Dr. Rich Hardie, DDS

Dr. Rich Hardie, DDS

Orthodontics  ·  
Male  ·  
54 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Rich Hardie, DDS is an orthodontics practitioner in Escondido, CA and has been practicing for 26 years. He practices orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.Read his story

Hardie Orthodontics

910 E Grand Ave Ste E

Escondido, CA 92025
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Delta Dental
  • United Concordia

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Dr. Hardie's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hardie "Dr. Hardie has been in practice for 22 years and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. He grew up in Springfield, Missouri. In high school, he was student body president, co-captain of the football team, captain of the tennis team, and photography editor of the school paper. He attended Vanderbilt University where he was dorm president, and Southwest Missouri State University where he was his fraternity president. Dr. Hardie received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Baylor University College of Dentistry in 1990, where he was student council president. He went on to earn his Master of Science degree in Craniofacial Biology and certificate in orthodontics in 1992 from the University of Southern California, where he also completed his orthodontic residency. Dr. Hardie practiced in Santa Monica for a year before getting married and moving to San Diego. He had practices in Carmel Valley and Carlsbad before late 1996. Dr. Hardie has stayed on top of the latest advances in orthodontics by taking plenty of continuing education courses in all aspects of diagnostics and treatment methods. Professional Affiliations San Diego Academy of Orthodontics San Diego Young Orthodontists Study Club San Diego Academy of Orthodontists, past president American Dental Association California Dental Association San Diego Dental Society American Association of Orthodontists Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists California Association of Orthodontists San Diego Academy of Orthodontists American Board of Orthodontics Outside the Office Dr. Hardie met his wife, Cynthia, in pre-school back in Missouri. They have two sons, William and Andrew. In his spare time, Dr. Hardie spends time with his family and enjoys the San Diego climate and sporting activities. He donates his time and services to the Boys and Girls Club, Escondido Christian School, several public schools, Calvin Christian School, and the California Center for the Arts."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Hardie "I love my job! I have wanted to be an Orthodontist ever since I was a child. I get to help people look better, chew better and feel better about themselves.  As a parent and an Orthodontist, I try to treat each patient as if they were one of my own family. I try and give each patient my best effort to get the best possible result in the least possible time. My attention to detail and my sincere care for others are two reasons why so many local dentists choose me to treat their own children.

I believe that once you look around at other offices, you will discover that our unique blend of Board Diplomate experience, state of the art education, supremely talented and experienced assistants together with convenient, relaxed, fun, high-tech clean offices, I believe you will choose Hardie Orthodontics as your first choice in Orthodontics.  "

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2  Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics
  • Dentofacial Orthopedics

9  Conditions Treated

  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Malocclusion - Short Stature Syndrome
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Overbite
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Thumb Sucking
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Underbite

12  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • Missouri State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Texas A&M University Health Science Center / Baylor College of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of Southern California / School Of Dentistry
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Board Diplomate-American Board Of Orthodontics
    Other Education | Completed 2005
  • University Of Southern California / School Of Dentistry
    Other Education | Completed 1992

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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What People Say About Dr. Rich Hardie, DDS
My daughters consultation went well and we enjoyed Dr. Hardie's knowledge. The office has a warm feel and everyone's friendly.
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John Antore in Escondido, CA – Jul 19, 2016
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Dr. Hardie and the staff at Hardie Orthodontics provided an excellent experience and great results for us!
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