Cornell University Veterinary Specialists 24 Hour Emergency and Critical Care

Dentistry and Oral Surgery

Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats. Over 50% of cats and 85% of dogs over the age of 4 have dental problems that require professional treatment. The consequences of untreated dental disease include: halitosis, oral pain and infection, tooth decay and loss, diminished quality of life and even infection of other organs. Studies suggest that the healthier the mouth, the healthier the pet. Routine dental check-ups and cleanings at your primary care veterinarian are an important part of care. Should your pet need more advanced dental care or oral surgery, CUVS provides a full range of specialty dental services.

To enable everything from root canals to complex oral surgeries, we have a state-of-the-art Dentistry Suite as well as advanced anesthesia, monitoring, and diagnostic imaging. Dr. Fink combines the findings from her examination and testing on the awake patient with a thorough anesthetized oral examination and imaging (dental x-rays +/- CT scan) to determine the extent of disease and the best treatment plan.  Consultation and collaboration with other specialists such as internist, cardiologist, surgeon, oncologist or critical care specialist can help to complete a treatment plan and ensure safe anesthesia and recovery.

Services Include

Dental Procedures - periodontal, endodontic, prosthodontic

  • Professional dental cleaning with dental radiographs
  • Tooth extractions
  • Root canal therapy
  • Vital pulp therapy
  • Advanced periodontal therapy
  • Crown placement (prosthodontics) and restorations
  • Orthodontic treatment planning and procedures
  • Gingivectomy and gingivoplasty
  • Crown lengthening procedures for fractures extending below the gum line

Oral surgery

  • Jaw fracture repair, maxillofacial trauma management
  • Cleft palate repair 
  • Oronasal fistula repair
  • Oral biopsies and surgical oncology
  • Jaw resection surgeries (mandibulectomy, maxillectomy)

Oral medicine

  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Lymph node and mass aspirates
  • Management of oral diseases, including: Masticatory myositis, stomatitis, oral manifestations of autoimmune diseases, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders


Our Specialist

Lisa Fink, DVM, DAVDC



We treat pets that are referred to us by their primary care veterinarians.
To make a referral or to schedule a consultation with our dentist, please call
Cornell University Veterinary Specialists at 203.595.2777.


Cornell University Veterinary Specialists
880 Canal Street
Stamford, CT 06902
Phone 203.595.2777   Fax 203.595.2778


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Emergency Hours

24 Hours a day, 7 days a week

Emergency & Critical Care Information

Specialty Hours

Monday - Friday

9am to 6pm

Weekend hours available by special appointment