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Dentistry questions answered

FAQs from Veterinary Surgeons


What procedures am I allowed to sedate for?

How do I check that an EDT is qualified before sedating for them?

Can I sedate for a trainee EDT and what is involved when they are building up their “advanced case log”?

Why should I use a member of the British Association of Equine Dental Technicians (BAEDT)? How can I check their qualifications and membership status?

Do I need to be present for the entire wolf tooth extraction procedure?

What happens if the wolf tooth is blind/unerrupted?

Can the EDT extract a blind wolf tooth if I make the gingival incision?

When can an EDT extract a cheek tooth?

Who can perform diastema widening?

Where can I get training/CPD on more advanced dental procedures such as diastema widening?

How do I report a potential transgression of the VSA?