Beyond Basics: Modern Diagnostic & Therapeutic Techniques in Equine Dentistry – A 2-Day Practical Course

Fri, 23 February, 2024 - Sat, 24 February, 2024



Contact Hours

15 Hours

Early Booking Deadline

Sun, 14 January, 2024

Registration Deadline

Wed, 21 February, 2024


English (Italian Moderation)


Printed Set of Course Notes (pick up at venue) - USD 88.78



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The registration deadline has been extended as this course will definitely take place.


Over the past 20 years huge advances have been made in equine dentistry and new sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic techniques aiming at dental disease prevention and dental sparing have been published.  This 2-day highly practical course is aimed at practitioners with a working knowledge in equine dentistry who want to deepen their understanding and especially their practical skills on diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.  The panel of internationally renowned specialists will be covering the following topics through highly-illustrated and practically-based lectures which will be held in English (with Italien moderation):

  • Review of Equine Dental Anatomy
  • Oral Examination Techniques
  • Dental Radiography
  • Motorised & Manual Rasping
  • Dealing with Cheek Teeth Overgrowths 
  • Incisors, Wolf Teeth & Canines 
  • Pain Management in Dentistry
  • Specific Dentistry in the Juvenile & Geriatric Horse
  • Diagnosis & Management of Periodontal Disease
  • Identifying & Managing Fractured Teeth
  • Dealing with Infundibular & Peripheral Caries
  • Oral Cheek Tooth Extractions – Decision Making & Techniques

Between both afternoons 7 hours of practical sessions will provide an intimate environment for attendees to develop their practical skills on equine specimens in true small groups (2-3 vets per specimen) at the following stations:

  • Oral Examination & Radiography
  • Use of Motorized Equipment
  • Incisor & Canine Extraction Techniques
  • Local Anaesthetic Techniques (incl. TMJ)
  • Periodontal Treatment Techniques
  • Cheek Tooth Extraction Techniques

The course fee includes lunches, coffee/tea breaks, extensive course notes and a certificate of attendance. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & Practical Sessions).  On the evening of the first day all attendees are invited to attend the wine & cheese reception. Early course registration via the VetPD website www.vetpd.com is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

This course is suitable for RCVS Modules:          B-EP.3; C-E.1;  C-E.5; C-E.12;  C-E.13;  C-E.14;  C-E.15;   C-E.16

Neil qualified from Bristol University in 2004 and after a brief period in mixed practice embarked on an equine only career starting with an Equine internship at Liverpool University and surgical residency at the University of Edinburgh. He re-joined Liverpool University in 2010 as a surgery clinician, setting up an advanced dentistry service including standing CT. During this time, he gained European Diplomas in both Equine Surgery and Veterinary Dentistry (Equine). He is a Trustee of BEVA and became a Fellow of the RCVS in 2023.

He joined private practice in 2015 where he provided both an in-house and peripatetic advanced dentistry and surgery service. He set up his own peripatetic advanced dentistry and surgery consultancy service in May 2023. He is interested in all aspects of equine surgery and advanced dentistry and lectures nationally and internationally on these subjects.


Rob qualified from the University of Bristol in 1999 and started in mixed practice in North Devon immediately afterwards. During the next two years he became very interested in equine dentistry and moved back to the University of Bristol to join their equine practice to further hone his skills. There he worked with recognised experts in equine dental disease. He also attended courses run by the British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) and has since become a tutor on all the BEVA dentistry courses. Rob has also travelled widely to lecture on equine dentistry, with regular visits to the USA.

In October 2003, he sat the British Equine Veterinary and British Veterinary Dental Associations’ exam in equine dentistry and became only the second veterinary surgeon in the UK to successfully pass and achieve BEVA/BVDA approved status. In 2004, he became an examiner for the BEVA/BVDA equine dentistry exam and was appointed as the chairman of the examination committee from 2005 to 2008. Rob joined Bell Equine Clinic in 2006, bringing both first opinion and referral dentistry services to the practice.  He now runs Equine Dentistry Referrals Ltd in the UK.

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Via di Tabbiano S. Martino a Ulmiano, 25, 56017 San Giuliano Terme PI, Italy


Scuderia I Cavalli del Vento
Via di Tabbiano 25
San Giuliano Terme

Phone: +39 3482209348


International Airports

13km: Pisa International Airport

92km: Amerigo Vespucci Airport, Florence



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Hotel Di Stefano

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Qualified Vet

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 898.67

Lectures Only

USD 508.89

2nd vet, same clinic

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 855.36

Lectures Only

USD 481.82

Vet & Vet. Nurse / Vet. Technician

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1569.97

Lectures Only

USD 1288.46

Intern/Resident (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 227.38

Veterinary Student (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 108.27

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