At the office of James K. Richards, DDS, we know how important it is that our patients have easy access to all they’ll need when scheduling their dental appointment, requesting information, asking the doctor a question or filling out patient forms prior to your visit. Below you‘ll find everything you need accessible from any device.
Welcome to Our Practice
Loveland’s Dental Health & Smile Center
Let us take this opportunity to welcome you as a patient at our practice. We are always accepting new patients and look forward to establishing a relationship with you for all your preventative and cosmetic dental needs. We appreciate the opportunity to provide you with fine, quality dental care.
Dr. Richards and his team of highly-trained, friendly assistants and hygienists will care for your oral hygiene needs. When you arrive at our office, you will be surrounded by a comfortable environment and greeted with friendly smiles by each of us. Welcome once again and thank you for allowing us to assist you in maintaining a healthy, happy smile that will last a lifetime!
Initial New Patient Visit
What to expect at first appointment
If you have not already filled out your patient forms, then please show up fifteen minutes early to complete them ahead of time. You may also fill out your paperwork now at the “Patient Forms” section below. If you have insurance bring your card with you.
During your first visit Dr. Richards will gather all of the data that he needs to make sure that we come up with a tailored treatment plan designed for you and your dental needs. Panoramic X-Ray, Bite Wing X-rays, Photographs, Gum Probing and a Dr. Exam is what you should expect at your first visit. After the doctor reviews his findings we’ll schedule your appointment for your follow-up cleaning or other dental needs as prescribed by your visit with Dr. Richards.
Ask the Doctor?
Ask Dr. Richards For FREE!
Information is key when it comes to proper dental care, and who better to ask than a local Loveland Dentist? Use the form below to ask Dr. Richards any dental questions or concerns you may have for you or a loved one.
Fill them out ahead of time!
For your convenience, below is a link to download our patient forms. These forms can easily be filled out digitally or printed and filled out by hand. If you choose to fill them out digitally simply download the form by clicking “DOWNLOAD NOW!” below. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND opening the file locally using a PDF Standalone Reader (you can download one HERE). Browser PDF/Form submissions, may not work.
After our forms are saved to your computer or device; fill them out, save them, then scroll to bottom to SUBMIT. You can also simply save them and reattach them and email us directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org
P: (970) 669.6111 | F: (970) 667.0971
Schedule an Appointment
Let us know how we can be of assistance
Are you ready to schedule your first appointment, or are you a returning patient with a general dental question, emergency or need? Email our scheduling coordinators by filling out the form below or as always we love to hear from you, so simply call our office now.
Cash or Check
Paying by check or cash in full prior to treatment will entitle you to receive a 5% cash savings . 5% savings only available for major dental work. Schedule your appointment now by clicking the button below.
We have partnered with Care Credit to provide financing options for your dental care. There are 12 month and 60 month options based on your needs and our knowledgeable staff will help you navigate the financing options.
Frequently Asked Dental Questions
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I want my front teeth to look better, but I do not want to wear braces. What would you recommend?
We offer a variety of services that would improve the appearance of your front teeth without braces. To best determine what would work for you, we recommend a consultation with Dr. Richards.
What precautions do you take to ensure patient safety?
Our staff is committed to your safety throughout your visit with us . Our instruments are steam autoclaved and we make wide use of disposable products that have direct patient contact.
How does the doctor keep up to date on all of the current techniques and materials?
Dr. Richards is committed to continuing education for himself and his staff to ensure that the entire office is well informed of recent developments in dental care, which includes technological improvements.
What do I do if I have an emergency when the office is closed?
Simply call Dr. Richards voice mail at 970-667-5323 and leave a detailed description. He will return your call as soon as possible.
I’m a new patient. Can I complete any forms that you need prior to my visit?
YES! We’re happy to provide you with all the necessary new patient forms prior to your first appointment. You can find our New Patient Forms under the Patient Resources tab on this website. Click here to go there now.
I really don’t like visiting the dentist, is there anything you can do to help me relax?
We understand that dental anxiety is real and can be very difficult for some patients. That’s why for anxiety and/or complex procedures, we do have nitrous oxide or oral medications as well.
Do you accept Emergencies, New Patients and Referrals?
Yes to all! Time is set aside every day for unexpected appointments and we are always able to see patients by the next clinic day. We see it as an honor for you to trust us enough to recommend us to family and friends.
Do you accept my insurance plan?
The only insurance company that we are contracted with is Delta Dental. If your insurance coverage is under a PPO plan we can submit your claim for you.
What makes you different than any other dental practice I can visit?
Dr. Richards and his staff enjoy dentistry and helping people, his work is a mission not a job. Dr. Richards sees no more than 8 to 10 patients a day by design so that the practice and patients are not rushed.
Is there a way I can ask Dr. Richards questions directly?
Dr. Richards enjoys and welcomes direct questions from patients. Therefore, he’s available daily to answer your questions via our online “Ask The Dentist” form.
The uniquely passionate and considerate character of our team has laid the groundwork for continued growth and dedication to you, the patient. Experience our relaxed and friendly environment, combined with our meticulous services, and allow the team at Needentist.com to ensure that you and your family are maintaining their very best smile.