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Segmentation as the proper technique in case of difficult oral extractions (when forceps alone are not successful) by Dr. Frank Schellenberger

Stable education presentation “Segmentation as the proper technique in case of difficult oral extractions (when forceps alone are not successful)” during the 2019 AAEP annual convention. By Dr. Frank Schellenberger (Germany), expert in equine dentistry since 1999.


CSU Advanced dentistry course is sold out!

Thank you to all who registered and to course sponsors: Jorgensen Laboratories, Covetrus, Heska and Karl Storz.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for information on other upcoming courses.

Focus on the dentistry course “Introduction to Advanced Surgical Dental Extraction Techniques” at Chino Valley Equine Hospital

Last week’s course Introduction to Advanced Surgical Dental Extraction Techniques at Chino Valley Equine Hospital near Los Angeles (CA) was a great success!

A special thank you to Dr. Apryle Horbal, Dr. Neil Townsend and Dr. Hubert Simhofer for sharing their experience & knowledge with all the participants.
And congratulations to our partner VetPD for their continuous flawless organization!

Contact us if you are interested to register for our coming courses.

Dentistry course organized by VETPD – Introduction to Advanced Surgical Dental Extraction Techniques (incl. MITR, MTE & Segmentation)

Fri 6 – Sat 7 Sept 2019 – A 2-Day Practical Boutique Course


Nowadays a great percentage of equine dental extractions are performed non-surgically but should never be taken lightly as complications like dental fractures, retained root tips, collateral damage etc. easily occur.  Over the past 20 years minimally-invasive surgical techniques have been developed and have led to a significant reduction of morbidity and mortality in horses.  This 2-day highly practical boutique course (max. 18 attendees) was devised for advanced practitioners with surgical experience and surgeons with a good working knowledge/experience in equine dentistry, specifically with dental extractions.  The panel of internationally renowned specialists will provide an overview on up-to-date, minimally-invasive surgical dental extraction techniques in horses, including minimally-invasive trephination & repulsion (MITR), minimally-invasive transbuccal extraction (MTE) and dental segmentation.  They will furthermore be sharing technical tips and tricks and pearls of wisdom that they have accumulated over the many years of performing equine dental surgery.

Between both days the 9 hours of practical sessions will provide an intimate environment for attendees to develop their surgical skills on equine specimens in true small groups (2-3 vets per specimen; attendee-to-instructor ratio of 4-6/1) at the following stations:

  • Surgical Anatomy of the Head – Sinuses Anatomy, Surgical Approaches, Facial Anatomy & Nerve Blocks
  • Minimally Invasive Trephination & Repulsion (MITR)    
  • Minimally Invasive Transbuccal Extraction (MTE)
  • Paranasal Sinuses – Surgical Techniques 
  • Dental Segmentation Techniques
  • Diagnostic Imaging Case-Discussions 

The course fee includes lunches, coffee/tea breaks, a wine & cheese reception, extensive course notes and a certificate of attendance. Attendees can choose to only attend the lectures (= Lectures Only) on this course or can register for the entire course (= Lectures & Practical Sessions).  Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

Contact us for more information or to register.


Registrations open - Advanced dentistry course


Advanced Equine Dentistry for the Private Practitioner

Colorado State University  in partnership with Horse Dental Equipment – Jorgensen Laboratories – Covetrus – Storz – Heska

December 4, 5, and 6th, 2019 – Fort Collins, Colorado

The overall goal of this course is for private practitioners with a keen interest in dentistry to leave feeling more comfortable and prepared to handle more challenging malocclusions and extractions and to recognize and treat periodontal disease effectively.

Registration Fee: $2,650.00
Registration Closes: November 4, 2019

Course Enrollment: 24 attendees (12 wet lab stations)

Enrollment is limited! Register early!

CE Credits:  24 


Presented by Drs. Jack Easley, Hubert Simhofer, Molly Rice, Frank Schellenberger, Jennifer Rawlinson.


  • Clear understanding of maxillofacial anatomy, dental anatomy, dental regional anesthesia, basic dental radiography, equine periodontal disease, and causes & types of equine dental fracture
  • Competence with basic equine extraction equipment
  • Competence with equine dental radiograph acquisition
  • Competence in providing CRIs for standing equine dental care (not covered in course)

** The above topics will not be reviewed during this course. It will be expected that course participants have mastered the above fundamentals of equine dental care. ** 

Course Purpose:

Goals for this meeting will be to provide equine veterinarians instruction and education in the following topics:

  • Recognizing and treating periodontal disease
  • Clinical implications of non-routine malocclusions
  • Treatment non-routine malocclusions via well placed odontoplasty
  • Comprehensive treatment planning with preparation for extractions via review of oral exam and radiographs
  • Incisor and canine extraction techniques
  • “Simple” intraoral extraction technique and fragment removal
  • Minimally invasive transbuccal extraction technique
  • Coronectomy, tooth sectioning, and odontoplasty to aid extraction
  • Radiculectomy and modified repulsion extraction techniques

Download the whole program of the 3-day course here and contact us for more information.


Only 3 days left to register for the *TEVA Wetlab – Beyond Basics: Modern Diagnostic & Therapeutic Techniques in Equine Dentistry* organized by VetPD in partnership with the Texas Equine Veterinary Association and sponsored by Horse Dental Equipment​ and Jorgensen Laboratories​.

TEVA Wetlab – Beyond Basics: Modern Diagnostic & Therapeutic Techniques in Equine Dentistry – A 2-Day Practical Course





















We are looking forward to meeting you in Irving, Texas!

Discover the program of the course here.


Sunday, December 2 at 10:30am 

(15 minutes time slot)

Dr. Jon Gieche

“Pegasos Extraction Instruments”

Monday, December 3 at 10:30am 

(15 minutes time slot)

Dr. Jon Gieche

” The HDE Pony burr”




Equine Dentistry Wet Lab

March 17-18, 2017 – Whitewater, WI

Kettle Moraine Equine Hospital and Regional Equine Dental Center

A 2 day course – Level 1

Throughout this extremely practical individually focused (15 attendees) 2-day course, internationally renowned specialists will instruct attendees on the practical knowledge necessary and the clinical skills required to confidently perform basic equine dentistry in a clinical setting. Instruction format includes highly illustrated lectures and and intensely “hands on” practical instruction in an intimate personal setting (max. 2-3 attendees per specimen). Afternoon wet labs will include a total of 8 hours (over 2 days) with power equipment, specimens and live horse demonstration. A unique opportunity to network and learn with colleagues at a similar knowledge level and form relationships with experts!

Click here to register online

  • History of equine dentistry
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Oral Examination
  • Equine Dental Instrumentation
  • Professional Equine Dental Care
  • Hand floating & power equipment

Are invited: 

– All equine or mixed animal veterinarians wishing to become comfortable performing basic equine dentistry
– Senior veterinary students

Number of attendees:

Minimum = 5 / Maximum = 15
Practice : live, dead specimens and skulls – 1 professor per 5 attendees

Seminar fee: 600 US Dollars 

– 2 days course
– Equine dentistry equipment
– 2 lunches
– 4 coffee breaks

Organised by: Jorgensen & Horse Dental Equipment
Ask information via our contact form

Professor :

Jon M. GIECHE, D.V.M., FAVD EQ, Diplomate AVDC EQ

Dr. Gieche received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. In 1991, Dr. Gieche founded Kettle Moraine Equine Hospital and Regional Equine Dental Center, a state-of-the-art full service equine hospital and ambulatory practice in Wisconsin. Dr. Gieche has the honor of being a two time past president of the Wisconsin Equine Practitioners Association. A lifelong learner, Dr. Gieche has continued to educate himself in all aspects of Equine Medicine and Surgery. In February 2013, Dr. Gieche achieved Equine Fellowship status in the Academy of Veterinary Dentistry (AVD-EQ) and just earned in 2016 its diplomate status in the American College of Veterinary Dentistry – Equine. He is one of only eight AVD-EQ Fellows in North America…