Beyond Basics: Modern Diagnostic & Therapeutic Techniques in Equine Dentistry – A 2-Day Practical Course
10% discount for IVIS members
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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:
- Review of Equine Dental Anatomy
- Oral Examination Techniques
- Dental Radiography
- Motorized & Manual Rasping
- Diagnosis & Management of Periodontal Disease
- Maintaining Occlusal Surfaces – Incisors & Cheek Teeth
- Pain Management in Dentistry
- Malocclusions –Diagnostic & Therapeutic Options
- Specific Dentistry in the Juvenile & Geriatric Horse
- Identifying & Managing Fractured Teeth
- Oral Dental Extractions – Decision Making & Techniques
- Dealing with Infundibular & Peripheral Caries
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 Imaging – Endoscopy & Radiography
- Use of Motorized Equipment
- Periodontal Treatment Techniques
- Local Anesthetic Techniques (incl. TMJ)
- Occlusal Restoration Techniques
- Oral Dental 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 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
BVSc, BAEDT, Dipl.AVDC, MRCVS
RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Dentistry (Equine), American Veterinary Specialist in Dentistry (Equine)
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.
BA, VMD, Dipl.AVDC(Eq), MRCVS
Apryle received her Bachelor of Arts cum laude in Biological Basis of Behavior in 2007 from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She then qualified with her Veterinariae Medicinae Doctoris (VMD), also from the University of Pennsylvania, in 2011 and went on to perform an internship in large animal medicine, surgery, and ambulatory practice at Texas A&M University’s Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, USA. Apryle has been a resident and post-graduate research assistant in equine dentistry at the University of Edinburgh since 2013. She is currently researching the development and clinical significance of cemental defects in equine maxillary cheek teeth infundibulae in pursuit of an MPhil. She also plans to achieve EVDC-Equine diplomate status in several years following completion of her residency in order to pursue specialty practice in advanced equine dentistry and to continue training veterinary students in a university setting. Additionally, Apryle has an interest in the training of veterinary practitioners in developing countries, particularly to improve dental care and nutrition for working equids.
Dr. Scott Marx, originally from Wisconsin, graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1981, with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. He then served as an Army of?cer and paratrooper in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. During this time he became a sky diving jumpmaster and instructor, earned a black belt in Kung Fu, and raced motorcycles. Dr. Marx left the Army and attended the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1995.
Dr Marx became a partner in a mixed animal practice in Bailey, CO, mainly focusing on large animals where he developed an interest in equine dentistry. He started Advance Equine Dentistry in March 2000, and has practiced equine dentistry almost exclusively for the last 16 years. Dr. Marx also volunteers dental services to the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation which typically entails extractions and root canal therapy on lions, tigers, bears, etc.
Dr. Marx conducts equine dentistry seminars and lectures for veterinarians and veterinary students in the U.S., Caribbean, Canada, and Australia (he is also licensed there). Dr. Marx is a consultant for a large veterinary dental instrument company, served on the American Association of Equine Practitioners Dentistry Committee, and the Equine Dentistry Regulations Committee for the Colorado Board of Veterinary Medicine. He is also a member of the American Veterinary Dental Society, American Association of Equine Practitioners, and the American Veterinary Medical Association.
Dr. Marx lives in Parker with his wife Annie and an assortment of Chesapeake Bay Retrievers.