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Coniston branded clothing available for BAEDT members

Don’t forget that the Coniston range of BAEDT branded clothing is now available with the new logo, for members of the BAEDT only. There is an extensive range to choose from, such as polo shirts, gilets, jackets and overalls. Click here to visit the online shop.

Scientific literature

Thanks to BEVA the EVJ (Equine Veterinary Journal) has published an online compilation of articles entitled “Advances in Equine Dentistry:2009 and 2010” which is freely available for the benefit of equine veterinarians and dental technicians who would like to keep up to date with the latest developments in this field.

The compilation can be found by clicking here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1001/(ISSN)2042-3306

Please look through it and let us know what you think of these articles.



Important Information Regarding Submission for the 2021 Exam:

The deadline for submission for the 2021 BEVA/BVDA EDT examination is approaching. As you wil have read in the examination guidelines page 11 of this document reads that the examination applications must be submitted during the period of 1-31 January 2021.

If you are wishing for your application to have credential pre checks made on it, please can we ask that you send your completed application in a timely manner, so that if errors are found on the file, there may be time to correct these before the final submission date of 31 January 2021. We suggest that you send in your file in the first two weeks of the submission period to ensure that the BAEDT office has time to complete the credential pre checks AND then that you may have time to correct any errors found.

Files submitted later than the first two weeks will still have credential pre checks made on them but you may not have enough time to correct any errors found before the final submission date of 31 January 2021. 

Guidelines for the BEVA/BVDA Accreditation Exam in Equine Dentistry for the 2021 Exam

The BEVA/BVDA examination consists of three parts: Assessment of credentials; a theoretical element, (“spot” examination and cadaver skull charting); and a practical (clinical) examination. This exam is very rigorous with both the written and practical examination being overseen by external examiners. Whilst we encourage all practicing EDT’s to pass this exam, we do have to highlight the fact that EDT’s should only look to sit the exam once extensive training and experience has been achieved. If you need help in deciding whether you are ready to sit the exam, you should look at the advice from one of our full members or attend one of our practical workshops.

To download the application form and up to date guidelines for the BEVA/BVDA exam please visit https: https://www.beva.org.uk/bevabvdaexam


Below is a chronological order of courses and important dates, which will aid potential candidates prepare themselves for the next BEVA/BVDA exam in 2021:

August 2021: Joint BEVA/BVDA Advanced Theoretical Equine Dental Technicians Course. To be held at Jurys Inn Hotel, Brimingham.

To book a place contact BEVA direct: Debbie Wylie 01638 723555 or visit the website: https://www.beva.org.uk/Home/Education/CPD

1-31 January 2021: Submission period for the 2021 exam, credential Pre-Check - Applications reviewed by BAEDT for basic administrative compliance with final deadline for all applications and amendments of 31 January 2021.


Equine Dental Training

To date, there have been several routes available to become an Equine Dental Technician, including private apprenticeships, overseas training and formal education programmes in the UK. Currently, the formal UK programme previously offered by Hartpury College is coming to a close and we are working tirelessly to re-establish a degree course at Plumpton for a September 2014 start. There is still the option to train as an apprentice with a BEVA/BVDA qualified EDT or veterinary surgeon. This would be the training route the BAEDT would most recommend. This training has to be arranged between yourself and the qualified individual and is usually over a two or three-year period with a view to sitting the BEVA/BVDA examination at the end of that time.

Whilst people are training we have now created a student membership in order to support students through their training period. The benefits and requirements are set below. EDT’s that are within the student programme have shown a clear intention of working towards the very high standard of the BEVA/BVDA exam and should be supported by all parties in this process. These people should be given credit and thought of as having a higher standard than those not choosing to try and gain a recognised qualification.

For a list of current student members click here

Persons wishing to become Members must on joining, present to the Secretary a copy of their certificate of insurance covering third party risks and professional indemnity. It is compulsory for all Members to hold professional indemnity and third party liability insurance at all times when practicing as an Equine Dental Technician.

For more information on becoming a student member please contact
Tanya Betts, BAEDT secretary: admin@baedt.com

current student members

Mentor name in italics



If you have a general enquiry or question please email  BAEDT Secretary Tanya:
admin@baedt.com or call 07818 836148

Postal address:
BAEDT, West Lodge, Low Common, Bunwell, Norfolk, NR16 1TG.

Members of BAEDT Council can be contacted directly on email as follows:

Chairman James Arkley

Finance Adrian Thorne

CPD Curtis Thompson

Student Liaisons Bee May and James Evans

Complaints Martin Walls

PR and Marketing Tom Grantham

Alternatively complete the form and we will contact you as soon as possible.

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