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 can only find the best care approach for a person if I understand their life. 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 life-long 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 learning about advances in technology and techniques.
- American Dental Association
- Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
- Fellow, American College of Dentists
- Fellow, International College of Dentists
- American Equilibration Society
- 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 unable to access care for themselves and family members. I continue to fulfill 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, KS. My wife Michele and I moved to Frederick in 1989 to become part of an exciting and growing community in which to raise our family.
My wife Michele assists in administration of our practice. She also works in the administrative offices of a local high school, and is a long-time jazzercise instructor, too!
Our daughter Taylor is studying speech pathology at the University of Kansas. Our son Bailey is studying business at Auburn University. In order to avoid an empty nest, we have three dogs to keep things stirred up. Two are poodles: one is a standard and the other is a small, round, overweight creature. The third dog is a rescue mutt who’s a 90% insane puppy. There’s never a dull moment in our home!
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.