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Meet Your Trusted Ashland Dentist

Dr. Richard Bradshaw

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Why I Became a Dentist

Early on, I met several dentists and was always impressed with their charitable natures. I loved that they could improve someone’s life so easily—be it by fixing a chipped tooth or getting them out of pain. I had never considered being a dentist until I had one invite me to his office to shadow him. I loved the clinical challenges and the independence. To me, dentistry lends itself to charity and provides one with the chance to have a meaningful impact on the lives of others.

My Education & Training

I attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, and while there, I did optional advanced training and worked in a special needs clinic. I pursued additional training after graduation during my residency, in which I gained experience treating geriatric patients and using dental implants.

My continuing education since graduation has been quite varied. I have focused on refining my clinical skills in endodontics (root canals), restorative dentistry, sedation, and dental implants. I am also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the Southern Oregon Dental Society.

My Goal

I like working with patients 50 years and older because it gives me the opportunity to really make a difference in their lives. I like the restorative challenges they present and the management of medical histories. These cases require some creativity and often use most if not all of the elements of dentistry. I strive to do most procedures in-house to make it convenient and efficient for my patients. I and my team work hard to accommodate everyone who comes to see us to make their experience as comfortable and fulfilling as possible.

Life Outside of Dentistry

When not at the office, I enjoy fishing, camping, hiking, and playing racquetball. I’m married and have 3 daughters, so I spend lots of time attending all of their various activities. I enjoy reading, cooking, and doing projects around the house as well. I also dedicate a lot of my free time to numerous charitable events intended to improve the lives of the people in Ashland and around the world.