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MVMA Equine Dentistry Weekend 2019
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MVMA Equine Dentistry Weekend 2019

This dental lecture and wet lab will provide 18.5 hours of dental-focused continuing education (including 8 hrs. with live horses). Course limited to 10 veterinarians.

9/6/2019 to 9/8/2019
When: 9/6/2019
5:30 PM
Where: Long Meadow Rescue Ranch
Union, Missouri 
United States
Presenter: Dr. Dennis Rach & Dr. Bruce Whittle
Contact: Bruce Whittle

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This equine dentistry lecture and wet lab will provide 18.5 hours of dental-focused continuing education that will immediately allow participants to put to practice what they learn. It arose from a desire to provide accessible, practical equine dentistry education to veterinarians. The wet lab portion will consist of 8 hours of live horse experience split over two afternoons. Participants will work as pairs on horses of varying breeds and ages. Powerfloat equipment will be provided but participants are also welcome to bring their own equipment. The dental seminar will be held near Union, Missouri, a small town approximately one hour southwest of St. Louis, Missouri. Most of the lecture and wet labs will be held at the Longmeadow Rescue Ranch, a large animal facility belonging to the Humane Society of Missouri.


Lecture topics:
• Equine dental developmental and functional anatomy • Physiology of mastication • Oral Examination
• Equine dentistry equipment and instrumentation • Equine oral pathology • Restraint and analgesia
• Floating technique • Deciduous tooth management • Dental extraction technique • Management of periodontal disease



Dr. Dennis Rach, Calgary Canada

Dr. Rach is a former partner of Moore and Co Veterinary Services Ltd, a
12-veterinarian equine practice in Calgary, Alberta who continues to practice on a part time basis as well as develop ne modalities for equine dentistry.

The practice does over 3,500 dental procedures annually. He has had a special interest in general equine dentistry and exodontia
for over 25 years. His desire to do better dentistry led to the eventual invention of the
PowerFloat, a guarded right angle dental tool for horses that is now used world-wide. Dr.
Rach has lectured on equine dentistry in USA, Canada, Mexico, and Australia.




Dr. Bruce Whittle, Trenton, MO


Dr. Whittle is a predominantly large animal veterinarian and co-owner of a mixed animal
practice with his wife, Gayla, in Trenton, Missouri. He has a passion for dentistry and has
been actively involved in teaching dentistry short courses at numerous veterinary colleges
through the AAEP over the past 9 years.





• 8 hours of wet lab experience with live horses
• Networking with other veterinarians over dinner Saturday night at a local restaurant
• Practical information that can immediately be incorporated into any veterinary practice
• Great price - $625 includes lecture, wet labs and meals! (these type of labs are valued at over $1000)



To increase equine dentistry knowledge and technical skills so veterinarians can better meet their clients’ horse health care needs.


Limited to 10 participants to maximize the wet lab experience. For more information or to be put on a list for registration materials, please contact Dr. Bruce Whittle at or the MVMA office at 573-636-8612.


Hotel space is limited in Union, MO to the Super 8, phone number 636-583-8808. To receive the room rate of $89.99 you must make your reservation by August 8th in the "MVMA Meeting" block.


Cancellations and Refunds
No refunds will be made after August 30. Refunds will be made only if the registrant contacts the Missouri VMA office by August 30 requesting reimbursement.




Friday, September 6, 2019

5:30-6:30 p.m      Registration & supper

6:30-9:00 p.m.     Lecture


Saturday, September 7, 2019

6:30-7:00 a.m.    Continental Breakfast at Motel
7:00 a.m.            Meet in lobby

8 a.m.-12 p.m.    Lecture

12:00 p.m.          Box Lunch
1-5 p.m.             Hands on Lab

6:30 p.m.           Off-site supper provided


Sunday, September 8, 2019

6:30-7:00 a.m.    Continental Breakfast at Motel

7:30 a.m.           Meet in lobby to convoy to Long Meadow Ranch

8 a.m.-12 p.m.    Lecture

12:00 p.m.          Box Lunch

1:00-5:00 p.m.    Hands on Lab

6:00 p.m.           Depart and supper on your own

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