What Sets Our School Apart From Other Dental Schools?
Everything! As leaders in Equine Dentistry, we have created a new, safer method of dental care for horses called Natural Balance Dentistry. We have patented a procedure that starts with filing or balancing the front teeth first to be equal to that of a five year old, then we go on to balance the back teeth. When we balance the molars, we maximize the surface to surface contact. We balance the teeth to allow the TMJ to be centered, which turns on the neurology of the horse. We work on our knees with the horse’s head hanging down in a natural position. We use ergonomically redesigned hand held instruments only. Our staff, consisting of instructors, students and veterinarians, continues to research and develop a better understanding of this paradigm and the anatomically/scientifically correct answers on how to balance a horse’s mouth.
Meet The Leaders in Horse Dentistry
We put the whole horse in mind (all parts considered, or a holistic approach). We use Ranches and Ranch Resorts around the country as our campus. When students become certified, we give them clients to start their business with. We also teach head anatomy, horse handling, body work and its relationship with the dentistry.Our goal is to provide the horse with the ultimate in dental balance that we have proven (under the guidance of our Director, Spencer LaFlure, Eq. DDS) actually fits the horse by returning centric relationship of the TMJ, enhancing overall movement and performance as well as developing muscle mass in the top-line. The centering of the TMJ turns on the stomatognathic system which, neurologically speaking, is 70% of any species’ neurology from its shoulders forward. Also, with a huge connection to the sacrum and the pelvis. This has been proven time and time again to us through the horse as it relates to mass, dynamic motion and neurological function of the whole horse. We believe the ultimate in dental balance to be a new technique developed by Spencer LaFlure. That is balancing the mouth starting with the front teeth first, setting up the paradigm, then going on to balance the molars (maximizing surface to surface contact) and giving centric relation to the TMJ to fit each horse anatomically. As 40 million years of evolution can’t be wrong but 100 years of bad opinions could be. We call this Natural Balance Dentistry®.
***WE ARE IN NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH THE ACADEMY OF EQUINE DENTISTRY IN GLENNS FERRY, IDAHO***