An Introduction to Advanced Surgical Dental Extraction Techniques (incl. MITR, MTE & Segmentation) – A 2-Day Practical Boutique Course (max. 18 vets)

Date: Fri 6th Sep 2019 - Sat 7th Sep 2019
Venue: Chino Valley Equine Hospital
Location: Chino Hills, near Los Angeles, CA (Ontario Intl, John Wayne Intl, Los Angeles Intl Airport)
Contact Hours: 15 Hours - RACE Pending
Course Language: English
Price: (net price, no tax will be added)*
Qualified Vet USD 990.00 USD 1970.00
2nd vet, same clinic USD 940.00 USD 1870.00
Student USD 200.00 -
Intern (Requires Certification from Clinic) USD 495.00 USD 990.00
Vet & Vet Tech (L&P both) - USD 3460.00
Vet L&P / Tech L-only USD 2860.00 -
Early Booking Deadline: Sunday 28th July 2019
Registration Deadline: Thursday 5th September 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 6 – Sat 7 Sept 2019 – A 2-Day Practical Boutique Course 

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


Nowadays a great percentage of equine dental extractions are performed non-surgically but should never be taken lightly as complications like dental fractures, retained root tips, collateral damage etc. easily occur.  Over the past 20 years minimally-invasive surgical techniques have been developed and have led to a significant reduction of morbidity and mortality in horses.  This 2-day highly practical boutique course (max. 18 attendees) was devised for advanced practitioners with surgical experience and surgeons with a good working knowledge/experience in equine dentistry, specifically with dental extractions.  The panel of internationally renowned specialists will provide an overview on up-to-date, minimally-invasive surgical dental extraction techniques in horses, including minimally-invasive trephination & repulsion (MITR), minimally-invasive transbuccal extraction (MTE) and dental segmentation.  They will furthermore be sharing technical tips and tricks and pearls of wisdom that they have accumulated over the many years of performing equine dental surgery. 

Between both days the 9 hours of practical sessions will provide an intimate environment for attendees to develop their surgical skills on equine specimens in true small groups (2-3 vets per specimen; attendee-to-instructor ratio of 4-6/1) at the following stations:

  • Surgical Anatomy of the Head – Sinuses Anatomy, Surgical Approaches, Facial Anatomy & Nerve Blocks            
  • Minimally Invasive Trephination & Repulsion (MITR)    
  • Minimally Invasive Transbuccal Extraction (MTE)
  • Paranasal Sinuses – Surgical Techniques 
  • Dental Segmentation Techniques
  • Diagnostic Imaging Case-Discussions    

The course fee includes lunches, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, 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).  Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

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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, Dipl.AVDC/EVDC (Eq)


    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. 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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    Neil Townsend
    MSc, BVSc, CertES(Soft Tissue), DipECVS ,DipEVDC(Equine), MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    European & RCVS Specialist in Equine Surgery / European & RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Dentistry (Equine)
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    Neil qualified from Bristol University in 2004 and after a brief period in mixed practice embarked on an equine only career starting with an Equine internship at Liverpool University and surgical residency at the University of Edinburgh. He re-joined Liverpool University in 2010 as a surgery clinician, setting up an advanced dentistry service including standing CT. He joined Three Counties Equine Hospital, Tewkesbury in 2015 where he provides both an in-house and peripatetic advanced dentistry and surgery service. He is interested in all aspects of equine surgery and advanced dentistry and lectures nationally and internationally on these subjects.

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Course Program

Chino Valley Equine Hospital


Chino Valley Equine Hospital
2945 English Place
Chino Hills, CA 91709


Phone: 909-628-5545






Get on I-105 E from S Sepulveda Blvd: 3 min (1.6 mi)

Continue on I-105 E. Take I-605 N and CA-60 E to Chino Ave in San Bernardino County

Take exit 11Afrom CA-71 S: 51 min (46.0 mi)

Take Peyton Dr to English Pl in Chino Hills



International airports

13 miles: Ontario International Airport- Ontario, CA

35 miles: John Wayne International Airport - Santa Ana, CA

51 miles: Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, CA


Domestic airports

43 miles: Long Beach Airport, Long Beach, CA

45 miles: Hollywood Burbank Airport, Burbank, CA



Hampton Inn & Suites Chino Hills 

3150 Chino Ave.

Chino Hills, CA 91709 

Tel: +1-909-591-2474


3.2 miles


Motel 6 Los Angeles-Pamona 

2470 S. Garey Ave.

Pamona, CA 91766 

Tel: +1-909-591-1871


3.3 miles


Extended Stay America-Chino Valley 

4325 Corporate Center Ave.

Chino, CA 91710 

Tel: +1-909-597-8675


3.4 miles


Ayres Hotel Chino Hills 

4785 Chino Hills Pkwy.

Chino Hills, CA 91709 

Tel: +1-909-631-2922


 3.7 miles


La Quinta Pamona 

3200 W. Temple Ave.

Pomona, CA 91768 

Tel: +1-909-598-0073


7.2 miles


DoubleTree by Hilton Pamona 

3101 W. Temple Ave.

Pomona, CA 91768 

Tel: +1-909-594-0600


7.3 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 - Oral extraction, Denmark

“A good theoretical & practical course.”

Sanne Journee, Paardengebit Dierenarts, Friesland, The Netherlands - Advanced Diagnostic & Therapeutic Techniques in Equine Dentistry 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