Although feline SCC is aggressive, excision without recurrence is possible in select cases. If an oral mass is suspected in
any cat, dental radiographs and a deep biopsy are needed to confirm. All suspected and confirmed cases should be discussed
with the owner, and immediate referral to a veterinary dental specialist should be considered. For a list of board-certified
specialists, visit http://avdc.org/.
Dr. Beckman is acting president of the American Veterinary Dental Society and owns and operates a companion animal and referral
dentistry and oral surgery practice in Punta Gorda, Fla. He sees referrals at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Orlando
and at Georgia Veterinary Specialists in Atlanta, lectures internationally and operates the Veterinary Dental Education Center
in Punta Gorda.
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