(Originators of Natural Balance Dentistry)
Advanced Whole Horse Dentistry
Spencer LaFlure,
Director of Dental Studies;
Founder of Natural Balance Dentistry (NBD)

869 High Street, Athol, NY 12810

Equine Dentistry School: Dates, Costs & Location

Our classes are held on ranches and ranch resorts in the United States. Students receive a special room and board rate as well as access to the use of the facilities. Unlike your average school, where you attend class and then go home, here you are together with other students and faculty 24/7. You eat meals, meet and have fun together. This facilitates as much question and answer time as you, the student, need to get the most out of the time dedicated to learn with us. Discussions, meetings, and demonstrations are usually held in the evenings after dinner. Daytime is spent working in classrooms and or on the ranch horses.

We have found that having our classes held in two-week increments, both spring and fall, works to the students’ advantage. Two weeks per year in the spring and two weeks in the fall are what we currently offer because we know that our students have busy lives outside of class. This format allows students to choose the location and time to attend which suits their schedule the best.

Each week is considered a level if the student passes all the requirements. For example; if you take two weeks in the spring and pass you would be a Level 2. You could then take Level 3 & 4 during the fall class or wait again until the following spring. Six (6), passed levels are required to certify. Researched homework is also required to be done between levels 2 & 3 and 4 & 5. However, only 4 passed levels are necessary to go out and begin working on client’s horses and start making money. We also offer a one week class with free tuition and recommend it to be taken between Level 5 and Level 6. This enables the student to brush up on things that need refining to successfully pass Level 6 and certify.

An advanced class is offered every winter for certified students in good standing with AWHD. This class is mandatory to take every two years to keep your ID card and be in good standing with our school. All the latest developments and research are offered as well as guest speakers in the top of their field relating to the betterment of the WHOLE HORSE. Hands on assessment and review of students work will be done by our Director, Spencer LaFlure to assure their work is still at peak performance.

Students are responsible for ALL travel, transportation and accommodation fees. When making reservations be sure to mention that you will be attending our school for the best discount. Be sure to make your reservations at least one month prior to class with the host facility.

Tuition Fees

  • Cost per class level is $1,865 per week or $3,730 for each 2 week increment
  • 1/2 tuition or $1,865 is required as a deposit to hold your space
  • Students of ALL LEVELS must submit their deposit NO LATER than 2 months prior to class or a late fee of $250 will be changed unless otherwise stated by Director Spencer LaFlure

***All students- level 1-6 as well as Continuing Education students must submit a registration form with Deposit for each and every class attended!!!

We reserve the right to cancel class (if not enough students sign up)

You can pay by PayPal/check/or money order. No credit cards can be taken!

Upcoming Class Dates

Please contact us or call Judy LaFlure at (518) 623-9967 to check availability.

Click here to download our class registration form. AWHDRegistrationPolicyFormApril2014NEWEST

Students are responsible for all travel, transportation and accommodations.  When making reservations, mention you are a student of Spencer LaFlure’s Advanced Whole Horse Dental School.    

                          NEW CLASS DATES:    


NOVEMBER 2015 – Malibu Guest Ranch, Milford, PA

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Week 1: November 2nd – November 6th

Week 2: November 9- November 13th

Maibu Dude Ranch Website



February 2016- Continuing Education Class (for certified students)

Southern Cross Ranch

Southern Cross Ranch


Southern Cross Guest Ranch, Madison, GA

February 22-25, 2016

Southern Cross Website






May 2016 -ALL LEVELS


Ridin-Hy Ranch, Warrensburg, NY

April 25 – May 6, 2016








Ridin-Hy Website


On-line any time!

There is a free online “EQ-50: Equine Anatomy Precourse Distance Study” course that must be completed with a passing grade and certificate. This course must be taken and passed in order to certify and recommended taken at least by level three for the students benefit! (Licensed Veterinarians and Vet Techs are exempt from this course.)


Class Information

Ridin-Hy Class 2015

All classes include:

  • 2 Week Intensive Classes
  • Cost – Tuition: $3,730 (50% deposit required to reserve space $1,865)
  • Class Sizes Limited – 90% Hands On Work
  • Group Research and Discussion
  • Availability of trying instruments to see which best fits
  • Seminars at night
  • Demos of horse handling for specific situations
  • Availability of time with Instructors (24/7)
  • Accommodations will vary with each class and location and are the responsibility of the student to reserve and pay for.

ID Card Information – Ask for the Card!

ID Card Information – Ask for the Card!A student must present a current ID card from Advanced Whole Horse Dentistry. This ID card indicates that they are approved and are in good standing with us. If they don’t have a current ID card to present to you the client, that means they are NO longer associated with us. PLEASE ASK FOR THE CARD!