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
"It was a pleasant experience although I had to have major work done. Dr. Fordjour and his assistant Denise were very accommodating. "
"November '13 update: This practice continues to set the bar for dentistry in DC. After I arrived, they brought me back in no time. The hygeniest (her name escapes me at the moment) was friendly and skilled, and hooked me up with some goodies (floss, etc.) upon leaving. Dr. Fordjour saw me this time and quickly put in a sealant. As always, the office is a beautiful and modern space that is well-maintained."
"I had an amazing experience with Dr. Fordjour. I saw him a while ago at a different practice for a dental emergency, which he made very easy to get through. He was very clear and straight-forward the whole time and explained all my options without pressuring me into any of them. The root canal he ultimately performed on me was less painful than any regular filling or even cleaning I've ever had done, and he made me very comfortable by explaining everything that he was doing. We even had the Queen's Diamond Jubilee on TV during the whole procedure, which was fun. I recently saw him for a consultation at Washington Dentistry and had a great experience again. He even took the time to consult with me over e-mail after the visit on a Sunday, which I've never had a dentist do. I will definitely be coming back to this practice to have my cleanings and check-ups done from now on."
"I had a great experience at WCD. The staff is very friendly and polite. Dr. Fordjour took his time explaining what he thought needed to be done to alleviate some tooth pain I was having and chose the least invasive option first. He was able to reshape my bite by contouring the porcelain inlays I have. Hopefully, this avoids the need for a root canal."
"> Having an element of surprise on unexpected visit to any business or company usually will afford a true glimpse of what and who they are ! > From the phone call, the day prior,the responses ,directions upon arrival, (most of the time not identifying myself), the answering of questions, all were done with such professionalism and pleasurable responses . Everyone was really happy and willing to serve! Service in today's paced world is hard to come by. That's what was afforded to me as I visited the office on yesterday! > Why am I saying all this? After flying into Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport,I took the directions given and arrived quickly to the office There was no time for acting, planning and or pretending, so I got to see the staff and members of this great office as they function daily ! The professional and even the aesthetics spelled comfort and assurance! After a short wait my information was electronically entered and i was afforded the long overdue reunion of " MY" dentist Dr Fordjour. This is why he is here, i said to myself, he is meshing with a team that cares and have both passion and compassion for the work they do, to people like me who simple want to be cared for and have the best dental health possible . May I say without any biases and true sincerity" I highly recommend this group of professionals. Their optimism and willingness makes me planning my every 6 months trip to the nations capital a must since I was made to feel and be of capital importance, from the time I walked in until I walked out. "
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