Our exceptional, friendly staff is our greatest asset. They are excited about what they are doing, have high standards of quality and integrity, and are motivated to achieve the best results for our family of patients. Our two registered hygienists, our certified (level II) dental assistant, and our practice administrator have over 75 years of combined dental experience!
We pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of dentistry and patient communication. Feedback from our patients about an experience in our office is always welcomed, and concern for patient comfort is a high priority.
Dr. Richard R. Pence
DDS MAGD PA
Dr. Pence received his bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University, and his doctorate from the UNC School of Dentistry. He received his Mastership in General Dentistry in 1992, and has just been named the first dentist in the Carolinas to receive the prestigious Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition Award from the Academy of General Dentistry. The Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition is presented only to qualifying Masters of the AGD. Mastership is one of the most respected designations in dentistry. Masters who receive this additional recognition have met the highest criteria for professional excellence. To receive the Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition, Dr. Pence completed more than 3,000 hours of continuing dental education in the 16 disciplines of dentistry, including 850 hours dedicated to hands-on skills and techniques and more than 400 hours of service to the community.
He has maintained a full-time practice in Denver since 2005. He currently serves as trustees of the North Carolina Dental Society. He was former visiting faculty and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. He is a Fellow in the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. Dr. Pence has been selected by a vote of his peers to be included in the latest edition of “The Best Dentists in America" (sm) He has served as President of the UNC Dental School Alumni Association, a member of the Lincoln County Board of Education, an Elder in the Presbyterian Church, and as Lincolnton Rotary Club’s delegate to the International Meeting. He is married with two sons.