Horse Dentistry School

Equine Dental Education

Promoting Functional Occlusion for Optimum Nutrition and Performance

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Horse Dentistry School, Theory & Hands On Training

We honor IAED Certification and most prior training from other credible institutions.


Session 100TP, Theory & Practical          80 Hours

​ Theory, 40 Hours

  Equine Gnathological Theory

  Equine Gnathological Paradigm

  History of Equine Gnathology

  Anatomical, Physiological and Biomechanical Variations


  Principles of Balance and Equilibration from a Gnathological Perspective

  How Gnathological Procedures Relate to Performance and Nutrition

  Bitting and Training Issues


  Stories from Real Life Practice

  Real life situations to repeat and avoid

  Teaching and training by example

 Practical Work, 40 Hours
  Hands on Practical Equine Gnathological Training at the "Fundamental" and "Advanced" Levels
  Reading, Understanding and Handling Horses
  Understanding Horses Needs
  The Horse as a Participant
  Your Relationship With Each Individual Horse
  Applying the Jeffrey Gnathological Paradigm
  Recognizing and Evaluating Individual Anatomical, Physiological and Biomechanical Variations
  Aging Horses Accurately Using a Variety of Methods
  Practical Hand Floating Methods for Every Day Use
  Prophylaxis and Equilibration on Non Sedated Horses
  Rail System of Working Horses
  Wall System of Working Horses
  Equilibration Within a Working Stall
  Free Work Within a Stall
  Free Work Outside a Stall
  Stocks and Their Use
  Prophylaxis and Equilibration on Sedated Horses
  Instrumentarium Application
  Hand and Power Instrument Use
  Instrument Maintenance
  Creating Quality Practitioner/Client Relationships
  Responsible Business Practices
  Working With Your Veterinarian/s

The Road to a Rewarding Career and Successful Certification

Session 200TP, Theory & Practical                                             80 Hours

​     Prerequisite; 100TP​ 


Session 300TP, Theory, Practical, Fundamental Certification; Minimum 1 year experience to sit for fundamental certification                   80 Hours

​     Prerequisite: 200TP

​Session 400TP, Theory, Practical, Fundamental Certification; Minimum 1 year experience to sit for fundamental certification                   80 Hours

​     Prerequisite, 300TP or a total of 240 hours of formal education

Session 500TP, Theory & Practical Advanced Certification          80 Hours

     Prerequisite, 400TP or a total of 320 hours of formal education and a minimum of two years practical experience

​Advanced Continuing Education, Session 600T and 600P

Prerequisite, 300TP or 240 hours formal equine dental education or permission


Session 600T, Three Day Advanced Theory                                24 Hours

​Session 600P, Five Day Advanced Practical                                40 Hours

Contents; Session 600T, Three Day Advanced Theory

​Course Text Contents: Advanced Equine Dental Guide by Jeffrey

General Questions; What Does It Mean
Introduction: The Jeffrey Equine Dental Paradigm
Stomatognathic System Defined
Equine Gnathology Defined
The Biomechanical Process of Deglutition
Wolff’s Law of Bone Transformation
Trajectories of Force/Benninghoffs Lines
EOTRH: Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis       
MPC: Meniscus Pad Compromise/Compression/Atrophy and Deterioration
Centric Occlusion Versus Centric Relation
Functional Occlusion
Reading Pathology
Jeffrey Brothers
EGTI Pre-dental Check List
Colic Ball
Gnathological Determinates/ Five Biomechanical Pairs
Skull Anatomy
Engagement/Disengagement of the TMJ
Osteoarthrosis of the TMJ
Pitch, Yah and Roll
Mandibular Biomechanics
Incisor TMJ Relationships
Busicco Incisor Table Angle Gauge
Arthrosis of the Hyoid Apparatus: Orientation
Why We Need Knowledge of the Arthrosis Process
Causes of Arthosis
Angle of Stylohyoid to Jugular Process
Bones of the Hyoid Apparatus
Palpation Techniques
Cerato to Stylohyoid Arthrosis
Tympanic Bullae, Occiput, Mandible
Occipital and Incisor Deviation
Temporohyoid Osteoarthropathy
Bony Changes to Hyoid Apparatus
Hyoid Comparisons
Arthrosis of Stylohyoid to Petrous Bones
Comments On EOTRH and EMPC