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

Fri, 26 January, 2024 - Sat, 27 January, 2024



Contact Hours

15.5 Hours - RACE Approved

Early Booking Deadline

Tue, 05 December, 2023

Registration Deadline

Sat, 20 January, 2024





Diagnostic Imaging


Industry Partners

North America

Veterinary Partners

North America

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:

  • 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.

Dr. Brad Tanner found his passion for horses at a young age on his family’s farm in Kentucky. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky in 2001, followed by veterinary school at Auburn University, graduating in 2005.   After graduation Brad completed an ambulatory internship at Rood and Riddle, the following year became an associate and served as the resident veterinarian for Shadwell farm.  Dr. Tanner became a shareholder in the practice in 2012. He is one of very few Board-Certified Veterinary Dentist™ and a Diplomate of the American Veterinary Dental College.

His ambulatory practice is largely focused on dentistry, Thoroughbred reproduction, neonatal/ foal medicine and herd health.  Dr. Tanner has a large referral case load for advanced dentistry and surgical procedures with an interest in sinus disease.  He serves on many committees in organized medicine for the AVMA, AAEP, KAEP and College of Veterinary Dentistry. Dr. Tanner is published in both the areas of reproduction and dentistry and frequently lectures at local, national and international scientific meetings.

He is married with two sons and enjoys spending time outside on their farm in Versailles and raising Thoroughbred foals.  Away from the farm he enjoys coaching youth baseball/ basketball and attending live sporting events-UK sports, horse racing and baseball games.

Dr. Limone earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and her veterinary medical degree from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation from veterinary school, she completed an internship in medicine and surgery at New England Equine Medical and Surgical Center in Dover, NH. She then joined a mixed practice in Connecticut that focused on advanced dentistry, and her interest was sparked.

A Massachusetts native, Dr. Limone returned home and has been a general equine practitioner on the north shore and southern New Hampshire since 2009. Her caseload and interest has become increasingly focused on dentistry over that time, and she began working on a fellowship in equine dentistry with the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry (AVD) in 2010. There are currently only 6 veterinarians worldwide who have accomplished this level of professional achievement. In 2014, the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC) established a formal equine dentistry residency program for specialty board certification.  Dr. Limone transitioned from working towards the fellowship to pursuing requirements for the residency program with the goal being to attain board certification (equine veterinary dentist) in the American Veterinary Dental College (AVDC).  In 2018 Dr. Limone completed the residency program, fulfilling caseload and publication requirements, as well as passing both written and practical exams to become a diplomate of the AVDC for equine specialty.

Dr. Limone is a member of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the veterinary profession's premier organization for the scientific advancement of equine veterinary medicine and professional support. She also serves on the Welfare and Public Policy Advisory Committee for AAEP. Dr. Limone is an active member of the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA), serving as Treasurer in 2018 and also serves on their Legislative Committee. She is a member of the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS) which promotes and advances veterinary dentistry in general and is currently expanding to establish equine dentistry as a recognized practice specialty. Dr. Limone regularly attends continuing education events focusing on this rapidly advancing facet of veterinary medicine. Dr. Limone also enjoys volunteering with spay/neuter surgeries for the MSPCA at Nevins Farm.

Dr. Limone holds licenses to practice veterinary medicine in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, and Florida.  

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2611 W Vine St, Kissimmee, FL 34741


2611 W Vine Street
FL 34741

Phone: (407) 910-4771

Website:  https://osceolapetemergency.com/


International Airport

18 miles: Orlando International Airport 

Domestic Airport

2 miles: Kissimmee Gateway Airport 

Via Public Transport

Bus and train approximately 2 hours 

From - Orlando International Airport 

Orlando International Airport Bus 42 from Destination Pky and Tradeshow Blvd approx. 17 min (10 stops) to Sand Lake Sun Rail > walk 1 minute to Sand Lake Road and board SunRail P337 Southbound 16 min (3 stops) to Kissimmee Station > Walk 2 minutes to Pleasant St and Neptune Rd and board  bus No. 55 at W Irlo Bronson Mem Hwy and Legacy Blvd 10 min (9 stops) get off at W Vine St and Orange Blvd the destination is a 1 minute walk to 2611 W Vine St. 


Hotel Details

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Royal Park Orlando ***

1500 N Thacker Ave, Kissimmee, FL 34741

Tel: +1 407-483-4901 

Website: https://www.park-royalhotels.com/park-royal-orlando 

Email: info@hoteldistefano.it 

1 mile

From $60

Hampton Inn Kissimmee North ***

151 Centerview Blvd, Kissimmee, FL 34744

Tel:  +1 407-997-7700 

Website: https://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/orlanhx-hampton-kissimmee-north/ 

4 miles

From $170


Quality Inn & Suites Heritage Park**

2039 E Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34744

Tel: +1 407-449-4777 

Website: https://www.choicehotels.com/en-uk/florida/kissimmee/ 

4 miles

From $80

Star Island Resort & Club ****

5000 Ave of the Stars, Kissimmee, FL 34746

Tel: +1 407-997-8000 

Website: https://www.star-island.com/ 

Email: reservations2@star-island.com 

4 miles

From $130

Hampton Inn & Suites Orlando-South Lake Buena Vista

4971 Calypso Cay Way, Kissimmee, FL 34746

Room Block under VetPD and Esaote Small Animal Event



Qualified Vet

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1390.00

Lectures Only

USD 720.00

2nd vet, same clinic

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1320.00

Lectures Only

USD 685.00

Vet & Vet. Nurse / Vet. Technician

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 2300.00

Lectures Only

USD 1860.00

Intern/Resident (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 360.00

Lectures & Practical Sessions Fully Booked

USD 695.00

Veterinary Student (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 145.00

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