Exciting Developments for the International Association
of Equine Dentistry
Diego, California The International Association of Equine
Dentistry (IAED) recently held its 2003 Annual Conference from November
(6-9) in San Diego, California.
a body dedicated to educating equine dental professionals as well
as the public in the field of equine dentistry, the IAED offered
a wide variety of seminars at its 17th annual conference. Practical
demonstrations and instructional wet labs were offered as well as
both educational and scientific lectures. Addresses were also given
on manual and motorized dentistry techniques.
mission statement aimed at the further development of the equine
dentistry profession were discussed at the AGM, as were plans to
raise the profile of the IAED by having an educational booths at
various trade fairs, including the popular and well-attended Equine
Affaire to be held March 25-28 in Columbus, Ohio.
association is continuing to achieve its goal of helping horses
through good dentistry by educating both horse owners and equine
dental professionals, noted IAED President Douglas Smith of
Denton, Texas. I am very happy that our association and the
profession as a whole is improving equine dentistry for the well-being
and performance of all horses. As the largest equine dental group
in the world, I encourage anyone who is practicing equine dentistry
or simply has an interest in the area to get involved with the IAED.
2004 IAED Annual Conference is scheduled for September 24-26 in
Fort Worth, Texas, while the IAED has plans to take the Annual Conference
to Europe in the near future.
approximately 350 members, the IAED is continuing to grow and attract
members from all corners of the world. The international scope of
the IAED is represented in a 12-member Board of Directors that includes
Dale Wearing of Australia, Mark Slingsby of Great Britain and Irish
native P.J. Murphy. Additionally, Dr. Kevin May, former president
of the American Association of Veterinary Acupuncture, was elected
to the Board of Directors at the 2003 Annual Conference in his hometown
of San Diego, CA.
in 1986, the IAED is an international network of professionals dedicated
to educating and raising public awareness in the area of equine
dentistry in order to address the needs the needs of the horse.
The IAED also offers certification to recognize the ability of some
members to perform competent equine dentistry. For further information
on the International Association of Equine Dentistry, please visit