Richard has 32 years of dental technology experience and is one of the dental industry’s most successful information technology entrepreneurs, having founded DentalXChange, Planet DDS, and Virtual Dental Care.
DentalXChange is the industry’s leading connectivity company that launched the industry’s first internet-based, HIPAA compliant, real-time claims processing and eligibility verification system used by major insurance carriers.
Planet DDS and its’ flagship product Denticon is the industry’s premier enterprise practice management system. As CEO, Richard guided the company to become the leading Cloud-Based Practice Management and Revenue Cycle Management company for DSO's.
After successful exists with both companies, Richard founded Virtual Dental Care with Dr. Bill Jackson to continue their passion and mission to bring innovative technologies to the global healthcare community. Throughout his career, Richard has become known for his unique ability to successfully adapt new technologies into volatile markets.
Richard has a passion for helping families and kids in the underserved communities and served as Chairman and currently a Board Director of Healthy Smiles for Kids of Orange County, the largest dental not-for-profit in Orange County, CA. To date Healthy Smiles for Kids has provide free dental services to over 800,000 kids and families in the Southern CA area.