The IAED is a group of Equine Dental Technicians and Veterinarians whose mission is to work together to improve equine dentistry all over the world. We use scientific based evidence and peer reviewed equine dentistry techniques to maintain an IAED Certification Standard. This Standard is the foundation for our independent and blind Certification Examinations, which include both written and practical exams. IAED Certified Members have proven their skills to be of the highest caliber, and are required to maintain their Certification by attending continuing education lectures and workshops.
The IAED hosts its Annual Convention and Trade Show every January with industry leaders and vendors from around the world. IAED Workshops and Certifications are held throughout the year, and are available upon request. Please contact us for more information.
When you look for an Equine Dental Provider, you should look for an IAED member.
Created over 25 years ago by a group of Equine Dental Professionals to advance the level of knowledge and skills in the Equine Dental Industry, the International Association of Equine Dentistry boasts members in over 30 countries. The IAED is the largest trade organization in the world specializing in bringing the knowledge of veterinarians, technicians and practitioners together for the good of the horse.
We're achieving this through IAED sponsored educational opportunities, our unique certification standard, and by active involvement in equine dental legislative actions around the world.
We offer countless continuing education opportunities throughout the year. Including Workshops, Conventions and written material. Further, our certified members are required to attend 16 hours of CE dealing with equine dentistry every 2 years. We believe that education is paramount to a successful industry.
IAED certification is increasingly recognized as a world-wide industry standard for proficiency in Equine Dentistry. Our testing procedure was developed under the oversight of veterinarians in conjunction with practitioners who pioneered the tools and procedures that created what we consider modern equine dentistry.
Members are required to operate under the following code of conduct:
- Strive to perform equine dental procedures to meet the IAED standard of practice, as set out in our IAED Performance Guidelines.
- Strive to help horses, their owners, trainers, and riders through the excellent performance of equine dentistry, by improving the horse’s health, comfort, and well-being.
- Strive to help horses by educating horse owners and enthusiasts about the importance of equine dentistry.
- Help horses, themselves, and our entire profession by continuing their education to improve their knowledge and skill in performing equine dentistry. Members must meet the continuing education requirements set by the IAED Board of Directors.
- Promote fellowship among horse owners, equine dental technicians, and veterinarians by conducting a fair and honest practice, avoiding fraud, misrepresentation, or deceit, and by sharing our knowledge and horsemanship with a spirit of cooperation.
- Not slander or unjustly injure the professional standing or reputation of their peers, other equine dental professionals, or their clients.
- Avoid compromising a veterinarian-client or veterinarian – client-technician confidentiality relationship that they have entered.
- Conduct their professional activities in accordance with the laws governing their profession, or accepted practices of the state, province, territory, or country in which they are working.
- Avoid taking action that pressures, coerces, or achieves agreement among members to conform to a fee schedule or to fix fees.
- Conduct their practice and dental procedures with the utmost humane consideration of the horse.
Veterinarians, technicians, and practitioners working together for the good of the horse.