Equine Dentistry

Last updated August 2015

International Association of Equine Dentistry
  IAED Certified Equine Dental Technician Source Notes
Required level of general education Certification candidates  must have graduated from a formal equine dental education program (at least 240 hours). Licensed veterinarians may seek certification after 80 hours of formal equine dental education. www.iaedonline.com Certification program evaluates individuals based on IAED standards to prove proficiency of veterinary or non-veterinary practitioners. Both member veterinarians and equine dental technicians can apply, and if successful, achieve equivalent levels of certification.
Prerequisites for certification candidates Candidates must be current IAED members in good standing, complete the above educational requirements and receive a recommendation from an IAED certified member. www.iaedonline.com Apprenticeships are encouraged to prepare candidates for certification, but not mandatory.
Certification Exam IAED Certification Exam (written and practical) www.iaedonline.com After passing a written exam (by scoring 80 percent or higher), candidate may attempt the practical exam, performing supervised dental  procedures on a live horse. The work is evaluated by two IAED examiners and combined score must be 80 percent or higher.
Continuing Education Required 24 hours of CE every two years www.iaedonline.com To maintain certification, IAED members must keep membership in good standing and complete continuing education.
Legal ability to prescribe drugs to animals No    
Overseeing agency / regulating body None www.iaedonline.com  
This chart was prepared to provide an example of the education, training, certification and regulatory oversight requirements of veterinarians and non-veterinarian providers in selected areas of veterinary practice. The chart is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a comprehensive statement on the subject matter covered, but rather a guide that provides practical information for the reader. The chart does not represent legal advice and does not constitute a limitation or expansion of the lawful scope of practice applicable in any jurisdiction. The educational programs included in this resource are those known to AVMA and most often referenced in state regulations. This list is not exhaustive and not intended to describe every program offered in any covered category. The information was prepared in September 2011 and may not necessarily reflect future changes in programs. We hope that you find this material useful. Links to other websites are provided for information and convenience only. The inclusion of such materials or links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement of those views and positions.
Source: Staff research, AVMA State Relations
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