Dental surgery

Dr Alex Smithson is dual qualified Veterinary Surgeon and human Dental Surgeon. Director of Orosurgeon Ltd he operates a Veterinary Dental, Oral and Maxillofacial Referral service. Alex is a member of the European Veterinary Dental Society and past Clinical Course Organiser for the British Veterinary Dental Association. He writes and lectures widely and tutors courses for vets and universities. Alex's dual qualification, in conjunction with the formal training in oral and maxillofacial surgery he has completed, parallels the training of a human oral and maxillofacial consultant. It also enables him to add human treatment experience to enhance the management of veterinary cases.


Suitable cases for referral


  • Restorations
    • Fractured teeth
    • Caries
    • Discoloured (non-viable) teeth
  • Feline oral disease
    • Stomatitis
    • Resorptive lesions
  • Orthodontics
    • Malocclusion
    • Retained
    • Abnormal teeth
  • Exodontics
    • Involved extractions
    • Root remnant retrieval
  • Periodontal therapy
    • Management
    • Tooth salvage
  • Maxillofacial surgery
    • Trauma
    • Jaw fracture
    • Oronasal fistulae
  • Oncology
    • Investigation
    • Surgery


Equipment and techniques available


  • Dental X-ray


Meet the team


Dr Alex Smithson BVM&S BDS(Hons) CertEndontology MRCVS

Dual-qualified human dental surgeon and veterinary surgeon


Refer a patient

Refer a patient

We can treat various cases at our Woodcroft Veterinary Hospital. Vets can refer a case either online or by downloading our Referrals form:

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