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Equine Dental Technician

If you are interested in pursuing a career as an Equine Dental Technician, training and qualification requirements can be obtained from the British Association of Equine Dental Technicians (BAEDT).


Equine Dental Technicians Exam


The BEVA/BVDA Dental exam is run each year in conjunction with the British Association of Equine Dental Technicians (BAEDT).  The objective of the exam is to promote good practice amongst those practicing Equine Dentistry and to promote the professional training of Equine Dental Technicians (EDTs).

The BEVA/BVDA Dental exam follows a rigorous process of examination that should not be undertaken lightly. Candidates must demonstrate the required knowledge, skills and competency in set procedures and application for the exam should be made following extensive training and experience.

The Exam consists of three elements:

  • Application and assessment of credentials*
  • Theoretical Element ("spot" examination and cadaver skull charting)**
  • Practical ("Clinical") Examination


*Candidates credentials must be approved before going forward to sit the Theory component.

**All candidates must successfully complete the theory component of the exam before going forward to sit the practical exam.

The exam is open to trainee Equine Dental Technicians who have undergone structured training in approved circumstances; this includes training under the direct supervision of a BAEDT member or direct certified supervision under a veterinary surgeon with dentistry expertise, courses for EDTs run by BEVA and/or the BAEDT and previous attendance/completion of the degree course in Equine Dental Studies at Hartpury. Other training providers may be approved, although this should be clarified before submission of credentials. Fully qualified veterinary surgeons are also eligible to sit the exam.

The 2022 exam guidelines give further information on what is required to sit the exam.

Please contact Tanya Betts, BAEDT secretary at admin@baedt.com, for more information or to apply for the exam.