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About Your Dentist

About Your Dentist

Richard Rhoads, Jr., DDS

My Mission

To strive to provide complete, individually tailored, dental care to each patient using the highest standard of care and will work to exceed all expectations while staying abreast of all emerging treatment technologies through lifelong continuing education courses.

Education

Richard (RJ) obtained his bachelor’s of science degree in biology with a minor in business administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2012. RJ then attended the University of Nebraska Medical Center, College of Dentistry where he was awarded his doctorate of dental surgery degree in May of 2016.

Continuing Education and Professional Memberships

RJ is a member of the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. While RJ just graduated from dental school, he is eager to attend various continuing education courses in multiple aspects of general dentistry where he will be able to deepen his knowledge of the profession.

Life & Hobbies

RJ was born and raised in Kearney, Nebraska. He enjoys spending time with his family and his fiancé, Casey. RJ’s hobbies include being active any way he can. He loves being outdoors and his favorite place to be is the lake in the summers. RJ is an avid sports fan and is looking forward to attending all of the professional sporting events that the community has to offer.

Margaret Houting, DDS

“Dentistry is about caring for your patients and their overall needs, not just about their oral health care.”

My Mission

“My mission in dentistry is to develop trust with people and take care of my patients. My dad is a dentist, and he always taught me a lot about the field of dentistry, including developing relationships with people and patients. I truly believe being a healthcare provider is an important role, and taking care of people is what I care about.”

Education

Marquette University – Milwaukee, WI 

Marquette University School of Dentistry – Milwaukee, WI

Continuing Education

Dr. Houting has successfully completed the following continuing education courses:

  • Chicago Midwinter Meeting – Surgical Extractions: How General Practitioners Can Avoid Complications, Controversies in Dentistry (2016)
  • Gordon J. Christensen Practical Clinical Courses: Restorative Dentistry 1 – Operative/Esthetic/Preventative (2016)
  • Gordon J. Christensen Practical Clinical Courses: Restorative Dentistry 2 – Fixed Prosthodontics (2016)
  • Invisalign Fundamentals (2016)
  • Denver, CO, American Dental Association: Complications and Controversies in Implant Dentistry (2016)
  • Denver, CO, American Dental Association: Diagnosis for Success and Avoid Complications (2016)
  • Denver, CO, American Dental Association: Esthetic/Functional Treatment Concepts for a Crowded Dentition (2016)

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Houting has two dogs she spends a lot of time with by visiting dog parks and going on walks. Dr. Houting and her husband love to eat out and try different restaurants. She also loves to travel and partake in outdoor activities, including running, biking and hiking.