Polo Parkway Office: (804) 379.3718

Meet Dr. Byrd

Dr. Richard L. Byrd

We all want the best and Byrd Orthodontics cares about giving you a healthy, beautiful smile! Dr. Byrd followed his four-year Doctorate from Meharry Medical College in Nashville with a two-year full-time program to earn his certificate in pediatric dentistry from Eastman Dental Center in Rochester, New York and a three-year full-time program to earn his certificate in orthodontics from Howard University in Washington, DC. Dr. Byrd is a dual specialist in an orthodontic practice. Dr. Byrd has expertise as a post-doctoral trained specialist in orthodontics. He takes a gentle approach with an emphasis on good hygiene through treatment and for a lifetime. Both a general dentist and orthodontic specialist are important for oral health but orthodontic treatment should be overseen by an orthodontic specialist. Dr. Byrd has continuing education in orthodontics which means he can offer advanced treatment options which could shorten treatment time. He provides the highest standard of care using his skilled training in the latest advances in dental technology.

Dr. Byrd is the past president of the Virginia Orthodontic Association, a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Orthodontic Association, American Dental Association, active member of Peter B. Ramsey Dental Society, the Virginia Dental Association, and is an active member of the Orthodontic Study Club of Richmond. He and his wife have been blessed with three children. Outside the office he has strong church and community ties and loves sports cars and keeping fit. One final fun fact: Dr. Byrd loves pancakes! There is a reason people keep coming to Dr. Byrd. His fun attitude, care and concern for patients have brightened thousands of smiles for more than 17 years! We look forward to brightening yours!