• 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


  • Dr. Larry Baker
  • Dr. Josephine Banyard
  • Dr. Jan Bellows
  • Dr. Ian Bishop
  • Dr. Glen Brigden
  • Dr. Cindy Charlier
  • Companion Animal Dentistry of Kansas City
  • Dr. William Gengler
  • Jay Haenert
  • Dr. Paul Hobson
  • Dr. Stephen Juriga
  • Dr. Kenneth Lee
  • Dr. Angela Mees
  • Dr. Bonnie Shope

The following 2020 VDF Speakershave generously donated their honorariums back to the Foundation.

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

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


  • 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