Equine Dentist

September 2011

International Association of Equine Dentistry
  IAED Certified Equine Dental Technician Source Notes
Required level of general education No official educational program required www.iaedonline.com Certification program. Evaluates individuals by their standards to prove them as proficient veterinary or non-veterinary practitioners. Both member veterinarians and equine dental technicians can apply, and if successful, achieve equivalent levels of certification by this testing, though their formal secondary or higher edcuation may vastly differ
Hands-On Animal Patient Training Basic Certification: 250 dental charts candidate's actual case work; Advanced Certification: one detailed case study of candidate's actual work. www.iaedonline.com The IAED Certification Exam is a practical exam meant to demonstrate hands-on proficiency in equine dental maintenance
Certification Exam IAED Certification Exam www.iaedonline.com 3 parts: 1st part is a written exam, 2nd part is a skull evaluation, 3rd part is supervised practical exam procedures on a live horse
Continuing Education Required Yes, but not specified amount www.iaedonline.com Once certified, IAED members commit to maintaining their achieved status through continuing education requirements
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 Legislative and Regulatory Department
Contact: Tara Southwell, State Policy Analyst, AVMA State Legislative and Regulatory Department, 847-285-6779