Meet the Doctor
Dr Andrew Richard is a graduate of Indiana University. He attended Indiana University for both undergraduate studies and dental school. After graduating, Dr. Richard elected to pursue a residency at Emory University where he was able to gain experience in the VA and county hospital caring for special needs patients and residents of nursing homes. That opportunity gave great experience in complex cases and working with compromised medical issues.
Dr Richard continues to expand his experience and expertise through continuing education. He has studied with the Hornbrook Group at the University of Louisville, Spear Education Group in Scottsdale, Arizona and is an active member of the American Dental Association, Southern Indiana Dental Association. Dr Richard attends regular, ongoing conferences and educational workshops with local experts and dentists to be up to date with the latest technology and techniques so he can better serve his patients.
Dr Richard knows personally how dentistry can impact one's life. Involved in an accident at a young age, Dr Richard sustained trauma to his mouth and as a result, had extensive dentistry to repair the damage. Because of this experience, Dr Richard chose to become a dentist. He appreciated what was done for him and wanted the opportunity to help others. He knows first-hand what it's like to be the patient and how dentistry can impact a patient's appearance, function and overall health.
The practice has been serving the Southern Indiana area since 1951. In 1991, Dr. Richard bought the practice from Dr. Charles Purlee. The practice is a general family practice, specializing in a variety of general and advanced procedures. If the patient prefers, many procedures can be done in our office. For those services requiring the attention of a specialist, Dr. Richard has a team of professionals he refers to and works with on a regular basis in order to achieve the best possible results for his patients.
Dr. Richard's family has had roots in the southern Indiana area for the past 60 years. He has been married 24 years to his beautiful bride and they have raised 3 children in area. When Dr. Richard is not caring for his patients, he enjoys golfing, biking and spending time with his family.