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New UC Davis faculty member joins the dentistry team


Stephanie Goldschmidt, BVM&S, DAVDC, is now an assistant professor of dentistry and oral surgery

Stephanie Goldschmidt, BVM&S, DAVDC (Photo by Mike Bannasch, UC Davis)

Stephanie Goldschmidt, BVM&S, DAVDC (Photo by Mike Bannasch, UC Davis)

Stephanie Goldschmidt, BVM&S, DAVDC, has recently joined the University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in the department of surgical and radiologic sciences. She serves as an assistant professor of dentistry and oral surgery. She previously spent 5 years as section chief of the University of Minnesota’s Dentistry and Oral Surgery Service, where she was also the only practitioner in the department.1

Goldschmidt told dvm360, “I am most excited for the opportunity to work with a collaborative and inspiring dentistry team; the 3 of us play off each other's strengths and provide an amazing amount of support for one another. I am also very excited by the opportunity to spend more time focused on my research and work towards improving treatment options for dogs with oral cancer.”

According to UC Davis, Goldschmidt is determined to develop an intraoperative tool to delineate cancerous tissue from healthy tissue in real time. This would allow surgeons to remove all cancerous material without disturbing healthy areas and decrease the chance of significant functional or cosmetic side effects.1

“This tool will give us better diagnostics to guide surgical resection,” Goldschmidt said in UC Davis article. “It will allow us to remove all tumor tissue efficiently and stop the spread of cancer, helping our patients gain remission.”1

Goldschmidt has published several clinical papers with UC Davis, the most recent being, “Management of dental and oral developmental conditions in dogs and cats” with Naomi Hoyer, DVM.

“I love the variety of cases in veterinary dentistry, in the morning you may be doing a root canal procedure and, in the afternoon, performing a mandibulectomy. I also am drawn to the immediate surgical relief we can give animals that are suffering from oral pain,” Goldschmidt told dvm360.


Warren R. Revolutionizing Oral Cancer Treatments. University of California-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Published April 27, 2023. Accessed June 26, 2023. https://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/news/revolutionizing-oral-cancer-treatments

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