There are a number of academies, schools and training facilities around the world where you can learn about Equine Dentistry. Some of the training courses offered in the UK can be as short as 2 days, others are 2 weeks. There are some people offering training courses that are not recognised by any of the professional associations and are so far out of date that what they teach could cause a lot of damage to your horses teeth. This unfortunately means that there are a lot of people offering services who have had no recognised formal training or qualifications.
So Please always check that the person you are thinking of using is a certified member of one or more of the following associations.
World Wide Association of Equine Dentists (WWAED) International Association of Equine Dentists British Association of Equine Dental Technicians (BAEDT)
After a considerable amount of research and on the advice of other dental practitioners who had trained both in the UK and the USA, I decided that the best place in the world to train was at the 'Academy of Equine Dentistry' in Glenns Ferry, Idaho, USA.
People offering equine dental services use different titles when they advertise their services. Some are Equine Dental Technicians (EDTs), others are Certified Equine Dentists (CEqD).
I am a certified equine dentist (CEqD) with the International Association of Equine Dentists (IAED) and a level 2 dentist with the World Wide Association of Equine Dentists (WWAED). The WWAED are the only association that have DEFRA and RCVS approval to hold category 2 exemption exams.
I have completed over 700 hours of professional development courses and assessments in both the UK and USA and return to the USA for two weeks every year on continuing professional development courses (CPD) and attend training days with the WWAED.
In order to ensure I keep abreast of advances in the profession I return to the academy every 12 months to attend professional development courses, take assessments and learn advanced techniques and procedures. I also attend training days with the WWAED.
International Association of Equine Dentists (IAED)
I hold the following certificates from the Academy of Equine Dentistry in Idaho USA.
Equine Anatomy, Physiology & Biomechanics. (have taken this course twice as a refresher)
Equine Dental Prophylaxis & Equilibration Level 1
Equine Dental Prophylaxis & Equilibration Level 2
Equine Dental Prophylaxis & Equilibration Level 3
Equine Dental Prophylaxis & Equilibration Level 4
Equine Dental Prophylaxis & Equilibration Level 5
IAED Certified Equine Dentist
World Wide Association of Equine Dentists (WWAED) File 1
Level 1 theory course
Level 2 advanced theory course
Level 2 certified dentist with the WWAED.
I have also attended the British Equine Vetinary Association (BEVA) Advanced Theory Course and the pre certification course.
Please click on the following links to see my qualifications
Equine Dental Course Certifications: