Meet the Doctor

Meet the Doctor

Meet the Doctor

"It provides me with tremendous emotional rewards knowing that I restored the patient's self-esteem through Cosmetic Dentistry. I also receive satisfaction by restoring a patient's comfort and well-being after eliminating the chronic pain that they've experienced for many years." - Dr. Richard Haines

Dr. Haines' passion for learning has resulted in above standard care for his patients.

The Mission Statement for his practice is that "We are dedicated to helping our patients keep their natural teeth a lifetime with optimum comfort, function, health, and appearance".

His relationship-based practice has resulted in a regional practice where the vast majority of his patients travel from outside the Sugar Land area to receive care in his office.

Dr. Haines is presently in extensive training in the surgical placement of dental implants. After restoring implants with crowns for over 25 years, Dr. Haines is attaining the necessary skills for the surgical aspect.

His passion for continuing education has led to advanced skills, experience, and expertise in:

  • Complete cosmetic smile makeovers (Over 25 years experience)
  • Orofacial Pain - Chronic Head and Neck Pain; Bite-Occlusal problems (Over 30 years experience)
  • Dental Sleep Medicine - Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Over 5 years experience)
  • Invisible Orthodontic Treatment (Minor or Limited Cases)
  • Implant Treatment (Over 25 years experience)
  • Complete Oral Rehabilitation (Over 35 years experience)

Education and Experience

  • Graduate of University of Louisville School of Dentistry - 1967
  • Served as Captain in U.S. Army Dental Corps for 3 years following graduation
  • Served as Staff Dentist at the Veterans Administration Hospital - Kerrville, Texas
  • 1971 to 1984 - Private Practice in the Houston Medical Center
  • 1984 to Present - Private Practice in Sugar Land, Texas

Professional Awards - Credentials

  • Academy of General Dentistry, Fellow
  • American Academy of Pain Management, Diplomate
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Sustaining Member

Post Doctoral Advanced Education

  • Graduate of Pankey Institute
  • TMJ Mini-Residency, University of Minnesota
  • Residency in Cosmetic Dentistry, 2002 - LSU School of Dentistry
  • Training under Janet Travell, MD - Former White House Physician to John F. Kennedy; World expert in chronic pain problems
  • Training under John Sarno, MD - Professor, NYU School of Medicine; World pioneer in chronic physical pain problems, as seen on ABC's 20/20
  • Peter Dawson, DDS - The Concept of Complete Dentistry

Professional Memberships

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Orofacial Pain
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Texas Dental Association
  • Greater Houston Dental Society


  • Texas Monthly - Named one of Texas'  "Top Dentist" every year since 2004
  • H Magazine - Named one of Houston's "Top Dentist", 2009
  • U.S. Consumer Group - Named one of U.S.'s "Top Dentists"
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