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post #1 of 4 Old 05-21-2009, 08:34 AM Thread Starter
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Equine Dental Technician?

I saw an add for an equine dental technician...not a dentist. She offered all of the same services that a vet or dentist would do. Should I try it out or have a regular vet do the horses teeth? I was thinking about calling her and asking some questions like what the difference in a tech and a dentist are and what her scope of practice is. I am scared that she is a tech thinking how hard can this be I have assisted many times type of thing. Kind of like a nurse in the operating room saying of I have seen an appendectomy don't a million times and trying it. (no offense to anyone i am a nursing student :) ) Just wanted to get yalls opinions and I would never let her touch my horses without doing massive research first.
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-21-2009, 09:54 AM
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I wouldn't use one personally. I've seen so called "dentists" and they didn't look professional. There ARE exceptions to that I'm sure, but I still don't feel comfortable. Also in my state they can NOT legally give the sedation (you must call vet to do that and combine 2 people in same time). So... I just go with the vet who does teeth on regular basis (when I do shots).
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-21-2009, 10:58 AM
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I agree with Kitten_val. Stick with a vet dentist.
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-21-2009, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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will do :) I just didn't know the difference. I never even knew there were Equine dentists and what not and have always used a vet. I will keep doing that.
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