Horse Dentistry School Hands on Training

​EGTI honors IAED Certification and most prior training from other credible institutions.

Session 100TP, Theory & Practical 80 Hours Theory, 40 Hours

  Equine Gnathological Theory

  Equine Gnathological Paradigm

  History of Equine Gnathology

  Anatomical, Physiological and Biomechanical Variations


  Principles of Balance and Equilibration from a Gnathological Perspective

  How Gnathological Procedures Relate to Performance and Nutrition

  Bitting and Training Issues


  Stories from Real Life Practice

  Real life situations to repeat and avoid 

  Teaching and training by example

 Practical Work, 40 Hours

  Hands on Practical Equine Gnathological Training at the "Fundamental" and "Advanced" Levels

  Reading, Understanding and Handling Horses

  Understanding Horses Needs

  The Horse as a Participant

  Your Relationship With Each Individual Horse

  Applying the Jeffrey Gnathological Paradigm

  Recognizing and Evaluating Individual Anatomical, Physiological and Biomechanical Variations

  Aging Horses Accurately Using a Variety of Methods

  Practical Hand Floating Methods for Every Day Use

  Prophylaxis and Equilibration on Non Sedated Horses

  Rail System of Working Horses

  Wall System of Working Horses

  Equilibration Within a Working Stall

  Free Work Within a Stall

  Stocks and Their Use

  Prophylaxis and Equilibration on Sedated Horses

  Instrumentarium Application

  Hand and Power Instrument Use

  Instrument Maintenance

  Creating Quality Practitioner/Client Relationships

  Responsible Business Practices

  Working With Your Veterinarian/s

The Road to a Rewarding Career and Successful Certification

Session 200TP, Theory & Practical 80 Hours; Prerequisite; 100TP​;   This course is designed as continuing education and fulfillment of hours needed toward certification

Session 300TP, Theory & Practical 80 Hours; Prerequisite; 100TP and 200TP; This course fulfills the 240 hour requirement needed to sit for EGTI or IAED certification.  

Session 400TP, Theory &  Practical; This is our Fundamental Certification course; It requires a minimum of 1 year experience  and 240 hours of formal education including 100TP through 300TP courses.​

​Session 500TP, Theory & Practical Advanced Certification; Prerequisite, 400TP or a total of 320 hours of formal education and a minimum of two years practical experience.

Advanced Continuing Education, Session 600T and 600P

Prerequisite, 300TP or 240 hours formal equine dental education or permission

Session 600T,  Advanced Theory                               8, 16,  24, 32 or 40 Hours​

​Session 600P,  Advanced Practical                            8, 16, 24, 32 or 40 Hours

Contents; Session 600T,  Advanced Theory

​Course Text: Advanced Equine Dental Guide by Jeffrey


General Questions; What Does It Mean 

Introduction: The Jeffrey Equine Dental Paradigm 

Stomatognathic System Defined 

Equine Gnathology Defined 

The Biomechanical Process of Deglutition 

Wolff’s Law of Bone Transformation 

Trajectories of Force/Benninghoffs Lines 

EOTRH: Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis        

MPC: Meniscus Pad Compromise/Compression/Atrophy and Deterioration 

Centric Occlusion Versus Centric Relation 

Functional Occlusion 

Reading Pathology 

Jeffrey Brothers 

EGTI Pre-dental Check List 

Colic Ball 

Gnathological Determinates/ Five Biomechanical Pairs 

Skull Anatomy 

Engagement/Disengagement of the TMJ 

Osteoarthrosis of the TMJ 

Pitch, Yaw and Roll 

Mandibular Biomechanics 


Incisor TMJ Relationships 

Busicco Incisor Table Angle Gauge 

Arthrosis of the Hyoid Apparatus: Orientation 

Why We Need Knowledge of the Arthrosis Process 

Causes of Arthosis 

Angle of Stylohyoid to Jugular Process 

Bones of the Hyoid Apparatus 

Palpation Techniques 

Cerato to Stylohyoid Arthrosis 

Tympanic Bullae, Occiput, Mandible 

Occipital and Incisor Deviation 

Temporohyoid Osteoarthropathy 

Bony Changes to Hyoid Apparatus 

Hyoid Comparisons 

Arthrosis of Stylohyoid to Petrous Bones 


Comments On EOTRH and EMPC 


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Idaho State Board of Education

Equine Gnathological Training Institute, Inc.
2050 East Medicine Wheel Lane
King Hill, Idaho 83633 USA

Dale's Cell:  208-869-1002

Fax: 208-366-2870