KENNETH F. LYON, DVM
is recognized as a board-certified specialist in veterinary dentistry, a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College
, and he
is internationally recognized as an authority on feline dental and oral disease.
He is a Charter Fellow of the international Academy of Veterinary Dentistry and is the Past President of the Academy.
In October 1999, he
received the first annual "Fellow of the Year" Award from the Academy for his
contributions in advancing the field of veterinary dentistry.
He has also served on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry, the American Veterinary Dental Society, and the American Veterinary Dental College.
Dr. Lyon serves on the Veterinary Oral Health Council (VOHC), which evaluates oral health products for companion animals.
He serves on the board of reviewers for numerous journals including the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) and the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry.
expertise in veterinary dentistry is demonstrated as past Editor-in-chief of the Journal of Veterinary Dentistry
(1991-1995), through his
numerous publications and by his
full lecturing schedule.
Dr. Lyon is a 1980 graduate of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) and a 1974 graduate of the University of Arizona (B.S. Agriculture - Animal Health Science).
In 1993, he received the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Practitioner Research Award given in recognition of outstanding accomplishments in veterinary medical research by a practicing veterinarian for his study of feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions, which was published in Veterinary Clinics of North America in 1992.
has a chapter on veterinary endodontics in the September 1998 Veterinary Clinics of North Americaand a chapter on endodontic instrumentation is published in the September 2001 Clinical Techniques in Small Animal Practice.
has authored the gingivostomatitis chapter of Veterinary Clinics of North America in 2005 and the feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions (FORLs) chapter in Consultations in Feline Internal Medicine in 2005.
In 1999, Dr. Lyon completed his design for a precision automated ultrasonic dental scaler for use in veterinary dental patients.
The patented KLAW® ultrasonic tips are designed for use with the Vetsonics™
Pet Piezo unit.
Arizona Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery was established by Dr. Lyon in 2004 as a state-of-the-art dentistry facility within the 32,000 square foot Arizona Veterinary Specialists in Gilbert, Arizona.
For the past twenty-one years, Dr. Lyon had been practicing at Mesa Veterinary Hospital in Mesa, Arizona.
has a veterinary dental specialty referral practice at the Southern Arizona Veterinary Specialists in Tucson, Arizona
, the Animal Medical and Dental Group
in Manhattan Beach, California, the Best Friends Animal Hospital
in Laurel Canyon, California and at the Advanced Veterinary Specialty Group
in Tustin, California.
His main interests lie in endodontics and oral diseases, especially of cats, and he will be the Program Chair for the First International Symposium on Gingivostomatitis scheduled in May 2006.
also presented a lecture series at the World Veterinary Dental Congress
in Vancouver, Canada in August 2001, in Japan in July of 2003, in Taiwan in December 2003, and he
is scheduled for Brazil in 2006.
In the past, Dr. Lyon
has made house calls to Hollywood where his
veterinary dentistry expertise was requested to help complete seven root canals on Eddie, the Cranes' Jack Russell Terrier on the NBC comedy Frasier.
has treated dentistry concerns in celebrity pets and special helper pets, such as seeing-eye dogs, police dogs, and other drug detecting and security dogs.
has also been called on to treat lions, tigers, bears, gorillas, and cheetahs at the Phoenix Zoo, Randolph Park Zoo - Tucson, and the Out of Africa Wild Animal Park near Phoenix.
veterinary dentistry experience with Dr. Lyon
began in 2004.