EDPA Continuing Education

The EDPA offers Continuing Education (CE) Programs for Equine Dental Providers as well as Veterinarians. EDPA CE Programs are approved by the Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVME) and the American Association of Veterinary State Boards - Registry of Approved Continuing Education ( AAVSB-RACE) . We are in the process of gaining acceptance of our CE credits in other States that also require CE for EDPs to maintain their licensure to practice. If you have any questions regarding your State's requirements, contact the Director of Certification: Rebecca Green-becca3146@hotmail.com


EDPA Programs:

1. Education Workshops

2. Labs

3. Apprenticeships

4. Certification

 2017 EDPA Continuing Education, Certification Testing and Annual Meeting to be held October 19-22, 2017 in Katy, Texas. 


Reservation Form available on EDPA Forms.

Contact Hilton Garden Inn, Katy, Texas for reservations. Block of Rooms under EDPA is available.

Hilton Garden Inn Houston West Katy
2409 Texmati Dr Katy, Tx, 77494
Ph 281-644-2400

Fax 281-644-2444


2017 EDPA Conference Agenda:

RACE Approved CE for 9 hours.
Texas, Arizona and Minnesota Veterinary Board Approved CE for 15 Hours 
Thursday, October 19, 2017        
6:00 PM    EDPA Certification Written Test    
Friday October 20, 2017- 9 hours RACE CE
8:00  AM    Anatomy of the Equine Oral Cavity - Samantha Mixon, DVM
9:00  AM    Management of Traumatic Dental Injury- William Stone, DVM,MBA, MS
10:00  AM   USDA Module 4- Preventing Disease Introduction and Spread- Brian LaLande,                        DVM, USDA, APHIS,VS
11:00  AM    Pain Management in Equine- Benjamin Buchanan, DVM, DACVIM, DACVECC
12:00 PM    Lunch    
1:00 PM    The Benefits of Using MRI for Equine Veterinarians and Equine Dental Providers-                   Alexia McKnight, DVM, DACVR
2:00 PM    USDA Module 8- International Movement of Horses- Brian LaLande, DVM,                              USDA, APHIS,VS
3:00 PM    USDA Module 25- Using Behavior to Assess Animal Welfare- Todd Behre, DVM,                     PMP
4:00  PM   Understanding When to Use Radiography, U/S, CT, or MRI- Alexia McKnight,                       DVM, DACVR
5:00 PM    Equine Oral Physics- Michael Davis, DVM, MS, EDPA/C
End of RACE CE Day 1    
6:00  PM    EDPA General Meeting
Saturday October 21, 2017        
9:00  AM    Extractions- Paulo Zaluski, DVM EDPA/C
10:00 AM    Human vs Equine Dentistry and its Similar Relationships- Peter Fisher, DDS,                           PHD, EDPA/C
11:00 AM    Equine Dental Provider Certification - Why? How? -Rebecca Green EDPA/C,                             Robin Mingione
12:00  PM    Lunch    
1:00 PM    
Wet Lab Station A - Price of Refinement Indepth Skull Evaluations- Carl Mitz EDPA/C
Wet Lab Station B - Capps Demonstration Tool-  Juston Hutchinson EDPA/C
Wet Lab Station C- Dearson Demonstration Tool- Myles Hopton EDPA/C
Wet Lab Station D- Promax Demonstration Tool- Rebecca Green EDPA/C
Wet Lab Station E- Olsen Demonstration Tool- John Brochu EDPA/C
Wet Lab Station F - Harltons Equine- Lance Rubin EDPA/C
3:00 PM    Miller's Digest of Equine Dental Cases- Richard Miller, DVM, EDPA/C
End of CE Day 2    
4:00 PM    Round Table Discussion- Myles Hopton EDPA/C
7:00 PM    EDPA Appreciation Party and Silent Auction
Sunday October 22, 2017 
9:00 AM EDPA Certification Practical Test
Thank You to our 2017 CE Sponsors! 
~Beloveds Farm
~Mitz Equine
~Bandalero Ranch
~Alamo Miniatures
~Rubin Brothers
~Capps Manufacturing
~Promax Equine Dental
~Oklahoma Horse Owners
~Richard Miller DVM
~Painted H Ranch
~Bar B Ranch 
~Shortview Exports
~Limestone Miniatures

2016 CE Review:

"I had the privledge to attend the EDPA Annual Continuing Education Lectures and Labs in October 2016. This was my second time to attend and as a veterinarian, it is one of my favorite CE programs. The line up of speakers/topics is varied and interesting. A helpful addition this year was a beautiful booklet on the Development of Dentition of the Small Equine. While the lab of the same name included numerous skulls, it was nice to have the beautifully printed pictures and descriptions of each skull to be able to analyze more thoroughly while there but also to have this to refer to after being there is most valuable. While its beneficial to handle the specimens during the lab time, it has been nice to be able to have this resource in the clinic. The photographs, radiographs and dental records are textbook quality. Thank you for the hard work in gathering the information and providing us with a useful tool." Dr Denise Boriak- Texas

Transportation Arrangements for EDPA CE in Katy, Texas:

If you are flying into Bush Continental Airport in Houston, Texas, there are several options for transportation to the Hilton Garden Inn, Katy, Texas. You must call and make arrangements prior to arrival with your flight number, day and time of arrival for reservations. 


1. ESI Limo Service
Contracted Rate for the EDPA $70./person/trip
Direct pick up at luggage claim and direct drive to Hilton Garden Inn Katy, TX. Return trips available as well.
Contact Cindy: 713-789-5099 cgage@fcontinental.com 
Or Sonny: 713-582-4872 eugenestewart@sbcglobal.net


2. Super Shuttle


Reservations: Book online or call (800) BLUE VAN (258-3826)
TDD Reservations: (877) 215-9262
2800 N. Terminal Rd., Terminal A, Houston, TX 77032
iahsales@supershuttle.com Office: (281) 230-7275


3. AirportRentalCars.com 
Book your own rental car, choose your own company and size of car needed. 



The EDPA President and Board of Directors have negotiated with College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Texas A&M University to offer this wonderful continuing education opportunity!


June 20, 2015

Thank you to Texas A&M for such a wonderful Continuing Education Program! The EDPA members and Board appreciate the quality, professionalism, respect and time your staff and facility extended to all licensed EDP's, veterinarians and vet techs! We look forward to the next program and encourage all who can to attend.



Several Certified members of the EDPA also offer educational experience for EDPs to further their education from job shadowing to apprenticeships. In order to receive EDPA Certification Testing Pre-Approval, an EDP must complete one of the following:


a. Provide a “Certificate of Completion” in fields of equine/animal education.

* This can include under graduate or graduate school, technical school, continuing education courses, or other equine dentistry courses.


b. Apprenticeship.

*Applicant must complete an apprenticeship under supervision of a veterinarian or certified equine dental provider. Applicant must provide the EDPA Apprentice Evaluation form signed by referenced supervisor.


A list of certified members willing to help other EDPs seeking certification are listed below. The EDPA has no input, control, responsibility or liability for the apprentices or agreements made between the EDPs and Certified EDPA members. All contact information is available on the Provider Locator page.


Lance Rubin

Carl Mitz

Richard Miller, DVM

Michael Davis, DVM

David Butts

Tom Allen, DVM

Tony Basile

Aaron Howard




Feel free to read some of the wonderful educational experiences of apprentices of our Certified EDPA members!






Dear EDPA,

I had the honor to do my apprenticeship in 2013 with Dr. Richard Miller.  His
mobile equine practice is a great learning experience for anyone wanting to  become
an outstanding equine dental provider. Dr. Miller pushed me each day in the education
and professional workings of equine dentistry.  During my time with him, I was exposed
to over 250 cases of varying degrees of difficulty.  With Dr. Miller's passion for teaching and his immense knowledge and experience, I never felt like I couldn't do the job needed.
He was always patient with my weaknesses until I could learn to overcome them.
And thanks to Dr. Miller's intercontinental connections, I now have a great friendship with
a colleague from Brazil. Thanks for all you have done for me Dr. Miller..................
Becca Green




 Trip to America  by Claudia  Sulzbeck, DVM. Equine Dentist


My trip started in Sao Paulo, Brazil to St Louis, Missouri, then on to Tom Allen, DVM's (tallenhrsdntst@gmail.com) home in Patterson, MO, who had anwsered my request to help me with my dentistry and opened his door for an education in equine dentistry.

I traveled with Tom for about 2 weeks in Missouri and Illinois, taking notes while I helped him with  about 50 horses. This was wonderfull and educational.



Then I went to Texas to meet with Michael Davis, DVM (docmdavisdvm@gmail.com) I stayed  there for a week, working with horses and enjoying the rural and family life with his sons in  Pearland,TX. It was marvelous and educational also.




Larry Moriarity, M/EqD (lamoriarity@comcast.net), from Vero Bch, Florida, arrived at Michael's home and we also became friends.




He was going to visit the famous Carl Mitz, Cert EDP (mitzequine@aol.com) in Brenham, TX, and gave me a ride to Carl's. There I got to work with Carl on miniature horses, which was a very unique experience.



I then traveled with Larry to a couple stops in Texas and had the previlege to see him work.He is a very good teacher, showing and telling me exactly what he was doing and why.


The finale was with Dr. Tom Allen and his wife Dawn, that I have become good friends with, that I' ll always remember and appreciate very much.


This trip was a great opportunity to see this wonderfull country, with so many helpful people who took time to help me to  improve my equine dentistry.


I would like to thank everyone for sharing their time and knowledge.

I'm looking forward to come next year to be certified by the "Equine Dental Provider's of America" who are sanctioned by the Texas State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners.

Dear EDPA,

Last year I became a member of the EDPA, and in October I attended their seminar in Katy, Texas. I had a great time, and met many interesting and knowledgeable people. Among those was Mike Davis, DVM. Along with his very informative class, plus additional conversations we had about geriatric equine dentistry, he left a very positive impression on me. In the following months I had several phone conversations with Dr. Davis, and he also invited me to shadow him in his dental practice. I went to his office in Pearland, Texas, the first week of May this year and he gave me the royal treatment. I had a blast, not to mention all the new things I learned. This was an unforgettable experience and has made me a far better Dental Provider. I would like to let everyone know that if you're considering becoming a member this organization is made up of many people that are in it for all the right reasons, just like Dr. Davis.


Juston Hutchinson



Dear EDPA,


I had the privilege to shadow with Dr. Tom Allen in April 2013.  Dr. Allen showed me
such enthusiasm working in  equine dentistry.  During my time with him, Dr. Allen taught
me how to enjoy the work and strive to better my education for the benefit of the horse's
oral health.  Dr. Allen also helped with my working confidence in his professional and relaxed
environment.  I was very grateful for the opportunity to spend time with Dr. Allen and his
assistant Sandy.  Thanks Tom !
Becca Green