Ronald K. Rich, DDS, MAGD
Dr. Ronald K. Rich attended Baylor University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He continued his education at the University Texas Dental School in Houston, Texas, graduating with honors in 1983. He was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. Dr. Rich began practicing in Sugar Land, Texas, following his graduation from dental school.
Continuing education is very important to Dr. Rich. He has received advanced training from the L.D. Pankey Institute (one of the top post-doctoral educational institutes for dentists), and he has earned Fellowship and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Rich has received the Top Dentist in Texas Award, and has been published in Texas monthly from 2007-2016.
Dr. Rich is a member of the following organizations:
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- Greater Houston Dental Association
- Sugar Land Rotary, where he also served as President
As a dentist, Dr. Rich’s goal is to provide his patients with the highest quality of dental care in a warm and caring environment, to treat his patients like family, and to help them achieve a lifetime of good oral health. He is committed to providing dental treatment that looks good, feels good, and lasts a long time. He is a certified CEREC provider in Sugar Land, Texas.
When not in the office, Dr. Rich enjoys all outdoor activities. He loves to play golf, hunt, and fish.
Fellows and Masters of the Academy of General Dentistry
Dr. Ronald K. Rich has achieved both Fellowship and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry. These designations are among the most distinguished and rigorous achievements in continuing dental education programs. A dentist who has been recognized as a “Fellow” (FAGD) has been recognized as a leader and an example of the importance of quality continuing dental education to patient care. A “Master” (MAGD) has completed demanding and structured requirements involving all areas of dentistry.
To earn a Fellowship Award, a dentist must earn a minimum of 500 approved continuing dental education credits, and pass a comprehensive, 400-question exam, as well as be a member of the AGD for three continuous years. Earning a Fellowship helps dentists to stay up-to-date on the latest research and techniques in dentistry, and to incorporate these skills into their practices.
To obtain a Mastership, a dentist must first be a Fellow. Then they must earn an additional 600 continuing education credits, including 400 hours of hands-on courses, leading to a total of 1,100 hours of continuing education. Masters in the AGD have studied 16 different disciplines of dentistry, including periodontics, orthodontics, and implants.
Fellows and Masters of the AGD pursue continued dental education throughout their entire lives in order to provide the highest quality of care to their patients. Patients who visit dentists who hold these distinctions can be certain that their dentist is dedicated to providing them with the best possible care.
For more information on Fellowship and Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, we invite you to click here, or to contact our practice.
Meet Our Team
We are a dental practiced devoted to restoring and enhancing your beautiful smile. Our skilled and experienced team combines state-of-the-art technology and procedures with gentle care to help create a beautiful smile and meet your needs and goals. We strive to provide you with excellent, personalized service to make your visit to our office as comfortable as possible. We invite you to come by our office or call us at 281-980-2537 to make your appointment with our talented dentist in Sugar Land, Texas. We look forward to meeting you!
Betty is the newest member of our dental team. She comes to our practice with 33 years of dental hygiene experiences. Betty graduated from WCJC in 1983 with her Associates Degree in dental hygiene. She enjoys being part of a long-standing and reputable dental practice in the Sugar Land community. Betty is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association and the Greater Houston Dental Hygiene Society.
Betty is married, with 2 adult sons and one daughter-in-law. She is a native of Sugar Land and she loves working and living in Sugar Land.
Karla joined our practice in April 2004. She graduated in 1984 from Lamar University, and enjoys working with a team of seasoned professionals who care about our patients, and a boss who is a master of his craft. She brings with her more than 32 years of dental clinical expertise, based on continuous care for her patients. Karla uses evidence-based science and knowledge acquired from her many years of experience and continuing education to assimilate predictable treatments and outcomes when dealing with oral health. She says, “There have been so many advancements in dentistry in all these years. We strive, as a team, to be on top! Education is the key to success.”
Karla has been a member of the ADHA for 32 years, and is active as a past board member of the GHDHS both locally and at the state level.
Karla and her husband, Don, have grown up step children and grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Her hobbies include scuba diving, quilting, and crafting.
Karmen graduated in 1985 from The University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene and joined Dr. Ronald K. Rich’s staff in May 2005. She is an avid tennis player, wife, and mother of 2 young adults, Jonathan and Jill.
Carissa has been with us since October 2015. She graduated from the dental branch of the University of Texas in Houston in 2002, and has more than 20 years of experience in the dental field. Carissa enjoys being part of a great team and educating patients about their dental health.
Carissa is a native Texan, and lives in Fulshear. She and her husband James have one precious daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, baking, and enjoying the outdoors.
Juan is originally from Monterrey Mexico, where he graduated from dental school in 2001. He came to the United States in 2002 and became a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA). Juan joined Dr. Ronald K. Rich’s staff in June 2013. One of his future goals is to become a dentist here in the States. Juan loves working with people and building relationships with them. When away from the office, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends since it’s one of his top priorities. His hobbies are listening to music, dancing, and anything about cars!!!
Lupe is a Registered Dental Assistant and has been part of Dr. Ronald K. Rich’s staff since October 2013. Lupe is originally from Imperial Valley, CA, and received her certification at UEI in San Diego, CA, in 2001. Lupe lived in Miami, FL, for the past 10 years, and relocated to Sugar Land in August 2013 with her husband, Ringo, and their three kids. When away from the office, she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her family.
Ingred, Business Office Manager
Ingred began working with Dr. Rich in 1992. She took a few years off to raise her family, and returned to our practice in 2013. Ingred graduated from Texas Tech University in 1983. She loves helping people find ways to achieve and keep a healthy mouth, and helping patients grasp how a healthy mouth affects every part of their lives. Her favorite part of our practice is working with our team. She says, “Dr. Rich is an amazing clinician, but more importantly a man of great character and integrity. The entire staff is top notch and our patients are awesome. I feel blessed to be able to work among a great group of talented friends.”
Ingred has been married to her husband, Rick, for over 30 years. They have 3 adult children. In her spare time, she enjoys playing golf and working out.