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


Date: Fri 15th Mar 2019 - Sat 16th Mar 2019
Venue: Animal Imaging, Irving
Location: Irving, near Dallas, TX (Dallas/Fort Worth Airport)
Accredited Hours: 15.5 Hours -RACE Approved
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet USD 695.00 USD 1530.00
2nd vet, same clinic USD 660.00 USD 1455.00
Student USD 140.00 USD 310.00
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) USD 350.00 USD 765.00
TEVA member USD 495.00 USD 1090.00
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 3rd March 2019
Registration Deadline: Thursday 14th March 2019

* 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 15  - Sat 16 March 2019 - A 2-Day Practical Course

The registration deadline has been extended as this course will definitely take place.



*VetPD has a block of rooms available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Irving Convention Center.  Please call the hotel directly and book before 2/21/19 for the group rate. 


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
  • Motorised & 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
  • The importance of Computed Tomography…     

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 horse/specimen) at the following stations:

  • Oral Examination Techniques & Oral Endoscopy
  • Dental Radiography
  • Use of Motorized Equipment
  • Periodontal Treatment Techniques
  • Local Anesthetic Techniques (incl. TMJ)
  • CT Reading Station – Case-Discussions
  • Sinus Anatomy, Trephination & Exploration
  • Upper Respiratory Tract Anatomy & Endoscopy

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.

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    Travis Henry
    DVM, DipAVDC (Eq)

    United States

    Diplomate, American Veterinary Dental College
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    Dr. Henry grew up in Central Michigan and graduated from Michigan State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1993. In 1996, he started his own practice in Neenah, Wisconsin, which included all aspects of equine and small animal medicine. His interests were dentistry, lameness, and reproduction. After selling the practice in 2003, Dr. Henry started Midwest Equine Services and began to focus solely on veterinary dentistry. During this time, he traveled extensively in the U.S., Europe, and Australia teaching basic & advanced dentistry to veterinarians and consulting for Veterinary Dental Products.

    In 2011, Dr. Henry began a dentistry residency at University of California Davis, which he completed in 2014. In 2015 he passed the dentistry boards, achieving diplomat status with the American Veterinary Dental College.

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    Beth Biscoe
    DVM, MS, Dipl.ACVR

    United States

    American Specialist in Radiology
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    Dr. Biscoe received her DVM from Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 2006 and a Master of Science degree (Veterinary Sciences) from Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014. She did her diagnostic imaging residence at Washington State University from July 2011 to July 2014 and obtained diplomate status in September 2014. Prior to her radiology residency, she completed fellowship training with Dr. Mary Beth Whitcomb at the University of California, Davis in large animal ultrasound. Dr. Biscoe grew up on a dairy farm in Virginia and likes to spend her spare time horseback riding, cooking and hiking with her dogs and husband, Kyle.sound. Dr. Biscoe grew up on a dairy farm in Virginia and likes to spend her
    free time horseback riding, cooking and hiking with her dogs and husband, Kyle.

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    Cleet Griffin

    United States

    Equine Dentistry
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    Dr. Griffin received a DVM degree from Texas A&M University in 1990, after which he entered into general mixed practice as an associate, then worked as a solo ambulatory practitioner for several years prior to accepting his current academic appointment in 2007.  Dr. Griffin is a faculty member of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M University where he provides clinical instruction to students and house officer as an ambulatory clinician, and performs classroom and laboratory instruction in the area of equine dentistry.    Over the years Dr. Griffin has also taught numerous continuing education courses in the area of equine dentistry for veterinarians.

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    Matt Evans

    Equine Dentistry
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    Dr. Evans is a native Austinite who did his undergraduate work and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University. Dr. Evans became a partner at Austin Equine in 2005 and his veterinary interest is equine dentistry. Dr. Evans and his wife have two children, both girls, and they are all better than he deserves. In his free time he is an oil painter of landscapes and failed stand-up comedian.

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    Jake Hersman

    United States

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    Jake Hersman graduated from Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1980.  Dr. Hersman established the Argyle Veterinary Clinic in Argyle, Texas.  In 1990, he established the Las Colinas Veterinary Clinic, which premises are now devoted to Animal Imaging.  Dr. Hersman’s areas of interest include radiology, scintigraphy and lameness diagnosis and treatment for the equine.  Dr. Hersman directs the equestrian imaging program for Animal Imaging.

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Course Program

Animal Imaging, Irving


Animal Imaging
500 Paddock Way

*VetPD has a block of rooms available at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Irving Convention Center.  Please call the hotel directly and book before 2/21/19 for the group rate. 


A good theoretical & practical course.

Sanne Journee, Paardengebit Dierenarts, Friesland, The Netherlands

Advanced Diagnostic & Therapeutic Techniques in Equine Dentistry course 2017


On the high-end of course but well worth the expense.  The title was misleading, this course helped increase my knowledge and scope of veterinary dentistry. I do not believe this was "Basic Dentistry" content, it was better.

Amanda Flessner, CA

Essentials of Equine Dentistry course Sept 2016