About Our Equine Dentistry Team

Our Mission

Equine dentistry is crucial to maintaining a happy and healthy horse!  We strive to provide the highest level of dental and wellness care for all of our patients and satisfaction for our customers through professionalism and compassion. You can expect a wealth of knowledge, experience and passion from Richard  in what he does. With a custom built, 28ft mobile equine trailer that is furnished to handle dental and other procedures, we bring to your doorstep specialty equipment created to provide the very best experience for everyone involved. We are equipped to accommodate the needs of any horse, anywhere!

Our Professionals

Get to know the man behind the mission! Here is a quick bio!

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Richard and Terri Grist

Richard Grist CEqD is a native of England but considers the U.S. home after living here for the last 25 years. He received his dental training originally in England at Hartpury College after being introduced to equine dentistry from his brother-in-law. Once he made the move to the states, he continued his education at the Academy of Equine Dentistry in Idaho and went on to start a private practice here in Florida in 2001. Richard finds the challenge of correcting complicated dental issues rewarding and enjoys teaching his clients about the equine mouth and the benefits of routine care.

Personally, Richard is married and has four step -children who he enjoys spending time with. His hobbies include driving at both racetrack and auto cross events as well as working on his cars. Richard also enjoys design and fabrication and has built his own succession of dental trailers and tools. He and Terri have a home in Dade City where the office is located. In the future, he hopes to add clinic space on their property to further grow Advanced Equine Dentistry’s local practice.

Richard can be reached at AdvEquineDentist@icloud.com

Veterinarians  Advanced Equine Dentistry employs veterinarians who provide the medical oversight to our procedural sedation as is required by Florida law.  In addition, because of this veterinary presence, Advanced Equine Dentistry is proud to offer vaccines, coggins, and associated wellness services during your visit. We provide state of the art x-ray and laser therapy as part of our dental treatments and have diagnostic lab capabilities if needed relative to our procedures. Our vets are happy to participate in the wellness care of your horses and they love teaching and mentoring!  For non- dental related emergencies after hours, we recommend the utilizing your personal veterinarian or we can give you contact information for local vets that service your area and are familiar with our practice and clients.

Chester W. Taylor III DVM

Chet Taylor joined the AED team in 2021 but has been in private practice for over 38 years. From the age of thirteen, he worked as an assistant to his mentor and former Dade City Animal Clinic owner, Dr. H. R. Smalley. Dr. Chet graduated from Pasco High School in 1974 and after attending Pasco-Hernando Community College in 1975, went on the earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Animal Sciences in 1977 and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1982 from the University of Florida, Gainesville.

Dr. Chet is a strong supporter of the surrounding communities. He is the Pasco County Fair Veterinarian and a member of the Pasco County Fair Board. Dr. Taylor is an annual steer and pig buyer, a Friend of the Florida State 4-H and a supporter of the local high schools’ Future Farmers of America chapters. His vast experience provides strong direction to the veterinary components of our dental practice.

Morgan Bosch DVM

March 17, 1990-November 15, 2021.

Dr. Morgan Bosch joined the staff of AED in November 2018. She was an enthusiastic and beloved member of our team. We will miss her very much.

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