Awarded Grants & Scholarships

Nov 30, 2018 | News

2022: Five grants awarded for $10,000

Biomechanical Evaluation of Resorbable Plates and Intraoral Splints in Mandibular Fractures in Cats: An Ex-Vivo Study.
Ana Castejon, DVM, PhD, Dipl. AVDC, Dipl. EVDC, AVDC-OMFS Fellow
Alexander M. Reiter, Dipl. Tzt., Dr. med. vet., Dipl. AVDC, Dipl. EVDC, FF-AVDC-OMFS

T-Cell Exhaustion as a Potential Therapeutic Target in Feline Chronic Gingivostomatitis.
Maria Soltero-Rivera, DVM, Dipl AVDC
Amir Kol, DVM, Dipl ACVP, PhD
Boaz Arzi, DVM, Dipl AVDC, Dipl EVDC, OMFS Fellow

The Influence of Distal Abrasion on the Structure, Mechanics and Fracture Risk of Dog Canine Teeth.
Jason W. Soukup, DVM, DAVDC, Founding Fellow AVDC OMFS
Tsung Han Tu, DVM
Corinne Henak, PhD

Focal Adhesion Kinase Expression in Canine Oral Malignant Melanoma: A Promising Therapeutic Target.  
Lisa Alexandra Pereira Mestrinho
Marta Azevedo Lopes da Silva

Faculdade de medicina veterinária, Universidade de Lisboa 

Evaluation of Macrophages, Intra-Tumoral Lymphocytes and the Oral and Blood Microbiome in Dogs and Cats with Oral Cancers in Comparison to Healthy Pets.  
Jamie G. Anderson, Department of Oral Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Elisa Scarsella, AnimalBiome
Holly Ganz, AnimalBiome

2021: Two grants awarded for $10,000

Feline Chronic Gingivostomatitis Microbiome: Biogeography and Assessment in Inflammatory Disease States
Jamie G. Anderson, Sharon Hoffman, Dawn Kingsbury and Holly Ganz

Evaluation of the oral microbiome and periodontal disease as a risk factor for bacterial translocation following routine dental procedures in dogs
Meagan Brophy Rau, Lindsay Donnelly and Aaron Ericsson

2020: No grant awarded.

2019: Two grants awarded for $10,000

Proposal Title: Effect of Treatment Frequency on Overall Outcome in Equine Periodontal Disease. Principle Investigator: Dr. Colleen Heney

Proposal Title: Comparison of Cone Beam Computed Tomography, Digital Radiography and Oral Exam in the Identification of Feline Tooth Resorption with Histopathologic Analysis as the Gold Standard. Principle Investigator: Dr. Daniel J. Clayton

2018: Two grants awarded for $10,000

Proposal Title: Cone-beam computed tomography and canine temporomandibular joint osteoarthritis: an agreement study. Principle Investigator: Dr. Boaz Arzi

Proposal Title: Feline calicivirus replication sites and fJAM-A oral distribution in cats with feline chronic gingivostomatitis Principal Investigator: Dr. Santiago Peralta

2017: One grant awarded for $10,000

Proposal Title: Analysis and assessment of pulp vitality in intrinsically stained teeth in dogs. Principle Investigator: Dr. Kristina Feigin

2017: One grant awarded – Direct funding by AVD

Proposal title: Characterization of the oral microbiome in chronic ulcerative stomatitis of dogs. Principal Investigator: Dr. Jamie G. Anderson

2016: Two grants awarded for $10,000

Proposal Title: Case Study: The Prevalence of Oral Disease in Shelter Cats. Principal Investigator: Angelica Bebel

Proposal Title: Identification of Targetable Activating Mutations in Canine Acanthomatous Ameloblastoma. Principal Investigator: Santiago Peralta, DVM, DAVDC

2015: One grant awarded for $7500

Proposal Title: The Influence of Distal Abrasion on the Fracture Resistance and Fracture Pattern of Canine Teeth in Dogs. Principal Investigator: Jason W. Soukup, DVM, DAVDC

2014: One grant awarded for $7500

Proposal Title: The Influence of Axial Grooves on the Dislodgement Resistance of Prosthetic Metal Crowns in Dogs. Principal Investigator: Jason Soukup, DVM, DAVDC

2013: Two grants awarded for $7500 each

Proposal Title: Clinical and Histopathologic Characterization of Canine Chronic Ulcerative Stomatitis. Principal Investigator: Jamie G. Anderson, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DAVDC

Proposal Title: Validation and Optimization of Cytology for the Screening of Oral Masses in Dogs and Cats. Principal Investigator: Leslie Sharkey DVM, PhD, DACVP, Kevin Stepaniuk DVM, DAVDC

2012: $5000 Continuation grant

Proposal Title: Evaluation of non-invasive mandibular fixation and the impact of hemisection. Principal Investigator: Chris Synder, DVM DAVDC

2011: No grant awarded

2010: No grant awarded

2009: Adopted Research Panel Proposal and approved $5,000 funds for Research Grant

Proposal Title: “Analysis of mandibular buccal cortical bone thickness by computed tomography to discern the feasibility of monocortical screws and miniplates for osteosynthesis and reconstruction.” Principal investigator: Chris Snyder, DVM DAVDC


Resulting Publications

Santiago Peralta, DVM, DAVDC, FF-AVDC-OMFS

Transcriptomic signatures of feline chronic gingivostomatitis are influenced by upregulated IL6. Peralta S, Grenier JK, Webb SM, et al. Scientific Reports 2023;13:13437. 

Jamie G. Anderson, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DAVDC

Medical Management of Canine Chronic Ulcerative Stomatitis Using Cyclosporine and Metronidazole. J Vet Dent. 2023 Jun;40(2):109-124. doi: 10.1177/08987564221148755. Epub 2023 Jan 17. PMID: 36650996. Ford KR, Anderson JG, Stapleton BL, Murphy BG, Kumar TKS, Archer T, Mackin AJ, Wills RW.



Jamie G. Anderson, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DAVDC

Erosive and ulcerative stomatitis in dogs and cats: which immune-mediated diseases to consider? J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2023 Apr 17;261(S1): S48-S57. doi: 10.2460/javma.22.12.0573. PMID: 37059419. Bizikova P, Linder KE, Anderson JG.

Jamie G. Anderson, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DAVDC

Management of Severe Oral Inflammatory Conditions in Dogs and Cats. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2022 Jan;52(1):159-184. doi: 10.1016/j.cvsm.2021.09.008. PMID: 34838249. Anderson JG, Hennet P.



Santiago Peralta, DVM, DAVDC, FF-AVDC-OMFS

Comparative transcriptional profiling of canine acanthomatous ameloblastoma and homology with human ameloblastoma. Peralta S, Duhamel GE, Katt WP, et al. Scientific Reports 2021;11:17792.

Jamie G. Anderson, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DAVDC

Characterization of the Oral Microbiome in Canine Chronic Ulcerative Stomatitis. J of Immune Research, 2021; 7(1):1037. J G Anderson, BJ Paster, A Kokaras, B Chen.




The Diagnostic Yield of Cone -Beam Computed Tomography for Degenerative Changes of the Temporomandibular Joint in Dogs. 2021 Front Vet Sci, 8: 720641. McKay RM, Vapniarsky N, Hatcher D, Carr N, Chen S, Verstraete FJM, Cissell DD, Arzi B. 

Kevin Stepaniuk, DVM, DAVDC, FAVD

Chapter 30 – Oral Cytology. In: Sharkey LC, Radin MJ, Seelig D, eds. Veterinary Cytology. Wiley Blackwell, Hoboken NJ, 2021: 361-379. Schappa Faustich J, Stepaniuk KS, Robinson NA, Piedra-Mora C.

Jamie G. Anderson, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DAVDC

Immunopathogenesis of canine chronic ulcerative stomatitis. PLoS One. 2020;15(1): e0227386. Epub 2020/01/11. doi:  10.1371/journal.pone.0227386. PubMed PMID: 31923271; PubMed Central PMCID: PMCPMC6953816. Anderson JG, Kol A, Bizikova P, Stapelton BP, Ford K, Villarreal A, et al.



Santiago Peralta, DVM, DAVDC, FF-AVDC-OMFS

Ultra-frequent HRAS p.Q61R somatic mutation in canine acanthomatous ameloblastoma reveals pathogenic similarities with human ameloblastoma.  Peralta S, McCleary-Wheeler AL, Duhamel GE, et al. Veterinary and Comparative Oncology 2019;17:439-445.

Santiago Peralta, DVM, DAVDC, FF-AVDC-OMFS

Ki67 labelling index of neoplastic epithelial cells differentiates canine acanthomatous ameloblastoma from oral squamous cell carcinoma. Peralta S, Grenier JK, McCleary-Wheeler AL, et al. Journal of Comparative Pathology 2019;171:59-69.

Jamie G. Anderson, DVM, MS, DACVIM, DAVDC

Clinical and Histopathologic Characterization of Canine Chronic Ulcerative Stomatitis. Vet Path 2017 May;54(3):511-519. doi: 10.1177/0300985816688754. Epub 2017 Jan 23. Anderson JG1, Peralta S2, Kol A3, Kass PH4, Murphy B3.

Chris Snyder, DVM, DAVDC

Caudal Mandibular Bone Height and Buccal Cortical Bone Thickness Measured by Computed Tomography in Healthy Dogs. Vet Surg. 2016 Jan;45(1):21-9. doi: 10.1111/vsu.12401. Epub 2015 Sep 18. Snyder CJ1, Soukup JW1, Drees R1, Tabone TJ2.

Jason W. Soukup, DVM, DAVDC

Successful Treatment of Mandibular Nonunion With Cortical Allograft, Cancellous Autograft, and Locking Titanium Miniplates in a Dog. Snyder CJ, Bleedorn JA, Soukup JW. J Vet Dent. 2016 Sep;33(3):160-169. doi: 10.1177/0898756416671060.

The Influence of Axial Grooves on Dislodgment Resistance of Prosthetic Metal Crowns in Canine Teeth of Dogs.
Goldschmidt S, Collins CJ, Hetzel S, Ploeg HL, Soukup JW.
J Vet Dent. 2016 Sep;33(3):146-150. doi: 10.1177/0898756416676558.