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

Date: Fri 16th Mar 2018 - Sat 17th Mar 2018
Venue: Bjerke Dyrehospital, Oslo
Location: Southern Norway (Oslo Gardermoen or Rygge Airport)
Accredited Hours: 15
Course Language: English (no translation, Norwegian moderation)
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet NOK 5400.00 NOK 10800.00
BEVA Member NOK 4600.00 -
2nd vet, same clinic NOK 5150.00 -
Student NOK 1100.00 -
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) NOK 2700.00 -
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 4th February 2018
Registration Deadline: Thursday 15th March 2018

* VAT (= MWST/MOMS/SALES TAX) will only be added for certain UK vets attending courses abroad and for all  attendees when attending courses in the UK.


Fri 16  - Sat 17 March 2018 - A 2-Day Practical Course

Please be aware that there are only a limited number of BEVA spaces available.

The registration deadline has been extended as this course is definitely taking 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 which will be held in English (with Norwegian moderation):

  • Review of Equine Dental Anatomy
  • Oral Examination Techniques
  • Dental Radiography
  • Routine Motorised & Manual Rasping
  • Dealing with Cheek Teeth Overgrowths                 
  • Incisors, Wolf Teeth & Canines                  
  • Pain Management in Dentistry
  • Specific Dentistry in the Juvenile & Geriatric Horse
  • Diagnosis & Management of Periodontal Disease
  • Identifying & Managing Fractured Teeth               
  • Dealing with Infundibular & Peripheral Caries
  • Oral Cheek Tooth Extractions – Decision Making & Techniques

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 Examination, Endoscopy & Radiography
  • Use of Motorized Equipment
  • Incisor & Canine Extraction Techniques
  • Local Anaesthetic Techniques (incl. TMJ)
  • Periodontal Treatment Techniques
  • Cheek Tooth 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 via the VetPD website 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



  • VetPD

    Rob Pascoe

    United Kingdom

    RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Dentistry (Equine), American Veterinary Specialist in Dentistry (Equine)
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    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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  • VetPD

    Tim Barnett
    BSc(Hons), BVM&S, MSc, CertAVP, Dipl.ECVS, MRCVS

    United Kingdom

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    Tim qualified from the University of Edinburgh in 2005 and spent time working in general practice, before embarking on an internship and orthopaedic assistant position at Rossdales, in Newmarket. He then went on to complete a surgical residency at the University of Edinburgh beginning in 2010. Upon completion of his residency in early 2013, Tim rejoined Rossdales, and is a member of the surgical and diagnostics team, primarily looking after head, neck and dental cases. Tim has published a wide range of clinical articles in the fields of upper airway and dental surgery, and has presented and lectured at a number of international meetings and courses.

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  • VetPD

    Rebekah Kennedy
    BVMS(Hons), MRCVS

    United Kingdom

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    Rebekah graduated with Honours from the University of Glasgow in 2011 and then spent two years working in mixed practice. She then returned to the University of Glasgow in 2013 as a Horserace Betting Levy Board (HBLB) Research Scholar investigating aetiopathogenesis of equine periodontal disease before joining the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies to begin a four year residency in equine dentistry. 

    Her main research interests are equine oral microbiology and immunology and equine periodontal disease.

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Bjerke Dyrehospital, Oslo


Bjerke Dyrehospital
Refstadveien 1


Distance from Oslo Gardermoen Airport: approx. 44.5 km

Distance from Rygge Airport: approx. 71.6 km


Travelling by car – Please consult the maps below:,+Oslo,+Norge&sll=53.800651,-4.064941&sspn=19.543246,56.99707&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=%C3%98kern+Torgvei+51,+0580+Bjerke,+Oslo,+Norge&z=16

Travelling by Public Transport

From Gardermoen Airport:

Take the train to Oslo Sentralstasjon (main train station) and then take bus # 31 from Jernbanetorget (large square in front of the train station) to Bjerke.  The journy takes 45 – 50  minutes.

Alternatively, take bus Flybussekspressen, followed by bus F1 towards Majorstuen and exit at Bjerke bus stop.  The journy takes 45 minutes.

From Torp Airport:

Take the Torpekspressen bus to the main bus terminal in the centre of Oslo.  From the bus terminal walk to Jernbanetorget (large square in front of the train station) and take the # 31 bus to Bjerke.  

From Oslo Sentralstation

Take Bus # 31 from Jernbanetorget (large square in front of the train station) and exit at Bjerke.  

Please consult the following website to plan your journey by public transports (including airport shuttles) from anywhere within Norway:

Local Hotels

Thon Hotel Linne***                                          

Statsråd Mathiesens vei 12, 0517 Oslo. Tel: +47 (0) 23 17 00 00. Fax: +47 (0) 23 17 00 01. Email:

Distance to clinic 1.4 km            

Rooms from NOK 795

Quality Hotel 33                                                   

Østre Aker vei, 0581 Oslo. Tel: +47 (0)  23 19 33 33. Fax: + 47 (0) 23 19 33 34. Email:

Distance to clinic 3.4 km            

Rooms from NOK 780

Smarthotel Oslo                                

St. Olavs gate 26, Sentrum, 0166 Oslo. Tel: +47 415 36 500. Email:

Distance to clinic 6 km     

Rooms from NOK 670

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A good theoretical & practical course.

Sanne Journee, Paardengebit Dierenarts, Friesland, The Netherlands

Advanced Diagnostic & Therapeutic Techniques in Equine Dentistry course 2017