Learn all you can on horse dental care. Scheduling dental exams annually is a critical step toward keeping his health, wellness and behavior in check. Annual oral and dental examinations are a recommended baseline of care for horses. The American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) recommends an annual dental exam for most horses, although age and performance level may indicate more frequent exams. A dental exam takes approximately 10 to 30 minutes and assesses internal and external structures. It requires sedation and a full-mouth speculum for safety. Equine vets have stepped up the horse dentistry game big time, and advances are taking place all the time. Keep up to date on equine dental care on Horse Illustrated's website.