Equine Oral Dental Extraction Techniques – A 2-Day Practical Boutique Course (max. 24 vets)

Fri, 29 November, 2024 - Sat, 30 November, 2024



Contact Hours

15 Hours

Early Booking Deadline

Sun, 20 October, 2024

Registration Deadline

Fri, 01 November, 2024


English (Flemish, French & German Moderation)


Printed Set of Course Notes (pick up at venue) - USD 88.89



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Oral extraction techniques have been shown to cause much fewer post-interventional complications in horses compared to surgical extraction techniques.  Performing oral dental extractions should however not be taken lightly as complications like dental fractures, retained root tips, collateral damage etc. can easily occur and require in-depth anatomical knowledge, good technical skills and clinical versatility to resolve.  This 2-day highly practical boutique course (max. 24 attendees) is aimed at practitioners with a good working knowledge in equine dentistry who want to learn about various oral dental extraction techniques, how to apply them clinically and managing arising complications.  The panel of internationally renowned specialists will be sharing technical tips and tricks and pearls of wisdom that they have accumulated over the many years of working in equine dental practice. 

Between both afternoons the 8 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 Endoscopy & Examination
  • Diagnostic Imaging – Radiographic Techniques etc.
  • Local Anaesthetic Techniques (incl. TMJ)
  • Advanced Incisor & Canine Extractions  
  • Oral Extraction Techniques for Cheek Teeth I     
  • Oral Extraction Techniques for Cheek Teeth II

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 and 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.2;  C-E.5; C-E.12;  C-E.13;  C-E.14;  C-E.15;   C-EP.16

Elke Pollaris heads the equine dentistry department at the Morette Equine Care Clinic, Belgium.

Elke graduated as a veterinarian from Ghent University in 2014. After an internship, she specialized in equine dentistry at the same university. She passed her European specialist exam in 2019 and became one of the few certified equine dental specialists in Belgium (Diplomate EVDC Eq). In addition, she completed PhD in 2021 in which she investigated the effect of cracks in horse teeth.

From October 2021, Elke will provide specialized dental care for horses at the clinic and also at your home. She emphasizes a healthy mouth and the prevention of dental and gum problems, so that your horse stays healthy and can deliver top performance.

Diplomate of the Equine Branches of the American and European Veterinary Dental Colleges, Swiss (SVPM/ASME) and German (IGFP) Certificates in Equine Dentistry

Hubert graduated from the University of Vienna in Veterinary Medicine in 1992. Following a two year period in a private equine clinic near Vienna, he completed his doctoral thesis in 1996 and returned to the University as an assistant at the Clinic for Surgery where he specialised in Equine Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery. In 2013 Hubert became a specialist of the newly formed equine branches of the American and European Dental Colleges. Since 2015 Hubert is associate professor for Equine Surgery in Vienna. In 2020, Hubert set up his own clinic Tierklinik Gaaden.

Hubert has published several studies and clinical articles in peer-reviewed veterinary journals and lectures regularly at national and international courses and conferences on equine dentistry.

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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Dierenkliniek Equinox, Vekemans 10, 2460 Kasterlee, Belgium


Dierenkliniek Equinox
Vekemans 10
2460 Kasterlee



Directions from Eindhoven Airport
Get on N2 from Luchthavenweg, Flight Forum and Anthony Fokkerweg.
Take A21 to Steenweg op Diest/N19 in Turnhout, België. Take exit 24-Turnhout-Centrum from A21
Drive to N19 in Kasterlee. The clinic will be on the left.

Directions from Brussels Airport
Head northeast on Leopoldlaan
Follow E19 to Steenweg op Diest/N19 in Turnhout. Take exit 24-Turnhout-Centrum from A21
Drive to N19 in Kasterlee. The clinic will be on the left.




Distance from Eindhoven Airport: approx. 53.8 km
Distance from Brussels Airport: approx. 89.5 km



Den en Heuvel***
Geelsebaan 72-74, 2460 Kasterlee.
Tel: + 32 (0 )14 85 04 97.
Email : info@denenheuvel.be


Distance from the clinic 550m distance Rooms from €85 
Hotel Kempenrust***
Geelsebaan 51, 2460 Kasterlee. 
Tel: +32 (0) 14 85 23 74. 
Email: info@kempenrust.be


Distance from the clinic 850m  Rooms from  €45

B&B De Casteleer
Pastorijstraat 38, 2460 Kasterlee. 
Tel: +32 (0) 476 412 206. 
Email: info@decasteleer.be

Distance from the clinic 2.0 km 


Rooms from €90


Qualified Vet

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1295.43

USD 1181.61

Lectures Only

USD 645.00

USD 596.22

2nd vet, same clinic

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1230.39

USD 1121.98

Lectures Only

USD 612.48

USD 569.12

Vet & Vet. Nurse / Vet. Technician

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 2319.85

USD 2103.04

Vet L&P / Tech L-only

Lectures Only

USD 1777.83

USD 1615.22

Intern/Resident (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 325.21

USD 325.21

Veterinary Student (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 130.09

USD 119.24

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