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

Fri, 08 March, 2024 - Sat, 09 March, 2024




Mälaren Hästklinik

Contact Hours

15 Hours

Early Booking Deadline

Sun, 28 January, 2024

Registration Deadline

Wed, 06 March, 2024


English (Swedish Moderation)


Printed Set of Course Notes (pick up at venue) - USD 82.12



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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 Swedish moderation):

  • Review of Equine Dental Anatomy
  • Oral Examination Techniques
  • Dental Radiography
  • 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 & 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 www.vetpd.com 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

Elke Pollaris heads the equine dentistry department at the Veterinary Clinics de Morette and de Bosdreef.

Elke graduated as a veterinarian from Ghent University in 2014. After an internship, she specialized in equine dentistry at the same university. She passed her European specialist exam in 2019 and became one of the few certified equine dental specialists in Belgium (Diplomate EVDC Eq). In addition, she completed PhD in 2021 in which she investigated the effect of cracks in horse teeth.

From October 2021, Elke will provide specialized dental care for horses at the clinic and also at your home. She emphasizes a healthy mouth and the prevention of dental and gum problems, so that your horse stays healthy and can deliver top performance.

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. During this time, he gained European Diplomas in both Equine Surgery and Veterinary Dentistry (Equine). He is a Trustee of BEVA and became a Fellow of the RCVS in 2023.

He joined private practice in 2015 where he provided both an in-house and peripatetic advanced dentistry and surgery service. He set up his own peripatetic advanced dentistry and surgery consultancy service in May 2023. He is interested in all aspects of equine surgery and advanced dentistry and lectures nationally and internationally on these subjects.


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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Mälaren Hästklinik, Sigtuna near Stockholm, Sweden. (Stockholm Arlanda Airport)


Mälaren Hästklinik AB
Hälgesta 1
193 91 Sigtuna
Phone:                +46 8-592 540 10
Website:              www.hastklinik.se



From Enköping

Drive on the E 18 towards Stockholm. Take the Draget junction, exit number 147. Turn right towards Håtuna. After 5 km you come to a four-way intersection, turn left on road 269 towards Sigtuna / Håtuna. After 4 km turn right towards Uppsala / Arlanda / Sigtuna (road 263). Drive 6.5 km and at a T-junction turn left towards Uppsala. Drive 2 km and you will see the clinic on the right side of the road. It is signposted Horse Clinic / Small Animal Clinic.

From Stockholm via E18

Drive on the E18 towards Enköping. Take the exit at junction Bro, exit number 146. After the exit on the right, turn left onto road 269 towards Sigtuna / Skokloster. After 11 km turn right towards Uppsala / Arlanda / Sigtuna (road 263). Drive 6.5 km and at a T-junction turn left towards Uppsala. Drive 2 km and you will see the clinic on the right side of the road. It is signposted Horse Clinic / Small Animal Clinic.

From Stockholm via E4

Drive on the E4 towards Uppsala. Take the Trafikplats Märsta junction, exit number 180. Drive Road 263 past Märsta towards Sigtuna, after the bridge over Garnsviken there will be a roundabout in Sigtuna. Continue on Road 263 to the right and now drive in the direction of Uppsala for about 4 km. You now see the clinic on the right side of the road. It is signposted Horse Clinic / Small Animal Clinic.

From Uppsala via E4

Drive on the E4 towards Stockholm. Take the exit at Knivsta junction, exit number 184. Turn right towards Knivsta. Drive past Knivsta and follow the road to the stop sign. (Vassunda) Drive straight ahead over road 255 and after 200 meters there will be a new stop sign. Turn left towards Sigtuna. After about 2 km and after Skråmsta, the clinic is on the left side. It is signposted Horse Clinic / Small Animal Clinic.

From Uppsala Rv 255

Drive on the Rv 255 out of Uppsala past Vilan / Sävja. Follow the road to Vassunda and take the right direction Sigtuna. After about 2 km and after Skråmsta, the clinic is on the left side. It is signposted Horse Clinic.



Stockholm Arlanda Airport - approx. 20 km



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Qualified Vet

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1584.50

Lectures Only

USD 801.91

2nd vet, same clinic

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 1507.21

Lectures Only

USD 763.27

Vet & Vet. Nurse / Vet. Technician

Lectures & Practical Sessions

USD 2560.33

Lectures Only

USD 2106.23

Intern/Resident (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 405.79

Veterinary Student (Requires proof of status)

Lectures Only

USD 159.42

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