About Your Dentist
“As my daughter would say, her Daddy is definitely a ‘tinkerer.’ Ever since I can remember, I have loved fixing things and using what I have learned to help others fix their problems as well. Dentistry provides the perfect combination of opportunity and skill for me to help people find solutions to their oral health issues. My love of science and research allows me to provide a vital service to my community. I find it incredibly rewarding every time I am able to help a patient restore the health of their natural teeth so their smile will last a lifetime.”
“My mission is to serve my community by providing minimally invasive, evidence-based dentistry in order to ensure exceptional results. I am dedicated to continued education so I can incorporate the latest advances in oral health care and treat my patients with the most innovative, effective, and affordable dental techniques and technology.”
Doctor of Dental Medicine
Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry – Nashville, TN
Bachelor of Science
Longwood University – Farmville, VA
Continuing Education & Professional Memberships
Dr. Richard is a certified Invisalign provider and has achieved status as a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. In order to be awarded Fellowship, Dr. Richard has completed 100 hours of continuing education in implant dentistry and successfully submitted 20 cases for review. As a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Richard has demonstrated his commitment to attaining the knowledge and technical skill necessary to provide his patients with the most advanced implant services in dental medicine.
Dr. Richard is a member of the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Life & Hobbies
“I was born and raised in the small town of Farmville, Virginia. I am the proud parent of two beautiful children, Marissa and Renton. In our spare time, the whole family enjoys going to festivals and playgrounds as well as local dog parks with our Yorkie, Moses. In my free time, I enjoy strength training and biking. I also build desktop and laptop computers and repair or modify consoles. When there’s a problem with my car, I am always up for repairing that too!”