The TEAM at Integrity Dental...
Richard grew up in North Vancouver and Langley, British Columbia. He spent much of his time as a youth drawing, painting, carving and sculpting. Those hobbies were put on hold when he decided to serve as a missionary for his church. While serving the Spanish community in the Northwestern United States, he developed a love for the people who had immigrated from countries in Central and South America as well as from Mexico.
Richard decided to pursue a career that focused on the hobbies to which he gravitated as a youth, and he enrolled in the Character Animation Program (CAP) at the Art Institute of Vancouver. Naturally, this led to an interest in dentistry.
In 2004, Richard attended the University of Saskatchewan and focused his studies in Biochemistry and Spanish. In 2010, he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the College of Dentistry at the University of Saskatchewan and was awarded the 3M Canada Scholarship in Restorative Dentistry.
Richard has been in private practice in Lethbridge since 2010. During his time here, he has advanced his dental education in most aspects of general dentistry with a particular focus in wisdom tooth extractions and Invisalign® clear aligner orthodontics. He enjoys working with children and has been able to do many difficult pedodontic (children’s dental) procedures without the need for general anesthetic (GA). He welcomes the challenge of making kids smile and feel comfortable in a dental setting.
Richard is excited to join the team at Integrity Dental and looks forward to providing quality dentistry to the people of Lethbridge and its surrounding area.
Richard married his sweetheart Krystyn in the winter of 2003. They have three beautiful children together – Greta, Ozzie and Hazel, and a fourth is on the way. They enjoy snowboarding, bike rides, and family basement dance parties.