MVDS to host Advanced Oral Techniques for the Horse course

Drs. Henry, Rice to serve as course instructors

Midwest Veterinary Dental Services is honored to host a three-day course, Advanced Oral Techniques for the Horse, on Sept. 16-19, 2019 at our Elkhorn, WI, facility.

About the course

This course is designed to provide Equine Practitioners with the necessary knowledge to properly diagnose oral pathology and balance the typical equine mouth using hand and motorized instruments. The course will consist of one day of classroom lectures and working with cadavers, followed by two days of practical small-group sessions working with cadavers and live horses. These sessions will feature four students per instructor, providing excellent opportunities for individual instruction.

Day 1: Class Lectures with Cadavers (6 Hours)

  • Dental & oral anatomy
  • Oral exam & charting
  • Functional odontoplasty
  • Occlusal adjustment
  • Obtaining diagnostic films
  • Radiography
  • Occlusal adjustment
  • Anatomy of the head
  • Endoscopy of the nasal compartments

Day 2: Wet Lab with Cadavers and Live Horses (8 Hours)

  • Understanding regional anesthesia
  • Difference between periodontal and endodontic disease
  • Basic extraction techniques (straight forward cheek teeth, incisors/canines)
  • Floating and occlusal adjustment
  • Radiography

Day 3: Wet Lab with Cadavers and Live Horses (8 Hours)

  • Equine nasal discharge
  • Floating and occlusal adjustment
  • Radiography
  • Basic extraction techniques (straight forward cheek teeth, incisors/canines)

Course Objectives

The course is designed for Equine Practitioners to expand their knowledge in equine dental techniques. In addition, the practitioner will receive a hands-on approach to learn new techniques for floating procedures and will gain knowledge to proceed into advanced dental procedures.

Limited to 16 students.

Continuing Education

This course is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 18.00 CE Credits (18.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian; and/or 18.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (18.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter categories of: Category Two: Non-Scientific-Clinical using the delivery method of Seminar/Lecture Lab/Wet Lab.

This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements. RACE does not “accredit” or “endorse” or “certify” any program or person, nor does RACE approval validate the content of the program.


Course fee: $2,400

A $500 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration. Full payment is due 2 months prior to the course. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis once security deposit has been received. No refunds will be provided for attendee cancellations. In the unlikely event the course is canceled for reasons beyond our control, all registration fees will be refunded. However, we cannot be responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines or other organizations.

For more information, contact Veterinary Dental Products, LLC at (866) 329-9990 or email

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