Throughout his professional career, Dr. Richard L. Ingraham, Board Certified Orthodontist, has earned the reputation of being one of the finest orthodontists in the area. His unique combination of experience, technical expertise and warm, personal approach to care has attracted people of all ages.
Dr. Ingraham attended the University of Arizona. He continued his education at Baylor University, where he attained his Doctor of Dental Surgery, followed by a Master of Science in Orthodontics from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School. These are two of the most prestigious colleges of dentistry in the nation. Dr. Ingraham is Board Certified Orthodontist, a distinction accorded to only 25% of American orthodontists after a rigorous examination process. All orthodontists are dentists, but only about 6% of dentists are orthodontists.
Following dental school, Dr. Ingraham served in the US Navy and completed a residency in oral surgery at the U.S. Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, Pa. He served as a Navy dentist in Rota, Spain for three years, providing excellent services to our country’s bravest. After his service, Dr. Ingraham completed his Master of Science in Orthodontics and served on the faculty at the University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School prior to opening his private practice in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Dr. Ingraham has received numerous awards during his career as an orthodontist. He is a member of the following professional and community organizations:
- Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Southwest Society of Orthodontics
- Member Nueces Valley District Dental Society
- Past President of the Nueces Valley District Dental Society
- Cleft Palate Team, Driscoll Children’s Hospital
- Alumnus Leadership Corpus Christi, Texas
- SureSmile Practice of the Year Award 2008, Users Meeting in Orlando, Florida
- Corpus Christi Caller Times: 2013 Health Care Hero Award for Dental Excellence
- Orthodontic Study Club, Impact 360
Dr. Ingraham supports numerous community endeavors, including the Corpus Christi Food Bank, Metro Ministries, Corpus Christi Symphony, Harbor Playhouse, Corpus Christi Ballet and USTA Junior Tennis, “Hot Shots” program. Dr. Ingraham serves on the Board of South Texas School of Christian Studies.
Dr. Ingraham is fluent in Spanish, loves to fish and enjoys the culture heritage of South Texas. He and his wife, Jo, have one daughter, Heather, who is married and lives in Houston along with three wonderful grandchildren. He enjoys fishing trips with his son-in-law, Matthew and grandson, Graham as well family trips with his daughter, Heather and granddaughters Lauren and Caroline. Hiking trips in his home state of Arizona, cruises to Alaska, Canada and fun times at the beach in Florida provide quality time with his family.