20th - 22nd JANUARY 2022



Hand picked speakers for a scientific programme.

‘Biology, Pain 

& Behaviour in 

Equine Dentistry’


Dowen Birkhed

Born in 1946. Professor emeritus, Malmö, Sweden. DDS (1970) and PhD (1974). Assistant Professor in Oral Microbiology and Cariology at the Dental School in Malmö 1970-1988 and Professor and Head for Department of Cariology at University of Gothenburg 1989-2013. Published 320 articles in international journals and written 15 review
articles/book chapters/text books. Has been tutor/mentor for 50 PhD students and faculty opponent for 4 PhD candidates in Norway and
Sweden. Has recently (2020) published a study on saliva composition
in horses in AVS in collaboration with Dr Torbjörn Lundström
“Equine saliva components during mastication, and in vivo pH
changes in the oral biofilm of sound and carious tooth surfaces after
sucrose exposure”

FRIDAY 21st January 2022 

Features of Equine/Human Saliva


Orla Doherty

Orla Doherty qualified as a veterinary surgeon at University College Dublin in 1992 following which she completed a Masters degree at Edinburgh University in Applied Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare. Since 1994 Orla has been working in the area of animal behaviour and resolution of problem behaviours, and also lectures in the UCD veterinary faculty, delivers equitation science workshops to equestrian groups, continues research into noseband usage and
works as an expert witness in legal cases concerning animal behaviour. Orla completed a Diploma in Equitation Science in 2016 and finished her PhD regarding training methods and tack use, through the University of Limerick, in 2017. Orla is currently the Honorary President of the International Society for Equitation Science (until October 2021).

FRIDAY 21st January 2022 

Nosebands, Pain & Behaviour
SATURDAY 22nd January 2022 
Nosebands, Regulations & Welfare


Torbjörn Lundström

Dr Torbjörn Lundström graduated 1979 from the University of Gothenburg. He published his first scientific study on water fluoridation in 1983. All through his working life he has been fulltime
clinician, despite this, he has published scientific articles on a regular base. The bulk of his research has been on equine caries although his speciality is endodontic treatment in equine teeth. The two latest articles were published in EVE 2020 on equine peripheral caries and 2020 in Acta Veterinaria Scandinavia on equine saliva. Both articles were submitted together with Professor Emeritus Dowen
Birkhed. Dr Lundström have had his focus on equine dentistry but have along with this performed a lot of zoo-animal dentistry as well as small-animal dentistry. Dr Lundström is currently the chairman of NCED.

FRIDAY 21st January 2022 

Comparison in between hypsodont and monodont teeth according to cellular reactions inside the pulp


Wouter Demey

Wouter Demey is a Belgian vet who graduated in 2008 with high honors in Veterinary Science at the university of Ghent, Belgium.

He then followed an internship at the equine clinic De Morette in
Belgiumand after that, Wouter Demey worked for 6 years at the veterinary practice De Meierij, in The Nederlands, where he was mainly focusing on orthopedics and dentistry in horses.Since 2012,
Wouter Demey is also the founder and owner of Equide veterinary practice, a practice that is fully dedicated to all aspects of modern equine dentistry. Besides treating patients on-site and in its own
clinic facility, Equide also provides services for several equine clinics in the benelux. Wouter is also a Board Member of the Nordic College of Equine Dentistry (NCED).

SATURDAY 22nd January 2022 

Acute Incisor Fractures; Handling in the Ambulant Praxis


Stijn Teysen

Stijn graduated in 2004 from the University of Ghent (Belgium). He worked subsequently in several equine veterinary practices and a private clinic in Belgium and France. His main interest has always been equine dentistry and internal medicine.

In 2011, he started his own veterinary practice focussing solely on equine dentistry. Exactly 10 years later, he founded Vetrident, a new equine dental referral clinic based in the heart of the country. This is a modern, fully equipped dental clinic where animal welfare is top priority. Equine dentistry is more than rasping sharp enamel points. Vetrident focusses on tooth saving procedures and minimal invasive treating options.


Stijn is a board member of the Nordic College of Equine Dentistry (NCED) since 2019.

SATURDAY 22nd January 2022 

Intra Ligamental Injection Practicals


Leena Karma

Leena Karma works as an equine veterinarian in south Finland where she runs her own equine dental clinic (Porvoon Hevosklinikka) since 2010. She graduated as a DVM from Tartu Agricultural University, Estonia 1999 and from University of Helsinki 2003. She became EVDC (Equine) resident in June 2020.

Before she established her clinic in Porvoo near to Helsinki, she worked in different private equine clinics as both first and second opinion veterinarian. In her clinic she provides referral services in advanced equine dentistry including dental and sinus surgerys. She gives lectures and practical lessons in equine dentistry to the students at the University of Helsinki and provides equine dental CPD courses in her clinic.

She is still eager to learn more and curious about new techniques in equine dentistry and attends to courses and congresses all over the world in the field of equine dentistry. If she has free time from that,
she likes to play golf and go for a walk with her dogs.

SATURDAY 22nd January 2022 

When the Bell Rings! Refer this Case






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