Moore Equine Dentistry Education Series For Veterinarians
Equine dentistry has undergone incredible changes in the last 20 years. The art and science of dentistry are continually advancing and it can be difficult for practicing veterinarians to keep up. Our courses are unique as they are a combination of up to date scientific lectures and wetlabs working on live horses. Dentistry cannot be learned in a lecture hall or working on cadavers – it is our philosophy that it takes working on live horses in a closely supervised setting to achieve hiqh quality results.
We offer several training modules that cover the different disciplines within dentistry. Each course builds on the next and certain topics such as diagnostic imaging are steadily incorporated throughout the series. If you are a busy practitioner looking to add new skills and knowledge, these training modules are guaranteed to change the way you practice equine dentistry.
We strongly believe that learning precise occlusal equilibration techniques is critical to successfully performing advanced procedures. As such, we require participants complete our equilibration series before attending the advanced courses.
Our modules are taught by a variety of renowned international clinicians that have extensive experience in equine dentistry.
If you would like to register for a course or have any questions, please call 512-508-8141 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
This module sets the foundation for all the rest of the courses and can also be taken as a stand alone that will forever change the way you perform equine dentistry. Topics cover oral biomechanics, core concepts of occlusal equilibration, in depth hypsodont anatomy and pathology, advanced principles of oral examination, juvenile versus geriatric dentistry, dental radiology, review of dental nerve blocks, and several other topics. The course consists of lectures all morning followed by wet lab on live horses in the afternoon. The groups are very small and participants work on horses in groups of two.
Advanced Equilibration II
In order to take part in this module, participants must have completed the first course “Equilibration I”. During advanced equilibration, students will learn to further refine their occlusal work by spending most of the 3 days working on live horses. There will be some lectures on common mistakes of equilibration, advanced anatomical parameters of equilibration, techniques for improving simultaneous occlusion, and using equilibration to prepare the oral cavity for difficult extractions.
Pre-requisite courses: Equilibration I, and Advanced Equilibration II. This module will delve further into obtaining a diagnosis and prognosis for different dental diseases as a basis for deciding when extraction is appropriate as well as what technique is best suited for the pathology encountered. Lectures will review nerve blocks, basics of oral extractions, advanced extraction concepts, relief cuts and minimally invasive intra-oral segmentation, instrumentation, common complications and how to avoid them, and difficult extractions. Wet labs will involve a combination of procedures on cadavers as well as live cases.
Pre-requisite courses: Equilibration I and II, and Intra-oral Extractions. This module will provide step by step training for safely performing minimally invasive transbuccal extractions (MITE) and minimally invasive Steinman pin repulsions in the standing horse.
Endodontics and restorations
Pre-requisite courses: Equilibration I, and Advanced Equilibration II. Infundibular restorations are rapidly gaining recognition as an effective therapy for slowing the progression of infundibular caries. Root canal therapy is also an emerging area of equine dentistry that can help prevent the need for extractions. This course will teach participants how to perform these procedures using up to date methods and materials.
Pre-requisite courses: Equilibration I and II, as well Surgical Extractions. The final module in our educational series focuses on diagnosis and treatment of advanced sinonasal disease. This includes minimally invasive approaches to debridment of the ventral conchal sinus compartments, transnasal sinus endoscopy, sinuscopy, sinus flap surgery, and rhynotomy surgery, as well as many other topics.