My mother called me Richard, my friends call me Doc, and most of my patients call me Dr. A!
I have been a Pediatric Dentist for more than thirty years. I completed my specialty training in California and immediately joined a superb pediatric practice in Vancouver British Columbia. During school, my passion was always special needs and medically compromised children. As I matured in private practice, my true love won and I returned to hospital work as the Director of Oral Medicine and Surgery at Alberta Children’s Hospital and Tom Baker Cancer Center in Calgary, Alberta.
I moved to Denver to become the Director of Dental Education at The Children’s Hospital where I trained dentists to become pediatric specialists. I continued my work with medically compromised children and became a “subspecialist” in the oral complications of cancer therapy, the oral problems of intubated premature neonates and cleft lip & palate.
Caring so deeply for such chronically ill children began to weigh much too heavily on me and I decided to return to private practice.
So, here I am. I enjoy being able to look after ALL children now…especially yours!
I have built a beautiful practice for your children and offer them the very best dental care anywhere. Come see for yourself.
In my past life I was a cowboy, a saddle maker, a fly fisherman, and a scuba diver! Today I focus on traveling with my wife and family. On sunny days you’ll find me practicing yoga or on one of my Felt roadies or my Giant mountain bike! I love finding new hobbies and strive to be a lifelong student and daredevil. My three children have grown into fine young adults and I am a grandfather of three, so I have tons of experience in child behavior!