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List of EqD Schools

Recognized Equine Dentistry Education

Equine Dental Practitioners are required to start their EqD journey by attending a Professional Equine Dental Training Program. Pre-approval of CAEDP’s board of any equine dental school is intended to confirm a comprehensive, qualified education with structured learning objectives that focus on proficiency-based skills. All of which is designed to prepare equine dental practitioners to supply the demand for routine dental maintenance throughout the horse industry.

Students attend course levels 100, 200, and 300 in two to three-week terms, then are encouraged to sign up and work with a mentor before returning. The following EqD Schools have been reviewed and approved.


CAEDP’s List of Recognized Equine Dental Educational Facilities


American School of Equine Dentistry
Raymond Q. Hyde, D.V.M., Equine Practitioner/Educator
36691 Sawmill Lane, Purcellville, VA 20132
(540) 668-6505

The American School of Equine Dentistry (ASED) is a small, private school owned and operated by Raymond Hyde, D.V.M. The School is dedicated to an educational program that promotes an understanding and recognition of the need for the performance of equine dentistry and maintenance and instructs its students on how to perform these needed dental procedures. The course also provides a framework of ancillary and inter-related veterinary and equine science knowledge to establish the student as part of the equine healthcare team. This allows the student to become part of an interdisciplinary approach to maintaining the health, comfort, and balance of the animals, and enhancing the performance and enjoyment of our client’s horses.

The ASED’s teamwork philosophy depends on a strong veterinarian–technician bond of understanding, shared knowledge, and skill. Therefore, the four-week course is a broad program including classroom presentations, hands-on training performing equine dental services, observation of fieldwork done by the instructors in their daily work, and is provided in conjunction with Dr. Hyde’s general equine practice. Students will see and work with many types of horses from various uses during the course since there is a large diverse population of horses in the school’s area.

ASED’s teaching goal is to make it possible for our students to enter the field of equine dentistry with a solid knowledge of equine dentistry and the practical skills needed to serve the dental needs of horses.




Canadian School of Equine Dentistry – Canadian Equine Dental Programme, Ltd.
Contact (403) 819-5964 for more information

The Canadian Equine Dental Programme is designed around practical experience (supervised charted horses) delivered in intermittent weekly sessions in-between classroom lectures, and homework assignments. “Perfect practice makes perfect,” could never be more accurate than when it comes to learning the art of equine dentistry.

The Canadian School of Equine Dentistry – The Canadian Equine Dental Programme, partners dedicated certified equine dental practitioners with equine dental students, which encourages experienced practitioners the opportunity to share their vast wealth of knowledge while providing practical field experience.

Some of what participants will learn: the historical facts, various dental theories, proper dental techniques, associated terminology, the importance of aging accurately with different methods, bio-mechanical variations, function in relation to mastication, identifying table angles in relation to the incisor table angles, addressing malocclusions, anatomical and physiological principles of balance and equilibration, while learning how to develop a responsible equine dental business as it relates to performance, nutrition, bitting, and training.  This program will prepare students for all required certification examinations.



Equine Dental School of Texas
Wayne Needham, Principal Equine Dentist
21000 Interstate 27, Canyon, Tx 79015

ED 101 Subject Description: This course is designed to present a comprehensive approach to the biomechanics, anatomy, and pathology of the equine’ head, neck, and dentition. Emphasis is placed on terminology, mastication functionality, and trade skill development. Anyone with an interest in Veterinary work, Veterinary referral work, or entry-level Equine Dentistry should benefit from this course.
ED 201 Subject Description: This course is designed to present a comprehensive and practical approach to the theory and methods of equine dentistry. Emphasis is placed on proper techniques, correct angles of the teeth, proper reduction of malocclusions, and responsible practices. Anyone interested in the field of equine dentistry will benefit from this course.
ED 301 Subject Description: This course is a comprehensive approach to the business of equine dentistry, from the terminology required to communicate with other professionals in the business to interact with clients and customers. This comprehensive course will not only prepare students for the required state testing but will also prepare them for a sole proprietorship in the of field Equine Dentistry.




Equine Gnathological Training Institute, Inc.
2050 East Medicine Wheel Lane, King Hill, Idaho 83633 USA
Dale Jeffrey Cell: 208-869-1002

Subjects Covered: Equine Gnathological Theory
Equine Gnathological Paradigm
History of Equine Gnathology
Anatomical, Physiological and Biomechanical VariationsAging
Principles of Balance and Equilibration from a Gnathological Perspective
How Gnathological Procedures Relate to Performance and Nutrition
Bitting and Training Issues
Hands-on Practical Equine Gnathological Training at the “Fundamental” and “Advanced” Levels
Aging Horses Accurately Using a Variety of Methods
Practical Hand Floating Methods for Everyday Use
Prophylaxis and Equilibration on Sedated Horses
Instrumentation Application and Maintenance
Responsible Business Practices
Working With Your Veterinarian/s



CAEDP’s pre-approved approved professional Equine Dentistry Educational Facility’s course must:
  1. Be detailed and well organized, with a structured building block educational focus.
  2. Must include a complete history of the industry with specific targeted learning objectives.
  3. Must provide a comprehensive list of EqD terminology, definitions, and their uses.
  4. Must include a complete understanding of the importance of individualEqD history inquiry and record-keeping.
  5. Must include a comprehensive understanding of the importance of accurate aging and the associated benefits and consequences thereof.
  6. Must include a complete understanding of dental prophylaxis, tooth structure and growth patterns, principles of mastication.
  7. Must include a full-body anatomy course complete with a full understanding of the inter-related structures and soft tissue attachments and the dental significance with both their positive and negative influences throughout.
  8. Must include a detailed list of the most common and research-based theories intended to reinstate the fundamental geometric and biomechanical principles with a detailed understanding of their origin and approach to balance.
  9. Must include a step-by-step approach to regularly maintaining a functional mouth and the significance to the Equidae’s mastication, digestion, overall health and function (including excursion in occlusion, incisors proper angle and proper alignment, molars proper angle and alignment and synergistic-relationship between the incisor and molar arcades, protuberances and how to address each abnormality specifically).
  10. Must include a detailed look at common abnormalities and their domesticated influences of cause.
  11. Must include a wet lab complete with live animal demonstrations and practical experience.
  12. Demonstration of the full line of instrumentation and current technology available on the market with a full explanation of their uses, benefits, and consequences of proper and improper use and handling.
  13. Must provide every student with both a knowledge-based and proficiency-based form of testing at every stage of training.
  14. Must provide a detailed schedule of dates, times, and confirmed attendance records.
  15. Approved EqD educational facility shall provide a Certificate of Participation at the end of each training segment, with a full and complete list of the graduate’s level of abilities and restricted activities with a clearly defined expiration date on the face of said Certificate of Participation. It shall be included in any additional relevant documentation or form of reference to each EqD in training.

Other Equine Dental Schools:

College of Equine Dentistry
Office Phone: 02 6743 7123
International: 001161 267 437 123
Mobile: 0428 425 378

New Zealand:
New Zealand Equine Dentistry School Ltd
77 Barnaby Rd, Tuakau, Waikato 2121,
Phone: 64 9 2369398
Fax: 64 9 2369395
Mobile: 64 27 2559085

European Equine School of Dentistry
Contact: Stéphane Chantot
Rue de la Chapelle, 24 – 5310 Eghezée – Belgique
Phone: +32 (0)81 30 92 77

United States:
The Academy of Equine Dentistry
P.O Box 999, Glenns Ferry, ID 83623
Phone: 1.208.366.2315
Fax: 1.208.366.2340

Midwest Equine Dental Academy
P.O. Box 3, Winn, Michigan 48896
Phone: 1.989.772.2999