service offering and we’re looking forward to accepting referrals from colleagues across the profession as we continue to lead the industry in the breadth of treatments we can now offer.”

José said: “I’m delighted to be joining the team at Davies. My plan is to establish and really grow a dentistry and maxillofacial surgery service over the coming 12 months.

“I would like to start offering reconstruction techniques for those patients undergoing mandibulectomies, while I have been hoping for some time now to begin using 3D printing as part of the planning for big surgeries.

“We will be offering a very complete and advanced veterinary dentistry service. From the maxillofacial surgery point of view, fracture repair procedures will see the introduction of non-invasive techniques for repair of maxillomandibular fractures.

“Craniofacial trauma cases will be worked up more in-depth together with anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, ophthalmology, critical care and neurology, which will offer a truly multidisciplinary approach.”

Meet the Team

José C. Almansa Ruiz

EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Dentistry, Head of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery


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