THE WWAED IS AN INDEPENDENT ASSOCIATION OF EQUINE DENTISTS
THE WWAED IS THE ONLY DENTISTRY ASSOCIATION IN THE UK THAT CAN HOLD CATEGORY 2 EXEMPTION EXAMINATIONS
WWAED Participation in Equine Dentistry Stakeholder Discussions to Define Equine Dentistry in the UK
The WWAED is pleased to announce that discussions with all stakeholders in equine dentistry in the UK have been re-opened. The initial meeting took place on Tuesday 2nd February 2016 at the RCVS building in London.
Apart from the WWAED, there was attendance from BEVA (British Equine Veterinary Association), BVDA (British Veterinary Dental Association) and the BAEDT (British Association of Equine Dental Technicians).
There was a consensed commitment to defining an infrastructure for equine dentistry that will allow it to grow and develop in line with technology to ensure the best possible treatment for horses. There is also a commitment to ensuring that all practitioners that perform dentistry on equines, either equine dentists or veterinarians, will have the relevant professional dentistry qualifications to ensure the welfare of the horse.
We will provide updates from the process via our Facebook page which can be accessed by clicking on the Facebook Truck in the bottom right corner of this page.
As far back as 2000 many of the players in the equine dentistry environment felt there was a need to establish a level of competency for anybody who wished to practise equine dentistry. The key players (WWAED, BEVA, RCVS and DEFRA) formed a working group to establish those standards.
Now horse owners are able to identify dentists that have have undertaken the examination process and have demonstrated their capabilities to perform a range of dentistry procedures to an advanced level. The successful practitioners are monitored to ensure that they maintain their standards and also benefit from a bespoke equine dentistry insurance policy negotiated with the National Farmers Union (NFU) to provide unrivalled cover for equine dentists in the UK.
We are also the only equine dentistry association that is prepared to take on dentists that are working at a Category 1 level (basic equine dentistry that most horses receive) and monitor and manage them through to the completion of their development path with a Category 2 examination.
The WWAED intend to provide comfort in the knowledge that all the association members are competent to perform at their recognised level, category 1 or 2. Your horse, pony or donkey can be in no better hands.
The WWAED member List can be seen here