Welcome to the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois

Small Animal Services

Dentistry and Oral Surgery

Appointment Times

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday

For consultations or appointments, contact:

Misty Finn, CVT, 217-333-5859



  • Digital dental radiography
  • Dental prophylaxis
  • Extractions, including simple, multirooted, and complicated surgical extractions. Management of fractured teeth including vital pulpotomy and root canal therapy, and crown therapy
  • Routine and advanced periodontal therapy, including periodontal probing, subgingival scaling, and bone grafting of deep periodontal pockets

Special Interests

  • Jaw fracture repair with interdental splints
  • Management of severe stomatitis and malocclusions
  • Management of unusual oral lesions, including myositis, osteomyelitis, bone sequestra dentigerous cysts, feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions and dental caries
  • Surgical treatment for oral tumors

Special Capabilities

  • Digital radiography
  • High-speed fiberoptic dental unit
  • Light-speed endodontic technology


Sandra Manfra MarrettaSandra Manfra Marretta, DVM, DACVS, DAVDC (Surgery, Dentistry) • Epidemiology of dental disease in the dog and cat; advancesin the recognition and treatment of periodontal and endodontic disease, jaw fractures, and TMJ luxations in these species.

Additional Staff

Carol AkersCarol Akers, Resident

  • Misty Finn, CVT