Welcome to Equine Dental and Veterinary Care!
EDVC was founded in 2010 by equine dental veterinarian and certified equine dentist Theo van Delft. With more than 20 years of experience as an equine dentist and 12,5 years as an equine dental veterinarian, EDVC stands for modern quality dentistry for horses.
Knowledge and skills are continuously improved and to guarantee the highest standards of equine dental services, Theo frequents equine dental courses and workshops in Europe and the USA. We undertake that latest developments in horse dentistry are followed thereby guaranteeing quality advice and dental care at its highest level are available for your horse.
Should you have any query concerning equine dentistry please feel free to contact us. We are experienced in all fields, from Shetland ponies to warmblood sport horses and from donkeys to polo ponies! There are no limits to quality dental care and improving equine welfare!
All equine dental treatments are generally performed on the standing horse using IV injections or continuous rate infusion of sedatives, nerve blocks and local anaesthesia.
- Routine examination of the oral cavity and dentition
- Preventative dental treatment (odontoplasty or equilibration)
- Diagnostic imaging: oral endoscopy, digital x-ray examination, sinoscopy
- Treatment of severe malocclusions
- Wolfteeth extractions
- EOTRH diagnostics and treatment
- Diastemata and periodontal disease
- Oral extractions of incisors, canines and cheek teeth
- Surgical extractions of cheek teeth (minimal invasive techniques)
- Sinusitis: transnasal sinoscopy, trepanation and sinus lavage
- Rostral mandibular/maxillary fracture repair
- Infundibular and peripheral caries restoration
- Endodontics (pulp or root canal therapy)
- Rideability problems
- Anatomical bitfitting
- Second opinions and referrals
- Preventative veterinary care
Theo graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Utrecht, the Netherlands in 2009. In order to pursue his specialisation in equine dentistry, he continued his education at the Academy of Equine Dentistry in Idaho, USA. Subsequently, Theo advanced his specialisation in Europe where he attended many advanced dental courses in order to improve the techniques in treating more challenging dental problems. Apart from routine ambulatory dental work, Theo has extensively been involved in advanced and referral dental cases for over 10 years in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands.
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The working area of EDVC is mainly located around the dental clinic in Oud-Turnhout, Belgium and the province of Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands. Theo also regularly works in the Aachen-Cologne-Bonn region in Germany and in the Rotterdam-Amsterdam-Utrecht region in the Netherlands. Further ambulatory visits can be planned when more horses can be treated at the same location. Appointments can also always be scheduled at the equine clinics in the Netherlands and Germany with which EDVC works together.
If you have horses that need to be examined and/or treated outside of the general working area, please feel still free to contact us. Theo is fluent in Dutch, English, German and Spanish, loves adventure and travelling and is always willing to assist with any special queries you may have.
Theo can be reached between 08 and 10 o’clock in the morning and between 18 and 20 in the evening (Central Europe Time). When busy treating horses, phone calls are usually ignored. Missed calls will always be responded to at a later time. Due to the high volume of appointments, please be kindly advised that it may take 2 to 4 weeks to schedule an appointment at your location for routine dental work. In case of ‘emergencies’ please note that there is always time at the EDVC dental clinic in Oud-Turnhout, Belgium.