The Academy of Equine Dentistry is a school designed to educate dental technicians and veterinarians in the field of equine dental care. Our goals are:
- to promote and undertake research that will help advance the field of equine dentistry
- to share that information through the education of current and future dental practitioners
- to recruit and encourage dedicated individuals in furthering the industry through the advancement of equine dental knowledge.
The Academy of Equine Dentistry does not represent any one individual, and is not owned and operated by any one person – instead, it is a collection of dedicated practitioners who want to share their accrued knowledge in this field.
When students come to the Academy of Equine Dentistry, they are being taught by instructors with well over a hundred years of combined experience in equine dentistry.
We have developed a one of a kind program and curriculum that provides student with an exceptional education. The Academy of Equine Dentistry was the first school in the field of equine dentistry, and has remained a leader in the training of practitioners at all levels. Students come from all over the world to attend classes at the academy that will help set them apart from other equine dental practitioners.
Our training program leading to certification is the most rigorous there is in the field. Here are some of the requirements that must be met prior to obtaining certification through the Academy of Equine Dentistry. Students must:
- Complete a minimum of 380 in class and wet lab hours
- Complete an in-depth equine head anatomy and physiology class
- Apprentice at least 100 hours with a certified practitioner
- Document a minimum of 125 verifiable dental cases
- Pass a comprehensive written exam with a minimum grade of 80%
- Submit two letters of reference from veterinarians, and one from a certified equine dental technician that attest to their competence and ethical conduct
Once certified at the Academy of Equine Dentistry, students must maintain their certifications through mandatory continuing education. This is intended to keep all practitioners up to date on the advancements that continually take place in equine dentistry.
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