Dr. Richard Dest received his Bachelor of the Arts degree in Psychology in 1980 followed by his Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1984 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Dr. Dest specializes is general dentistry, dental management, and growing and developing dental practices. He has faithfully served the Greater Charlotte area for 32 years. He has managed five fee-for-service/Medicaid practices for 8 years. Dr. Dest has consulted for East Carolina University school of Dental Medicine for the past 2 years; putting in systems and protocol for eight 16 chair clinics across the state of North Carolina. For 14 years Dr. Dest has also been the teaching instructor of the North Carolina Dental Assistant Training School (NCDATS).

Dr. Dest’s dental philosophy is to treat patients and staff with the same respect you expect and great success will follow.

Dr. Dest and his wife, Rosa Plaza Dest, live in Charlotte, NC. They have 3 children Anthony, Felipe, and Alexandra. He enjoys playing golf, traveling, and living life to the fullest both personally and professionally.