Dr. Richard Fossum, DDS
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Dentistry | Male

Care Philosophy

Dr. Richard Fossum enjoys creating beautiful, healthy smiles that last a lifetime. He's a caring and compassionate general and restorative dentist who uses proven therapies and modern technology to deliver excellent care with a personal touch. He constantly evaluates new equipment and spares no expense to implement tools and technologies that increase patient comfort and provide innovative dental solutions.

Biography

Dr. Fossum attended the University of Texas in Austin before graduating from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston in 1995. Prior to arriving in Temple, he practiced dentistry in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from 1995 to 1999. An avid learner, Dr. Fossum takes numerous hours of continuing education each year to stay current with new procedures, technology, and safety standards. He constantly evaluates new equipment and spares no expense to implement tools and technologies that increase patient comfort and provide innovative dental solutions.

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Dr. Fossum accepts 10 insurance carriers

Dr. Fossum's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Fossum to family and friends
4
based on 15 total surveys (4 with reviews)
Dr. Fossum's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in Temple, TX |
Every body were amazing the front desk ladies,the dental assistant and the dentist Dr Richard very knowledgeable and easy to deal with,very reasonable prices for an outstanding service.
in Temple, TX |
Had a horrible experience at this clinic. They are more like a money making business instead of treating patients. Charged for excessive "needed" procedures that other dentists do not. The actual dentist spent less than 3 minutes talking to the patient. Avoid at all costs.
Temple, TX |
I love the staff. They are helpful and friendly. Deborah is awesome and makes the visit fun. It's like I'm visiting a friend rather than a hygienist.
Germantown, MD |
I found Dr. Fossum through a listing of dentists that accepted my dental insurance plan. After moving than 30 years with the same dentist this was a big change when I moved to Temple. I like the dentist himself, as well as his staff. All are very congenial yet professional. He is in a convenient location. For those, that may have "dentist anxiety" I think you find the office a pleasant and inviting surrounding and the staff are very adept at making you feel comfortable, in my opinion.
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Dr. Fossum says...

Dr. Fossum attended the University of Texas in Austin before graduating from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston in 1995. Prior to arriving in Temple, he practiced dentistry in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from 1995 to 1999.

An avid learner, Dr. Fossum takes numerous hours of continuing education each year to stay current with new procedures, technology, and safety standards. He constantly evaluates new equipment and spares no expense to implement tools and technologies that increase patient comfort and provide innovative dental solutions.

Dr. Fossum's Care Philosophy

Dr. Richard Fossum enjoys creating beautiful, healthy smiles that last a lifetime. He's a caring and compassionate general and restorative dentist who uses proven therapies and modern technology to deliver excellent care with a personal touch. He constantly evaluates new equipment and spares no expense to implement tools and technologies that increase patient comfort and provide innovative dental solutions.

Dr. Fossum's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Specializes in Dentistry
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Texas.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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

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Conditions Treated

  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Periodontitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Texas At Houston / Medical School At Houston

    Graduated in 1995

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Texas / Austin Campus

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

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Specialties

  • Dentistry

Procedures Performed

  • Cerec® Tooth Restoration Procedure
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dentures
  • Gum Disease Treatment
  • Invisalign Teen®
  • Invisalign®
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Orthodontic Procedures
  • PerioLase® Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP)
  • Root Canal
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Zoom!® Teeth Whitening