Practical Equine Dentistry - the first steps

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About the course

This course caters for recently graduated vets, or those returning to equine practice, with limited experience in modern equine dentistry. The two-day course comprises lectures, live-horse practicals and panel discussions with some of the leading clinicians in the field of equine dentistry.  The lectures will cover clinical anatomy, physiology, and developmental and acquired disease of incisors, canines, cheek teeth and periodontal tissues. The small group practical classes will allow delegates to be guided in the practice of thorough oral examination and routine floating of teeth with both hand rasps and motorised equipment. There will be a range of dental equipment available to use, and on display for purchase from our sponsors. However, delegates are encouraged to bring their own equipment for use in the practicals, and be guided in their use by the tutors. 

Key Learning Objectives:  • Be able to recognise common dental disorders encountered in general practice  • Gain theoretical knowledge and practical experience with a range of dental instruments  • Gain theoretical and practical skills in routine equine dental care  • Understand the clinical anatomy & physiology of the equine mouth and teeth  • Understand the principles of routine dental imaging  Suitable for RCVS Modules: C-E.12 Equine Dental Anatomy and Physiology; C-E.13 Equine Dental Care, Diagnosis and Treatment; C-E.15 Basic Equine Practice 1, C-E.16 Basic Equine Practice Part 2 Course Please note that this course is open to all veterinary surgeons and BEVA Student Members and those wishing to take part should register for the course as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 

The course fee includes the course dinner on Saturday 17th November (Please note: accommodation is not included in the registration fee). 

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