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Dr. Richard A. Klein DDS is a graduate of the prestigious Loma Linda University, School of Dentistry, located in Southern California. He is a talented and accomplished professional; recognized as a gifted artisan, craftsman, innovator, and leader in the specialized fields of restorative, cosmetic, and bio-esthetic dentistry.
Dr. Klein has pursued advanced training from some of the most renowned leaders in dentistry; including studies in gnathology (study of occlusion) and bio-esthetics with the distinguished Dr. Robert Lee and Dr. Frank Spears, plus many others.
Dr. Klein is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, In 2000, he was inducted into The Who’s Who among Professionals in America, and serves as an active member of the Seattle Study Club; an exclusive group of dentists who mentor other dentists committed to pursuing excellence. Dr. Klein continues to dedicate several hundred hours every year in advanced training and mastery of advanced skills.
Dr. Klein has pioneered many new treatment protocols and technologies within his practice. He was among the first to devise techniques to preserve traumatized dental nerves thereby avoiding additional complications and root canals. Additionally, he was well ahead of his peers in describing the complications associated with amalgam (mercury-silver) fillings.
Through-out his 30+ year career, he has committed himself to providing the highest quality restorative, cosmetic, and bio-esthetic dentistry, patients are referred to his practice by other satisfied patients; who frequently are medical and dental professionals themselves, and therefore exceptionally well qualified to judge the quality and value of his work. They know that medical and dental services done poorly, end up costing much more than had they first sought a highly skilled provider. As a result, Dr. Klein is known as the “Dentist’s Dentist”.
Dr. Klein is passionate about the science of oral health, dental function, and smile esthetics. He thrives on restoring the most difficult and complex cases; particularly full mouth reconstruction and extensive cosmetic restorations; yet is delighted to work with patients seeking only minor restorations or smile enhancements.
His communication style and chairside manner are straightforward, honest, direct, and compassionate. He enjoys teaching, and openly shares his wealth of knowledge with medical professionals and patients alike. He believes in an informed consumer, and encourages patients to actively participate in the development of their treatment plan and continued oral health regiment.
Dr. Klein accepts new patients who have decided their oral health and esthetics are important to them, and seek to optimize the relationship between good oral health, good physical health, and attractive esthetics. Dr. Klein serves his patient as their advocate, artisan, and compassionate friend.