HEC Dentist


Basic rasping of teeth - £40

Full routine dental treatment with sedation - £70

The above prices include the following:

History of horse, eg age, dental history, any problems with eating, acceptance of the bit, etc

Mouth washed

Comprehensive oral examination with explanation of findings for the owner/agent

Rasping of all sharp enamel points (commonly called Health Floating)

Performance floating which includes rounding of all cheek teeth

Removal of any overgrowths (ramps, hooks, overgrown teeth, waves, spurs, etc)max equine dentist

Tartar removed from incisors

Canines smoothed if long or sharp

Mouth washed and re-examined as above

Dental chart completed and left with owner/agent

Sterilisation and cleaning of all equipment used

Wolf teeth removal with the above examination and rasping- £80

Power tool treatment with above examination and extra sedation – from £100

Antibiotic and post pain relief also available, if necessary.  Prices on request.

Veterinary Surgeon


07858 992328
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Frequently Asked Questions

Why use a vet, rather than an equine dental technician, to carry out dental examinations and treatment?

As a veterinary surgeon I am qualified to perform all aspects of dental treatment.    Equine Dental Technicians (who commonly are called horse dentists) are legally limited as to what treatment they can perform and they are not permitted to sedate or administer prescription medication to horses. 

As a veterinary surgeon I have the appropriate indemnity insurance and carry a copy of my certificate of insurance.    

Why should my horse be sedated for dental examination and treatment?

Firstly, for the safety and comfort of the horse.   You can’t explain to a horse what is about to happen and ask them to remain perfectly still.  Few people enjoy a visit to the dentist – but at least we understand that it is necessary!

Secondly, and equally as important, to examine the whole of a horse’s mouth it is essential to be able to see and be able to manually feel all the teeth.    The appropriate treatment can then be performed in a safe and stress free environment.  

If power tools are required to treat a horse – sedation should always be used.  This type of equipment can obviously cause serious injury if the horse is not under veterinary sedation and supervision.


I qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1998.  I completed 2 years compulsory Military Service in Italy in the Cavalry as an Equine Veterinary Surgeon.  After gaining more equine experience as a vet in Ireland I came to the UK and worked in Surrey where I spent 2 years working as an equine vet where my duties included being a Duty Vet at Lingfield Park Racecourse.  During my time in Surrey I attended a course for Veterinary Surgeons to advance my knowledge and skills in equine dentistry.   

I then spent six months again in Ireland specialising in Thoroughbred stud work.  Since then I have been working for an equine hospital in Berkshire.  I have spent a considerable amount of my time there doing dental examinations and treatment.  My patients range from yearlings (preparation of thoroughbred yearlings for the sales) to retired companion ponies.  I strongly believe that every horse should have access to professional dental treatment.

With an increase in awareness of the importance of equine dental care in horses I have decided to provide a professional, dedicated and efficient service to owners and trainers in the local area.  Many of the large equine veterinary hospitals have veterinary surgeons that are dedicated solely to practicing equine dentistry and I now feel that I can provide this vital service on a freelance basis in the Oxfordshire/Berkshire/Wiltshire area.

Massimiliano Notari DVM, MRCVS.
Tel: +447858992328

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