About Dr. Fordjour
Dr. Richard P. Fordjour is devoted to clinical excellence, providing general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry treatment at the highest levels, including crowns, veneers, tooth-colored restorations and exquisite bondings. Dr. Fordjour is committed to the concept that oral health and total body health are inextricably linked. “I want patients to understand that we are maintaining their overall health by improving their oral health,” says Dr. Fordjour. “And our informed patients expect nothing less.”
Patients are especially drawn to his gentle, friendly manner, as well as his down-to-earth approach. They feel an instant connection, whether he’s turning technical dental concepts into everyday language or simply creating an easy, relaxing rapport. According to Dr. Fordjour, “My patients are so much more than a set of teeth. I enjoy building relationships that focus on all needs that enhance the total dental experience. Keeping patients healthy—means knowing them well.”
Specialties and Skills
Highly regarded for his advanced techniques in replacing missing teeth with implant dentistry, Dr. Fordjour is also known for his expertise in repairing broken teeth with metal-free porcelain bonding treatments. One of the few practitioners in the Washington region with training in the use of the Biolase “Waterlase” Dental Laser, Dr. Fordjour now offers his patients “painless” state-of-the-art treatments, such as conservative fillings, treating uncomfortable mouth ulcers and correcting gummy smiles—all without the need for needles. In addition, Dr. Fordjour is also an Invisalign-Certified dentist.
Education and Training
Dr. Fordjour is a graduate of historic Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and he earned his DDS degree at the University of Tennessee Health Center College of Dentistry in Memphis, Tennessee.
Working to stay at the forefront of today’s most advanced clinical philosophies and treatments, Dr. Fordjour is a frequent student of master-level “Aesthetic Continuum” techniques in cosmetic dentistry at the Nash Institute for Dental Learning, in Charlotte, North Carolina. As one of the few practitioners in the Washington region with training in the use of the Biolase “Waterlase” Dental Laser, Dr. Fordjour uses his advanced training and expertise to provide his patients with state-of-the-art techniques.
Dr. Fordjour is proud to be associated with the following organizations:
- American Dental Association
- National Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
- District of Columbia Dental Society
- Greater Washington, DC, Implantology Study Club