TandDyreklinikken Level of Excellence in Veterinary Dentistry (LEVD)

Would you like to become a veterinary dentist? If yes, this programme is for you. You will be taught every kind of dental treatment that could come your way as a practising veterinarian specialising in domestic pets.

The programme combines theoretical lectures, numerous practical training sessions, and homework and has no more than eight participants per class for maximum benefit. This applies to both theoretical teaching in class, where discussions on a professional level are easier, and in practical training sessions, where there is plenty of equipment, and time spent waiting for your teacher is kept at a minimum.

At the same time, small groups create a safe environment that makes questions and exchange of experience a natural part of classes.

Course Master is Jens Ruhnau (DVM, specialdyrlæge i veterinær odontologi, EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Dentistry, Dipl.EVDC). Other co-teachers may be invited for selected topics – if this is the case, it will always be at Diplomate specialist level.

The programme consists of six modules and an exam – 20 days in total. The teaching modules are supported by home assignments that participants must complete in between modules. A certain number of hours for ’homework’ must be expected.

Depending on the amount of equipment and materials for dental treatment your clinic has, you might need to make some purchases. If you have nothing more than a dental unit, dental x-ray, and a few tools for scaling and tooth extractions, you could need equipment in the vicinity of DKK 30.000.

Obligatory home assignments must all be approved, before participants can sit for and pass the exam.

Course outline:

We reserve the right to changes.

An English taught LEVD course will be scheduled according to interest. Sign-up (no-binding) and we will return with proposed dates when a group is forming.

Modul 1: September 3 - 6, 2024

  • Anatomy
  • Embryology
  • Dental x-ray

Modul 2: November 12 - 14, 2024

  • Periodontology
  • Dental units
  • Hand instruments
  • Ergonomics
  • Depuration/scaling/COHAT
  • Dental Charts
  • Periodontal surgery
  • Implementation of dentistry to your clinic
  • Home prophylaxis

Modul 3: January 14 - 16, 2025

  • Pain management
  • Local analgesia
  • Dental fractures
  • Stomatitis
  • Resorptive lesions
  • Extractions

Modul 4: March 25 - 27, 2025

  • Restaurations
  • Vital Pulp Therapy (VPT)

Modul 5: May 20 - 22, 2025

  • Root canal therapy

Modul 6: September 9 - 11, 2025

  • Occlusion and malocclusions
  • Basic orthodontic treatment

Exam: January 22, 2026


To be able to sit the LEVD exam, candidates must have all their assignments approved during the course.

Each LEVD group has a series of modules culminating in an exam (the regular exam). Participation in the regular exam, held a few months after the last module, is included in the course fee.

Candidates are welcome to sit the LEVD exam at a later time. This may be considered if one does not pass the regular exam, or if all assignments (including case logs) have not been approved prior to the deadline. There may also be other reasons (personal, career change, time constraints) for not sitting the regular exam.

There is no limit to how many times one can sit the LEVD exam (unless one passes and therefore cannot retake it). There is also no restriction on the time elapsed between having the instruction and deciding to sit the exam.

However, changes in the curriculum and assignment requirements for the LEVD exam may occur over time. It is the responsibility of each candidate to stay updated on exam requirements and deadlines for assignment submission and approval as well as exam registration.

Participation in the LEVD exam beyond the regular exam incurs a fee of DKK 5,000 per candidate per attempt.

Home assignments

A number of mandatory assignments must, within a given deadline, be handed in and approved before a participant can sit for their exam.

If a participant fails to attend a module, a replacement assignment must be written, according to the course master’s instructions, and handed in within a given deadline. If a participant fails to attend three or more of the six modules, they will not be eligible to sit the exam, even if a replacement assignment has been approved.


An English taught LEVD course will be scheduled according to interest. Sign-up (no-binding) and we will return with proposed dates when a group is forming.

Price DKK 124,000 (excl. VAT).

The price includes teaching, handouts, textbook (Wigg’s Veterinary Dentistry – Principles and Practice, 2nd. ed. af Heidi Lobprise ), meals during courses, and exam.

A deposit of DKK 10,000 (excl. VAT) must be paid no later than 2 weeks after registration.

Remaining course fee (DKK 114,000, excl. VAT) must be paid no later than 6 weeks prior to course start (module 1).

Registration is binding. In case of withdrawal, deposit will not be returned.

It will not be possible to have a refund of your course fee after classes have started, and your place cannot be transferred to anybody else.