Richard T. O'Day 
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What’s most important to you when it comes to treating patients? Exceeding patient expectations. I’ve always considered the patient the boss. When the patient is happy and the referring doctor is happy, I am happy.
How would you describe your chair-side style? Friendly, calm, knowledgeable, and efficient. With some patients I use humor to help them relax. It seems to make anxious patients a bit calmer.
How do you educate patients? I tend to reference their radiographs, charts, and describe treatment options in a user-friendly manner.
What attracted you to oral surgery? The fact that it combines both medicine and surgical care.
What attributes make a doctor successful today? Skill and a genuinely caring attitude.
Diplomate, American College of Dentists, Colorado Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, past President, Lutheran Hospital, former Chief of Dentistry/Oran and Maxillofacial Surgery, Uplift International, former Board Member; yearly travel to the Philippines and Honduras to provide oral and palate treatment for indigent children University of Colorado School of Dentistry, Assistant Clinical Instructor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency- University of Kentucky, 1978, Doctorate of Dental Surgery (with honors)-Creighton University School of Dentistry, 1975, Bachelor of Science- University of Denver, 1971
5280 Top Dentist 2009-2014