Dr. Straus is a native of Columbus, GA.Â He graduated from Auburn University with a B.S. in biology and received his DMD degree from the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in 1984.Â Dr. Straus strongly believes in offering you the very latest treatment options.Â He combines 20+ years of practice experience in Columbus with a commitment to continuing education so you can count on him to provide comprehensive dental care.Â He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, the Western District Dental Society, and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.
Dr. Straus is an avid tennis player, and enjoys hiking, snow skiing, Auburn football, and spending time with his family.Â He is involved with numerous civic and charitable organizations, while being very active in the life of his church. He and his wife, Julie, have five children.
For most individuals, choosing a dentist can be a very difficult decision.Â They want a practitioner with which they can be comfortable and who they can count on to do whatâ€™s best for them.Â Referrals are our number one method of acquiring new patients, and we take pride in the fact that our patients trust us enough to recommend us to their friends, family, and acquaintances.Â I take this trust very seriously, because I consider my patients to be friends and members of our dental care family.Â That is why putting patients at ease about their dental needs has been a top priority for me since I began practicing in 1984.Â
In order to make your dental care experience as positive as possible, I believe in a gentle, caring approach to all procedures.Â Many of our â€œhigh fearâ€ patients choose oral conscious sedation, also known as â€œrelaxation dentistry,â€ as the best possible option for their treatment.
Â Most of all, I want you to know that you can turn to me for all your dental needs.Â From tooth whitening to full reconstruction, I enjoy all of the latest procedures.Â I take great pride in learning all the new advances and better forms of treatment being discovered constantly and owe it to my patients to be fully knowledgeable about them.Â
If you would like to know more, or if you would like to arrange an initial visit and consultation, please call or email us today.Â Our team of professionals and I look forward to welcoming you to our dental care family here at Midtown Dental Care.
Richard K. Straus, D.M.D
This dentist accepts the following plans. This may include dental insurance as well as dental savings plans, an affordable alternative to dental insurance. With a dental savings plan, members can save 10-60% at the dentist. Click here to learn more.