The Midwest Equine Dental Academy offers a unique and highly specialized apprenticeship training program. While overall medical care is the responsibility of the equine veterinarian, often these professionals have little time or energy available for dentistry. Yet most veterinarians and horse professionals recognize that many health-related problems can be alleviated with proper dental care.

Our highly qualified instructors will teach you the required skill to aide and improve the dental health of horses.

We provide advanced technique and methodology and work hard to ensure that you are up to date on the latest equine dentistry systems. You will learn professional equine related terminology and move on to have a completely hands-on experience with live horses.

Horse dentistry is our specialty. Whether you want to become an equine dental technician, add skilled dentistry to your vet practice, or add dentistry to your farrier or training business, we have the program for you!

  • Applicants must have a high school diploma and be at least 18 years of age upon commencement of the class.

4 consecutive weeks/120 live contact hours after lecture

A thorough four-week introduction to the anatomy of the equine head, technical terminology, recognition of numeric tooth identification systems, problematic teeth and teeth patterns, non-surgical extractions and many other equine dental issues.

You will learn about the various manual tools available, their application and how to use each device for maximum efficiency.

You will also be taught professional ethics and how to conduct yourself in the field. And because we want you to become successful in your new role, we teach you the latest marketing skills and how to promote yourself once you complete your course.

Not only will you receive excellent theory classes, you will receive weeks of hands on training with 300 plus live horses while you study under the supervision of our knowledgeable instructors and veterinarians.

After completion of our manual equine dentistry course, you will have the skill set and certification to operate as an EQDT – Equine Dental Technician. Your new skills will allow you to recognize dental malocclusions, execute point reductions, complete a full mouth balance and perform as a professional in the field of equine dentistry.

40 contact hours/ 1 week

After becoming proficient in the field using manual tools, you will then have the option to return and take part in our motorized dentistry course. You will learn about different motorized tools and accessories, and the way in which these tools can be safely and effectively used to enhance your dentistry practice.

You will also learn the benefits and differences between both manual and motorized dentistry, all while learning to use different equipment, hands on with live horses. Our knowledgeable instructors will teach you both the benefits and the dangers when using this high powered equipment and ensure that you are fully equipped to use your motorized tools proficiently in the field.

M.E.D.A. offers ongoing EqDT training courses throughout the year. We have many Equine Veterinarians and guest speakers from around the world conducting these very informative classes. Past graduates of M.E.D.A. are invited to attend.

M.E.D.A. offers ongoing marketing training with every class offered. We believe that it is important for you to become successful in your new career and strive to teach you how to get a running start in your field.

The Midwest Equine Dental Academy offers specialized classes taught by some of the industry’s best professionals. Combined with 300 plus ‘live’ horses per course, our classes offer a very hands on approach to learning. We pride ourselves in a very small ‘student to instructor’ ratio and offer both a clinical training environment as well as offsite training, using the best and most up to date tools available.

Summer Courses

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, we are forced to cancel our summer program.

Autumn Courses

Manual Dentistry Course – September 7 – October 1 (150 x contact hours)

*Seats still available

Manual Dentistry Course October 28- November 22 (150 contact hours)

*Seats still available

Power Tool Course – TBA (45 x contact hours)