Brett is a qualified equine dentist, is insured and is a member of the International Association of Equine Dentists.

What this means to you - 

     * My knowledge and skills on equine dentistry were taught to me under a carefully   
        structured curriculum that had to withstand independent, external scrutiny to allow its
        accreditation.  This was delivered by professionals including a veterinarian and human
        dentist who drew on their own educational and practical backgrounds to deliver 
        relevant, science based information. 
     * I am insured for working as an equine dentist.
     * One of the features of being a member of the IAED, is that they have a grievance 
        policy against improper work and behaviour from their members.  This means that I 
        must hold myself accountable for my actions and strive to perform my work to the 
        highest standards.

Brett now practices solely as a professional equine dentist.

Brett uses specialised hand tools in his practice and is able to complete his treatment without the use of sedation in the large majority of horses he works upon.

In the few cases where dental pain, or behavioural vices may prevent a satisfactory treatment, he will advise in the interests of the horse for a vet to administer sedation, so that a complete dental treatment can be provided without undue stress being placed upon the horse.

Brett began his career with horses with 14 years stud industry experience, primarily in the Hunter Valley.  He enjoyed 7 years experience at the historic and unique Widden Stud with much of that time as an area manager to one of the 4 main sections of the stud.  He was also assistant manager for 3 years at the impressive boutique operation Willow Park Stud - a period of time in which 2 of Willow Park's best graduates in Samantha Miss (triple Group 1 winner and 1 of only 3 3yo fillies to place in the Cox Plate in the last 40 years) and Road To Rock (dual Gr 1 winner) were raised, educated and sold from Willow Park Stud.
He has also been employed by one of Kentucky's leading studs, Three Chimneys Farm and Japan's premier stud Shadai Stallion Station for working with their stallions.

The use of powertools can be a controversial topic within equine dentistry.  As mentioned Brett uses hand tools in his practice and in the performance of routine dental maintenance and treatment of small and mild realignments he does not believe the use of powertools is necessary or warranted - either in benefits vs risks or the added expense of sedation for a routine treatment.
However he does recognise that in the very small minority of cases where major and extensive work is required, in the correct hands they can reduce the treatment time of pathological conditions and be beneficial.  In these rare cases, he will recommend a referral to either an experienced veterinarian in equine dentistry or a trusted equine dental colleague.

Ultimately Brett believes that to be a successful equine dentist requires working and forming treatment plans in the best interests of the horse with attention to how this will affect the client.