Temple, TX Dentist

Get to Know
Dr. Richard Fossum

Temple Texas dentist Richard Fossum D D S

Dr. Fossum is passionate about creating beautiful, healthy smiles that last a lifetime, and he has been ever since he first started practicing dentistry all the way back in 1995! Our patients can rely on his decades of experience, tried-and-true expertise, and lifelong commitment to excellent care with a personal touch. Interested in learning more about him? Just keep reading below, or contact us today to schedule a first visit.

Why Did You Want
to Become a Dentist?

Doctor Fossum a dentistry team member and dental patient

Dr. Fossum was actually inspired to become a dentist by his high school baseball coach, who also worked as an orthodontist. He liked the idea of being his own boss while helping people from all walks of life enjoy better health and confidence. He’s never looked back!

Where Did You
Study Dentistry?

After attending the University of Texas in Austin, Dr. Fossum pursued his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the University of Texas Dental Branch – Houston. After a few years of serving as an associate dentist in Albuquerque, NM, he moved to Texas, purchased a dental office, and has been here ever since. Today, he is currently a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Texas Dental Association.

Outside view of dental office building

Outside of the Dental
Office, What Do You
Like to Do?

Doctor Fossum and his wife

Dr. Fossum and his wife Brittany have been blessed with two sons and four daughters – including two sets of twins! When he isn’t busy caring for smiles, you can usually find him playing piano, swimming, drag racing, playing tennis, or indulging his passionate love of chess.