I am currently working towards my BAEDT exams to become a qualified Equine Dental Technician.
Category 1 Equine Dental Procedures:
- Examination of teeth
- Removal of sharp enamel points using manual (hand) floats only
- Removal of small dental overgrowths (maximum 4mm reductions) using manual rasps only
- Rostral profiling of the first cheek teeth (maximum 4mm reductions), previously termed ‘bit seat shaping’
- Removal of loose deciduous caps
- Removal of supragingival calculus
I have just began my training to become a qualified EDT.
I have done a weeks basic training with Trident school of dentistry.
I have completed my BEVA advance theory in equine dentistry course.
I am very fortunate to be regularly receiving training and guidance form qualified Equine Dental Technicians with many years experience.
Becoming a qualified EDT is a new and challenging career form me which I am thoroughly enjoying.
This will be a long process before I can sit my exams. A journey I am looking forward to taking
Category 2 Equine Dental Procedures:
- Examination, evaluation and recording of dental abnormalities
- The extraction of teeth or dental fragments with negligible periodontal attachment.
- The removal of erupted, non-displaced wolf teeth in the upper or lower jaw under direct and continuous veterinary supervision
- Palliative rasping of fractured and adjacent teeth
- The use of motorised dental instruments where these are used to reduce dental overgrowths and remove sharp enamel points only.
These are additional procedures that are suitable for delegation to an EDT who has trained and passed an examination approved by DEFRA:
Horses should be sedated unless it is deemed safe to undertake any proposed procedure without sedation, with full informed consent of the owner.
I am currently working towards my Cat 2 qualifications and can recommend persons to carry out these procedures for you.