Dr. Richard was born and raised in Dearborn, Michigan. He attended the University of Michigan-Dearborn as an undergraduate and graduated from The University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1993.
Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Richard served three years as a dental officer in the U.S. Navy. He completed a one year general practice residency at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton in 1994. Over the next two years he practiced general dentistry at various naval stations including Pt Mugu Naval Air Weapons Station in Oxnard, California and Roosevelt Roads Naval Base in Puerto Rico.
Dr. Richard then completed a one year fellowship in anesthesiology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, completing this training in 1997. From 1997 through 2001, Dr. Richard completed his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Richard then fulfilled his military obligation as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, first by serving as a staff surgeon at the Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois. Dr. Richard served his last two years in the U.S. Navy as the oral and maxillofacial surgery department head at the U.S. Naval Hospital Guam. He joined our practice in July of 2006.
Dr. Richard is board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is a member of multiple professional organizations including:
- American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Wisconsin Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- American Dental Association
- Illinois State Dental Association
Dr. Richard is on staff at several area hospitals including:
- Woodstock Memorial Medical Center
- Northern Illinois Medical Center
- Burlington Memorial Hospital
- Lakeland Medical Center
Dr. Richard is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
Dr. Richard is married and has four children. He and his wife Protima live in Lakewood, Illinois. He enjoys most athletic activities, travel, and spending time with his family.