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Our time has come Montana!  It's time to show your support for Equine Dental Technicians in your state!  We are on a tim...
02/24/2021

Our time has come Montana! It's time to show your support for Equine Dental Technicians in your state! We are on a time crunch as SB347 is now official, they have given us only 1 day to prepare. Please send letters in support today! Email [email protected] stating your support for equine dental technicians and how this bill will help you provide the best care for your horses! First 10 people to send me a copy of their letter to read as testimony at the hearing will receive a free Western Equine Coffee mug or Wine cup!

Email [email protected] - chairman of the senate committee on agriculture, livestock and irrigation

Email me at [email protected] with any questions or send me your letter for your free mug!

02/24/2021

Please help support Senate Bill 347

*What is SB 347?
-SB 347 is a bill to amend the Montana Veterinary Practice act laws regarding the definition of โ€œdentistryโ€ in livestock as Veterinary medicine to allow for teeth floating to be done by properly trained and certified individuals (Equine Dental Technicians).

*What are we trying to accomplish?
-With this bill, our main goal is to legally recognize Certified Equine Dental Technicians (CEqDTโ€™s) in the state and allow Veterinarians to use them to help provide routine dental care to livestock, ie: teeth floating. This only pertains to teeth floating in livestock, not oral surgery, not extractions, not medication laws and is not extended to canines and felines or the like.

*Why?
1.Montana has a very large population of horses in the state compared to the very minimal
number of large animal Veterinarians in the state. Even fewer are Veterinarians who provide routine preventative dental care, or teeth floating. Most do not intervene until there is a life- threatening situation and we feel having properly trained and certified equine dental technicians in the state available to the veterinarians for hire would help to decrease the number of horses suffering in silence. Owners are asking for this, but over-worked livestock Veterinarians have not been able to provide it alone.
2. Most human owned horses are on processed feeds or feeding routines that go against how their oral anatomy was intended to wear in a natural setting. Without routine teeth floating, many horses are suffering from dental abnormalities, mal-occlusions and pain that can result in disease and/or death. These dental abnormalities can be easily corrected early on with preventative dental care. When these issues are neglected, they quickly can become extremely painful and cause early expiration of teeth as well as a short life span for the horse. This is one of the key differences in a horse that dies at 20 and a horse who lives to see 30. Once improper attrition has reached the point of tooth expiration, there is no way to give a horse back the ability to eat.

*Why are we trying to accomplish this?
1. To raise the level of care for every horse! Routine dentistry (teeth floating) is an important
component of proper animal husbandry just as much as is horse shoeing and hoof trimming. Owners should be allowed to LEGALLY provide their horses with proper routine dental care, as well as to choose their equine dental care provider.
2. Equine dentistry has been practiced for over 3000 years! Mongolians realized long ago how important equine dentistry is to the comfort and longevity in the horse and has been practiced since until recently some states outlawed the practice by non-Veterinarians.
3. This same legislation has worked wonders for other states like Arizona and Utah and California, among many others. Now most horse owners are having to travel out of state to provide routine dental care to their horses by Dental Technicians certified by the International Association of Equine Dentistry (IAED).
4. We want Certified individuals to be able to legally work in this state and make Montanans proud of the level of care they provide to their horses.

What is a Certified Equine Dental Technician (CEqDT)?
1. A CEqDT is an equine dental technician recognized internationally by the International Association of Equine Dentistry (IAED). This is an association recognizing both Veterinarians and Technicians who have passed the course and keep up with continuing education.
2. A CEqDT is an individual who has attended a recognized school of equine dentistry and passed both the IAED written exam and a hands-on exam in front of IAED Examiner.
3. A CEqDT has attended at least 240 hours of specialized education in class from an IAED approved equine dental school along with minimum 80 hours of externship work with a certified individual. Most IAED approved schools, depending on state laws, provide a hands-on wet lab anatomy course as well as at least 120 class hours working hands on with live animals under instruction.
4. A CEqDT has been declared competent in the art of equine dentistry as well as in the anatomy of the equine oral structures and structures surrounding the oral cavity as well as educated in depth about oral and dental abnormalities, tooth structure and anatomy as well as dental disease processes and how they occur and are diagnosed.
5. A CEqDT receives a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education credits in equine dentistry from IAED approved schools every 2 years.
And most importantly...
-A CEqDT is a highly trained individual whose passion is in equine dentistry and wants to work side by side with Veterinarians to help raise the bar for care of all equine species.

Please send your letters in support of SB 347

-You can email them to Mike Lang, Chairman of the Senate Committee on agriculture, livestock and irrigation.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (406) 654-7357

-If you would like your letter to be read as testimony at the hearing 2/25/21 please send them also to myself, Cassie Richardson. I will also be available by phone or email to answer any questions or send you a letter template should you need one.
Email: [email protected].
Cell: (509) 378-6358

Here is a very sad, but interesting case found by Justin Stark of L7 equine dentistry in Utah.
01/12/2020

Here is a very sad, but interesting case found by Justin Stark of L7 equine dentistry in Utah.

The sharp teeth in front are canines. The tall sharp teeth farther back are lower front hooks.

08/16/2019

A great explanation by Academy of Equine Dentistry's Stanton Williams on why dentistry is important for your horse and a few of the issues we often see.

03/12/2019

The evolution of the horse is very interesting
Here we have 2 teeth from 2 mares. Both mares 4 years old, both needing the same tooth removed. One is a Clydesdale mare weighing 580kg the other is a 55kg miniature. Think about it!

03/05/2019

~Jenn~

03/02/2019

February 2019 Equine Dental Class
We had such a great session with many interesting cases students from Germany, Brazil, The Netherlands, Englad, Australia, Denmark, Canada, and many parts of the US.

03/02/2019
12/19/2018
12/14/2018

It never hurts to have your equine dentist check bit fitting on your horse during his annual dental appointment. Malocclusions of the teeth or tongue restrictions from poor bit fitting in a horse's mouth can restrict movement in the rest of the horse's body.

Photos from My Equine Dentist's post
11/19/2018

Photos from My Equine Dentist's post

Heres a good picture of the difference between a normal check tooth and an expired cheek tooth of an old horse.
11/19/2018

Heres a good picture of the difference between a normal check tooth and an expired cheek tooth of an old horse.

Hier sehen Sie einmal einen tollen Vergleich zwischen einem sehr jungen Zahn und einem alten, abgenutzten. Es ist beeindruckend wie viel Krone im Laufe des Pferdelebens abgenutzt wird.

Photos from Vet Physio Phyle's post
11/14/2018

Photos from Vet Physio Phyle's post

11/12/2018

We are wrapping up our November 2018 session with some great cases. A special thanks goes out to advanced lecturer Theo van Delft DVM for subjects on Incisor and Canine Extractions, EOTRH, and Principles of Endodontics and Caries Restorations. Also thanks to Daan Staller DVM for lectures and case reviews.

09/30/2018
08/03/2018

TGIF everybody ๐Ÿด

Academy of Equine Dentistry's July class was fantastic and full of great veterinarians and talented dentists. Can't wait...
07/30/2018

Academy of Equine Dentistry's July class was fantastic and full of great veterinarians and talented dentists. Can't wait to go back for the November class!

Early morning case reviews before horses check in and lab starts. Never stop improving!

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07/04/2018

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Taking the first step towards certification starting next week! Like my new page to stay updated!
06/30/2018

Taking the first step towards certification starting next week! Like my new page to stay updated!

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15927 E Pinnacle Vista Dr
Scottsdale, AZ
85262

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Monday 9am - 2pm
Tuesday 9am - 2pm
Wednesday 9am - 2pm
Thursday 9am - 2pm
Friday 9am - 2pm
Saturday 6am - 2pm
Sunday 6am - 2pm

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(509) 378-6358

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