Equine Oral Dental Extraction Techniques – Lectures (online), On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions

Date: Fri 1st Oct 2021 - Sat 2nd Oct 2021
Venue: Kendall Road Equine Hospital
Location: Elgin, near Chicago, IL (Chicago O'Hare, Chicago Midway or General Mitchell Intl Airport)
Contact Hours: 18 hrs – Lecture Series (8 hrs) & On-Location (10 hrs) - RACE Pending
Course Language: English
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USD 940.00
USD 1035.00
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USD 1460.00
USD 1590.00
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Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 22nd August 2021
Registration Deadline: Friday 3rd September 2021

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8 hrs of Online Lectures (Live-Streamed; $300 incl. 10% discount):  26th of July - 19th August

To participate in the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions, attendees are required to have first worked through the corresponding Lecture Series (purchased as an ‘Extra’ when registering for the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions).


1.5-Day On-Location Portion (10 hrs):   Fri 1 – Sat 2 October 2021

Friday 3:00 – 7:30pm:  Case-Discussions, Q&A and Wine & Cheese Reception
Saturday 8:30am – 5:30pm:  Practical Sessions


Total Continuing Education Hours:   18 hrs


COVID-19 Update
We have firm plans to hold all advertised courses and events scheduled between August and December as announced on our website, provided that restrictions will have been lifted by then. We would like to reassure you that if you register for one of our upcoming courses, you will or can opt to receive a full refund if the course/event should have to be postponed or cancelled due to restrictions associated with Covid-19. We will of course continue to closely monitor developments and government advice, as well as adhering to routine social distancing and anti-viral procedures on the courses. As usual, we urge you to not make any non-refundable travel or accommodation arrangements until VetPD has confirmed in writing that the course/event will indeed take place and to have suitable travel insurance in place, should the situation / government advice suddenly change.



Oral extraction techniques have been shown to cause much fewer post-interventional complications in horses compared to surgical extraction techniques.  Performing oral dental extractions should however not be taken lightly as complications like dental fractures, retained root tips, collateral damage etc. can easily occur and require in-depth anatomical knowledge, good technical skills and clinical versatility to resolve.  This highly practical boutique course (max. 24 attendees) is aimed at practitioners with a good working knowledge in equine dentistry who want to learn about various oral dental extraction techniques, how to apply them clinically and managing arising complications.

To participate in the On-Location Portion, attendees are required to have first taken part in the  corresponding online Lecture Series ‘Equine Oral Dental Extraction Techniques':

  • If you have not yet purchased the corresponding Lecture Series associated with the On-Location Portion, please purchase the Lecture Series as an ‘Extra’ during the registration process at a 10% discount .
  • If you have already purchased the Lecture Series independently of the On-Location Portion, please proceed to register without adding the Lecture Series as an ‘Extra’ during the registration process.

The panel of internationally renowned specialists will be sharing technical tips and tricks and pearls of wisdom that they have accumulated over the many years of working in equine dental practice.

The panel of internationally renowned specialists will be sharing technical tips and tricks and pearls of wisdom that they have accumulated over the many years of working in equine dental practice.

Start Time: 7PM EST / 6PM CDT / 5PM MDT / 4PM PDT

Date Time (CET) Speaker Title Duration
26 July 19:00 – 19:45 Scott Marx Review of Equine Dental Anatomy 40 min
  19:45 – 20:20 Scott Marx Extraction Planning based on Clinical & Imaging Findings 30 min
  20:20 – 21:15 Scott Marx Sedative Protocols & Local Anaesthetic Techniques 50 min
29 July 19:00 – 19:55 Rob Pascoe Oral Endoscopy & Examination – Techniques & Equipment 50 min
  19:55 – 20:40 Rob Pascoe Diagnostic Imaging – Radiographic Techniques 40 min
5 August 19:00 – 19:35 Rob Pascoe Diagnostic Imaging – Advanced Modalities 30 min
  19:35 – 20:20 Rob Pascoe Indications & Treatment Planning for Cheek Tooth Extractions 40 min
12 August 19:00 – 19:35 Hubert Simhofer Indications & Treatment Planning for Incisor/Canine Extractions 30 min
  19:35 – 20:10 Hubert Simhofer Incisor, Canine & Wolf Tooth Extraction Techniques 30 min
  20:10 – 21:05 Hubert Simhofer Cheek Tooth Oral Extraction Techniques 50 min
19 August 19:00 – 19:45 Cleet Griffin Surgical Cheek Tooth Extraction Techniques – An Overview 40 min
  19:45 – 20:20 Cleet Griffin Extraction Complications & Management 30 min

Day 1 starts at 15:00h with 3 hours of interactive Case-Discussions, Q&A which will give attendees the unique opportunity to apply what they have learned during Lecture Series in discussion with the world-renowned specialists.  This will then be followed by the obligatory Wine & Cheese Reception allowing for attendees to socialise with colleagues and the speakers/instructors.

On the second day, 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; attendee-to-instructor ratio of 5-8/1) at the following stations:

  • Oral Endoscopy & Examination
  • Diagnostic Imaging – Radiographic Techniques etc.        
  • Local Anesthetic Techniques (incl. TMJ)
  • Advanced Incisor & Canine Extractions
  • Oral Extraction Techniques for Cheek Teeth I
  • Oral Extraction Techniques for Cheek Teeth II

The course fee includes, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, lunch and a certificate of attendance. To participate in the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions, attendees are required to have first taken part in the Lecture Series (purchased as an ‘Extra’ when registering for the On-Location Case-Discussions & Practical Sessions).  Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available due to the highly practical nature of this course.

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    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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    Apryle Horbal
    BA, VMD, Dipl.AVDC(Eq), MRCVS

    United States

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    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.

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    Hubert Simhofer
    Dr.med.vet., Dipl.AVDC, Dipl.EVDC(Equine)


    American & European Veterinary Specialist in Dentistry (Equine)
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    Diplomate of the Equine Branches of the American and European Veterinary Dental Colleges, Swiss (SVPM/ASME) and German (IGFP) Certificates in Equine Dentistry

    Hubert graduated from the University of Vienna in Veterinary Medicine in 1992. Following a two year period in a private equine clinic near Vienna, he completed his doctoral thesis in 1996 and returned to the University as an assistant at the Clinic for Surgery where he specialised in Equine Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery. In 2013 Hubert became a specialist of the newly formed equine branches of the American and European Dental Colleges. Since 2015 Hubert is associate professor for Equine Surgery in Vienna. In 2020, Hubert set up his own clinic Tierklinik Gaaden.

    Hubert has published several studies and clinical articles in peer-reviewed veterinary journals and lectures regularly at national and international courses and conferences on equine dentistry.

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    Scott Marx

    United States

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    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.

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    Cleet Griffin
    DVM, Dipl.ABVP(Eq), Dipl.AVDC(Eq)

    United States

    American Specialist in Veterinary Dentistry (Equine)
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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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Kendall Road Equine Hospital


Kendall Road Equine Hospital
10N051 Kendall Road
Elgin, IL 60124


Phone: 847-464-5598

Website: www.kendallroadequine.com

Email: krehosp@gmail.com



From: I-88 East of Route 47

West on I-88 (East/West Tollway)
Exit Sugar Grove/Route 56, to Route 47
North (R) on Route 47, to McDonald Road
East (R) on McDonald Road, to Kendall Road
North (L) on Kendall Road
Kendall Road Equine Hospital is about 1¼ miles, on the right side of road.

From: I-88 West of Route 47

East on I-88 to Route 47 exit
North (L) on Route 47, to McDonald Road
East (R) on McDonald Road, to Kendall Road
North (L) on Kendall Road
Kendall Road Equine Hospital is about 1¼ miles, on the right side of road.

From: I-90 East Bound from Rockford

East on I-90 to Route 20
Exit Route 20 South, to Route 47
South (R) on Route 47, to Plato Road
East (L) on Plato Road to Kendall Road
South (R) on Kendall Road
Kendall Road Equine Hospital is about a ½ mile down, on the left side of road.

From: I-90 West Bound From Chicago (Directions from Chicago Airports)

West on I-90 to Route 47 exit
South (L) on Route 47 to Plato Road
East (L) on Plato Road, to Kendall Road
South (R) on Kendall Road
Kendall Road Equine Hospital is about a ½ mile down, on left side of road.



International Airports

31 miles: Chicago O'Hare International Airport - Chicago, IL

49 miles: Chicago Midway International Airport - Chicago, IL

59 miles: General Mitchell International Airport - Milwaukee, WI



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1780 Capital Street

Elgin, IL 60124

Tel: +1 847-888-0600

Website: www.CandlewoodSuites.com/Elgin


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2480 Bushwood Drive

Elgin, IL  60124

Tel: +1 847-836-9500

Website: www.comfortsuites.com/hotel-elgin-illinois-il258


12.3 miles


Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Chicago

495 Airport Road, 

Elgin, IL 60123 

Tel: +1 847-488-9000

Website: www.ihg.com       


14.3 miles


Hampton Inn Chicago Elgin/I-90

405 Airport Road

Elgin, IL 60123-9356 

Tel: +1 866-460-7454

Website: www.HamptonInn.Hilton.com/Elgin      


 14.5 miles


“Highly practical with a great theoretic base. Even though I already was quite familiar with the techniques presented, I really learned some new details and got some insights for daily use.”

Nina Lundgren, Svenska Hasttandvarden AB, Sweden - Equine Oral Dental Extraction Techniques course

“Great overview of normal anatomy and pathology, radiograph technique and extraction techniques.”

Scott Morley, United States - Equine Oral Dental Extraction Techniques course

“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