Delegates can get their teeth into something different at BEVA Congress this year (9th – 12th September 2015) by participating in some inspiring daily Practical Dentistry Techniques sessions at the new Practical Demonstration Stand in the Exhibition Hall.

Congress organisers have enlisted the skills of three leading equine dental experts to host the sessions, which will comprise demonstrations and the chance to roll up your sleeves and get to grips with dentistry tools and techniques.

Chris Pearce MRCVS, who runs the Equine Dental Clinic in Dorset, Neil Townsend MRCVS, formerly senior lecturer at the University of Liverpool Equine Hospital and Henry Bilson BAEDT, director of Equine Dental Services in Somerset, will be presenting live demonstrations and running practical sessions every day.

The live demonstrations will take place in the Exhibition Hall during the morning, lunchtime and afternoon breaks. They will cover the rudiments of external examination and oral examination with the use of mirrors and an oroscope, the use of nerve blocks and the taking and interpreting of radiographs.

The daily practical teaching sessions, comprising groups of a maximum of five delegates, will take place between the demonstrations. Using special plastic demonstration skulls with cheek teeth inserts, Chris Pearce and Neil Townsend will take delegates through ‘Everything You Need To Know For A Clinical Oral Examination’ including external and internal routine examination, anatomy and common pathology. Henry Bilson, Chris and Neil will then demonstrate ‘How To Use Modern Power Instruments Properly And Effectively And Work Happily All Day’.

Spaces will be limited for the practical sessions to ensure the groups remain small. Interested delegates are advised to book promptly on Thursday to avoid missing out on this exceptional opportunity for hands-on learning with some of the UK’s leading equine dentistry practitioners.

Lucy Grieve, BEVA Council Member, said: “There is a growing awareness, amongst owners and vets, of the importance of dental health and it’s encouraging to see the increasing numbers of vets are taking the BEVA/BVDA exam in equine dentistry. We are hoping the new Congress demonstrations and practical sessions will inspire, inform and educate, helping to raise the bar for first class equine dentistry in the UK.”

This year BEVA Congress (9th – 12th September 2015) will be held in the heart of Liverpool at the spacious Arena Convention Centre. The programme, led by many leading International Specialists, is spread over three days and comprises more than 90 hours of CPD lectures on 20 different aspects of world-class science, innovation and day-to-day practical veterinary medicine and surgery.

If you work in a mixed practice you can sign up for BEVA Congress and BSAVA Congress (7th -10th April 2016), on just one ticket, to save money and optimise use of time out of the practice. The single ticket gives you a choice of seven days of CPD at two separate events spread over eight months. If you book before 5th August 2015 you can also benefit from some excellent early bird discounts.