Advanced Equine Dentistry

Dental disease in horses is very common and can be complex to treat. As equine dentists, we use the same approach and equipment as your own dentist does with your teeth, with 100% care and professionalism.

  • We provide you with easy-to-understand explanations as to why a treatment is necessary
  • We'll provide you with options and solutions for treatment
  • We offer a no-obligation quote before performing any work.
  • We only use equipment and techniques that have been proven to be safe.

What will Advanced Equine Dentistry provide for you?
A friendly, professional equine dental veterinary service, utilising the latest technology and techniques. With the security of full licensing and insurance and a sound knowledge of the veterinary needs of the client and the patient.

Why use Advanced Equine Dentistry?
We will provide a thorough examination diagnosis and treatment for all patients. We can provide all dental services including dental imaging (X-rays).

We come to you

We offer full on site veterinary dental services from routine oral exams and treatment  right through to complex dental, facial and sinus surgeries.

We come fully equipped

...with digital X-rays, running water, power, lights, digital weigh scales (to accurately weigh your horse)

We provide digital dental records

...for each horse and offer mobile eftpos and credit card facilities.

We work in almost any environment

Our portable dental hospital allows us to treat horses in almost any environment yet we can setup or packup in as little as just 30 seconds

High standards, affordable dentistry

We offer a very high standard of service (because your horses deserve it) at prices that won't break the bank

Advanced Equine Dentistry can provide an improved relationship between horse and rider, removal of dental pain, treatment of disease and infection, improve feed efficiency and a longer healthier outlook for your horse. When only the best care will do.

For riders: whether you are an amateur or professional rider having performance horse problems, we're very experienced in diagnosing and solving head carriage issues.

If your horse, lugs, leans, heavy in hand, resists the contact, snatches grabs, head tosses, these are all conditions we deal with.

We can also diagnose and treat common forms of sinus disease. A snotty nose can be more than a cold: horses sinuses are complex, consisting of six separate compartments on each side of the head. Sinus disease can occur in a number of different ways through multiple causes. Treatment ranges from relatively simple to very complex. Sinus cysts, tooth root abcess and primary sinusitis probably make up the three most common categories of sinus disease. 

Advanced Equine Dentistry

Important News

Young Horse Developmental Problems

Dr Shannon Lee describes common dental abnormalities that occur in horses, ponies and miniature horses, which need to be rectified as early as 12 weeks of age.


Dr Shannon Lee obtained his veterinary degree from the prestigious University of Queensland. He has been responsible over the last decade for a large number of innovations in both the practice of and the teaching of equine dentistry.

Dr Lee credits many leading Equine Dental Veterinarians with providing him with both mentorship and support including Australia's first Equine Dental Specialist Associate professor Gary Wilson DAVDC MANZCVSc and friend and colleague Dr Oliver Liyou MANZCVSc.

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Dr Lee is a regular contributor to Horses and People, Horse Deals, Hoofbeats, The Veterinarian, HorseWyse, and Chaff Chat, the official publication of the Horse Riding Clubs Association of Victoria

Not Like Pulling Teeth

Not Like Pulling Teeth

‘Pulling a tooth’ is a term that needs to change. If you’ve been around horses, chances are you will at some point hear someone say ‘my horse had to have a tooth pulled out’ or some similar comment.

To understand why other than baby or diseased teeth cannot be ‘pulled’, you need to understand the very unique characteristics of horse teeth which Dr Shannon Lee explains in this article.

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Flip the Lip! Bits and bitting demystified

Flip the Lip! Bits and bitting demystified

As a equine dental veterinarian I know horse’s mouths well, and over the years I have identified some simple, common mistakes and problems that affect many horses and riders. As a result I’ve helped many horses and riders solve bitting issues and move-on from the frustration, the expense and the headaches allowing them to get on with what they really want to do – go riding!

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The Whole Tooth

The Whole Tooth

Proper regular dental care is important for all horses, regardless of age size or use - just like it is in humans. As well a making for a happier, healthier horse, the benefits provided by proper dental care include being able to maximise the FCR or Feed Conversion Ratio.

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As well as a being quite a mouthful, Equine Odontoclastic Tooth Resorption and Hypercementosis (better known as EOTRH), is a form of periodontal disease causing the destruction of dental tissues that lead to weakness, tooth fracture, pain and infection.

Back in 2007, Dr Shannon Lee from Advanced Equine Dentistry, diagnosed the first cases in Australia. Here he explains about what is a common yet poorly understood progressive disease that, at present, has...

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Advanced Equine Dentistry | Your Local Qualified Equine Dental Vet | When only the best care will do | Horse Dentist Services for Sydney, Regional NSW, Victoria and Melbourne

Where is Dr Lee right now?

We service the entire east coast of Australia (Sydney, Rural New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania) and we also take referrals.
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