I am absolutely head-over-heels in love with dentistry.
It is an honor to meet so many interesting people and to provide solutions to their dental needs. Each person’s situation is unique and it is my responsibility to determine the best approach to address their clinical and personal concerns. That requires me to slow down and listen, to ask questions to learn what they do and do not want, and to respect the individual’s answers. The more I know the person, the better I can provide the care and results they desire.
These conversations brighten my day. Whether learning about their dental concerns or getting to know each other, taking time out to talk and really listen is important to me. Each person teaches me about the world, expanding my understanding and making me a better practitioner and person. I treasure these gifts of conversation and hope each of my patients understands how much I appreciate them and what they offer.
~ Dr. Richard Morris
Dr. Richard Morris was drawn to dentistry from a desire to serve others. Eating, smiling, talking, and enjoying life all starts at the mouth, with good oral health leading to a fuller, happier, and healthier life. As a dentist, Dr. Morris loves to share his knowledge: guiding patients to care about their dental wellness and educating each on how to enjoy a lifetime of successful smiles.
Prior to practicing, Dr. Morris received his Bachelor of Science at Illinois State University. Dental school came next, at the University of Southern California Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, where he obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery.
Smile Success Dental Centre
The patient experience is Dr. Morris’s Number 1 Priority. Knowing that getting dental work done can be a stressful experience for some, he works to create and maintain an environment that eases the mind and makes the time pass easier.
Gently and calmly, Dr. Morris takes all the time needed to ensure you feel secure and comfortable before starting care. Throughout the procedure he checks on your comfort level and makes adjustments as needed.
Successful smiles can have a positive impact on one’s love life and career, and good oral health means the ability to comfortably, confidently eat and speak. Dr. Morris knows the most successful smiles are natural smiles. Although his goal is for patients to enjoy a lifetime of dental health, when restorations are needed, Dr. Morris relies on premium labs and advanced technologies. This ensures beautiful, natural-looking, and functional smiles that last.
Professional Affiliations and Continuing Education
Dr. Morris is an active member of the:
- American Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- Chicago Dental Society
Even though there are only 32 teeth in the human mouth, there will always be more to learn about them. Ongoing research leads to new methodologies, technology, and materials, as well as new understandings about oral health and wellness. Constantly expanding his knowledge of dentistry, and staying current on developments, empowers Dr. Morris to be the best doctor he can be.
In addition to regularly attending meetings and lectures, and studying journals, Dr. Morris participates in a weekly virtual study group with his peers. They discuss the latest trends, emerging research, and share newly acquired knowledge within dentistry and oral healthcare.
Beyond the Practice
After growing up on the south side of Chicago, Dr. Morris now resides in Bronzeville. When he goes home in the evening, it’s to be with his family of four, including a protective and loving doggo. He has many interests — sports (bear down), comic books, video games, bicycling, eating — but his favorite times are with loved ones.