• 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 Babel

    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

The following 2018 VDF Speakershave generously donated their honorariums back to the Foundation.


  • Arizona Veterinary Dental Specialists
  • Dr. Richard McFarland
  • Dr. Susan McTaggart
  • Dr. Mike Overend
  • Dr. Jan Bellows
  • Dr. Jamie Anderson
  • Companion Animal Dentistry of Kansas City

The following 2017 VDF Speakershave generously donated their honorariums back to the Foundation.

  • Dr. A. Amimoto
  • Dr. Brett Beckman
  • Dr. Curt Coffman
  • Dr. William Gengler
  • Dr. Toru Gotanda
  • Dr. William Kellner