Dr. Richard Beckwith, DDS

Dr. Richard Beckwith, DDS

Orthodontics  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Richard Beckwith, DDS is an orthodontics practitioner in Longmont, CO and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from University Of Colorado / School Of Dentistry in 1994 and practices orthodontics, orthodontics & dentofacial orthopedics, and more.Read his story

1800 Mountain View Ave

Longmont, CO 80501

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Dental
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
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Dr. Beckwith's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Beckwith "His full name is Frank Richard Beckwith, but his friends call him "Rick". Here at the office, we call him Dr. "B." Dr. Beckwith is a Colorado native who received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degrees from the University of Colorado. He graduated as the valedictorian of his dental class in 1994 and received his orthodontic specialty certificate and Master of Science degree in Oral Biology from the University of Missouri at Kansas City in 1996. Dr. Beckwith has worked in our Longmont office since 1996 and opened our second part-time location in Berthoud in 2008. He makes his home in Longmont with his wife, Dr. Carmen Beckwith, a dentist practicing in Berthoud, and their children, Zack and Lindsay. In addition to his ongoing passion for orthodontics, Dr. Beckwith enjoys skiing, triathlon training, coaching little-league baseball and football and watching his children participate in their many activities. Dr. "B" is driven to be the best orthodontist that he can be. In striving to achieve that goal, he treats every patient, parent and office team member with the utmost respect, always taking the time to answer questions and keep everyone informed of all aspects of treatment. Being the best involves more than just providing the highest quality and best looking orthodontic results. Because the orthodontic profession is continually improving and changing, Dr. Beckwith reads and attends extensive and ongoing continuing education to remain aware of the latest advancements in orthodontic techniques and materials. Being mindful of research and development in orthodontics also allows Dr. Beckwith to introduce new technologies in our office as soon as they are proven to be successful and beneficial to our patients. Dr. Beckwith has completed all aspects of his orthodontic specialty board certification and has been awarded lifetime certification by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO). Historically, only about 20% of orthodontists have completed all aspects required for board certification. His master's thesis was an "Evaluation of Factors that affect the Duration of Orthodontic Treatment." Due to its quality and relevance, the resulting article was published with high priority by the main journal for the orthodontic profession, the Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in April 1999. His research continues to be cited and referenced regularly by subsequent authors. Dr. Beckwith's favorite parts of being an orthodontist are getting to know his patients as individuals and seeing that first beautiful/handsome and joyous smile when we have completed treatment and removed the orthodontic appliances."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Beckwith "Dr. Beckwith and our caring and friendly office team strive every day to provide patients the best orthodontic care available. Orthodontics is what we do all day every day!  Our team is highly trained and experienced, just the beginning of what Mountain View Orthodontics has to offer!

Existing patients have always been our number one referral source for meeting new families.  We are very proud of this fact.  When you or your child have completed orthodontic care with us, we hope that you, too, will be wholeheartedly recommending your friends and families to our office.  Put simply, our goal is to exceed your expectations of an orthodontic office!

Dr. Beckwith is fully Board Certified. Less than 25% of orthodontists have completed their certification with the American Board of Orthodontics? 

An attractive smile can improve not just how others view us, but also how we view ourselves.  At Mountain View Orthodontics,  we know that "We can change your smile... you can change the world.""

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4  Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics
  • Craniofacial Orthodontics
  • Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthodontics
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthodontics*

8  Conditions Treated

  • Dental Crowding
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Overbite
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Underbite

7  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Colorado
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Colorado / School Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • University Of Missouri-Kansas City / School Of Dentistry
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Of Missouri-Kansas City / School Of Dentistry
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Beckwith's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Beckwith to family and friends
85 total reviews (77 have comments)

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Dr. Beckwith's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


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  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (77)

Great results and would recommend Dr. Beckwith and his staff. They are very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. The appointment times are indicated so that you know how long to expect at each visit! Enjoy the free wifi, water & magazines in the waiting room. The finches are a bonus!
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Dr. Beckwith, Laurie, and all the Mountain View Orthodontics staff are very personable, professional and excellent attention to detail. I recommend Mountain View Orthodontics because they are very accommodating for busy lives, helped three members of my family improve our smiles!
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I would highly recommend choosing Dr. Beckwith and his staff for orthodontics. He is very thorough and shows patience and kindness in working with my daughters. They felt very comfortable in his office because of his ability to explain the procedures they would be doing.
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I would absolutely recommend DrBeckwith for anyone looking for orthodontics, and will use him myself if I get up the nerve to have my own childhood orthodontics repaired. He listens and talks with all of his patients, even the kids, and cares for them as individuals. All three of my children have...more
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We took our kids to Dr. Beckwith for the 10 years we lived in that town and always had a great experience. The staff got to know us very well and we felt like family!
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