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!
Get to know the man behind the mission! Here is a quick bio!
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 several veterinarians who provide the medical supervision to our dental procedures. In the state of Florida, the law requires a licensed vet to oversee both equine sedation and the use of power tools in dentistry. Because Richard Grist CEqD feels strongly that these procedures ensure the best possible exam, treatment plan, and the comfort of your horse, he follows these guidelines to maintain absolute safety! In addition, because of this veterinary presence, Advanced Equine Dentistry is proud to offer vaccines, coggins, and minor medical services that can occur during the course of a routine visit. We offer state of the art x-ray services, laser therapy, and full diagnostic lab capabilities. 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.