Having a Positive, Life-Changing Impact in My Patients’ Lives
“I was always attracted to the medical field and found dentistry to be the perfect fit for my personality. Dentistry is about building lasting relationships that extend beyond fixing teeth. I selected general dentistry for this reason. My patients are my family, and I care for them as individuals.
“My patients are listened to, given realistic goals for their dental health, and all care is delivered in a warm, nurturing, and supportive environment. I love watching people’s oral and overall health improve and seeing them grow in their appreciation for exceptional dental care. Having great oral health and a wonderful, confident smile opens doors in one’s personal and professional lives. Playing a role in helping people achieve their healthiest, best smile is fulfilling.
“I believe in caring for the whole person, not just their teeth. While accurate diagnosis is essential, there are often several care options for fixing a problem. That’s where knowing a patient’s goals, lifestyle, and concerns becomes important. I want to deliver the right treatment for a person’s individual goals.”
— Dr. Richard Rogers
Education and Continuing Education
One of the most exciting aspects of being a general dentist is that the field is constantly evolving. As a result, I am regularly studying to expand my knowledge and skills. My mission is to offer patients the best dentistry available today. My dedication to being a lifelong student means patients always have access to current, leading-edge care.
I’ve completed the curriculum at the Pankey Institute and am a current alumni member. I’ve also completed many of the Drs. Pete Dawson and Frank Spear courses, along with courses in sleep medicine and TMJ-TMD. I continually seek out research discussions, as well as opportunities to learn about advances in technology and techniques.
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American College of Dentists
- International College of Dentists
- Maryland State Dental Association
- Frederick County Dental Society
In Our Community
I’m very involved in community-based dental programs that provide pro bono care for neighbors who are unable to access care for themselves and family members. I continue to fill leadership roles in dental organizations at the local, state, and national levels. I’m also an active church member and serve as a member on the board of trustees for a local private high school.
I’m a Midwestern boy, having grown up in Wichita, Kansas. My wife Michele and I moved to Frederick in 1989 to become part of an exciting and growing community where we could raise our family.
Michele assists in the administration of our practice. Our daughter Taylor graduated from the University of Kansas and currently lives and works in Kansas City. Our son Bailey is a graduate of Auburn University. We have two dogs, Olive and Boo. While Olive spends her time relaxing at home, Boo enjoys coming to “work” at the office and making new friends.
When I’m away from work, I enjoy cooking, fishing, watching Notre Dame football, and spending the summer weekends at our lake house in Pennsylvania.