Vestavia, AL Dentist – Daniel Richards, DMD – Welcome to Our Practice

Welcome to the dental practice of Daniel Richards, DMD. We offer full dental care for the whole family in a relaxed, stress-free environment. Our skilled dentist, Dr. Daniel Richards, and his professional dental team will give you individualized dental care with a high level of service. We respect your time and strive to make each dental appointment as efficient as possible. Our team is dedicated to treating you like family.

Our Mission

When you visit us, you will find that Dr. Daniel Richards takes the time to get to know you and understand all your needs and goals. He will discuss the best dental treatment options to give you the results you want for your smile. Our caring team creates a stress-free atmosphere where you and your whole family will feel at ease. We welcome new patients from all around, and we provide dental care in Vestavia Hills, as well as Birmingham, Homewood, Mountain Brook, Hoover, and Jefferson County, Alabama. We look forward to meeting with you and taking care of all your dental needs.

Meet Our Doctor

  • Daniel Richards, DMD

    Dr. Daniel Richards has been providing quality dental care to the Vestavia Hills community since 2000. He earned his dental degree from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. Since graduating, Dr. Richards has stayed current in the field through continuing education courses and seminars.

Read What Our Patients Say

Read about how others have enjoyed the family atmosphere at our office and the dedication of our dentist and team to patients.

  • "At our dental office, we are dedicated to serving families with the comfortable, comprehensive care that creates amazing smiles. Just read what some of our amazing patients have to say about how Dr. Daniel Richards and his team take the time to get to know patients and offer them quality care. If you would like to schedule an appointment at our office, just call our dentist in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, today.

    Our entire family highly recommends Dr. Daniel Richards’ dental practice. There are plenty of dentist offices closer to us, but it is worth the extra drive time for us to visit Dr. Richards. Our daughters even ask when their next visit is, because they enjoy the entire staff and look forward to their visits. We trust Dr. Richards’ opinion and have complete confidence in his dental care for our family."
    - A. Davenport
  • "Hello friends! Some of you may remember me. I used to be your dentist! Now Daniel is mine. When it became apparent to me that I was going to have to retire early due to health problems, I began my search for another dentist to bring into my practice. What you may not know is that I began that search about a year before finding Daniel. I took my job very seriously and was not about to entrust your dental health to just anyone out of dental school. Then, as many may remember, Daniel worked in my practice for a year before I would turn over the helm to him. Daniel stood head and shoulders above the other candidates. What I saw that you as patients could not see, was the quality of Daniel’s dental work as well as his people skills. I have entrusted him with my family (and that includes each and everyone of you) because I KNOW him to be a gifted dentist when it comes to his ability to do hands on dentistry..."
    - Valerie T. Middleton, D.M.D.
  • "I have been a client of Dr. Daniel Richard’s since he started in practice 12 years ago. I also am very, very picky about the dental care of my teeth. Dr. Richards has been proactive and reactive toward every level of my dental needs as I have aged. He is genuinely concerned with patient care and is always helping me make educated decisions that are in my best interest. I am a senior citizen and have great teeth thanks to Dr. Richards and his staff."
    - J. Meyer
  • "Every time I visit Dr. Richards office I am always made to feel comfortable and at ease, like visiting with friends. They make going to the dentist an enjoyable experience and I drive out of my way from another town just to go here."
    - Jennifer R.
  • "My family and I have been using Dr. Daniel Richards for our family dentistry since 2004. We are very pleased with the quality of dental care we have received. We all have very full schedules and the office staff is always friendly and accommodating. When we have encountered a need for

    additional dental work, Dr. Richards has provided us with great references.

    It has been our pleasure to get to know Dr. Richards and his staff and we would recommend their services to both friends and family."
    - B. Wilson

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