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Welcome to CAEDP’s Offical Events Page. This page was created to provide you a place to locate CAEDP’s coming events.  Regardless of the stage of certification, you are in, this page should help you navigate through the “certification process” and more.



TWO DAY Equine Dental Clinics:  (August 2023) If you are looking to advance your knowledge, interact with other professionals, begin Basic Certification or participate in the Advanced Certification Program … this clinic is for you.  February’s clinic will start with a dental demonstration by each Master Dentist followed by a short Q&A then grouped and charged to equilibrate at least 2 horses.  Participants are required to bring all necessary dental instruments and personal setup supplies. Warm facility, horses and instruction will be provided.  Note: Participants can work to receive their two “letters of recommendation” by a CAEDP certified member which are required to attend certification.  $675 

ONE DAY Equine Dental Clinics:   November 25th, 2022    This clinic can stand alone in the quality instruction it promises to deliver or it can provide a second opportunity to receive personalized guidance from the experts after a break to hone your own skills from February’s clinic.  It also offers an opportunity to strategically schedule travel for those who live a great distance away, and plan to certify. Participants are required to bring all necessary dental instruments and personal setup supplies, can also work to receive their two “letters of recommendation”.   $425 

Both wetlab/clinic combinations are open for all skill levels and promise to provide you with a unique blend of lecture, demonstration, personal instruction, live horses, debriefing, evaluation as well as specific certification proficiency requirements.  Clinics are designed as an opportunity to work one-on-one with an experienced dental practitioner, time allowed to ask specific questions and receive professional guidance. Certified Master Dentists Cavan McMullan, Grant MacKinnon and Shorty Olson are scheduled to host.

Basic Equine Dental Certification:  November 26th, 2022  On-Site Practical Exam (aging exam, Q&A exam and proficiency exam with wet-lab)   $875 

Basic Certification Prerequisites:
– Become a CAEDP Member $150  and Apply to enroll in the CAEDP’s Basic Certification Program
– Sign Standard of Practice and submit
– Sign Code of Ethics and submit
– Submit two letters of recommendation from a CAEDP Certified Equine Dentists
– Complete a brief narrative of your equine dental training and experience and submit
– Complete the online written examination  $175

NEW:  Advanced Equine Dental Certification:   November 25-26th, 2022    The Advanced Certification Program will challenge participants to take both their knowledge and skills of the industry to the next level.  Participants will be required: 1—deliver a professional 45 minute lecture (on a topic provided) at Basic Certification; 2—present an equilibration with complete narrative (to the group) from the explanation perspective “to the client”; 3—Wetlab/Clinic Series and Basic Certification delivery assistance. $475

REMEMBER: Grandfathering still applies until December 31st, 2022




CAEDP congratulates eight new certified graduates of the Canadian Association of Equine Dental Practitioners. 

Experienced Equine Dentists from across Canada gathered in Alberta on August 12th to test their skills by each, successfully working their way through the Aging and Q&A Stations then confirming their proficiency by charting and balancing two different horses.  “This is a far more comprehensive approach to the equine dental certification process worldwide”, says President McMullan.  “It is important for horse owners to know that the dental specialist working on their horses have stepped up to Canada’s certification challenges. Confidence in the dental industry is paramount to the next generation of horse owners.”

CAEDP  is proud to have provided a multi-faceted testing process that began with two letters of recommendation and ended with a double-blind proof of proficiency.  The certification event is only a small window of continuous, year-long training necessary to keep their skills sharp.  “Those seeking to stay competitive in-show can be confident in CAEDP’s certified members.” 


On JULY 9th, 2021  CLINIC REVIEW  

CAEDP delivered another quality Equine Dental Workshop.  Debbie Spears Cdn-EqDP, hosted the event, held at her cattle/equine facility outside of Blue Ridge, Alberta, (south of Whitecourt).  Cavan McMullan Cdn-CMEqDP and Grant MacKinnon Cdn-CAEqDP, each demonstrated the use of equipment they personally choose to balance a horse’s mouth and passed on some of the tips they picked up through the years.  Both were available for Certification Letters of Recommendation.  We are happy to announce we will have a large group of qualified equine dentists to certify on August 12th!  Congratulations!



By all accounts, the Certification Proficiency Examination Preparation Clinic, held this past weekend was a great success!  “The Anchor D Outfitters, outdid themselves”; “there were plenty of horses to choose from”; “the instruction was top-notch” and “every participant was eager to learn something”… it doesn’t get any better than that!

The clinic started Friday afternoon with six in attendance, just west of Turner Valley, Alberta.  Participants set up their stations quickly and the lecture kicked off on time.  “The group was nothing but professional,” says Dewey Mathews, owner of the facility, “they turned me into a real believer!”

The next two days were filled with a nice balance of enthusiasm and intense, group discussions, personal evaluations, equipment checks, technique comparisons, and learning the fine are of balancing a horse’s mouth.  Those in attendance not only enjoyed a good hot lunch but were invited in for supper, where the discussions carried into each night.

A nice compliment to every event ends with another list being etched from those who attended, signing up to attend for the “next one”…


NOTE: Details have been updated on the Announcement Page of the Member Only Section of this website.