Equine Dentist

September 2011   
 
Academy of Equine Dentistry
  Dental Technician / Practioner Source Notes
Required level of general education No official educational program required www.equinedentalacademy.com Trains practitioners at all levels; educates dental technicians and veterinarians
Hands-On Animal Patient Training 100 hours, 125 cases www.equinedentalacademy.com Certification Requirements: Completion of 330 hours of coursework (this is equivalent to 8.25 weeks of 8hrs/day x 5 days/week), 100 hours working with an Academy Certified Equine Dental Technician, Minimum of 125 documented case histories
Certification Exam No www.equinedentalacademy.com Requires satisfactory completion of written and practical examinations before attempting certification
Continuing Education Required Yes, but not specified amount www.equinedentalacademy.com Upon passing certification requirements, students must attend continuing education courses every 18 months in order to keep their certification current. Certified technicians who fail to stay abreast of changes in equine dentistry will lose their certification status through the Academy
Legal ability to prescribe drugs to animals No    
Overseeing agency / regulating body None www.equinedentalacademy.com  
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  Source: Staff research, AVMA State Legislative and Regulatory Department
Contact: Tara Southwell, State Policy Analyst, AVMA State Legislative and Regulatory Department, 847-285-6779