Horsemanship Dentistry

One of the most common fears in people, is the fear of the dentist. We’ve all sat in that chair and grimaced at the high pitched sound of the drill, sat with our mouths forced uncomfortably open while the they work. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was another way? A less anxiety inducing, gentler and less dramatic way?

Luckily for your horse…there is another way!

Horsemanship Dentistry a thorough, more effective, more connected and less stressful method of caring for your horses mouth.

Horsemanship Dentistry use horsemanship skills and dentistry techniques developed by a Cornell educated veterinarian in 1983. Mastered at The Horsemanship Dentistry™ School, these certified equine dentists provide the best dentistry experience for all horses and their owners building lasting relationships through effective skills, trust, and integrity.


The most striking difference between Horsemanship Dentistry™ and the methods that most people are familiar with is the use of Hand Tools instead of power tools.  Power tools used for equine dentistry can be effective when used properly by trained and responsible veterinarians, but the required heavy drugs and immobilization required increase the risks of complications and the stress on your horse.

Horsemanship Dentistry’s primary philosophy is that Horsemanship is better than drugs and force. 

Conservative use of pain medications and No Speculum to force the mouth open, use of only Hand Tools and the respect for the horse provide a less dramatic and more effective way for Dr. Debra to achieve the primary goal of all Equine Dentistry which is to remove the sources of pain from the mouth of the horse.


Dr. Debra performing a dental on Boo

An example of what “traditional dentistry” looks like.




The difference is clear.

Always striving to learn and improve so that she can provide her patients with the best possible care, Dr. Debra spent the first week of November in Florida traveling and working with Dr. Geoff Tucker, the founder of Horsemanship Dentistry™.

Dr. Debra is the only Veterinarian in Arizona graduated from Dr. Tuckers Horsemanship Dentistry school and certified to provide this service.

To learn more about Horsemanship Dentistry™ and its history please visit Dr. Tuckers website, feel free to call, text or email us anytime with any questions and to schedule an appointment and see the difference and benefits of Horsemanship Dentistry™ for yourself.

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