Richard L. Ward, D.D.S.


Dr. Ward is a prominent second generation NYC periodontal and implant specialist. He has been serving patients in private practice for over 35 years. Periodontics is the specialty of dentistry focusing on gum and jaw bone health and the preservation of teeth. Dr. Ward has written articles and lectured nationally to dentists on anxiety reduction techniques, and methods for making treatment more comfortable for the dental patient.

He is the inventor of PerioChek, one of the first diagnostic guides to help general dentists recognize progression of gum disease in their patients. Dr. Ward was appointed to the dental staff of Lenox Hill Hospital in 1986.

He has also served as a periodontal consultant to the United Nations Dental Center, TKL Research Inc, and Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield. He has lectured at NYU College of Dentistry and the NY Veterans Administration hospital and numerous NY dental study groups.