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Feline Stomatitis Institute

Dr J founded the Feline Stomatitis Institute (FSI) within to raise awareness of - and to provide excellence of diagnosis and treatment for - Feline Stomatitis.  If your loving cat has been unsuccessfully battling stomatitis then you have found the right place at FSI.

Feline Stomatitis is a debilitating, painful disease with many different underlying causes.  At the Feline Stomatitis Institute you and your cat are in excellent hands at!  Our goal is to determine the specific underlying cause (or causes) of our patient's stomatitis. Then by knowing the underlying factors to develop a treatment plan to bring the stomatitis into a pain free remission.


Feline Stomatitis

Veterinarian with Dog

Successully treating Feline Stomatitis into remission is not a guessing game.  There are so many potential underlying causes - and co-morbidities affecting oral inflammation - that the only effective way to consistently achieve the best remission possible for each individual patient is via a thorough clinical thought and diagnostic process.  The process includes:

  • Review of past attempts at treatment and prior medical records

  • Thorough physical exam with consideration to the whole body - not just the teeth.

  • Indicated diagnostic testing including a Minimum Database plus possibly re-running certain tests that have been run in the past.

  • An anesthesia sitting with a thorough dental cleaning, detailed intra-oral exam, charting, digital radiography.

  • Biopsy of affected oral tissues

  • Comprehensive review of all findings and development of an action plan to address the totality of findings for each individual patient. 

  • Implementation and -over time - adjustment of the action plan to finesse the best remission of stomatitis possible for the patient's underlying condition(s)

Management of Dental Treatment
and Pre-Existing 
Serious Co-Morbid Diseases

Dr Scott Johns has over 30 years of clinical experience managing dental treatment for pets needing advanced dental care despite having pre-existing complex, co-morbid, medical conditions including but not limited to heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, hypertension, Cushing syndrome, autoimmune disease, Addison syndrome, and other chronic illnesses.

Work Desk

Anesthesia Safety

Intubated general anesthesia is necessary to properly perform intricate, multi-step, dental procedures - in a pain free manner - while protecting and maintaining the patient's airway.  A significant part of our doctor's training regards anesthesia for the wide range of patients (with and without complex health problems) that are cared for in a veterinary dental practice. We take our anesthesia safety very seriously including the following protocols:

  • Indicated pre-anesthetic health screening and bloodwork

  • Pre-procedure exam by Dr J immediately prior to the procedure

  • Use of established pre-anesthesia sedation protocols

  • Cuffed endotracheal intubation and 100% medical oxygen during all procedures

  • Isoflurane anesthesia

  • Life-Window Vital Sign Monitoring 

  • Only one patient anesthetized at a time - our patient has our full attention.

  • Only one patient anesthetized per day - we do not rush a patient's care to proceed to a next patient

  • Dedicated anesthesia recovery team 

Woman Hugging Dog


We care for patients only by pre-scheduled appointment to ensure that each arriving patient has the time needed for their individual care.  Before arriving for any reason, always schedule and confirm an appointment with us ahead of time.

The most efficient method for scheduling an appointment is by calling us toll-free at 888-838-4148

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